Mountain Top Party Line

There are so many folks hurting these days from sickness and the after-effects of the storms and tornadoes. Please pray for them. There is so much sadness involved.
Heartfelt sympathy goes to James and Sally Smith in the loss of their daughter Angie. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I do understand because I, too, have lost children.
Again I enjoyed lunch on Sunday at Charles and Gloria Biggs’ home with the Martin family. To eat there is better than going to a family restaurant.
I got to see some of my cousins, the Fain sisters, at the funeral of Patricia Fain. It was also nice to see Gennell Williams.
When I delivered soup to Vera Plasters on Tuesday she wanted me to eat with her. Her daughter had a delicious meal and I enjoyed the company and talking to them. I also enjoyed all the pretty spring decorations that daughter Dana had fixed. It looked like spring had sprung. Dana is so talented.
The sun is so pretty after all the storms have passed. Some days, bright sunshine is like a dose of medicine and is good for the soul.
The Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church food ministry is going really well with an abundance of food. Imagine a freezer full of ice cream sandwiches to share with people, plus an abundance of meats, pizzas, fruit and vegetables. God is so good.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Pauline Bolt of the Meadows of Dan area. She was a very special lady. My love and heartfelt sympathy go out to the family in this time of sorrow.
When I went for my weekly visit to Elizabeth’s Pizza I was surprised when a nice gentleman paid for my lunch. Thank you.
Sandy Man is doing okay. This week he was very busy barking at a team of surveyors. He surely does have a big and large bark when he’s out to protect her property.
Thanks to Judy Fain Hughes for some photos and a nice long letter.
Household hint: Slice food with ease. Sticky foods like dried fruit can be difficult to cut or chop. To prevent them from clumping as you cut, lightly coat your knife with cooking spray.

OVEN MEAL
2 cups chopped potatoes
1 lb. hamburger
1 can tomatoes
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup green pepper
1 cup sliced onion
Put in casserole in following order: potatoes, celery, hamburger, peppers, tomatoes and onions. Bake at 400 degrees for one hour.

Food for thought
Happiness Cake: 1 cup of thought, 1 cup kind deeds, 1 cup kind consideration for others, 2 cups of well beaten faults, 3 cups of forgiveness. Mix thoroughly. Add tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy. Flavor with love and kind service. Bake well with the warmth of human kindness and serve with a smile anytime. This will satisfy the hunger of millions of starved souls.

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