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Page 34 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1986 THE MAILBOX (Continued from page 14) Dear Mountain Laurel, We enjoy the paper a lot. Will you send me the June and July 1986, if you have them. I have misplaced these two copies of The Mountain Laurel, love to keep each copy as a gift to our children later. These two copies would be appreciated. And extend my paper for another year along with a new subscription. Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. H. Dorsett Winston Salem, NC 27103 Mrs. Dorsett was kind enough to include the following recipe with her letter. Thank you, Mrs. Dorsett. A Delicious Persimmon Recipe In a large bowl 2 cups persimmon pulp 2 cups sugar 2 cups sweet or canned milk 1 teaspoon soda 1 stick butter 4 eggs Mix and bake in a 9 x 12 dish one hour at 325 degrees. The only flavor I use is vanilla, but coconut and nuts are also good. Spices if you would like. "Wishing You Much Joy & Success In The Year To Come!" CURTIS MATHIS '" 491 703-951-7368 Christiansburg, Va. PET ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 35 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

YOUNG "SAWMILL" SUTPHIN We've all probably heard stories of the ingenuity that is as much a part of mountain folk's character as their frugal nature or as trout streams are to mountain hollows. Now some folks will try to tell you that mountain ingenuity is dead, but don't make up your mind about it until after you've read this story. G.W. "Junior" Sutphin has spent most of his 50 years roaming over the hills and hollows around Laurel Fork, Virginia. As a sawmill owner, horse trader, cattle farmer, truck trader and car swapper, he's about as well known in these parts as the jokes he tells. He's one of those rare people that always bring smiles with them when they come through the door. It has been my pleasure to occasionally share laughs with "Junior" over cups of coffee in local eating establishments for many years now and he never fails to let a little bit of his constant good humor rub off on me before we go our separate ways. WANT A SMALL FARM? Don't miss this 1 1/2 story home, b...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 36 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1986 My grandfather on my father's side, Papa John Lockhart, from Scottish, Dutch and Irish parentage, was sitting in a room one Christmas Eve. The evening was quiet, everybody relaxed and not talking, rare for the Lockhart family. Papa John started speaking, telling a story of when he was a little boy living in Asheville, NC. They lived up the side of a mountain overlooking the town. Once, on Christmas Eve, Papa John was 6 or 7, the entire family walked down into Asheville to stare inside all the fancy shop fronts decked out for the holidays. They didn't have much money but enjoyed looking at all the the glitter and action. Papa John was fascinated by one store-front, it had a model railroad train running around a track in the glass window. When the family was ready to go home, they had to drag him away from it, with Papa John in protest. They arrived home tired but very full of sights. Hours passed and dusk set in, which happened much earlier in w...

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Page 37 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

CHRISTMAS LOVE It wasn't going to be a picture-postcard Christmas. While the weather had been a little too warm for snow, it had sure rained enough, more than enough. As Mary Lewis stood looking out of her kitchen window, it seemed like the whole world was turned to mud. The weather had been unpredictable all year, first drought, then too much rain. The cows had been sold at a loss simply because there was no way to feed them through winter. Oh, they would make it. They always had and always would, but Christmas was coming and it wasn't going to be easy. Mary thought about the children. Katie was ten and David was eight. If they were older, they might understand. If they were younger, they might not notice. It almost broke Mary's heart everytime she saw them looking through the toy catalog. She couldn't shut out the sound of their young voices from her mind: "Look at this, Katie. Boy, I'd like to have this. My friend Jerry has one and we could have a lot of fun together if I had one...

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Page 38 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

PAGE 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1986 DAISY P f| P WICKER | OUTLET! The place to go to find that unique holiday for that special 703-755-4448 Located: on Hwy. 52 - 3/10 mile across the Virginia State Line between Cana, Va. & Mt. Airy, Nc. MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON A LOT LESS EXPENSIVE CLIP THIS COUPON AND RECEIVE 20% OFF PRICED MERCHANDISE! COUPON GOOD THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1986. MOUNT AIRY, N.C. 740 AM NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUNTWEST VIRGINIA'S MOST POWERFUL AM STATION [3038] (919) 786-6111 CHRISTMAS LOVE three huddled around him. From the look on his face, she could tell something was wrong immediately. "Mary, I got a real big favor to ask. My wife fell this afternoon and they took her to the hospital. As soon as they got word to me, I got the children and come straight over here. Could you watch them so I can go see how she is? I ain't heard nothing yet. They said her leg looked like it was broke. I don't know what all else..." "Sure, Jeb. You know I will. Don't...

