Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured- A group of employees from the Basset Walker plants in a beautiful garden in Washington D.C. It was a big surprise that I was chosen to go on the trip, along with Marion Goins the mechanic. We represented the Stuart Plant. That’s me beside of the round shrub. Marion is somewhere in the line of people. Lots of memories.

By Ivalien Reynolds

Sunday was a beautiful day, and I enjoyed sitting on the porch. Then Mr. and Mrs. Simmons (neighbors around the corner) and their two granddaughters came by for a visit. They brought Roscoe the dog. Mary gave me some zucchini bread. It was so good. I always enjoy their visits. They are so nice and friendly.

Also enjoyed a nice telephone call from Arlene Trent on Sunday.

I finished reading Lock Boyce’s book. I’ll always cherish that last visit I had with him. Love and prayers go out to the family, and now I know his daughter.

On Monday I had a nice call from Linda Wade. It sure made my morning get off to a better start.

It was nice to get calls from Della Hawks. She said she had been doing her ironing that day.

Food Ministry at church is going good and we have had lots of blessings come our way. Sam the church dog always comes up and stays while we are there, then when we start getting ready to leave, he starts looking sad in the eyes. Then when we are leaving, he starts down the hill home.

As for reading, I’m reading Jane Karon’s book- “To Be Where You Are.” Mary Ann up in D.C. has kept me supplied with those books. Jane Karon writes the best books, and I love reading all Amish books, especially those that live in the Amish community. Wish I could go to the library and look around. Maybe they have some books about the Amish I haven’t read yet.

Mary Ann called from D.C. on Thursday and I sure do appreciate it. It always makes my day brighter. That’s what she does!

Every day is beautiful. Let’s pray for each day and the blessing– stay as safe as you can.

Until next time- God bless.

Food for thought-In these days now we really need to pour out our love to people and pray that mean old virus will go away. 1 John 4:7 says- Beloved, let us love one another; because love is from God; Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.



Morning Glory Muffins

1 cup All Purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 apples, cored and chopped

2 cups carrots, shredded

1/2 cup flaked coconut

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt, set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl; add to dry mixture and blend. Spoon batter 2/3 full into muffin tins coated with non-stick vegetable spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes– or until muffins test done in the center. Makes 12 muffins

(Recipe Book, Gooseberry Patch, I got one Christmas from Poor Farmers Farm.)

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