Ivalien Reynolds\r\n694-5243\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3587" align="alignnone" width="300"]<a href="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/07\/mountain-top-party-line.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-3587"><img class="size-medium wp-image-3587" src="http:\/\/www.mountainmedianews.com\/enterprise\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/07\/mountain-top-party-line-300x200.jpg" alt="Pictured (left to right) are residents Cora Grace Foley, Malvine Zollars, and Maggie Shockley, having a blast at the beach party." width="300" height="200" \/><\/a> Pictured (left to right) are residents Cora Grace Foley, Malvine Zollars, and Maggie Shockley, having a blast at the beach party.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nI was thankful for some much-needed rain in my neighborhood. My thirsty plants sure loved it.\r\nHeartfelt sympathy goes to the family of Patricia Shuff. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I used to take her magazines when she was at The Landmark.\r\nOver at Blackberry Hill it\u2019s beginning to look like the wide open spaces. But in the end maybe it\u2019s progress. I surely miss the stately oaks and I\u2019m sure the animals do also. The bears are making themselves at home in the neighborhood.\r\nPlease put Linda Roberts on your prayer list at this time. She would appreciate it.\r\nIt was nice to talk to my friend Lanita Harris up in Meadows of Dan. She is doing well, and I was glad to hear that.\r\nThe Food Ministry has been blessed lately with a bin of sweet potatoes and a bunch of soup bones; then some money given to buy canned goods. Thanks to Van Rowe for delivery of the sweet potatoes and soup bones.\r\nI\u2019m enjoying a book by Rick Warren titled The Purpose Driven -- What on Earth am I Here For? It\u2019s very helpful in everyday life.\r\nThanks to Arlene Shough and grandson Ben for coming and helping at The Food Ministry when we were short of help. Ben was great help. When we had everything ready, Ben wanted to sing. He did three Johnny Cash songs: \u201cRusty Cage,\u201d \u201cHurt\u201d and \u201cGod\u2019s Going to Cut You Down.\u201d It was a joy to have Ben\u2019s help.\r\nSeth Perkins and family spent a few days here recently with home folks. They traveled up from Georgia and spent time with family and Mary Ann.\r\nIt was a treat to meet the Meadows Family and listen to their beautiful music and singing. There are 11 children in the family. They are so talented. The smaller children were well-behaved. I\u2019m hoping to hear them again soon. They sang on Vera Plaster\u2019s porch and also celebrated a birthday. Hope to see you again soon.\r\nThanks to William Roberts for the cucumbers and zucchini that he shared from his garden. They surely were good.\r\nHealth hint: Water keeps you moving. Your body uses water as a natural lubricant. It cushions your joints and helps them stay limber so you don\u2019t stiffen up like a statue.\r\nFIESTA CASSEROLE\r\n1 (No. 2) can tomatoes\r\n1 (No. 2) can cream-style corn\r\n2 jars Old English cheese\r\n2 cups cooked rice\r\n4 eggs\r\n1 green pepper, chopped\r\n2-3 pimentos, chopped\r\n2 Tbsp. chopped onion\r\n4 Tbsp. melted butter\r\nSalt and pepper to taste\r\nCombine all ingredients. Pour into greased casserole dish. Bake one hour at 325.\r\nA thought\r\nIn the future, senior citizens can use cursive writing as a secret code.