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Page 39 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

PHILLIPS REAL ESTATE AND AUCTION, PO BOX 485, FLOYD, VA. 24091 (ON RT. 8 ACROSS FROM BLUE RIDGE BANK) OFFICE PHONE 703-745-3700 DOUG PHILLIPS, BROKER 703-789-4497 JERRY R. LESTER , AGENT DONNTE QUESENBERRY, AGENT 703-763-3697 703=-789-4432 OLD FARM HOUSE BEAUTIFUL RUSTIC HOME and outbuildings situated on 30.5 w/ approx. 2000 squ. ft. of carpeted more or i ess contains numerous living space. 2 large living areas, springs with a small stream flowing bedroom, 2 sleeping lofts, 1 bath, through the farm. Approx. 20 acres is pantry, kitchen and deck. Situated open fields with rest wooded. Located on .8 acre wooded lot and located j ust o ff US 58 on St. Rd. 653 in on SL Rd. 603. 0.4 miles from Mabry Carroll Co. and is approx 7-8 Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway. miles from the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Priced to sell for only $39,995. $32,500. 167 ACRES - 12 Miles from Floyd, Va. Paved road, large stream, springs, wooded. $42,900. NEAR PARKWAY - 10 acres more or less with nice 2 story, 4 bedroom, la...

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Page 40 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

PAGE 24 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1986 02.6 (1.4) On our right is the Barter Theatre. The Barter Theatre is the oldest, longest running professional repertory theatre in the United States. It was established in the Great Depression by Robert Porterfield. Their objective was to give plays and accept food and other compensations for pay. The price of a ticket was 40 cents or the equivalent in produce. At the end of the first season, the company had cleared $4.35 in cash and a collective weight gain of over 300 pounds. Among well known stars who got their early start at the Barter Theatre are Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal and Ernest Borgnine. Playwrights such as Noel Coward have accepted a Virginia ham as payment for royalties. George Bernard Shaw, a vegetarian, returned his ham for spinach. The Barter Theatre is now "The State Theatre of Virginia". Each spring the Barter Players tour the Southeast for six weeks, then return to Abingdon where they perform a four week series of matinees f...

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Page 41 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

straight ahead on Route 91 north. 26.0 (0.3) We are now entering the community of Saltville, Virginia. 26.5 (0.5) On our left is Sander Salt Park. This was the site of the first salt mine in the United States. It was established in 1799. Exhibits are set up here using the original kettles from the Saltville Salt Mine. The salt furnace on display was built 1972. Using 100 gallon cast iron kettles fired by hand this salt furnace was built to demonstrate salt production methods. The five old kettles were dug up in the old school yard in 1965. They lay buried over one hundred years. The salt that is made here is common salt. Saltville once furnished the south with salt. In 1819 production was 1000 bushel. In days gone by hundreds of waggons once lined up here waiting for salt. When federal troops captured the salt works during the Civil War they filled the wells with cannon balls. A "walking beam pump" is also on display here. There used to be dozens of pumps like this in the Saltville ...

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Page 42 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

PAGE 26 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1986 the Civil War. According to local legend a young lady at the house once hid the Union officer's rifles in a wall cavity while they were having dinner. 49.5 (0.4) On our right is a beautiful old abandoned store building and a well maintained old mountain farm. 52.2 (2.7) Ahead and to our right is an exceptionally beautiful pastoral scene. 52.5 (0.3) We are now entering the small community of Liberty, Virginia. 58.5 (6.0) At this intersection we will turn left onto Route 19460 toward Grundy and Bristol. 60.0 (1.5) At this point we will turn left into the parking lot of old Fort Witten and the Historic Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park. If there has ever been a monument to determination the Crab Orchard Museum has got to be it. In April of 1975 Nell Bundy decided a museum was needed to preserve the history of Tazwell County. Talking to her today she is quick to say that without the help of many others the museum would not have become a reality ...

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Page 43 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

THE LAUREL FOUNDATION In the September issue of THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL we announced the formation of The Laurel Foundation and told of some of the goals we hoped to accomplish through it. Our initial goal is to raise $30,000.00 which will be used to buy broadcast quality video equipment in order that Jim Waters can begin traveling full time throughout the Blue Ridge and capturing on film the memories of older mountain residents. Jim is a nationally known photojournalist and his work exhibits the quality of an artist. He is currently employed by WFMY-TV, in Greensboro, North Carolina but will be devoting full time to the "Foundation" as soon as we can secure the necessary funding. Your response to the article in the September issue has been extremely encouraging. Your support is not only appreciated by Jim and everyone else involved, but will, we believe, be appreciated by generations yet to come. These mountains are a special place and there are folks here who remember the grist mills ...

