Mountain Top Party Line

By Ivalien B. Reynolds

It was a rainy Mother’s Day, but it didn’t stop mothers from coming to the service at church. Mothers were lined across the front and both sides. Everyone got nice gifts.

I had a good day on Mother’s Day – went to church, then to Charles and Gloria Biggs for lunch. Larry and Teresa Martin gave me a beautiful solar light. Wanda Campo gave me a card holder and Leann gave me a nice gift. Thank you to Gloria and Charles for having me.

Edie Lemons was brightening everyone’s day with some of the nice things she makes. Thank you!

So good to hear from my stepson and thanks for the nice Mother’s Day card and money. Michael is so special.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family of Cornelia Vernon. She was a beautiful lady and had many talents. Also, love and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Andi Williams. We will miss Andi. She always came to the Wednesday night service at church.

It was so good to hear from Teresa Biggs and that she liked the photos of “Miss” Bea and the paintings she did. I have a lot of photos, thanks to Beverly Woody. I hope Teresa is feeling a lot better now.

The soup kitchen did a lot of cooking on Tuesday — green beans, potatoes, potato and ham soup, and a really good soup they called Jambalaya. I got a pint and it was delicious.

I was really glad to find Geneva Foley feeling better when I went by her house on Tuesday. It was also good to see Barbara Wood who was working there that day.

The Men’s Ministry at church had a good meal of chicken salad on Wednesday night with buns, lettuce and dessert.

Susan Brown brought me some peanut soup, it was good. I’d say I am eating good.

Neighbor Larry Martin’s garden is coming in. I will soon be getting some fresh garden lettuce – so good!


Food for thought – I saw the following statement by Mark Twain, “Let us endeavor so to live that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry.”


Toll House Pie

2 eggs

 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup butter – melted and cooled at room temperature

1 cup of Nestle Toll House semi- sweet chocolate morsels

1 cup chopped walnuts

9 in. pie shell

Whipped Cream or ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Beat in flour, sugar and brown sugar until well blended.

Blend in melted butter.

Stir in the chocolate morsels and walnuts.

Pour into pie shell and bake at 325 for one hour. Remove from oven and serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.


Hint – Stir eggs while they are boiling to keep the yolks centered. This makes deviled eggs look prettier.

The recipe and hint is from the Central Florida Judicial Assistants Association.


Pictured – An Amish farmer working in his crop in Lancaster, Penn. There is a big field in the background. (Photo by Teresa Martin).


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