Greetings from Garrettsville
By Rachel Miller
Nov. 21, 2019: Today was another cloudy overcast day. But the sun did shine too. I had hanger clothes in the basement to put away, and did my morning work and mopped the kitchen floor. Not much else except help Ivan. He had laser back surgery on the 14th of November, but he had a 6 inch cut, had a spur as big around as a golf ball. He had it so bad that it pressed on his nerves, and his leg got numb all the way to his foot. But he is starting to feel better. We came home from the hospital on Sunday. He has good days and bad days.
Mrs. John Mary Miller passed away at 84 years, and the funeral is Friday. I would like to go the viewing, but Ivan can’t go, so I don’t know if I’ll make it or not. We lived in that church for at least 38 years.
We will go out to our Allen’s for Christmas on Saturday Dec. 14. It’s my turn for my sisters and brother Ervin. There’s just five of us counting me. I don’t know when yet.
Yesterday afternoon daughter Marvin Sadie and Julie walked over. Rachel got off here from work. They stayed for supper, then walked home. Marvin and James were working on his rental house.
By Rachel Miller
Oct. 26, 2019: I want to get this letter ready for the mail tomorrow. We had a nice day. I did laundry, but it was too cloudy most of the day. Ivan was weedeating. Later this afternoon, Barbara and I went with one of her ladies to Joann Fabrics to pick out curtain material for her. She wants me to make them for her. We came home and took the laundry that wasn’t all the way dry and hung it in the basement. I also defrosted the refrigerator.
Last night, Barbara and I burned some leaves that were in the ditch. Ivan uses leaves for bedding for the horse, but he’ll get lots more.
Wednesday evening, Albert Detweilers, Ervin Bylers, and we were to Mose and Clara for Clara’s birthday. Clara has a lot of pain. She gets around with a walker. In November, she has to have a hip replacement.
Ivan has to go for laser surgery Nov. 14. He has severe spinal spinous. He has two spurs.
We have our garden cleared out, all but the carrots. We also have 25 strawberry plants. Ivan wants to get the garden plowed and to sow rye in it.