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Page 44 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1986

fu- V B) / HEART OF THE BLUE RIDCE T\ounia?% A Copyright 1986 Laurel Publications Inc. DECEMBER 1986 jLaurel Monthly Journal of Mountain Life PAGE 28 gurgling through a glade or a deer standing in a roadside meadow or an old weathered barn tucked away in a mountain hollow, our BACKROAD column allows us to share our favorite places with you each month. HOW TO FOLLOW BACKROAD TOURS. BACKROAD tours always make a complete loop back to the point where we started. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the total number of miles we've traveled from our point of beginning. The numbers in parenthesis () indicate the distance from the last point of interest that we passed. This month our BACKROAD tour will begin on Interstate 81 at Exit 9, in Abingdon, Virginia. This is one of the most beautiful areas we have ever visited and the points of interest along the way are both entertaining and beautiful. The tour has all the necessary ingredients to make an enjoyable day...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

ANUARY 1987 o jMk oun}d?/z jLi 4 1 ' D i»V : ! f "" <4" iIHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE © LAUREL PUBLICATIONS INC. JANUARY 1987 MONTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE © LAUREL PUBLICATIONS INC. When my husband first approached me with the idea of purchasing a woodstove, he was well prepared with facts and figures about savings on energy costs. I studied his face, which was agog with the idea of radiating heat with a woodstove and becoming one of the thousands of Joe Homeowners who beat the high cost of fuel. My husband is now one of these. He carries a chainsaw. The one stipulation to receiving these savings was that we'd have to cut the wood ourselves; buying it at the current high prices would defeat the purpose. I agreed. What did I know? I grew up with concrete and asphalt. When I was a mere kid, we spent our time dodging trucks, "souped-up" Chevys and buses, but my husband spent his chasing deer. My faith and pure, blind trust in him were what drove me to nod my head in com...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY, 1987 OLD HOMEPLACE ©1987 BY: NAOMI WELLS ,jj ;g. ■>*„;, "% . . : : : ' If ,*n*»' v * V/ ** «* "** * ' '" 14 t> ' jßtaHl^^'- 1- « ' >je - * «*» * 'JI '-4, -slfe "*» V . f 'V : . ■^.^; ;S^ ' ,<v* ''," '- ' <l/* in ! > I strolled down Memory Lane today and saw through the mist of tears a scene so dear and precious to me. The old home of my childhood days stood staring into the gloomy stillness of it's surroundings, as if it had these words to say: "I was once young and strong but now I am old and feeble -- and alone. Father Time has wrought many changes since my foundation was laid. The youthful hands which so patiently and lovingly hewed and fitted my rough frame together have long ceased from their labors, and lie in peace on these hills which surround me. I have been a happy dwelling-place for families who found love and comfort within my rugged walls, and warmth around my fireside. I h...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

MAYBERRY TRADING POST [S© Meadows of Dan, Virginia Milepost 180-181 on the Blue Ridge Parkway HOMEMADE MOUNTAIN CRAFTS Mayberry Trading Post was built in 1892. It originally housed the May berry Post Office as well as a general store. Today you can still see the old mail bins in the back as well as the original counter tops put in place in 1892. The Trading Post is operated by 85 year old Miss Addie Wood, a lifelong resident of Mayberry. Come on by for a visit. There's a stove where you will Find folks gathered for conversation and socializing and the essence of an era gone by remains nestled in the old wooden floors and in the smile on Miss Addie's face. It's a real old fashion mountain general store! OPEN YEAR ROUND - WINTER HOURS - JANUARY THRU APRIL: WEEKDAYS 8:00-5:00, SUNDAY 1:00-5:00 r PHONE 703-952-2155 THE JllPl MAIL ORDER GOODIES Ej OLD TiMEy jg MAN WHO Old Fashion Apple Butter $4.20 quart, jgj fivpt'L | MOVED Er==3k j|||| Old Fashion Calico Bonnets W 5 50 mt \/Ff\T TTVTTA...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY, 1987 REMEMBERING GRANDPA HERMAN HALL Even though my Grandpa Herman Hall passed away over ten years ago, I do not feel that he is gone. There's never a passing day that I don't feel his presence or see something around his farm that reminds me of him. This story will relate some of my fondest memories of Grandpa Herman. Grandpa didn't get to go to school very much because of an incident that happened to him as a young child. A mean man put him in a sack and it frightened Grandpa so badly that he had seizures, and that kept him from school. He still learned a lot and could count figures in his head. No one could pull anything over Grandpa when it came to figures. Sometimes I would have a string of figures on paper and Grandpa would have the answer before me. When any new things came out in the stores, Grandpa always wanted to try them. He heard about the polyester material and off to the store he went to buy a pair of pants and was he ever proud of them...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

