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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

WHAT'S IN A NAME? We have heard a few amusing and interesting stories about how some places got their names. Some of them sound like pretty tall tales and we don't vouch for the authenticity of them all. In this article, I'll tell you the way a few supposedly got theirs. If you like, it might become a regular feature and we invite anyone to send us stories about how different towns and communities got their names. One man told me the Ararat River was named because people used to trap muskrats along its banks. It became so popular and crowded that the people had to come to an agreement. Folks who lived OT the lands on one side of the river would only set their traps there vrtiile folks living on the lands on the other side of the river would set their traps only on their side of the river banks. Often you could hear them yell across to each other as they checked their traps, "Ary - A- Rat?" (Any muskrats?) You guessed it, from then on it was known as the "Ary-A-Rat" or Ararat River ....

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 POSSESSION IS 9/10 "Have y'all heard what happened over at J.B. Tilly's this morning?", the just arrived loafer asked his dozen or so counterparts who were sitting or leaning around the front porch of Max Taylor's store. The first reply he got was Cal Thomas, who spoke up, "J.B. ain't started drinking again, has he?" Another fellow said, "No way. Old J.B. quit because of the way his old lady, Myra, raised rane about it and he won't even slip a drink on the sly when she ain't around ' "That's a fact", echoed another "When J.B. Tilly quit drinking, he quit for gcxi!" Wi J h everybody' s curiosity , peaked, all eyes turned to the new arrival and :several loafers spoke in unison, "Go r head and tell us what happened, Ben." Well, Ben stood there for a moment, "iituating his chaw", then spit a deadly ac curate stream of ambeer at an unsuspecting fly that had lit in the store yam, then he began. "Sheriff Jessup got a call this morning to come out to J.B....

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Plans & Materials stoneware "Do /f Yourself" CllStOltl Builder's "ch!!™ 0 » Ws $ 49.00 703-694-3111 Ha rd wa re ciaric Brothers Building Materials Patio Torches Fe f < J, A . n f S ®. We Ship Anything, $|A qc Pittsburgh Paints Distributor Anywhere!! I fai9w Solar Heating Systems Carolina Water Stoves s?!.^S!^T l )« ra w.. Septic System Dultr i Builder Flower Pots 20%0FF Patrick County's Oldest Construction Firm (Since 1 885) HAM HOUSE Country Hams sat'ssun a rs;sL D „ xi^ k * " ,n - "■"• 11 F " ,loo,i " e £££?£', Hoop Cheese ISSORTED ANTIQUES „ •> Homemade Apple Butter, Molasses, Honey ~ Ptaba!V*idTo 50 Gallon Whiskey Barrels Games! Screen Printed T-Shirts, Caps Souvenirs : Highway 52 South Phone 703-755-3871 Cana, Va. 24317 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 Page 2

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

IBA^KOAJ^^ BACKROADS "Never take the main roads, they're the future with their stores, offijes, and service stations. Always travel the backroads. You can see the future tomorrow but backroads are the past and someday they may be gone. On backroads you can see old weathered barns with wagons and horse drawn hayrakes. There are meadows fenced with old chestnut rails and creeks that bubble and cascade over rocks that have never known pollution. There's a part of our heritage on our backroads that no pen or camera will ever capture. There are cows wading in a creek, sharing a "deep hole" with native trout. You may have to stop occasionally to let a mother grouse herd her little ones across the road or a deer might stop grazing in a roadside meadow long enough to watch you go by. The old timer you'll pass will throw up his hand and if you've got time, he'll stop and talk 'a spell'. You'll not get anywhere in a hurry on a backroad but only the future's in a hurry. Backroads are part of t...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

SEPTEMBER, 1983 s\oiin£a?n jLaurel Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life REMINISCIN^Q| jf Mr. Coy Yea tis Let me tell you about my trip down to Kibler Valley with Mr. Coy Yeatts. We were going to visit Mr. Will Barnard, a boyhood buddy of Mr. Coy's and a longtime friend of mine. Mr. Coy is 8U years old and Mr. Will is SB. I picked up Mr. Coy at May berry shortly after 10:00 on a pretty Saturday morning. We went down Squirrel Spur (St. Rd. 614) to the foot of the mountain and cut back to our left on State Road 631. Mr. Coy pointed out paths that were once roads leading to the high hollows and ridge tops around the Bell Spur community. He remembered traveling over most of them but now they are hardly recognizable paths. He told of making a wagon trip down one with his dad when he was just a boy. All along the way he pointed out old homesites and points of interest. By the time we pulled up to the stop sign and turned left onto the Kibler Valley road, (State Road 648) I had gained considera...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

