Mountain Top Party Line

Thanks to everyone for their kindness to me for Mother’s Day. Teresa Martin came for a nice visit and brought me a beautiful white rose corsage. Also, I got some nice calls and cards and a lovely angel devotion book and a coloring book. Then after church there was a cook-out at Mama Ruth Martin’s house. She would have been so proud.
The Jesus House clothing ministry has been quite a success and helped a lot of people. In three years, May 6, 2013 to May 6, 2016, we have given away 82,995 articles of clothing. Come and see!
Claudine Wood is still on Cloud 9 after her 96th birthday and is still enjoying all her beautiful flowers.
Thanks to Dorothy Vipperman for her kindness to me. I love to talk to her. She is so kind.
Our road is famous for lots of deer, cows getting out, chickens, and dogs that chase cars. We have to be so careful all the time, and it’s scary at night.
Vera Plasters is so precious and does well at 100 years of age. She attended church on Sunday.
Mary Ann gave me a photo of her with President Clinton, and I’ll be sharing that soon.
It was so good to hear from Robert Gasperson of Swansboro, N.C., and a former resident of the Mountain View Road in Meadows of Dan. I met him when we went to visit with his family. He still comes here and picks up trash on the Mountain View Road in memory of his son Scott. Thanks to Robert for a generous donation to Mountain View United Methodist Church cemetery fund in memory of my son Ronald and grandson Chris.
The JEB Stuart portrait was unveiled at its new resting place on Thursday. Beverly Woody and dog Jack came up from Martinsville to attend. They surprised me with a visit, and Jack sat in my lap for awhile. They tell me he never lets anyone touch him except his owners. Hope he keeps on liking me–he’s such a beautiful dog.
Thanks to a gentleman for a generous donation to the food bank at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. God bless you. It will be used wisely.
Household hint: use baby powder to clean old books that smell musty and have water stains. Let your books dry, then sprinkle baby powder on the pages and place in a paper bag. After a week shake out the powder.
NO DISHES
TO WASH CAKE
1 can peaches
2 small cans crushed pineapple
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup brown sugar
In a 9 X 13-inch pan, place peaches and crushed pineapple. Sprinkle some brown sugar on top; then sprinkle dry cake mix over top of fruit. Pour melted butter and chopped nuts over the cake mix. Sprinkle some more brown sugar on top. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes. (From the Heavenly Helpings Cookbook)
Food for thought
Seen on a bumper sticker: Whatever your lot in life, build something on it.

Pictured: Ellis and Laura Bolt with their first children. Thanks to Beverly Woody for this photo.
Pictured: Ellis and Laura Bolt with their first children. Thanks to Beverly Woody for this photo.
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