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Pictured (Left to Right): Euell Handy, Ben Belcher, George Belcher, J.B. Belcher. I remember these people and loved going to Mr. Euell Handy’s home. I remember “Miss” Oma (Euell’s wife) had candy and goodies when I went there. Thanks to Beverly Woody for this photo.

By Ivalien Reynolds

Traffic was heavy in our area with folks heading to Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show. Lots of flea markets in this area, also. I went to Hillsville Flea Market in the olden days, but now the Shooters Club yard sale is good enough for me — nice stuff and good prices.

Had a note from My Flower Friend, Pauline Martin. She had fallen and got hurt. Keep her on your prayer list please.

So sorry to hear of the death of Ruth Haden Hylton. She was always smiling and friendly. My love and heartfelt sympathy go out to the family.

Still keep my sister-in-law on your prayer list. Hilda came through the surgery and everything has been a miracle so far. Thank you to Janice Lawson (Hilda’s daughter) for keeping me posted about everything.

I was happy to find Geneva Foley feeling some better and learn that she was enjoying some company.

The Soup Kitchen did the bag lunches again and that’s good for the hot weather season. I always enjoy my visit with Miss Dorothy and getting to talk to her.

The cutest little rabbit comes in my yard and eats clover. In our area we don’t see many rabbits anymore. They say the coyotes have killed them out.

The hummingbirds are eating and getting ready for their long journey. I’ll miss them.

The Men’s Ministry had my favorite meal on Wednesday night — chicken patty, roll and apples. I appreciate you and tall the work you do.

Soon be time to mail the Shoe Boxes for Christmas. I’ve almost got mine done.

Thanks to Janice Lawson for calling and keeping me informed while my sister-in-law was in the hospital. I appreciate you so much.

Food for Thought — Amish saying: Happiness is like Jam. It’s almost impossible to spread without getting some on yourself.

Recipe

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, cool to room temperature

1 (6oz) pkg. Nestle Toll House Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 (9 inch) pie shell

Whipped cream or ice cream, optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Beat in flour, sugar, and brown sugar until well mixed. Blend in melted butter. Stir in Nestle Toll House Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels and walnuts. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour. Remove from oven. Serve warm with whipped cream or Ice cream.

(From Central Florida Judicial Assistants Association.)

Hint for Bread making — If the TV is in use, it makes a nice warm spot for dough to rise.