Mountain Top Party Line

Lately we have had a lot of windy and cold days. They call the “redbud winter,” coming around the Easter season. The redbuds are in full bloom now.
Heartfelt sympathy goes to the family of Betty Jo Hancock Ayers. Many of you remember her from Meadows of Dan High School.
I really enjoyed eating at Elizabeth’s Pizza the other day with Sue Hall and her grandson Hody. Then I enjoyed being there with the Martin family on Sunday.
It was a good church service when Mike and Jimelle Mills came. Their singing was wonderful and Mike’s message was so good. I really felt like I had been to church.
I’m looking forward to the Easter services at church. There are a lot of services for the Easter season in Patrick County.
We enjoyed some of Sue Hall’s salsa and chips when taking a break at the food ministry. Everyone loved it—thank you.
The Jesus House clothing ministry is doing well with an abundance of clothing for everyone. Come and see.
I see that my bleeding heart is coming up. I got a start from my grandmother Dollie Hylton’s plant. She had a huge one in the chimney corner at her house. I have always taken some of Grannie Dollie’s bleeding heart with me to the different places I have lived.
Sandy Man’s owner now says he is doing well. He has plenty of room to play and roam around on a farm. I’m hoping to visit them sometime soon. I do miss our visits.
Lately some folks have given me an abundance of food for the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church food ministry. We have also been blessed with some gift cards. Thank you—you are a blessing. Then the Church of God of Prophecy gave me a box of food for the soup kitchen.
Guess what? I stopped by Van and Donna Rowe’s house to deliver stuff for the soup kitchen and they had some cute little baby chicks.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Peg Spencer. My love and heartfelt sympathy go out to the family.
Something to ponder: Maybe the best place for “the buck” to stop is in the offering plate.
Household hint: to repel ants, spray blue Dawn detergent on countertops, cupboards and any area where you see ants. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem for kids or pets, but ants hate it. If you see a trail of ants, hit them with Dawn spray.
EASY DORITO
CASSEROLE
1 lb. ground beef
1 bag Doritos
1 head lettuce, shredded
1 large can tomatoes with onions
1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
1 small bottle French dressing
1 large can kidney beans
Brown and drain beef. Mix beef, lettuce, tomatoes, beans and cheese in a large bowl. Put a generous layer of Doritos in the bottom of a large casserole dish and spoon mixture over them. Drizzle the whole bottle of French dressing on top.
Food for thought
Oscar Wilde said, “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.”

Pictured: Matt and Olivia Belcher Conner are on the left and an unidentified couple is on the right. Maybe someone can help tell who they are. Thanks to Joanne Shirley for this photo.
Pictured: Matt and Olivia Belcher Conner are on the left and an unidentified couple is on the right. Maybe someone can help tell who they are. Thanks to Joanne Shirley for this photo.
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