Mountain Top Party Line

Memorial Day seemed to be quite busy in Patrick County with a lot of traffic and yard sales, and it was music time at Dominion Valley Park.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Alice Earles. My love and heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Do you

Pictured are Lorene Howell Fain (right) and her daughter Janet Fain Painter in a happy moment. Thanks to Judy Fain for this photo.
Pictured are Lorene Howell Fain (right) and her daughter Janet Fain Painter in a happy moment. Thanks to Judy Fain for this photo.

believe in angels? I do, because I’ve had an experience where an angel helped me. Recently, one of my friends had an experience with angels. They are real.
Two young men, Jake and Jackson Wethington, recently came with their grandmother Belinda Barnes. They spent the day working and helping people at the Jesus House Clothing Ministry. I was really impressed with how polite they were. Hope to see you again soon.
Keep our friend Papa on your prayer list.
So many people were so happy to see the photo of Pastor Churchwell and Julie in The Enterprise last week. I was so happy to hear from them.
At this time I’m really enjoying reading the book Greasy Bend, Ode to a Mountain Road by Aaron McAlexander, who grew up in Meadows of Dan. Thanks to David Shough for letting me read his copy.
I stopped by to see my sweet 100-year-old neighbor, Vera Plasters. She had a recent visitor come to her yard in the form of a black bear. They see them occasionally on our road.
A lot of critters will be coming out of No Business Mountain with building a cell tower and cutting timber going on there. A lot is going on in the mountains.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Clarence Overby. He was a very dedicated Christian. My love and heartfelt sympathy to wife Phyllis and family.
I love people and I love watching people, but I notice lately people just don’t smile much anymore and everyone is in a hurry to get wherever they are going. Remember what Pastor Jim Churchwell always tells us: Hurry, worry and noise will take the joy away from your life.
Household hint: Grating fresh orange is a lot easier when you place the orange in the freezer the night before. Wear a pair of clean gloves to prevent cutting your fingertips on the grater.
HOBO DINNER or
BOY SCOUT DINNER
4 hamburger patties
1 sliced onion
1 green pepper
Butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste
4 baking potatoes
Take four large hamburger patties and place in tin foil. Put salt and pepper to taste over the patties. Put rings of onion over the patties, then rings of green peppers. Put potatoes on top of the patties, then a pat of butter on top of each potato. Wrap it all together in tin foil. Bake at 400 degrees for one hour or until potatoes are done.
Nova West taught me to make this when I stayed with her at night during a time when she needed someone. I really enjoyed her.
Food for thought
Today a minister can send a whole sermon around the world in one-seventh of a second, but it might take him years to force one simple principle through a quarter-inch of human skull.

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