Mountain Top Party Line | March 26, 2019

By Ivalien Reynolds

It was nice to see some beautiful sunny days and get outside. I sure did need that. Sunshine is like medicine.

My dear Miss Claudine Wood went to be with the Lord. Her service was beautiful and carried out how she would have it done. She was a praying woman and a friend to all. She had longed to see the Mountain View Methodist Church filled again and it was filled for her funeral. They had to get out extra chairs for the back of the church.  I remember when the church was filled and people were waiting outside. Thanks to Beverly Wood for taking me and also to Mike and Sue Hall for their offer.  After service, Beverly and I visited the Boyd Cemetery and Patrick Memorial Gardens.

Hope you enjoy my photo this week.  I knew a lot of the people. So many enjoy old photos.

I received a St. Patrick’s Day card from my step son Connell Reynolds. Wish you could see how pretty “No Business Mountain” is getting. It’s one of God’s wonders.

Thanks to Edie Lemons for the hand-made shamrock with yummy chocolate inside. She sure does brighten a lot of people’s day.

I hadn’t seen Tony from Elizabeth’s Pizza for a while. I saw him at the Post Office and we had time to talk. He was waiting for a group of children to come so they could cook, play, and do all kinds of fun stuff. Sure was nice to see Tony again and I always love to see my pizza friends any time.

The Soup Kitchen is doing well and Van is proud of his help. Thanks to the lady that cleans up after they get done. Van says she does a great job and he is so thankful to find the building looking so clean.

Mary Ann from D.C. called and we got caught up on the news from D.C. and I gave her the news here. Until next time. God Bless you all!


Food for thought- Comfort isn’t ours alone-it is to be shared with others that we encounter each day.


Carrot Pudding

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg slightly beaten

1 cup raw grated carrots

2 tsp.  grated lemon rind

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup currants

1 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Mix together the butter or margarine, sugar, egg, carrots, lemon rind, raisins, and currants.

Stir together the dry ingredients and mix with the carrot mixture.

Pour into a buttered casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 1/4 hour or until firm.

Serves 6-8

(Recipe from -Wonderful Ways to Prepare Desserts- by Joanne Shirley)


Left Woman: Monnie Muriel Boyd Light, Left Man: Dillard Hamm holding Danny Hamm and Rodney Hamm, Larry Boyd leaning with Leroy Boyd in front, Woman holding baby Janet Dalton is Myrtle Boyd, Loretta Boyd right front. Far right: Nancy Avie Boyd. Middle Back: Claude James Lankford, to the right in hat William Charlie Dalton, next: Ruby Marie Boyd Dalton, Far left front: Homer Boyd

Boyd Family Reunion Early 1950’s Gary Lankford’s Grandparents Farm Vesta, VA.

Thank you Gary Lankford for this beautiful photo!