Whitesburg KY

Visitors winterize Engles’ home

Well now, hello all. I’m hoping you are all doing well and staying warm. It’s just plain cold here and we are still getting rain and it’s getting colder. I’m making plans for what I want to do when I have to stay in out of the cold weather.

It’s been a quiet, lonesome day here at our house. Charles and Delores came Sunday and left today. We really enjoyed their visit, but just wish they could have stayed all week.

Besides having a most pleasant time just talking, eating and visiting, they did so much to help us with getting ready for winter. Charles mowed the lawn and they went out and bought plastic and put around the patio. A much neater job than the two of us did last year. It takes us a couple of days, but they were done in a short time. Delores kept dishes cleaned up so I very seldom got near the kitchen sink.

Thank you, Charles and Delores, there aren’t enough words to really let you know how much we appreciate all you did and we want to let you know we love you both dearly. And before I forget, I need to thank Delores for the pan of delicious pumpkin fudge. I do believe it was the best ever.

Before I forget, I also need to thank Georgia for the delicious pineapple upside down cake she made and brought by. It was a big hit, Georgia. Charles and Delores wanted to make sure to tell you how good it was and how much they enjoyed it.

Our grandson David came home for a visit and ended up in the emergency room of Mercy Hospital and admitted with gallbladder problems. He had surgery today, and his gallbladder was gangrenous. He did well, but I’m sure he ain’t jumping up and down.

Right now Bob’s entire family are all in poor physical condition. His wife Valerie just had knee surgery, both his children, David and Catharine, are having a really rough time, and their son-in-law, Jeremy, has M.S. and is not doing great. My heart aches for all of them and I do hope they will all be up and at ‘em in no time at all.

We didn’t see Bill today but I did talk to him. He had to work alone but Redia did stop by. They came by after church Sunday and had dinner with us and Charles and Delores, and came by Tuesday for dessert and visited awhile. They have to pick up work clothes Thursday.

Jeanie sent me some pictures of their family taken at a studio in New York. Such a handsome group, the two little ones Carson and Cameron, looked so precious in their little matching shirts. I also received a letter today with a picture of two lovely ladies, Jean Cook and her sister May Gilliam. Thank you, Jean, for both the letter and the picture. I will be writing soon, and I hope all is well with you and all your family. Northeast Ohio

Georgia called, and she and Richard are picking up food at Arby’s and bringing here to have supper with us. Now ain’t that a great and unselfish thing to do for two oldies?

I just talked to Valerie about David, and she had planned to go visit him but said she was hurting too much. He’s doing well and while Valerie was talking to him some of his friends stopped by.

We have had rain, rain and more rain all day and it is really turning cold. But what I really didn’t want to hear was the fact that snow is in the forecast.

My baby brother called, and he and Johnell are home. They cut their vacation short but had an enjoyable time.

Catharine is here so I had better finish this. Even though I have more words that need to be written, it will have to wait until next time.

Ya’ll be good, stay warm and well, and I do hope it will be a good while before it snows. Love and prayers.

Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton. Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, emmalouengle@yahoo.com, (440) 233-7548.

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