Mountain Top Party Line


Pictured – Now that I have come to the end of Miss “Bea’s” paintings in the Chapel for the Mountain Top Party Line, I am providing a memorial cross at her grave site in Mountain View Methodist Church Cemetery. (Photo provided by Beverly Woody.)

By Ivalien Reynolds

We sure did get a lot of rain for a few days and it was bad, but then I think of all the people in the bad floods. Ours then seems like a small thing, doesn’t it?

Thanks to the lady that gave me a bag of different cards. That was so thoughtful. I am going to share them with some who also will appreciate them.

It has been nice to have neighbor Teresa help out with the paperwork while Linda is out. It is a lot of work and we appreciate Teresa helping out. Lately it has been quite busy.

Edie Lemons is so caring and is always doing something to brighten up someone’s day. I found a family that will love the quilt you made and I will tell you about that when I see you.

Please put Geneva Foley on your prayer list. She is not feeling well at this time.

The Soup Kitchen building is well organized since we had a work day. It is well stocked with a lot of canned goods.

Stopped by to see my 103-year-old neighbor “Miss” Vera Plasters. Her yard and porch are beautiful and the hanging baskets near the entrance are the largest I have ever saw. Her porch is decorated for July 4.

My mornings are still kind of sad because I miss talking to “Miss” Claudine Wood up on the mountain.

My neighbors, the Hiatts, have the prettiest Hollyhocks. I take time to enjoy them when I drive by. Grandma Dollie had Hollyhocks planted all through her garden.

I want to say thank you to the Men’s Ministry for the good hamburger steak meal on Wednesday night at the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. I appreciate you.

Still keep Linda Roberts on your prayer list as well; she is still in Blue Ridge Therapy.


Food for thought – Saying a small prayer whenever you are troubled helps us remember that though there are many things beyond our grasp, all is in God’s hands.


Amish Potato Stuffing

1 medium chopped onion

3 celery pieces chopped

5 tablespoons butter

4 slices whole wheat bread – torn in pieces

3 cups cooked mashed potatoes

1/2 teaspoon sage

1 tablespoon parsley

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot, sauté onions and celery in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in bread, potatoes, sage, parsley, salt and pepper.

Grease a medium size casserole dish and add stuffing mixture to it. Bake, uncovered for 1 hour or until top is slightly browned and crispy.


(Thank you to Beverly Woody for the recipe cards.)


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