Mountain Top Party Line

Ivalien Reynolds
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We surely need to count our blessings from morning to night and every waking moment. Patrick County is really blessed. Please pray for the people in West Virginia and support the ministries that Patrick County is having for them.
Seth Perkins and family recently spent the weekend here with Mary Ann and other relatives.
Mary Ann Settlemire was quite busy on her trip here, even got in quite a bit of card making. I enjoyed a treat from her—Amish bread. It was so delicious.
I heard through the grapevine that my neighbor, Brian Ratliff recently celebrated a birthday. Brian is a wonderful neighbor. I was so glad to hear Brother Noah Frye preach again at the New Beginnings Church. He is 85 years old and going strong and traveling everywhere—truly a man of God.
It was a good service at Faith, Hope and Love Church with one of my favorite pastors speaking, Rev. James Shough. They had wonderful music and singing from The Gathering Place. The flower bed in front of the church was beautiful.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Julie Churchwell (Pastors Jim and Ethel Churchwell’s daughter). Julie was a beautiful person. My love and heartfelt sympathy go to the family.
Thanks to William Roberts for the fresh veggies and some of his special pickles. I’m happy to report that Linda Roberts got a good report from the doctor. We are praying for her to regain her strength soon.
I have a few more hummingbirds these days, and it makes my day to watch them. They are one of God’s amazing creations.
Saw this quotation the other day in a book I’m reading by Rick Warren: “What I’m able to do God wants me to do.”
God bless each and everyone.
Household hint: to remove starch deposits from an iron, apply baking soda on a damp sponge. Make sure the iron is cold and unplugged.
REFRIGERATOR PICKLES
(Pack in glass jars)
7 cups cucumbers
1 medium onion
1 green pepper, optional
1 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. celery seeds
Slice cucumbers, onions, and pepper thinly. Mix sugar, vinegar, salt and celery seed. Pour over cucumbers, onions and peppers. Refrigerate. These are better after they sit for two to three weeks. I love them!
Food for thought
Abraham Lincoln said, “and in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Pictured: Bobbi Lopez with her beautiful daughters Tayah and Jada. Thanks to Bobbi for this photo.
Pictured: Bobbi Lopez with her beautiful daughters Tayah and Jada. Thanks to Bobbi for this photo.
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