Mountain Top Party Line | July 11, 2019

By Ivalien Reynolds

Hot summer days have come and the shade is welcome and I enjoy the deck in the evening. Can and Donna Rowe came by on Saturday and spent some time with me. I enjoyed that a lot. Van and Donna had been on a trip in the Ferrum Virginia area. They saw a lot of history. Please come by again.

It was good to see the Simmons family again. Thanks to Mary for the beautiful garden flag. I love it. Hope to see you soon.

Thanks to Edie Lemons for another one of her creations. I will use it on my Bible. The Lord has really blessed her with a great artistic talent.

The Bible School at PSPHC really went well, I enjoyed it and the classes, also enjoyed seeing all the children.

Thanks to Danny Hundley for all those delicious meals he cooks for us at the Food Ministry. He would make a good chef.

The Food Ministry at church really appreciates all the fresh vegetables that people left out front. A big thank you!

Still keep Linda Roberts on your prayer list as she is still in Blue Ridge Therapy.

Mrs. Barbour, who lives on Mountain Valley, told me she had a bear and cubs, Mama Bear and two babies, and then someone left a mama cat and babies. Here lately bears have been seen on the Old Mill Road. Blueberries will soon be ripe and they will visit that.

On my weekly visit to Elizabeth’s Pizza, I got to see Frank. It’s always good to see all the guys. You all are on my favorite people list.

I sure did enjoy Connie Greer’s visit on Tuesday. She brought me an Amish Wedding Zucchini Salad from The Amish Store in Mount Airy, N.C. It was delicious. Also, she brought me a can of peaches. Harley the dog that is half person, stayed home because it was so hot. Mary Ann sent me a lot of interesting articles from her newspaper in D.C.


Food for Thought- Peace prevails when individuals value the needs of others and their ideas as much as their own.


Hill-Billy Cake

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup melted butter

2 eggs

2 cups self-rising flour

1 small can crushed pineapple

Combine and pour into 9×13 pan


1 cup brown sugar

1 cup chopped nuts

Combine brown sugar, and chopped nuts. Sprinkle over cake mixture. Bake 40 minutes at 350.

(From Heavenly Recipes- Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church Cookbook)


Cranberry Punch

1 can cranberry juice concentrate

1-liter ginger ale

1-liter orange juice

Mix together. Refrigerate and serve

With all the hot weather we are having, maybe this snow scene from on top of the mountain will help you cool off. Looks like they had school and the bus made it through.