Mountain Top Party Line

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Mountain Top Party Line
By Ivalien Reynolds
We got some much-needed rain in our area. It had gotten so dry that the leaves were falling off the trees. The Lord always sends things on His time.
When I went to Elizabeth’s Pizza for my weekly visit, I met a young man outside from N.C. who asked the area he was in and all kinds of questions. He got lunch and asked me a lot more questions about Rocky Knob, which I answered best I could. Then he offered to buy me a beer and that’s when I flipped out! So, he sat at a nearby table and kept talking and I went on drinking my diet Pepsi and answering questions. Then he sat at my table to talk, but left his beer on his table. Then, I guess he headed to the mountain, to Rocky Knob. I wished him safe travels.
Thanks to Donald Willard and his crew for always coming from Meadows of Dan to mow my yard. He is dependable and I appreciate him very much.
Thanks to Sue Hall for bringing me some homemade ice cream, orange pineapple, which is my favorite. Sue is busy with The Shoebox Program. I’m working on my two boxes.
It’s always good to hear from my stepson, Michael Reynolds. He is so special. He sent me some writings by author Tom Perry. I enjoyed it a lot.
Guess the hummingbirds will soon be gone. I’ll miss them.
Sure was good to hear the Senior Melodies sing at church on Wednesday night and I got to talk with Bobby Gardner some.
Good to hear from Beverly Woody. She’s enjoying her kids at school this year.
This past Wednesday night, the men had a delicious supper for the free meal. Food was delicious- baked beans, grilled cheese and ham, plus a cup of mixed nuts, raisins, etc. It was delicious. The Food Ministry had 83 people come through. It was a busy day but I enjoyed the people. Then Edie surprised me with a pretty handmade tissue box cover. Thank you! It was a good day.

Food for Thought: Change isn’t easy. But staying on the wrong path leads to unnecessary heartache. Ecclesiastes 7:5 says it is better to bear the rebuke of the wise than to bear the songs of fools.

Arkansas Travelers
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped dates or pecans
Cream butter in a large mixing bowl, gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs beat well. Stir in vanilla. Add peanut butter and mix well. Sift together flour and baking powder together. Add to cream mixture, add dates or pecans.
Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Gently flatten with a fork dipped in water. Bake 375 for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool. Yield 5 dozen.

Pictured: My Aunt Clayton Hall Boyd and Uncle Oscar Boyd in The Dahlia Garden at their home in Meadows of Dan. Aunt Clayton could grow the most beautiful Dahlias I ever saw. Sadly, both have gone on to be with the Lord, but lots of precious memories live on.