Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured: Pictured hot air balloons in the sky. Notice one balloon way up in the sky near a storm cloud. (I put a circle around it.) Then the rain came down in Ronks, PA. Notice the pretty flower bed on the left and the neat cornfields.

By Ivalien Reynolds

As I start this, I’m sitting on the porch listening to all the sounds, people mowing, children playing, traffic going by, dogs barking, squirrels out playing on the ground and in the trees. Late evenings, there’s always a lot of traffic. Then the fireworks started, and I was glad to hear them. There was a big fireworks display on the mountain, but the virus put a stop to a lot of activities in Patrick County. Sometimes all this makes me feel like I’m living in a different world. How about you?

Dennis and Mary Simmons came by and brought me all kinds of good things to eat. The zucchini bread was delicious. I always love to see and talk with them.

It was good to see Jimmy Lee when he came by The Food Ministry. Jimmy Lee is someone special to me.

Church was held in the parking lot again, and Sam, the Church dog, came to my car. I had a treat for him. Then he went on his way visiting everyone else.

Thanks to Keith Medley for getting my trash, then we had a nice talk sitting on the porch.

It was time to go to Elizabeth’s Pizza and get my weekly nerve pill, which is usually a hamburger, but this time I decided on a chicken club. It was really delicious, and so big that I made 4 meals from it and also enjoyed a big diet Pepsi.

Thanks to Mary Ann up in D.C. for sending me some money to eat there. She knows how good their food is because she ate there when she was visiting here at Denny and Marilyn’s.

So much sadness, I lost to special friends this week that went to be with the Lord- Hollis Fain and Clara Belcher Puckett. I enjoyed visits with Hollis and enjoyed her flowers and she always gave me a start of a flower. Clara rode to work with me when we worked at Bassett Walker. Lots of good memories.

Boy I’m a happy camper now. Edie Lemons brought me a big shopping bag of good books to read. When I read them, I’ll share with my friends and neighbors.

Hi to everyone at The Enterprise. Hope to see you all someday. Stay safe and God bless you all.


Food for thought- Blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is a far off as when he is by his side, and who would nothing behind his back he might not, in love say before his face. Proverbs 27:17 says one person sharpens the wits of another.



Zesty Beef and Noodle Casserole

1 lb ground beef

2 (16 oz.) can tomatoes

1 (16 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained

1/4 cup stuffed olives, sliced

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1 tsp oregano

1 1/2 tbsp minced onion

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 cups uncooked noodles

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


Brown ground beef, drain, and add the rest of ingredients. Pour into a 2 qt. baking dish. Bake covered at 350 for 25 minutes, remove cover, sprinkle with cheese and bake until top is brown. Yields 6 servings.

(From the cookbook Casseroles, given to me by my friend Rhonda Morgan.)





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