2008-12-03 / Families & Friends

Mustard greens are still in the vegetable garden

Northeast Ohio
By EMMA LOU ENGLE

I'm having to get this ready early as Catharine is going out of town. 'Twill be a short, short bit o'news.

Is everyone feelin' a kinship with the Thanksgiving turkey (stuffed)? We had our dinner at Golden Corral with Bill and Redia as our guests. Just couldn't work up enough energy to be a kitchen slave. I really do like to cook, but right now I'm having one of my lazy times (normal for me).

We went to Little Edna Church. It was a cold, cold day but a good crowd. It was so good to get to see so many dear friends. Some we don't get to see often, unless we visit one of the other churches. We even got to see a dear friend, Donna (Perrigan) Thacker, who came up from Haysi, Va.

Believe it or not, I got out and picked enough mustard greens for Red and me to have for dinner. I wanted to pick more but a cold wind started blowing and that's the one part of winter weather that will send me scurrying for a warm place.

I finally talked to all the Sergent family and most are doing very well. We did have a couple who really weren't up to par. Sarah Belle and Jeannie and Anna Lea have the same condition that I suffer from, we have trouble with our mouths. They just won't stay shut, at least for very long. At least it ain't fatal.

We were having a mixed bag of weather, wind, snow and rain but Thursday was supposed to be a calm, dry day. Another something we can be thankful for and we do have a lot to be thankful for. I'm thankful each and every day when I can wake to whatever kind of day we are having and can get out of bed and walk, but most of all I'm thankful for my family and to know they are as well as they are. We all should be thankful for living in this beautiful country.

Believe it or not, I have a lot of my gifts ready to put under the tree as soon as we get it up, or rather I should say when Christopher and Meagan get it decorated for us. I also have my cards ready to start addressing and get in the mail. Gonna do that soon so I won't get behind.

Hello and happy holidays to two special people in Michigan, Jonny and Audrey Bentley. I do hope both of you are doing well. You were both on the prayer list at church. Audrey is such a sweet lady and I just love her. Jonny ain't so bad either; he's really a very nice man. He's also an Old Regular Baptist preacher. They are originally from Kentucky. I also want to send best wishes to my cousins, Denver and Lorene Profitt, to some Stuart Robinson school chums, Ralph and Leona Caudill and their daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Billy Miller, who all live in Michigan. Ralph is moderator of Little Ida Church in Ecorse, Mich., and Billy is also a preacher (Old Regular Baptist).

Got some December birthday greetings to send: Nadine (Shepherd) Cornett on the 2nd, Phil Damas on the 5th, Patty Eubank and Otho Holcomb on the 29th, our great-grandson Damien Gage on the 24th, cousin Lorene Profitt on the 10th and I'm sure there are some I have forgotten but will try to remember them next time. Wishing each and every one a great day and may you live to be a 103.

I also want to send anniversary congratulations to the following couples: Chester and Jettie Sergent in North Ridgeville, Ohio, on Dec. 1.; Denver and Lorene Profitt in Romulus, Mich., on Dec. 18; and Doug and Greta Joseph in Lou- isville on Dec. 26. May you all have many, many more happy years together.

I believe I promised this was going to be short, oh well! So much for promises. I sorta got carried away, but I really am going to say "quits" for now. Have a great week, stay well, stay happy and you'd better be good, you know what will happen if you aren't. You will either get a switch or a lump of coal in your stocking. Love and prayers to all.

Emma Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, Ohio 44055, (440) 233- 7548, Emmalouengle@yahoo.com.

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