Whitesburg KY

What would you do without family, friends?

Northeast Ohio

Hello family, friends and faraway relatives. Not a whole lot of good news right now.

One member of the household is one-armed and the other has shingles in his right eye. His whole face is swollen and it’s going into the other eye.

Our youngest greatgrandson, 4-year-old Alex, was run over by a pickup truck, but luckily, and thanks be to God, he only suffered a hairline fracture. He’s home now and doing okay.

Family and friends have been so very kind, helping and bringing food. In fact, our dear friends Steve and Joan Sloan came by with homemade vegetable soup and delicious cookies.

My sister-in-law Georgia and niece Joyce came one evening and vacuumed, dusted and did the laundry. Joyce also cooked us a full meal Sunday — chicken casserole, scalloped potatoes, corn, noodles and a whole cake.

Catharine has brought us food, and so have Richard and Georgia.

Bill and Redia are always stopping by and picking up groceries for us. What would a person do without family and friends like that?

I have gotten some special letters from my cousin Eva Dale Douglas in Sacramento, Calif., Don and Ava Blair in Williamsburg, and an anniversary gift from a long ime friend, Joyce (Gaynell) Adkins, with a religious tape she had made. We thank you all from the bottom of our heart.

I talked to Jeanie, Ronald Buford and Henry Warren recently. Jeanie calls every two or three days, and she herself is not doing too well. She gets tired so easily but is always cheerful and upbeat.

We finally got some snow to brag about and have had to have our drive shoveled three times. And it’s still snowing.

Well, my mind has gone on vacation again. I’m not very good at dictating, but when I get able to write again, I will catch up on all my correspondence and you each may get a letter that might take you a week to read.

So for now, stay warm, stay well, love and prayers. Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@yahoo.com.

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