Mountain Top Party Line

Ivalien Reynolds
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First of all, I want to thank The Enterprise for the “huge” box of chocolates they gave me for Christmas. Also, thanks for being so kind to me over the years that I have done the “Party Line.” You are all so special.
I finally got around to stopping by Honduras Coffee to see Leon Puckett and got a bite to eat. I’ll never forget Leon for his kindness to my mom. She just loved him and his family.
Then I went to Wanda’s Jewelry to shop a bit. Wanda was always kind to my mom also. It was good to see her again.
“Miss Claudine” Wood is enjoying Christmas cards and visitors. She just loves Christmas—always has.
I’m enjoying a pretty poinsettia in a snowman pot, thanks to Papa Ronnie. I love snowmen because they are always smiling.
Please keep my friend LaNita Harris on your prayer list. She needs our prayers very much now.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Juel Hubbard Sewell, a former resident of Meadows of Dan in the Mountain View community, who had lived in Culpeper for years. My love and heartfelt sympathy go to the family in their time of sorrow.
I came home from church Wednesday night and found a beautiful fruit basket on the porch in a chair. Thanks to whoever left it and God bless you. I will enjoy it.
Melissa Pilson gave me some peach salsa. It was so good and I shared it, along with chips, at the Food Ministry on Wednesday while we watched for the food van. They loved it too.
So many nice things are going on here in our community to celebrate the Christmas season and I’ve been fortunate to enjoy quite a few. I’m looking forward to the live nativity scene at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Michael Reynolds sent me a lot of ideas that blue Dawn dish washing liquid is good for and I’ll be sharing those next year.
Household hint: for mold and mildew, make a concentrated solution of borax or vinegar and water to clean the affected areas.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year to everyone.
Recipes for the holidays or anytime:
PUNCH TO PLEASE
1 (46 oz.) can apricot nectar
1 (46 oz.) can pineapple juice
3 (6 oz.) cans frozen lemonade (thawed)
3 qts. ginger ale
Chill all ingredients before mixing. Combine fruit juices in large container and stir in ginger ale. Serve over ice ring.

FIRECRACKER PUNCH
4 cups cranberry juice
4 cups pineapple juice
2 qts. ginger ale
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
Chill juices and ginger ale. Combine juices, sugar and extract. Add the ginger ale last.
Food for thought
Remember a moment of patience can prevent a great disaster.

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