Mountain Top Party Line

Ivalien Reynolds
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I don’t want to bore you with a photo of me, but I want you readers to meet a special dog, Jack, who came to visit. No one touches Jack but owners Mark and Beverly Woody of Martinsville, so they were amazed he sat in my lap. What a beautiful dog! Thanks to Beverly Woody for this photo.
I don’t want to bore you with a photo of me, but I want you readers to meet a special dog, Jack, who came to visit. No one touches Jack but owners Mark and Beverly Woody of Martinsville, so they were amazed he sat in my lap. What a beautiful dog! Thanks to Beverly Woody for this photo.

It was time to go down to Beamer’s pond on the mountain on June 24 for an old-timey baptizing in the river. Pastor Terry Martin of Mountain View United Methodist Church baptized three candidates: two young men from Floyd and a lady from Martinsville. Beamer’s pond is famous for its use in baptizings for many different churches in the area.
Vacation Bible School at the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church was really good. The adults as well as the children enjoyed it.
I’m enjoying all the fresh veggies this summer that I have, plus some from William Roberts’ garden. Thank you!
Here July is almost gone and I haven’t gotten everything done I wanted to. Days go by so fast, or maybe it’s because I’m older.
I know one person who dearly loves the hot weather, and that’s “Miss Claudine” Wood. She dearly loves it and says it never gets too hot for her.
Have you seen more hummingbirds these days? I have a few more now, but not like I have had in past years.
Thanks to Pastor Marion for bringing some ice cream to Food Ministry workers. Thank you. It surely was good on a hot, hot day.
Also thanks to Chuck Larson for sharing his fresh vegetables with the food ministry. William and Linda Roberts also share different veggies with us.
Please keep my friend Dorothy Vipperman on your prayer list at this time. It is always a joy to see her.
It was good to talk to Sue Hall the other night.
Harry Wood of Tennessee recently visited his mother, Claudine Wood. She was really excited.
Household hint: Stray dogs attacking the garbage bags? Sprinkle some full-strength ammonia over the garbage bags. Dogs will take off—and so will the flies. Don’t put too much ammonia and keep the garbage man away.
FRUIT SALAD
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can Mandarin oranges, drained
Sliced apples
Sliced bananas
1 large can fruit cocktail (do not drain)
Combine all the fruit. Sprinkle pudding over the top and stir. Refrigerate until chilled.
Food for thought
Life is about love. Because God is love, the most important lesson on he wants us to learn on Earth is to learn how to love. Mother Teresa said, “It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters.”

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