Mountain Top Party Line

Ivalien Reynolds
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Pictured here is my friend Karen Jensen with her sons. We have been friends across the miles for 20-plus years. We met through Bereaved Parents Sharing, and have exchanged letters for years. She lives in Cuba City, Wisc.
Pictured here is my friend Karen Jensen with her sons. We have been friends across the miles for 20-plus years. We met through Bereaved Parents Sharing, and have exchanged letters for years. She lives in Cuba City, Wisc.

There is lot going on these days here in Patrick; so many places to go and see. Aren’t we truly blessed?
It surely was nice to see Pastor Jim Churchwell again, and have breakfast and some time to talk.
I was happy to have time to go to Blueberry Hill and pick some blueberries after a very trying day. That was good therapy. I also met some nice people while there.
Thanks to Mike and Sue Hall for taking me on a road trip down Memory Lane. We started with the breakfast at Providence United Methodist Church. Then we went to Rotary Field to see our Mt. Nebo friends and the Christian Motorcyclists off on their fund-raising bike ride.
Next, we stopped at Poor Farmer’s Farm where I used to work. I’m sorry I missed Mr. and Mrs. Poor Farmer. Izzy’s Place was next on our list, and we saw some beautiful things there. The Toy Shop in Meadows of Dan was really neat, with older toys and handmade ones. I think Mike played with every one. It was very interesting.
Then it was on to Slate Mountain Motel for lunch and some rest. I hadn’t been there since 1988.
Last on the agenda was Concord Primitive Baptist Church and the history of this historical church. I remember going there a lot to big meetings and to a family reunion (I even have a photo of me there in my young days). It was very interesting to hear the people talk about going there and the history.
There was special gospel music and singing at closing. I was so very happy to see so many of my kinfolk and friends on the mountain; and also some family members and people I knew from afar.
Guess what? Even Jack the Dog was there. A big “thank you” to Mike and Sue Hall for this memorable day, and I will always remember it.
If some people think we don’t need the soup kitchen, I wish you would ride with me one day and see the need for yourself. I’ll be glad to have you go.
It was nice to hear from Genevieve Starkley again. She is a lovely lady.
Thanks to Jack the Dog for a cute card and note. He’s quite a dog.
Household hint: add vinegar to water when boiling eggs. This will keep the egg from oozing through cracks in the shells.
COUNTRY KITCHEN
COBBLER
3 to 4 c. rhubarb
1 c. sugar
1 small box red Jell-O
1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. sugar
1 egg
3/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine the first three ingredients. Pour into a 2-quart baking dish. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the rhubarb. Sprinkle on top 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. sugar. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Food for thought
Seen on a church sign: Standing on the Promises (not just sitting on the promises)

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