May 10, 1911 - A spring morning found a group of men watching and helping John Thomas as he went down a well. He had dynamited the day before, so this day, he went down to clean away the rock and see if the dynamite had broke through the rock. The well was 65 feet deep and he had struck solid rock. Mr. Thomas called to be pulled up. He was used to digging wells. Not being afraid, he had failed to tie a safety belt on himself. As he was pulled to the top, he reached for the side. His hand slipped and he fell head first down the well. Shock ran through the onlookers. There was no way the man could still be alive from such a fall, but they had to get him out. They looked for a man to go down for the body, and agreed young Peter Fenny could do the job. He was young and strong and when called on, he did not refuse. A rope was tied to Fenny and he was lowered into the well. He was told to not untie himself, that a rope would be let down to tie to Thomas, but Fenny untied himself and attem...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY, 1987 THE FINE SEED We know when ones own name is mentioned it is the natural tendency to have our ears perk up. Beyond just hearing we know that something else is involved with our name and that is the reputation it bears. Your name involves you as a whole and what you've proven to be. You're the happiest when one views you with a good name. Prov. 22:1 "A name is to be chosen rather that abundant riches; favor is better than even silver and gold." When the name Douglas (Doug) Rutherford is mentioned in Nebo, North Carolina, the first comment you hear is "he's a good man and a hard worker." The people love him and have only the kindliest remarks to make. When one mentions his name at the place of his work, his boss Tom McCombs will say "you can quote me, he's the best there is." My first acquaintance with Doug was the time I was in search of a good, reliable and honest man to take down a huge oak tree that was lodged against the sun deck of my home. Ou...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

"FINE SEED" Continued From Page 6. fifteen minutes from here. I'm going down in another week to get a second cutting of hay." "I reckon maybe you farmers got in three cuttings/ 1 1 asked. "Don't have time Ma'am, gets the first cuttin and then I have to start back planting all this stuff here. Putting that second crop out just keeps me a goin. I plant every bit of the corn for silage." With a look of amazement on my face I asked, "What comes during the winter months?" Doug chuckled and says, "That's my easy time." "I don't believe you have an easier time Doug." "Oh, yes", he said, "my hours get down to nine or ten hours a day instead of twelve and fourteen. I do a lot of fencing work in the winter time - have to catch up on it as I can't get it done in the summer time." Doug went on to relate his work schedule... "Every other Sunday is mine to have off. Yes, Ma'am, work thirteen and off one. Last year I worked three and a half months and never missed a day...even cut on Sunday. Boss ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY, 1987 NEW PREACHER IN TOWN ©1987 We bought a Wheeling paper from the newsboy as soon as it was thrown off the train and scanned the appointment list as fast as our eyes could travel. Sure enough! We found Father's name opposite a new church at Wallace, a town unknown to us, but which we soon learned was in adjoining Harrison County, yet over one hundred miles away by railroad. This was the last time we had to learn destiny in the morning paper. In later years, Father was able to get the important word to us by telephone, breaking away from the Conference at the earliest possible moment. Father went to Wallace the following Saturday, returning home on Monday after he had preached sermons on Sunday morning and evening. Everybody, of course, came out to see and hear their new preacher, he reported. The Wallace charge was different from Father's previous appointments, as it constituted a station instead of a circuit. That is, instead of having several chur...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1987

"NEW PREACHER" Continued From Page 8. Throckmorton at Hundred, painting a picture which combined an enormous amount of imagination with few facts about the importance and attractions of Wallace. In the letter, I sent a picture of the Wallace Methodist Church, one of the few brick buildings of which our town could boast. Norval soon wrote back, remarking that Wallace couldn't be much of a town because there were only vacant fields around the church building. I immediately dispatched another letter to Norval, explaining that - had the picture been taken from another angle - he would have seen a house next door to the church. Father soon bought thirteen hens and a rooster which were quartered on the lower floor of the barn. We soon had plenty of eggs for home consumption, the number occasionally being as high as twelve, but more likely from eight to ten. Most of the hens "set" the next Spring, increasing their population by leaps and bounds. One bad feature of keeping chickens was that...

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