Mountain Top Party Line | May 14, 2019

A lovely scene painted by “Miss” Bea at the chapel. I’m so happy that I knew her and have good memories.
By Ivalien Reynolds

The weather lately has been a bit of everything, rain, hail, thunderstorms and my favorite – sunny days. Nothing like sunshine.

Providence Methodist had a crowd for their monthly country breakfast. It’s always delicious. It was nice to eat with Pastor Jim, Mary Jo, and Charlie (famous musicians).

The tribute to Elvis at Rotary Field was nice. The building was decorated all over in the the 50s theme. People had on poodle skirts, saddle oxfords, and a young lady doing lots of things with a hula hoop. The person singing and doing things like Elvis was good. The food was good. Sally Smith and her workers do so much to help people.

Boy, I was a happy camper when Donald Willard came and mowed my yard before the rain came. As I write this, I want Mark and Beverly Woody to know that my Easter vase of spring flowers still is pretty. Thank you!

On Monday my sister-in-law, Hilda Nittler, made a trip on the mountain with me to Conner’s View and Mountain View cemeteries. We drove by “Miss” Claudine’s to say a final goodbye to her home. We were sad and miss her so much. Then we came back down the mountain and placed flowers at the Adams and Reynolds cemeteries. We were really tired, but very happy to get flowers out at our loved ones resting places. We thanked the Lord for letting us have a safe trip. It was a good day.

The Soup Kitchen cooked up a variety this week. They had ham and potato soup, vegetable soup, pinto beans and bread.

My 103 year old lady, “Miss” Vera Plasters, was having a good day with members of her family and some from afar. She was enjoying a little dog that was visiting.

Sure was good to see Mike and Sue Hall at supper on Wednesday evening at church. Mike sung well, as always. The men’s ministry cooked a good meal.

Thanks to folks for giving me donations for the Jesus House. It is appreciated.

I enjoyed talking with Mary Ann from D.C. on Thursday – it always makes my day to talk with her.


Food for thought – “Happiness is inward and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.” – By Henry Van Dyke


Picnic Salad

1 cup shredded cabbage

4 frankfurters – sliced thin

1 1/2 cup baked beans

1 tbsp. chopped onion

1 tbsp. pickle relish

1 tbsp. vinegar

shredded lettuce

Blend all the ingredients except the lettuce together. Chill and serve on lettuce.

From Life Line Cookbook for Health Living, a collection of recipes by the Auxiliary of Northern Hospital of Surry County.


Hint – Remember to thaw all meats in the refrigerator for maximum safety.





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