Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured is my friend Karen Jensen and her family. Karen is my friend across the miles in Cuba City, WI. She lost her husband several years ago and 3 children in a fire. Lots of sadness, but she tries to go on. I always get a photo at Christmas.

By Ivalien Reynolds

Here I am again trying to do the Party Line and still in Liberty Home Care. I love all the people that come. Thank you for being so nice and kind.

It sure made my day when Mr. Matthew Gilley called and said he always enjoys The Party Line and everything I write. Thank you Mr. Gilley. You sure made my day brighter. God bless you.

Sure did enjoy Mary Ann calling on Friday from D.C. and I got to get all the news from D.C. and can tell her what’s happening in Patrick County. She also knows a lot of folks and friends here.

Thanks to Larry and Teresa for bringing all that good food from the church to me.

Got a card from my cousin Shirlein down in Martinsville. She always makes the neatest envelopes. Also, a nice card from Arlene Shough. As of now I have got 164 cards, and I plan to keep everyone of them. They mean so much.

Thanks to Larry for bringing a delicious plate of food from church that was from the meal they fixed for the Campo Family. It was delicious.

I sure did enjoy Arlene Trent and her sister, Barbara, coming to visit me on Sunday evening. You really did brighten my day.

Thanks to Beverly and Mark Woody and Blue for the beautiful flowers they sent me in memory of Ronald and Chris. They never do forget.

Guess what? I walked with the nurse to the mail box and back. I was excited to be able to do that.

Take care and God bless you all.

Food for Thought- Contentment begins with having fewer wants. Philippians 4:11 says, I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.

Roquefort Meat Loaf

2 pounds ground beef

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon sage

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

3/4 cup crumbled Roquefort cheese (4 ounces)

2 1/2 cups slightly crushed corn flakes or similar cereal

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Shape into a loaf. Place in a shallow baking pan such as a 10×7 inch pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. (From a cookbook by the Judicial Assistants Association. I found the book at the Jesus House Clothing Ministry.)

Helpful hint – Rusty bolts can usually be loosened by pouring club soda on them. Rusty screws can be loosened by putting a drop or two of ammonia on it.




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