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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

The Mail Box Dear Mountain Laurel, Your June issue literally jumped at me in a local drug store a few days ago. My family is origionally from Eastern Kentucky but moved to Florida when I was a young girl. I remember visiting my parents friends, the Gillam family in Wise, Virginia and although I was very young, the countryside and friendly people made a lasting impression. I haven't been there in many, many years but I would love to be able to show it off to my own children and husband, and through your paper, I'll be able to give them a good idea of what to expect. Thank you for a wonderful evening of reading and reminiscing. Please find enclosed a subscription request for me and one for my parents. Sincerely, J. Marchio Rockledge, Florida Dear Susan, The media of today seems to be concerned almost totally with foreign wars, star wars, space stories and the marvels of computers. Thank Heaven you and The Mountain Laurel have found a reading AN OPEN INVITATION HI! THE BLUE RIDGE ZOO I...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

THE GLADE Many a time I've thought about why I love the mountains; I've even tried to describe it to friends, but there are so many reasons for my love of this area that description of every reason seemed impossible. All the reasons I love this area would fill volumes and take a lifetime to relate, especially since I discover new things to love each day. But, let me tell you why I love this moment. I am sitting on a log, with my pen and pad, in a small glade. There are rhododendrons which are well over 10 feet tall, encircling the glade and a small stream is gurgling beneath them on one side. Tall oaks and hickorys shade the entire glade with sunlight filtering through here and there. The clearing is carpeted by lush green grass and numerous wild flowers and at the base of each tree, there are rhododendrons and flame azeleas clumped together. The edge of the glade dips in and out of the surrounding woods, giving the glade an irregular outline but providing little nooks and crannies ...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

MOUNTAIN RECIPE MXAS3S SMX CAKE cup brown sugar or white. Vz cup butter cup molasses cup milk 2 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder. V 2 teaspoons salt X teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon mixed spices 1 egg Cream butter and add sugar gradually with beaten egg and molasses. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and spices together. Add milk and mix well. Bake in well greased pan, 35 minutes in thin layers or roll out and cut out size of plate and bake on cookie sheet. Stack 4 or 5 layers, with apple butter between them. Let stand over night before eating. This recipe was supplied by Miss Addie Wood of Mayberry Trading Post. She has been making the cake for years from the recipe that was in a cook book that came with a "Wrought Iron Range Co." wood cookstove. The company was established in 1864 according to the cookbook. This recipe is an old mountain favorite and is still made and brought to most family reunions up here today. I bet you've heard of fried apples. Who hasn't? But have you ever heard...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

MOUNTAIN TRADING Trading has always been a part of the mountain culture. Years ago when cash money was hard (IT not impossible) to come by, many folks had to rely on their abilitv to trade in order to provide necessities for their families. Chestnuts gather 3d in the fall were traded for winter supplies at local stores. If semething was needed for the home or farm, more often than not a trade could be struck in exchange for produce, livestock or labor. Generation after generation, mountain folks have sharpened their trading skill. From a turn of the century economy that required trading to live, many now live to trade. Nowhere will you find sharper traders than in these mountains. They're honest as the day is long but shrewd as can be. In the spirit of keeping mountain trading alive, THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL is proud to announce starting with this issue, we will offer a small section each month to anyone with something they wish to sell or trade. All items must be either antiques, homema...

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

THE HORSE TRADE By Wm. Axley Allen "Fast talking trading like fast drinking can pull a high toll." (Uncle Ben) There's three kinds of traders, the ones who do it for fun, the ones who do it for profit and the ones that are addicted, like my Uncle Charlie was. Uncle Charlie was a trader's dream come true ' cause once he decided to trade for something, there was no backing down. He became a man possessed and his better judgement got churned like butter into a blind optimistic faith that a little more boot would work the deal. The best example I know of his addiction was the time he decided to trade horses. This is a more or less true account of what happens to a trading addict consumed with "have to have it fever." Uncle Ben sat with his elbows propped on the kitchen table. His brother-in-law, my Uncle Charlie, was leaning over the back of an old straight chair that he was sitting backwards on. They were at Uncle Ben's house and Uncle Charlie was trying to trade Uncle Ben out of a hor...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1983

