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What about New Year’s resolutions?

Northeast Ohio

Howdy y’all, yep it’s me back again. I thought I would give all a break last week to see if I were missed. No, I have been a bit under the weather for some time and finally had to give up. I’m happy to report that I am now on the mend.

Red isn’t doing well at all and his loss of vision seems to be getting worse.

Ready for the holidays? We have our tree up with lights and some small decorations and it’s sitting on my desk. This will be three years we’ve had it, a Dollar Store special.

I sincerely hope everyone has a most joyous Christmas and Santa brings everything on your list. And may the New Year be filled with happiness, health, love and prosperity.

Does anyone still make New Year’s resolutions? I stopped doing that years ago as I could never follow through and right now would most likely forget the next day what I had resolved to do.

I’ve got to face facts, this old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be. Somewhere along the way this old woman up and aged.

We have received so many beautiful Christmas cards. I want to thank everyone for thinking of us and let you know how much we appreciate every card and we love you. I always sent lots and lots of cards until this year. I only got very few in the mail. I want you to know I didn’t forget, I just couldn’t do it.

It’s Thursday and only five more days until Santa time for the little ones. Holidays sure have snuck up on me this year as time seems to be moving faster and faster.

Most of our family have stopped by and we just gave each one their gift as we are not making any plans.

It’s raining here right now and is quite chilly. I’m waiting for Georgia to pick me up and take me to her shop to shampoo my hair.

I do not do any driving right now, but am hoping it won’t be too long before I can get behind the wheel and go when and where it’s needful. I hate to have to depend on someone else all the time.

There have been so many deaths in the past two months of people we know. Red’s sister Nina Hobbs was laid to rest this past Monday, she was 87, which now leaves two boys, Red and Charles, and two girls, Mae and Jean.

She left one daughter, Frances Howard (Bill) of Lexington; three grandsons, Greg (Maureen) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert of Lexington, and Chris (Tracy) of Lexington, and two greats, twins Chandler and Elizabeth.

Nina died at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg and is now resting in her new home with her daughter Linda, who went home earlier.

Two of our neighbors died within a month of each other. One lived the second house above and the other, the third. We have also lost two members from Pleasant

View Church, Claude Meade (Christine) and Leona (Lee, as we knew her), her husband Charles Reynolds died several years back.

And just this evening I received a call from Gaynell (Rose Edwards) Akins, saying her brother Tommy Rose died today. So sad, but that’s something we all have to face sooner or later but as the song goes, “I’m a Winner Either Way”.

Bill and Redia are doing well, just as busy as usual. Bill brings his dad sausage and biscuits on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Not being too fond of sausage, I may have him bring me a plain biscuit or maybe pancakes.

Guess I had better stop now before Georgia shows up. Wishing everyone the best of everything now and always. Take care have a good life and be good to one another.

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

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