Page 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1983 Mountain Memories Oft times, something will strike a chord and bring back a memory long forgotten from the corners of our minds. The photograph on the front cover of our June issue of the Keith homeplace near Willis, Virginia, taken in 1905, sparked such a memory in a woman I was priviledged to meet. Mrs. Stella Strock said, "I drive by that place now and don't seem to notice it but that picture was exactly the way I remember it as a child." Mrs. Strock's mother, Alice Hylton Hodges, and Mrs. Keith were girlhood friends. Mrs. Strock's mother married and moved to the Claudeville area of Patrick County, but every year, the family would pack up in a covered wagon and make the journey up the Rye Cove road to the top of the mountain. Then, they would cross onto the dirt road where the Blue Ridge Zoo is located now (the backroad featured in our August issue), go by the old Langhorne Mill and then on to Willis by way of the Keith's house. There was a ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ■■ m mm mm*±mm**Mm LARGEST FLEA MARKET ON US 52 HW mm llfill vE EACH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. rlea nAm nuuoc STEP 2 Marke t Homemade Biscuits try qur HOUSE. WE SERVE UP Sat. ft Sun. § Country Ham Sandwiches COUNTRY HAM BISCUITS, COUNTRY Bfl| n MUSIC & Flatfootlll? ¥ Of All Kinds ! HAM/ COUNTRY BACON, PINTO BEANS/ lillll. I»IUSIC « riailOOlllig Ice Cold Cider CORNBREAD WITH HOME GROWN TOMATO ACCftDTCVI AMTIAIIEC SLICES AND ICE COLD CIDER TO MOOWHI til AlfllyUCo QUINCH YOUR THIRST. TU[B . STEP 3 PEACH ORCHARD f A THEN CARRY YOUR HAM AND BEANS IUN nomemade DINNER OUTSIDE TO THE FREE AND Apple Butter. »lt, T »s e fc 7n»FLAT V FOOT »«««" Molasses, Honey MKIN6 E«E«, ««E.D. "OLD TIMEYI " STEP INTO THE SMOKE HOUSE AND m mm ' SMELL THE AROMA OF SUGAR CURED QRR . ON Prini^A Countrv Hams BACON AND HICKORY SMOKED HAMS. bcreen rrinTea | V " J LLAMA HERE YOU CAN BUY SOME OF T-Shirts I Side Meat THE SAME GOOD OLD TIME MEAT YOU - ' JUST ENJOYED AT THE HAM HOUSE TO Caps ...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

THE FAMILY REUNION BY: Y.K.W. ,~*t • V. . . - . •> < ,V.' - '■ t -• - y* - . ' \,u . / "\r - ~ ; \\ ■> Victoria Blackard Shelor, Joseph Bishop Blackard, Virginia Blackard Reynolds, Susan Blackard Shelor. This photograph was taken at the family reunion. John Blackard couldn't be present when this picture was taken. Que sumner (perhaps it was about 1911) a family we had never heard of appeared to stay about a month with us. She told she was our cousin Coogie Robbins from somewhere in West Virginia. With her was her daughter, Morill and a young boy named Esau. They had come to claim their share of the Tom DeHart estate, a man who had a fine big house and lots of land. It was a terrific burden on my mother to feed and wait on than for so long but she bore it bravely. Dad thought Cousin Coogie should be royally entertained so he got up a reunion and picnic at the Old Place out near Mountain View. There was much ado about preparing food and travel arrangem...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

WILD This is a weed/wild flower that grows in abundance along road banks and just about every where else in the mountains. Where ever you find them growing, there will be a thicket of them, taller than your knees. The plant is a succulant annual and dies back irrmediately at the slightest fall frost. In the summer, they are covered with beautiful blooms. There are two varieties; one that blooms yellow and one that blooms bright orange. Both varieties have pods which when mature burst suddenly upon being touched, hence the common name of "Touch Me Not". The blooms resemble snapdragons but are suspended from the plant on delicate little threadlike supports. Being beautiful isn't all there is Write Or Call For Brochure Describing fair* "Over 70 Properties" BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS /Mi And In Its Foothills ffKry m Anglin Realty | (rfTghway 58 W), P.O. Box 268 Call: 703-694-3570 Or 703-694-4810 flr ' SOUTHERN STATES CARROLL COUNTY COOPERATIVE Located Intersection Of U.S. 221 & 58...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

Browsing "BRCWSING AROUND" is a regular feature of THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL. In this section we feature various pieces of real estate that are for sale in "The Heart of the Blue Ridge", and give some details and reasons why we find them particularly attractive. We do this out of editorial curiosity and ... ' ? ■• • * : Old log grainery behind house. See small photograph in right hand corner of article for a close up of the handmade latches on it. This month our "BROWSING AROUND" feature is a beautiful old farm near Meadows of Dan, Virginia. It is a portion of the Charlie Smith farm. Mr. Smith was born in 1900 and died in 1982. He built this house and lived in it for over 50 years. Mr. Smith was a blacksmith and his bellows and forge are still in the small shop he operated beside the old house. The property consists of approximately 35 acres with close to 1,000 feet of road frontage on a dead end gravel state road. This road used to come out beside the Meadows of Dan Baptist Church but wh...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

