Mountain Top Party Line

Remember Vesta Supply on the mountain? It was the place to go in the old days. Christmas was a big thing there. We got refreshments and always a Raymond’s Calendar. Pictured is my mom with her shopping. The date of this photo was Dec. 24, 1968.

By Ivalien Reynolds

First Saturday of the month and time for that delicious County Breakfast. It was good and I had good company to sit and talk with at the Providence Methodist Church. Everyone is so friendly.

Then I was off to All Seasons to get some of those beautiful mums and little pumpkins.

Thanks to Mike and Sue Hall for the card and money. I will use it wisely. So I guess I’m still celebrating my birthday.

It’s always good to hear The Churchmen sing. They have been on my favorite person list for many years. It was great that they came to homecoming at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Bishop Tommy D. Fuquay was the speaker and it was inspiring.

Guess my birthday still goes on as my friend brought me a gift of a card and pretty fall placemat. Thank you so much Susan Brown.

The Simmons family was up for the weekend. It’s always good to see them. As I was leaving, Edie Lemons came by and gave me and Mr. Simmons a bunch of chocolate candy. Thank you Edie. Also I wanted to thank Mrs. Simmons for the gift to the Food Ministry.

I was sorry to hear of the death of Alene Hylton (my cousin’s wife). My Love and heartfelt sympathy to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. They live in the Mountain View community, which is where I grew up and lived for years. It’s a really nice place.

Thanks to Leon and Eleanor Handy for the birthday card and gift. I will use it wisely. You are a blessing.

So sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Sam Handy. My love, prayers and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. Mr. Handy was well known in the area, and will be missed. I appreciate the times he checked on me after my husband passed away.

I enjoyed spending some time with “Miss” Dorothy and Mrs. Geneva Foley when I made my soup route on Tuesday.

I got a really neat birthday card from my cousins Judy and Jessie Low. It was dated 9-19-90 at Poor Farmers and I’m out front of the store surrounding by flowers, antiques, etc. Thank you for that. It sure made my day.

Food For Thought- We need more stand-bys and not so many bystanders.


Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup shortening

2 cups sugar

2 cups canned pumpkin

2 tsp. vanilla

4 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped

Mix all ingredients as listed. Chill, then drop by spoonful on cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until done, cool and ice.


Icing (no cook)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter softened

1/4 cup milk

1tsp. vanilla

2 cups (more or less) Confectioner’s Sugar

Mix first 4 ingredients and add sugar, mix to a nice spreading consistency.

(From Amish Cookbook- Plain and Healthy)