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Pictured- An Amish farmer getting his crops ready for harvesting using the horses. Sure looks like a good crop.  Photo was taken by my neighbor Teresa.

By Ivalien Reynolds

Easter this year was a little different than usual at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church (PSPHC). There was an evening service at 7 p.m. and a communion service held on Saturday. It was a beautiful evening and the sun came shingling through. Everything went well and there was good attendance, beautiful music and message. Then Sunday, the showers came. My azaleas are still beautiful.

I enjoyed talking to Arlene Trent when she calls, and always good to talk to Mary Simmons and Beverly Woody. Then there’s Mary Ann in Washington, D.C., and I hear a lot of entertaining things from there.

On Monday night, I had a really nice call and then was surprised when Pauline Turman Walker called. She is the sister to Margie Cartwright and Bernice Irwin. She now lives in Greensboro, N.C. and is 93 years old. I had always heard Bernice and Margie speak of her- you made my day, and God bless you.

Lately we had a lot of wind and I mean strong winds, but we were blessed to keep power and that was a blessing.

Thanks to the Food Ministry and Danny for fixing me a box of really good food with fresh fruits and veggies.

I was saddened to hear of the death of Helen Smart Pack, but I will never forget her sweet smile. My love and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family.

They said we had 4-inches of rain in our area. I know it rained a lot. Every plant should have enough. Sometimes they can get too much.

Thanks to Beverly Woody for always checking on me during times like now.

It was time to go to Elizabeth’s Pizza for one of their delicious hamburgers. That’s my comfort food in times like now.

Hello to the staff of The Enterprise.


Food For Thought- Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen. “

John 20:29 says, “blessed are those who have not seen and yet come to believe.”


Sausage and Potato Casserole

2 tbsp butter

1 1/2 cups onion, chopped

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cup half and half

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1/2 tsp mustard

2 tsp caraway seed

1/4 tsp salt

1 /8 tsp pepper

2 cups potatoes, cooked and sliced

1/2 lb. Polish sausage, sliced


In a skillet, melt on tbsp butter, sauté onions until brown. Combine eggs, cream, cheese, mustard, caraway seeds, salt and pepper. In a 2 qt. casserole dish, layer half of the potatoes, 1/3 egg mixture, onions sausage and remaining potatoes, pour the rest of the egg mixture over the potatoes and dot with the remaining butter. Bake at 375 for 30 to 40 minutes. Yields 4 servings.

(From the book of Casseroles given to me by my friend Rhonda Morgan.)






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