Patrick Home Center Hwy. 58 E., Stuart, Va Quality Construction Materials Competitively Priced Call For Comparison Before You Buy' 703-694-7195 The Beautiful, Natural Way To Live Over 18 Mode I s SHAWNEE LOG HOMES Shawnee Log Homes combines the rustic beauty of The Improved Log Home Concept select Virginia grown pines with housing designed Each Shawnee Log Home begins with tall, healthy pine trees from for today's lifestyles. Cathedral ceilings, exposed the mountains of southwest Virginia. These high quality trees are beams, and large picture windows blend with the cu * '°gs, hand peeled to enhance their natural appearance, and natural beauty of the traditional log home at- then planed to uniform thickness. mosphere. Unlike most log home manufacturers. Each log is grooved top and bottom so that an insulating spline may custom designs are available upon request. Over be inserted. The spline is combined with additional insulating 18 affordable models are available to choose from mater...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

MY PA WOULD SING By Hazel Hedrick He was a man, like very few was little, and quite loud. He sang a lot and laughed alot, stood out in any crowd. I guess 'bout him, some would say, and I suppose some did, (because he truely looked that way) my pa was like a kid. To me, my pa stood straight and tall, one very special guy. He never swore or lied at all and never once got highHe loved his wife, anyone could see by the way he held her hand. He shared with her most all this life, and now God's promised land. 20 Acres Commercial Property near 1—77 about 5 miles from Hillsville, Va. located off exit 620 $125,000.00 Termis Center Chalet at Groundhog Mtn. Completely furnished. .$39,500.00 72 Acres on St. Rd. 754 Dugspur area, fenced and cross fenced, 40 acres in pasture, barn and 2 old outbuildings OWNER FINANCING. .$72,000.00 200 Acres (more or less) 3 right of ways, springs branches, some timber, 2 pond sites, old farm house CMNER FINANCING $115,000.00 26.8 Acres on Rt. 52 South at the 1-7...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

HAIR (A CROWNING GLORY) A long, full head of hair in our grandmother's day was a woman's crowning glory. It was usually washed in rainwater, for it's purity and to make their hair soft. Such things as eggs and vinegar were rinsed in their hair to give it shine. Their hair was brushed a hundred strokes daily to keep it healthy, but today experts say hair shouldn't be brushed that much because it causes excess breakage. Do you remember when ladies used to save the hair from their brushes and roll it into balls to use for a "rat"? When they pinned their hair up on top of their heads, they then used the "rat" to give the roll more fullness. My grandmother used to make curls of clipped hair, attach the curls to a hairpin and then stick these around in her hairstyle to "fancy" it up. Once she was terribly embarrassed when a young man was courting her and one of them fell out! Curling irons are nothing new. Our grandmothers had non-electric ones which they heated on the wood stove and then...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

THE GOOD OLD DAYS Ivalein Belcher came by for a visit last Sunday and brought some old papers she haci found. Among them were old tax records of the 64 acres of land her family has owned for quite scxne time. We thought you would be interested to see how property taxes have changed in this century in Patrick County, Virginia. The reprint of her parent's 1903 county tax assessment accompanies this article. The amount charged for their 64 acres in 1903 was the sum of $2.08! What with school taxes and others added to it, it came to the grand total of $4-48. Ivalein reports that according to her mother, last year's county taxes on the same 64 acre property were sll9-35. While that is quite a jump for 80 years, what are the taxes on 64 acres where you live? We feel priviledged to live in an area where the cost of living is still low enough to enjoy life! Mr. (slf £?., To SAMUEL H. DUNKLEY, Treasurer of Patrick lounty. Va.. Dr. <*oa 1/ • t.» Stale State Tu ■ u ,.,. ! Co. Lavy _...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

WE NEED HELP WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH OLD FASHIONED INTEGRITY WHO TAKES PRIDE IN THEIR WORK. WE NEED ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES WHO BELIEVE AS WE DO IN GIVING EACH CLIENT HIS "DOLLARS WORTH? IF YOU HAVE A CAR, TELEPHONE AND LIKE TO WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE, EITHER FULL OR PART TIME, THEN WE'D LIKE TO TALK WITH YOU. WE WOULD PREFER A RETIRED PERSON WITH SALES EXPERIENCE BUT WE WILL CONSIDER ALL INQUIRIES. IF YOU LIVE IN GALAX, CHRISTIANSBURG, BLACKSBURG, RADFORD, MARTINSVILLE OR MT. AIRY, WE'D BE ESPECIALLY INTERESTED, BUT AGAIN, THIS IS NO REQUIREMENT. SEND US A NOTE WITH A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER. MA I L TO: THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL ROUTE 1 MEADOWS OF DAN, VA. 24120 WIN A F REE SUBSC RIPTION We're looking for a photograph of the Old Meadows of Dan Baptist Church. We'll give a year's subscription to THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL to the first person who sends us one. Of course your photograph will be well cared for and returned to you. We'll even make a few e...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

