Mountain Top Party Line

Ivalien Reynolds
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I found this photo of Lanita Howell Harris (right) and Mary Elizabeth Shelor Wood, my friends and classmates. I think this photo was made at a senior picnic at Fairy Stone State Park. That was 60-plus years ago. It was a fun day. Sadly, Mary Elizabeth has passed away.
I found this photo of Lanita Howell Harris (right) and Mary Elizabeth Shelor Wood, my friends and classmates. I think this photo was made at a senior picnic at Fairy Stone State Park. That was 60-plus years ago. It was a fun day. Sadly, Mary Elizabeth has passed away.

The Martin clan usually goes on a road trip for a day every year. This year they decided to spend the day at Mama Ruth’s homeplace and fix meals there. I ate breakfast with them. It was so nice and Mama Ruth would have been so pleased—lots of good memories there for them and me also.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Sam Belcher. My love and heartfelt sympathy go to the family.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the car wash for the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. The money went to the food ministry to buy canned goods. We appreciate you; and thanks to Phillip Plaster for buying us lunch at Elizabeth’s Pizza.
I enjoyed the Patrick County Music Association this month a lot. The Travis Frye Band put on quite a show. Boy, they sure have the energy! Didn’t I see Angela from The Enterprise playing and singing? Hey, you are really good!
Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the luncheon by Sages at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church after church. It went well and thanks for your donations.
We were really happy to see Danny Reynolds for the Wednesday night meal and service at church. He really enjoyed it.
I saw Regina Shough and James on their way to therapy. Regina looked so pretty and is doing well. Thank the Lord!
Guess the hummingbirds are getting ready to leave as they are constantly eating nectar. I usually have some until last of August or first of September.
I’ll bet the Japanese hornets will miss the nectar. They were the worst I ever saw this year. I was fortunate to only get stung one time—but that was enough because they hurt.
My forever friend Bernice Irvin had a nice talk about the Concord Primitive Baptist Church at the Meadows of Dan historical meeting at the church. It was wonderful. One gentleman traveled a long way to see the chestnut wood and made photos.
Household hint: to dress up buttered cooked vegetables, sprinkle them with toasted sesame seeds, toasted chopped nuts, canned French fried onions or slightly crushed seasoned croutons.

SQUASH CASSEROLE
1 stick margarine
8 oz. cornbread stuffing
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
3 cups cooked squash
1 medium onion
salt and pepper to taste
Melt margarine and stir in stuffing mix. Line casserole dish with half of the stuffing mix. Combine sour cream, soup, squash, onion and seasoning. Spoon into casserole dish. Cover with remaining stuffing mix. Bake for 1 hr. at 350 degrees. (Recipe from Kitchen Keepsake Cookbook (Blue Ridge Nursing Center.)
Food for thought
Life is all about love. Galatians 5:14 says the entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.

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