Pago 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1983 CRAFTSMAN: MR. ADAM CLEMENT v «.•<:•...• » ..-. . : <>/-:s^v ' . ?; Mr. Adam Clenient holding a 16 pound slab of beeswax he took from his honey and melted in the black iron pot shewn beside him. Each month we feature a craftperson in The Mountain Laurel. This month, we are proud to feature Mr. Adam Clement of Ararat, Virginia. Mr. Clement was born July 3, 1901 and has lived all his life within walking distance of his present home. I first met Mr. Clement when Mr. Coy Yeatts and I went down to Kibler Valley, but you can read about that elsewhere in The Mountain Laurel this month. ( See "Reminiscing" with Mr. Will Barnard and Mr. Coy Yeatts.) His craft is beekeeping. He was taught by his mother and has kept hives since the 30's. Ordinarily I'm not all that crazy over honey but Mr. Clement's honey is a different matter. It's delicious! After talking with him, my knowledge of the honey business has really increased...

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

Since 1 885 _ ■ ■ Formby's OJc<e Custom Builder's 703-694-3111 Sale-'9.96 Sn&Afrt Hardware EES2Er <?/ dezna fOMffetcat. Building Materials 25% Off &>c ■ are HfMia? taward Feed And Seed. Lounge Rocking Chairs a rf%t° £r . Septic Systems $ 22.94 c/zsc S/ta/?/>* /*?/<. feature Distributors For: 5h.P. RotorTiiior cAzhfUsCs; G/fts Pittsburgh Paints *299.95 Solar Heating Systems Miero^'Ae^' ories Carolina Water Stoves via* »%■*«*.. $ 16.95 Patrick County's Oldest ES / ooai*r»B«H4«r Construction Firm SpM Satariays (Since 1 885) You'rt Wtlcom* To Browo* National Homes Manufacturing Company A Division Of National Homes Corp. 42 Years Of Leadership In The Housing Industry The Carmel 1092 Sq. Ft. Living Area 42 X 26 Contact us for information and the buiMor nearest you. P.O. Box 578 Collins*ilia, Va. 24078 703-832-5873 Ext. 236 MORE FAMILIES LIVE IN NATIONAL HOMES THAN ANY OTHER HOMES IN THE WORLD MOUNTAIN LAUREL SE...

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

Page 24 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1983 BACKROADS* Thxs month our BACKROADS column will take you into one of the most beautiful areas of Carroll County, Virginia. We will follow Big Reed Island Creek for almost 6 miles. At times it will be over 200 feet wide with islands, some as large as several acres, standing high and dry amidst the swirling white water rapids. We'll pass old farms and mills that are so picturesque you'll regret it if you don't bring your camera. Wild flowers are in abundance and the riverbanks are teeming with wildlife. Everything from rabbits and deer to an occasional mink or muskrat can be seen. Due to the remoteness of this area, it offers sanctuary to one of the largest black bear populations in this area. Don't worry, black bears in the wild are extremely shy and the most you're apt to see will be an occasional track. We will begin at the intersection of US 5$ and US 221, in Hillsville, Virginia. This intersection is 21.2 miles west of Meadows of Dan, Virgi...

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

OCTOBER 1983 Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life MEMORIES OF AN EXTRAORDINARY MOUNTAIN LADY MISS FLORA CAMANA DEHART This is a collection of memories of many people about one remarkable woman, Flora DeHart. The memories are from relatives, old friends who lived near and people who were from as far away as Kansas. Part of these memories are Miss Flora's own recollections, in her own words, thanks to a tape made by and loaned to us by Artis Caudle of High Point, North Carolina. She made the tape in 1969 on a visit to Miss Flora's home. Miss Flora Camana DeHart was born in 1889 to Jeff and Malinda Graham DeHart. She had four sisters - Lizzie (who was wife to Ed Mabry of Mabry Mill), Sis, Orie, Addie and one brother, Green DeHart . She grew up in a hollow across what is now the Blue Ridge Parkway from what is now Mabry Mill, in a log cabin. Her father, Jeff DeHart, was a Civil War veteran. When a school building was abandoned near their cabin because a new school had been built, the family...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1983

Page 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1983 She said if they got in her way, she just kicked them aside. Miss Flora was a miracle worker of sorts. She was well known in this area for being able to stop blood and take the fire out of burns. This was something her sister Addie first knew how to do but couldn't tell anyone or she would lose the power. Addie wrote it down and placed it in the family Bible so after her death Miss Flora could learn how. Miss Flora's niece, Kelly Turman told me she once spilled boiling water on both of her feet and called Miss Flora over the phone. She said Miss Flora half whispered, half mumbled and she couldn't tell what she said but in ten minutes time, although her feet were badly burned and blistered, the pain went away completely and stayed away until her feet had healed. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Burnett said also that their small grandson got burned and they too called Miss Flora. She asked the child's name, his age, and his parents names and in less than a half ...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1983

