Whitesburg KY

What was the band mill at Millstone?

Northeast Ohio

Hope your new year started out in a great way.

I’m having a party and you’re all invited. No, not a New Year’s party but a pity party for me. Yeah, I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself the last few days. So when you read this if you’ll just say “poor old gal” or some such pitying word, that will give me enough to last the rest of this time.

I do not like being sick and won’t always admit it when I am. I never knew a broken bone would make you physically ill, but I’ve had it all. Things go from dim to black, get nauseous and have even tossed my cookies a few times. Oh well, I know there’s an end to it.

Thanks everyone, for the beautiful cards and the oh so welcome phone calls. Received calls from Milford and Phyllis Clark in Nova Ohio; Hobert and Sarah Justice in Sheffield; good friends Darrell and Vivian Hall in Salem Ohio; Gladys Smith in Bolivia, N.C.; little miss mischief Rose Ballard in Harrison Ohio; a precious couple we go to church with, Jay and Beulah Sammons, who called from Florida on Christmas morning; Thelma (Campbell) Watts in Kingsport, Tenn.; my kindred spirit cousin Eva Dale (Stallard)Douglas in Sacramento, Calif.; and Colleen Craft in Fairland, Ind.

And just so you will know that I will be getting in touch with you as soon as possible, I am saving all the correspondence so I will know who to write.

They keep checking about therapy on my hand, which is hard to do with a cast from knuckles to above my elbow. But I will use it again. I have too many biscuits to bake, too many quilts to make, too much reading to do and, if the good Lord so deems it, more living to do.

Red fell on ice by the mailbox, hurt his left hip and cut a gash in his left arm and he was using his cane. We’re both doing OK though.

Does anyone who is now living or who has ever lived at Millstone remember the band mill? I do not know what is was used for, could have been a lumber mill. We used to pass it on the way to Grandma Sergent’s and it seems to me that several members of the Mason family lived near there. If anyone can remember what it was used for ,can you please let me know? Thank you.

A very happy birthday to the following people: Wendell Phillip Sanders on the 7th, Terri Hunsucker Shortt on the 9th, Elijah Bentley on the 12th, Cheyenne Brook Novy on the 18th, Frances Howard on the 19th, Billy Wayne Engle on the 20th, Redia Engle on the 21st, Nannie Lou (Sergent) Sexton on the 22nd, Lourine Watts on the 26th, Kent Sanders on the 27th, Steven Wayne Engle on the 28th, and Charles Engle on the 27th.

Also, anniversary wishes to my sister and brother-inlaw, Jeanie and Phil Adams in Louisville. They were married on January 11, 1958. And Red and I have an anniversary this month too, married January 26, 1946. I may have forgotten some but happy birthday anyway, and congratulations on any anniversaries I may have forgotten.

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

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