Mountain Top Party Line | April 16, 2019

By Ivalien Reynolds

Lately we have had a lot of cloudy and some rainy days. It makes me really appreciate some nice sunny days.

Pastor Joe Cerino’s class on spiritual warfare has ended. The Sunday class was very good and so spiritual. Joe prayed for everything there at the end and it was so beautiful.

The BBQ supper at Patrick Springs Fire Department was well attended. Long lines were going on the entire time. They were very busy and also very friendly.

I was happy to find my sweet neighbor, Vera Plasters back to her normal sweet self. She wasn’t feeling well when I was there before.

Don’t forget, it’s time for the pretty hummingbirds to come back, Make them nectar. I put out a small feeder and I have a few flowers blooming.

Hey! The Henry County Enterprise is out for this month. I always enjoy it and love Ben Williams column. I hope to meet him somewhere along the way.

I’m still missing my talks with my dear friend, “Miss” Claudine Wood.

There are lots of good memories.

Guess what the Men’s Ministry at church cooked for the Wednesday night meal? They fixed West Virginia hot dogs and they were good and it was a big meal. The ingredients were two hot dogs, a big bun, lettuce, tomato, mayo or mustard. Try it sometime, you might like it.

I would love to have some pictures for The Party Line. I’ve almost exhausted my supply.

Had a letter from my flower friend, Pauline Martin. She sent me a clipping from The Enterprise (1987) with a photo of Suzie DuBree with a special birthday card. Thank you! I will put it in my scrap book.

Mary Ann called. She said the cherry blossoms in D.C. are beautiful. I’ll never forget them on my trip to Washington, thanks to Mr. Dudley Walker.

Until next time – God bless.


Food for thought – To be remembered in prayer is to be lifted up to God in a very special way. Is there someone God is bringing to your mind right now?


Oatmeal Drop Cookies

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/3 cup molasses

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup chopped nuts

1 cup raisins

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses thoroughly. Measure flour by sifting. Stir dry ingredients together. Blend in. Stir in oats, nuts, and raising. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Note – If you use self rising flour, omit soda and salt.


Hint – How can dry cookie dough be corrected? Work 1 or 2 tbsp. of soft butter or cream into dough with your hands.




The other day while going through some photo albums, I found this photo of Lanita Howell Harris with her dogs. There was snow on the ground and it was January 1987.