Vftdeo Games! WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Souvenirs , HAM HOUSE Peach Butter Mtn. Music ft Flatf ooting Homemade Biscuits Apple Butter, Country Ham Sandwiches of aii Kinds! Molasses, Honey WHL V COME JOIN IN THE FUN Screen Printed Sat. ft Sun. T-Shirts, c— Caps ASSORTED ANTIQUES ~~ " w '*■ " Old Timey Chestnut Rails Highways2South 50 Gallon Whiskey Barrels Cana,Va. 24317 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1983 Page 3

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

Page 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1983 STONEMANS FIRST NAME IN COUNTRY MUSIC It was more than a concert, it was a rare priviledge to be one of those attending the Stoneman Family Festival at Willis, Virginia in August. The reason it was more than a concert was that family members from Maryland and Tennessee traveled here for a reunion. Some members of the family are professional musicians, others, though accomplished musicians, have turned to other walks of life, but all have music in their blood, the heritage of their parents, the famous pioneer of country music, Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman and his wife, Hattie. As we arrived, another musical group was playing. It was a locally based new group called Virginia Breeze who has just made their first record. (See article on Virginia Breeze in this issue.) They had the audience warmed up and ready when the Stoneman*s came on. There was a feeling of continuity that a new group from this area would be followed by the oldest musical family from ...

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

HOMEMADE JEWELRY Bertie Lou Ingram of Bassett Virginia wrote to us about one kind of homemade jewelry in her youth. She wrote: "We used to make chains of horse hair. The tail of a forse furnished material. Also chinquapins were boiled to Soften them, then strung with needle and thread to make a necklace. A silver dime was made into a nice little ring. Maybe someone will give directions for the ring." Is there anyone out there who knows how to make a ring from a dime? I know this isn't jewelry, but I have heard sane other uses for horse hair. I have been told that it used to be used for strings on fiddles and my mother used to say that if you could get someone to lie down, you could hold a single horse hair across their face and they couldn't get up. (I believe her brothers tried this experiment successfully on each other, probably without the willful consent of the one on his back!) I have also often heard of horse hair stuffed furniture. Was it real horse hair or a just a stiff mat...

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

Page 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1983 FOR LOVE OF AN OLD HOUSE ?p « ; *«S»^B1 ii'ilmfnllifi'miin : iffi^n^^ : | : ''iiiTi^^WF^il^'' <"<! fllll R!H I^9 >. % ~|£? "? ••■■ ' < ' , x ist^ - IBB® lIfIHHHHH The house had been in the Calfee family since 1800. It was probably Henry Calfee, who origionally came from Pulaski, who purchased 2,000 acres of land in Carroll County. The oldest marker in the Calfee family cemetery on the property is of Stephen Calfee, Who died on May 3. 1830, but several graves marked only with a stone may be much older. Hie last Calfee to be buried there was Lynch Calfee. The 1850 Carroll County Census listed Elizabeth Calfee who, I have been told by relatives, was Stephen's aunt. This Elizabeth Calfee married George L. Carter. Through Mrs. Alene Goad of Pulaski, we have several photographs of a wedding that took place February 11, 1917. The wedding was of Helen Jane Calfee and James Eric Hanks, Allene Goad's parents. The...

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

GROWING UP ON TUGGLES CREEK THRESHING BY Y.K.W. In addition to corn, many farmers in our area also grew a small acreage of wheat, rye and buckwheat for bread crops. These grains were cut with a cradle which had a long thin blade with five "fingers" spaced directly above it. The cradler would take long, smooth strokes into the grain. Then, with his right hand holding the cradle against his left leg, he would reach down with his left hand and remove the collected grain from the fingers and drop it in a small, neat pile. Right behind him came someone who would gather and tie it into bundles. The bundles were later gathered and placed into shocks to cure until ready to be stacked. All the grain was stacked close together to await the arrival of the threshing machine. This machine consisted of a very large wooden box on wheels. At the front end there was a platform where a member of the threshing crew stood and fed the grain into a big cylinder with big spikes protruding. Below the cylin...

