Mountain Top Party Line

Ivalien Reynolds
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Meet my neighbors, the Layman family: Tracy, Tina, Nick and Toby. Aren’t they a lovely family?
Meet my neighbors, the Layman family: Tracy, Tina, Nick and Toby. Aren’t they a lovely family?

I was so glad to hear from David Woodall again. He is so interesting to talk to about history and photos in Patrick County.
I’m so sorry to hear of the death of Olene Graham. My love and heartfelt sympathy go to the family.
I enjoyed some time the other Saturday with Judy Gardener and Sue Hall at Elizabeth’s Pizza. I finally got Sue a few more pages about my life’s story.
Mary Ann came down from Washington, D.C., to spend some time. It seemed like she had been gone forever. It’s always good to see her.
I enjoyed some time with Doug and Gaynell Hullet. They have a beautiful yard and I enjoyed seeing all the flowers and their cat. Their cat is beautiful.
I’m so sorry to hear of the death of Cory Dixon. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family.
Please put Connie Greer on your prayer list and pray all that pain will go away.
It surely was nice to go to Rocky Knob Park for the annual picnic with the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Patrick Springs. They do that every year. It was so cool up there, so we got to beat the heat for awhile and enjoyed some delicious food.
Pastor Marion Poythress and some family members recently enjoyed a trip to Washington, D.C. I know they enjoyed it a lot. When I worked, I got to go thanks to Dudley Walker of Bassett-Walker. The highlight of my trip was going out with a Marine and putting a wreath on the unknown soldier’s grave. That was so special.
Beverly Woody came by church the other evening and left some paper towels for the soup kitchen. Van and Donna Rowe really appreciated it. It was a nice surprise.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Evona Helms’ grandson. My love and heartfelt sympathy go to the family.
Household hint: Keep a pair of cotton gloves handy. Use them to avoid contact with dirt and grime. Use them also when a job risks breaking a fingernail.
CARROT COOKIES
1 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cooked carrots, mashed
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix ingredients in the order given. Drop by tablespoons on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Frost while warm with confectioner’s sugar icing.
Food for thought
This was seen on a church sign: Sleepless? Don’t count sheep. Talk to the Shepherd.

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