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Ivalien Reynolds
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I love this photo. Pictured is my stepson, Michael Reynolds, with his dog. Bentley says “Happy New Year.” It looks like he enjoys the computer.

I guess the big snow—the first in 2017—was a big topic of conversation.

It was pretty on the trees—so fluffy. All this snow made me think of my neighbor and friend, Marilyn. She loved snow.
Thanks to kind neighbors, I made it okay. My neighbors are wonderful, the best ever!
I really enjoyed my breakfast at the Disaster Relief fund-raiser. The food was really country eating and so delicious. Sorry that Providence United Methodist Church had to cancel their first of the month breakfast because of snow on Saturday.
The Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church Food Ministry has had a good year and helped a lot of people. Our yearly total of people signing in was 8,346, counting the people in the households was an outstanding number of 22,640. We are so thankful that food has been supplied for this ministry. Thank you for your help.
This was a big snow, but nothing like a few years ago when snow went on the rooftop and blocked the entire front of the store. They shoveled a walkway to the store and we opened—couldn’t see out the windows at all. We became a big attraction and people make photos—but we all survived. It was the best job I ever had, working for Poor Farmer. Lots of memories I’ll never forget.
Love and prayers to our new-found friend, Lester Harris.
Neighbor Brian Ratliff has a really neat tractor. It was his grandfather’s and it looks like new now. I’ll have a photo of it soon.
I’m really enjoying my snowman lantern that Mae Mabe gave me for Christmas. The scene inside is so cheerful.
The snow came and then went away the fastest I ever saw snow melt. After the southern winds came, it was gone overnight.
Household hint: copper polish: make a paste of flour, vinegar and salt. Rub on article. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Another copper polish is to rub the article with a lemon dipped in salt. Rinse well and polish with a soft cloth.

BLT PASTA SALAD

—from “What’s Cooking In Floyd County.”
1 7 oz. package small pasta shells, cooked and drained
1 large tomato, diced
1 cup sliced green onions
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 cups thinly sliced lettuce
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp. chicken flavor bouillon
2 tsp. sugar
In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, chili sauce, lemon juice, bouillon and sugar. Stir in cooked and drained shells, tomatoes and onions. Cover and chill. Stir in lettuce and bacon before serving.
Food for thought
Seen on a church sign: Now performing free faith lifts.

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