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

Page 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1983 WINDOW SHOPPING ON MAIN STREET STUART, VIRGINIA The courthouse in Stuart., Virginia. The little town of Stuart, Virginia is located 16 miles east of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Highway 58, in the county of Patrick. Stuart has a population of 1,131 and covers a total of 0.61 square miles. It is one of the most picturesque little comnunities in the Heart of the Blue Ridge. There' s lots of bits and pieces of information that I could tell about Stuart but they would be statistics such as you could find about any city or town. The things I'd like to tell you about Stuart, Virginia are the things that are often taken for granted by residents and overlooked by tourists. Of all the impressions this tiny town has given me, none stand out in my mind like the first Christmas as a resident. I had moved to Stuart from North Carolina and the holiday season found me alone except for the few new friends I had made in recent months. My mood was despondent, being s...

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

MAIN STREET - CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 and a new government office building. I would be worried about losing our small locally owned shops to progress if it were hapening anywhere else, but here the people are loyal to their neighbors and hopefully Stuart will always be a haven of escape from the fast paced modern world. A place where a lonesome stranger can walk the streets before Christmas and be flooded with the spirit of "Christmas among friends." Editor's note...When I first visited Stuart in the early 1970' s, I was a grown woman in my thirties. I opened the door to Reed's 5£ to SI.OO Store and like a wave, the sensation of being there before hit me! Every sight, sound, and smell was exactly like the "Five and Dime" store I knew from my childhood. I was six years old again, clutching a handfull of pennies, trying to decide how I was going to spend then. The perfume counter was in the exact same place and the brands were familiar. The candy counter was there too with the ever favo...

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

Page 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1983 MOUNTAIN RECIPE (This isn't an exact recipe as such. However, it should be close enough that you could make hominy without much difficulty by following it and using your own good judgement.) One late afternoon, sitting on Mr. and Mrs. Matt Burnett's front porch, the subject of hominy came up. They have made hominy many times and remembered their parents and grandparents making it. Origionally, one necessary ingredient was lye. To get lye, they used a section of a hollow tree, sit it on a base that slanted, and filled the hollow part of the tree section with ashes from the fireplace. The very best ashes were green oak ashes. Water was then poured through the ashes. When the water trickled through at the bottom, it was caught in a bucket and poured back through the ashes until the lye water was as strong as they wanted it. They used this lye water to make hominy and homemade soap. The next step was to soak dried corn in the lye water until the ski...

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

MOUNTAIN HAPPENINGS IN THE HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE The Meadows of Dan Extention Homemakes Council is sponsoring its Bth Annual Arts and Crafts Festival at the Meadows of Dan Community Building on Friday, October 14, from 9:ooam to 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 15, from 9:ooam to s:oopn. Country meals will be served during these hours. FLOYD COUNTY VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD The Annual Floyd County Volunteer Rescue Squad Ham Supper will be held September 10 at the Floyd Elementary School from 5:00-8:30 pm. Advance tickets will be $3.00, Adults; $2.00 children; At-the-door costs will be $3.50 and $2.50. Children under six years of age MOUNTAIN TRADING We have 2 registered Toggenburg Dairy goats (doelings) for sale or will trade for good wood stove. Also have 2 Barbados Rams for sale or will trade for fruniture grade wood. Call 703-365-2263 Wanted to buy: Chestnut Rails. Call 703-694-4811 For Sale—Franklin stove in good condition. only $50.00. Call 703—745—3509. A covered wagon in good sha...

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

Page 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1983 THE OLD WILD WOOD STORE JHMBr * %*.,, John T. Harmon beside one of his Sawmill trucks at the store. Today you can drive up to Midway Grocery and Oil Company on Highway 221, near Floyd, Virginia for a tank of gas or a cold drink and a pack of nabs and it's a country comnunity store Right? It is by today's standards but you should have seen it when In 1933, John T. Harmon bought that piece of land. By the following spring, he and his wife, the former Lelia Akers and their family moved into a house built there and work was started on a store and service station down on the road in front of the house. The road was Highway 221, which was still unpaved at that time. The store was a log structure that was built with logs cut off of the property it stood on. John Harmon was an industrious man. Besides the store, he also had (at various times) a sawmill, the franchise for a bus that ran from Roanoke to Hillsville, helped pave Highway 221 and Oxford Stree...

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