Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured are the Hughes family: photo one left to right: son, Asher and daughter, Adalynn, and in photo two from left to right: Mom, Valerie; daughter, Adalynn; dad, Jason; and son, Asher.

(Ivalien Reynolds is continuing to recuperate at home. The column below is reprinted from March, 2019)

By Ivalien Reynolds

It was really good to see the sun after a few days rain and the wind blowing. But the Lord is in control and it’s a good thing because man would really make a mess.

My step-son, Connell Reynolds sent me some news about the Amish school shootings and how the Amish community forgave the shooter and even helped the shooter’s wife and children. I’m hoping the library has a copy of the book. The Amish are amazing people.

I’ve been trying to get down to William and Gladys Collin’s home for a visit since Christmas and I finally got there on Monday. It was good to see them. I’ll try to do better next time. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

The soup kitchen cooked up some tasty Taco soup. Then they decided to add chicken so it was Chicken Taco soup and it was really tasty.

I’m sending love and prayers to Dorothy Vipperman. I hope you are feeling better.

Next week I will start doing some yummy dessert recipes from a cookbook called Wonderful Ways to Prepare Desserts by Jo Ann Shirley (at local library).

I sure did enjoy seeing Mike and Sue Hall again and hearing Mike sing again when they came to the Wednesday night meal.

Thanks to Edie Lemons for some more Amish books to read. She is so nice to share her books.


Food for thought

If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear. (Quote by Mark Twain).


Light cheesecake

1 cup Graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup margarine

Cut together, then press in a 9 inch pie pan. Bake five minutes at 350 degrees.

Beat three egg whites with 1/4 tsp cream of tartar.

Blend together:

16 oz. Ricotta cheese

1/4 cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup sugar substitute

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Fold in beaten egg whites. Pour into pie shell and bake 35 minutes at 325 degrees.

Refrigerate. Cover with sliced strawberries, and then serve.

(From Judicial Assistants Assoc.) I found this book at the Jesus house in Stuart.

Helpful hint:  Don’t add sugar to stewed fruits until they have boiled 10 minutes. They need less sugar then.




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