GOOD NEIGHBORS "ONE WAY TO GIVE THANKS" By: John Hassel Yeatts The year was 1927 when we began to hear our parents and other folks around the stores in the tri—county area talking about the threatening blight that was stealing in from the Southern Appalachians and was predicted to devastate our beloved chestnut orchards. Many families in and around Mayberry were lucky to get their hands on $200.00 cash dollars each year. Much of that, of course, came from chestnuts. And we young bucks who prided ourselves on buying our winter shoes and overalls with chestnut money and "due bills" at the local stores were, to say the least, becoming dismayed. True to the prophecy of the agriculture colleges and the forest rangers the blight did, indeed come. And it swept through the Mayberry mountains almost with the speed of a forest fire. The Stock Market hadn't yet collapsed, but the old timers seemed to "feel it in their bones" that this devilish blight was seme kind of omen of hard times to come...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

HOME SWEET HOME Hello, I'm Richard Wetherbee, owner of WETHERBEE REALTY and INSURANCE AGENCY. I'd like to tell you a little about myself and why I chose THE HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE for my home. I'm origionally from New Jersey, a former "city slicker" who's always felt more comfortable wearing jeans than a dinner jacket. I'm a cautious person and I explored many areas in my search for a place that would be out of the rat race. Not one of the other areas could compare with here. My primary concern in relocating was to find a place where the pace was slower and "friends and neighbors" still existed and were one and the same. My first impression of the people I met here was totally right. They are some of the friendliest, nicest people I've ever met. They're honest and accomodating in a way that no longer exists in many places. People still take time to be friendly and there's an air of peace and tranquility. Another of my concerns was taxes, but here taxes are as low as one dollar per ...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

WILD FOODS Within a five mile radius in these Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I have picked wild strawberries, blackberries, wild peaches, apples, wild blueberries, wild currents, sarvice berries, wild raspberries, made wine from wild cherries, picked two varieties of wild grapes, and many, many other foods. The two varieties of wild grapes are: the larger ones that grow one by one on the vines, and the' smaller variety, fox grapes, that grow in clusters. These grow in the woods and sometimes the vines grow high in the trees, making it hard to reach them. Sometimes you get lucky and find them growing closer to the ground. Elderberries abound in this region and while they don' t have much of a taste as is, they make a good jelly or wine. The wild rose hips in this area are small and mostly seeds, but still have a good lemony taste to them and add enjoyment to a fall or winter walk through the woods. Watercress grows in many streams here in the woods. I like to carry a salt shaker w...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

DO YOU REMEMBER? I have another "batch" of my favorite "Do You Remembers" and here they are: Handmade shoes, made on a straight form so there was no right or left until you wore them enough to get them "broke in" on your feet. (This was a memory told to me by Glen Reynolds of Rustburg, Virginia. He grew up at Mayberry and had shoes made by Simon Scott the tanner, whose tools are on display at Mabry Mill now.) Soft drinks bring back a lot of memories also. Do you remember when they were just a nickle? Do you remember the first time you ever tasted a soft drink? I heard one old timer described his first soft drink as, "Tasting like it feels when my foot's asleep" Remember when soft drinks used to have real cork liners in their caps? I always liked the old style drink coolers that held cold water in them and held the bottles by the neck so that you had to slide them along a slot to get than out of the box. I remember my grandmother buying me my first "fountain Coke" it was at a drug st...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

This little story and perhaps others to follow, is concerned only with the people Who lived on both banks of Tuggle' s Creek and some of the events that happened in their lives. Near the headwaters, Tuggle' s Creek flowed gently down through rolling hills, farm lands and meadows. It flows by Concord Church where on Baptising day, it was damned „up by a few hardy volunteers and ushd by both the Missionary Baptist and the Primitive Baptist Churches as a baptising pool. The whole creek is perhaps no more than ten or twelve miles long. As it approaches its destination, the hills on each bank become steeper and steeper to form a deep gorge, scarcely inhabitable. There the first settlers moved farther back from its banks on to find a more nearly level place to build. It is said that Tuggle's Creek took its name from Harry Tuggle, who may have been the first school teacher in the whole area. I wish I knew more about him but unfortunately, the only thing I remember is that he lived in a sma...

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