By Ivalien Reynolds
Here we are still trying to fight the virus. A lot of people have it in our county and other places. It’s sad times.
It sure made my day on Sunday when Van and Donna Rowe came by and we chatted a bit. They stayed in the car and I was on the porch. Thanks for coming by. Then I had another little visit with the next-door neighbor’s gray cat came by and stayed for a while.
This year for some reason I have a lot of dragonflies. There is one that is really pretty and it stays in a flowerpot on the porch a lot. It’s another one of God’s little creatures.
I was saddened to hear of the death of Mr. Lock Boyce, who was widely known as a very good vet, seeing all kinds of animals and wildlife. The last time I saw him I went by to thank him and his staff for a gift certificate they gave me from Elizabeth’s Pizza. He told me to sit down, and we had a nice conversation. We talked about our loved ones that have gone on. My love and heartfelt sympathy to the family. I will always treasure that last meeting and our talk. That’s a good memory.
The Food Ministry has surely been blessed. Loads of cantaloupes, fresh veggies and fruits and lots of folks coming we haven’t seen before. Sam the church dog and I enjoy the people. They all love Sam because he’s so friendly.
It was so good to get a nice telephone call from a special lady, Willie Mae Ware. I worked with her at the Food Ministry and the Jesus House Clothing Ministry. It was good to hear her voice again. Nice lady.
I’m hoping and praying that things will get back to normal. It’s just a whole different world or so it seems to me. Maybe because I’m older. I’ve seen lots of things, but not like this.
Hello to Jerry, Rhonda, and Andy Morgan. I really miss coming to the Jesus House. Maybe soon, I hope and pray.
Until next time, stay safe as you can. God bless and keep you.
Food for thought- Guess we all have too much “stuff,” but how much of it is useful. Maybe we can work on being a responsible caretaker without putting too much value on mere “stuff.” I’ve got a lot of stuff yet and I’ll work on that.
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg slightly beaten
1 cup grated raw carrots
2 tsp grated lemon rind
½ cup raisins
1 cup currants
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
Mix butter or margarine, sugar, egg, carrot, lemon rind, raisins, and currants together. Sift dry ingredients together and mix with the carrot mixture.
Pour in a buttered casserole dish and bake 350° oven for 1 ½ hour or until firm. Serves 6-8.