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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1987 While I was born and raised on Blue Moon Creek, I left the comforting shelter of its singing waters and surrounding hills to follow my father and his dream of a life away from the poverty of subsistence farming. There will always be a special place in my heart for the hard-working, sometimes odd, sometimes unbelievable, folk in that backwoods retreat. As a result, I go back every chance I get, and, when I do, I always stop in to see Grinning Henry Banks. Grinning Henry (so named because of his sunny disposition and to differentiate him from all the other Henry Banks') has been an old man all my life. The most senior of citizens on Blue Moon Creek, that naturally makes him the unofficial, official local historian. This is not to say that Henry has ever written anything down. Local gossip has it that Henry can't even write. But, he is a historian nonetheless, in the tradition of the African griots who can recite the history of families and commun...
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
COON HUNTING Continued From Page 10. "Now, this weren't purely by accident. I'd purposefully started them dogs out where they'd pick up the scent of an old he-coon name of Moses that lived t'other side of the ridge. And, I knew that them dogs would carry 'em right through the middle of Rich's still. Them three boys that cornered 'em was Butch Buncombe's boys. Rich was paying them to tend his still that year." "Rich being the charmer he was, offered Teddy a seat. But, Teddy wasn't having none of this. 'Sirs, I demand you release us this minute!' he yelled. Elwood was mopping the sweat off his face and he ran up next to Teddy. 'Mr. President,' he said, 'This man's a moonshinerl He'll not hesitate to kill us!' Teddy turned a cold stare on Elwood. 'Rubbish!' he said, 'Are you a coward, Sir?' And when Elwood didn't make a peep, Teddy had his answer." "Now, Rich pulled a chair up to the fire and grabbed a jug up off the ground. 'Mr. President, I'd be pleased if you'd join me in a snort. T...
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
PAGE 12 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1987 The Mail Box Dear Mountain Laurel, When I was a child I remember a paper that was published called "The Yellow Jacket." In one issue there was a poem about one pair of overalls that was handed down from one brother to another. I wonder if you have seen this poem. I would like to see and read it again. If you can find it please print it in THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL. I really enjoy your paper, I always read it from cover to cover. Thank You, Mrs. H. Spraker Hillsville, Virginia 24343 Dear Mrs. Spraker, We haven't heard of the poem you mentioned in your letter but maybe one of our readers my know where this poem maybe found. Good Luck! Susan Thigpen, Editor Dear Mountain Laurel, I got your November 'B6 issue at the Chattanooga AAA office and enjoyed it. Although I have not journeyed through your country, I've driven on 1-81 through Roanoke many times and 1-85 from Richmond to North Carolina a few times. Virginia is very enjoyable. Please mail me col...
Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
THE BLUE RIDGE DIGEST FEBRUARY, 1987 This month there are four (4) full pages of maps in the Blue Ridge Digest. We have expanded the space devoted to maps in order to be fair to our advertisers who were located in areas not shown on our old maps and to provide our readers with a better Blue Ridge travel aid. The new maps are lettered and numbered by block. The attractions and services listed in the Blue Ridge Digest are also now listed in lettered-numbered sections that correspond to the map. In order to locate the services available within a specific area simply determine the block number of the area you're interested in by using the numbers on the left side of the map and the letters across the top of each map. After determining the block reference (example: H-ll includes the area around Meadows of Dan, Virginia) check the Blue Ridge Digest listings beginning on page BRD2 for the services available in that area. Each of the blocks encompass an area Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway ...
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
BLUE RIDGE DIGEST - PAGE BRD2 (See map on Blue Ridge Digest page STAUNTON, VA - 15 miles west of Parkway via US 250 or 1-64. 1-81 &amp; 1-64 jet. exits 57 &amp; 58. Pop. 22,500. Alt. 1,480. WOODROW WILSON BIRTHPLACE - 20 N. Coalter (Near 1-81 &amp; 1-64). Greek revival manse restored to 1856 presidential birth year. Guided tour, garden, gift shop, Wilson's Pierce - Arrow. Parking, group rates. Open daily 9-5 except Christmas, New Year's, Thankgiving &amp; winter Sundays. 703-885-0897.  ARMSTRONG RESTAURANT &amp; MOTEL Exit 55A 1-81 at Mint Spring. Home style food &amp; large clean rooms, color tv, pool, free local phone, family owned &amp; operated. 703-337-2611.  LOVE, VA - Pop. 87 MOUNTAIN BLUE CRAFTS - Love, VA. 1 ml off Pky at MP 16 on 814, near Sherando Lake Campgrd. Open: April-Dec. Closed Sun. Tiny cabin filled with local handmade crafts, rugs, furniture, Amish quilts, wild jelly, honey, apple butter boiling ...
Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
country ham, steaks &amp; seafoods. Fancy Gap, Va 703-728-9414 or 703-728-9196.  ALLEN'S GARAGE &amp; FANCY GAP SERVICE CENTER - 24 hr. towing road service, VISA/MC, convenience store, gas, groceries, customized exhaust shop. 703-728-3561. Off I--77 near PKWY.  HILLSVILLE, VA - 8 miles north of Fancy Gap, 22 miles west of Meadows of Dan. OUTLET BARN - Gifts for all occasions. Brass, Wicker, Ceramics, Tools &amp; much more. Hrs. Mon - Sat 9am to spm. Sun - Ipm to spm. State Rd. 780, ofT US 58 &amp; US 52. 703-728-7710. [llo6] SLUSHER CLOTHING OUTLET - 221 North 1/2 mi. from Hillsville. Large selection of ladies fashions including larger sizes at discount prices. Open Mon-Sat 9-5:30 703-728-2851. Tour buses welcome.  THE STABLES INN MOTEL - Home-like atmosphere. Hillsville exit off Parkway N. Jet 52, 4 mi. Reasonable rates, courtesy coffee, color cable tv, refrigerator, air-cond. MC/VISA. 703-728-7623.  CORNER RESTAURANT - For ho...
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
BLUE RIDGE DIGEST - PAGE BRD4 WOOLWINE, VA, 6 mi. E. of Parkway on Rt 8. CHARITY STORE - Rt. 1, Box 30, Woolwine, VA 24185. 703-930-2137. Open year round, 7 days a week. Bam-6pm. Handmade crafts, printed T-shirts, hats, grocery store.  MEADOWS OF DAN, VA , Ait. 2,964. BRP 176.1 Mabry Mill, Meadows of Dan, VA. Visitor center, walking trail around old-time mountain industry exhibits. Water powered mill operating. BRP 177.7 Meadows of Dan, Va US 58 crossover. Hillsville is 22 mi. west; Stuart, Martinsville, Danville to east. MEADOWS OF DAN FOOD MARKET &amp; LAUNDROMAT - Exit jet. 58, 100 yds. east of Pkwy. Mountain produce &amp; fresh meat, full line of groceries, ice cold beverages, greenhouse.  THE COUNTRY WHALE - Jet. 58/Pkwy. Quality crafts, woodwork, baskets, pottery, candles, baby gifts, toys, dolls, fine quilts, homspun bakery, wholesome goodies &amp; breads. Pantry; dried fruits-nuts, apple butter, honey, sorghum, Ice Cream. Open daily April-...
Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
- /V hI mH 111 J\ FOR SALE: Brown and tan plaid sofa and matching chair. Kathleen Blackwell, just off Highway 311, 7 miles from Madison, NC; 7 miles from Walnut Cove, NC. Turn off Highway 311 on opposite side of road from Presbyterian Church sign onto dirt road, onto long graveled driveway. 919-427-0777. FOR SALE: Boys clothes, some like new, size newborn to 3T. Call after 5:30 pm. 703-398-2098. FOR SALE: Lawn-mower, needs some work. $25.00. Call after 5:30 pm. 703-398-2098. FOR SALE: Couch and chair, good condition - $75.00. Call after 5:30 pm. 703-398-2098. NEED BABYSITTER: 2 nights a week and on Saturday in Laurel Fork, Va. Area. Call after 6:00 pm. 703-398-2098. FOR SALE: Night Stand, light in color, good condition. SIO.OO. Call after 5:30 pm. 703-398-2098. WILL BABYSIT in my home; children ages 2 to 5 years old. Any shift. Call Michele Fairington at 703-728-2300. Galax, Va. area. FOR SALE - Like New 5 HP, Lazy Boy Rear End Tiller with Furror and Ridger - $225.00 Discount. 703-9...
Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
FEBRUARY, 1987 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT St.. Stuort. Vo HctbtAsloocL VcduM We 8° an extra measure to provide our pi food and service ■ " mJ possible, we're proud to ■LIB ML ■FJ ■V' ■■■ "|p H be a second generation, Hfl Come and viji7 Patrick Springs location for all ■Vyour gardening supplies. We offer seed, fertilizer, indoor and outdoor flowers, garden tools and much, much morel Come in and Register For the Great Grocery Giveaway $500.00 Jjj $ 29 95 1 G-Metric Radial hj[ Al BR 1 • For ride. Ilexible radial dissipates jit/ flf 1 H IX—' sidewalls deliver heal eHiciently AM# IB Ift— , a damping ellecl . For handling. Wit M !■ (M without sacrificing G-Metric agility V / JIB handling translates into 'MJ ML • For durability. responsiveness II f this cool running and handling ease If ' * H D«&gt; •tackaaH PNICt Slack«*N MICE II Sit* Ma n*«* Sin N« Ira 4« | I 1555R13 $3495 165SRt5 **7.10 IL &amp; / MBS 1655R13 $44.15 175/705R13 147.20 IKm ' LVmflffiy 1855R...
Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
PHILLIPS REAL ESTATE AND AUCTION, INC. 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 DONNIE QUESENBERRY AGENT AGENT 703-763-3697 703-789-4432 167 ACRES - 12 Miles from Floyd, Va. Paved road, large stream, springs, wooded. $42,900.00 NEAR PARKWAY - 10 acres more or less with nice 2 story, 4 bedroom, large rooms, well insulated, storm windows and doors. Land lays good, has stream, barn and other outbuildings. $54,500.00 21 ACRES -3/4 hayfields, 1/4 large woods, 1 spring, private on a gravel state maintained road, near paved road. CALL FOR DETAILS. 9 WOODED ACRES - $11,600.00 10 WOODED ACRES - $15,000.00 11 WOODED ACRES - $14,250.00 13 WOODED ACRES - $16,350.00 26 WOODED ACRES - $26,000.00 65 WOODED ACRES - $27,500.00 CALL FOR DETAILS! ALSO AVAILABLE LOTS - SMALL TRACTS OF LAND - HOUSES Cana Farm Supply Owner: Bill McCraw Rt. 1, Box 526 CANA: Virginia 24317 Phone (703) 755-3401 Let Us Supp...
Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
FEBRUARY, 1987 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT SERVING MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREA SINCE 1948 YOUR LOCALLY OWNED &amp; OPERATED HOME BUILDING SUPPLY CENTER ' f ON SALE !!! 1 'A FLOOD SOILED VINYL SIDING I DOUBLE FIVE, GOLD BOND, VINYLGARD jj COLORS IN STOCK: jj ALMOND, BEIGE, CREAM, GRAY, IVORY &amp; WHITER SUPPLIES LIMITED | l FITTINGS AVAILABLE 1 WE CARRY A COMPLETE SUPPLY OF QUALITY BUILDING MATERIALS, HARDWARE &amp; LUMBER AT REASONABLE PRICES it 703-382-4981 )f 195 SULLIVAN ST, CHRISTIANSBURG.VA MID-WINTER CLEARANCE SALE AT... FINE FURNITURE CARPETING ACCESSORIES G. E. &amp; ZENITH TV'S G. E. APPLIANCE Authorized Service Hours: Free Delivery! 8 am - 5:30 pm Daily Phone: 703-745-2825, S. Locust St. Floyd, Va. 24091 CONVENIENT CREDIT TERMS Steel Belted Radial P215/75R15 P22S/75R1S 55.00 P235/75R15 57.00 MiUHT AIRY Mon. - Fri. 7:3oam to 6pm Sat. 7:3oam to 1:00pm Hwy. 52 Bypass, Mount Airy Plaza Shopping Center (Behind Sky City ...
Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
1956 Member of National Kitchen Cabinet, Assoc. 1986 ? LEO SCOTT CABINETS, INC. Route 1 Ferrum, Va. 24088 703-365-2167 Custom-Made Cabinets SEND FOR BROCHURE "WHEN IT SNOWS THEY G0..." LEAN ON CHEVY NOTHING WORKS LIKE A CHEVY TRUCK S-10 PICKUPS FUR HARD WORK AND AN EASY PRICE fBMa Center!* CHEVY &gt; TRUCKS The Place For The Lowest Prices In Southwest Virginia... PI gmqualtty \Wm FLOYD MOTOR COMPANY, INC. SERVICE/PARTS K^j GENERAL MOTORS PASTS DTVISION Dir. 190 Phone (703) 745-4146 Floyd, Va. FEBRUARY, 1987 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT VIRGINIA WELL DRILLING AND PUMP COMPANY 307 MEADOW ST., GALAX, VA. Phone 236-4422 2 RIGGS FOR FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE OWNED a OPERATED BY: KELSON i COMPLETE J WELL &amp; PUMP SERVICE I COMMERCAIL 4 RESIDENTIAL /( J OVER 30 YEARS PROVEN EXPERIENCE /[ REPAIRING &amp; DRILLING OLD WELLS DEEPER./! NO WATER NO PAY /If JA [H SMAU. BACXHOI WORK X / IB am UJ CONCRETE X /JH | m£S UDS
Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
FEBRUARY, 1987 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT BIJ Y IF SO, CALL PHYLLIS S. CULLER, ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL 703-789-7194 AMERiCAc^pTOD/KC'S I 11 WORKS Sport Blazer "~"—^hSRS -10 Tahoe Pickup \ ' i - ' - i BP^( PGMQUALTTY IjTfl [ SERVICE PARTS fcjjj ... YUUK btbl HLAit IU BUY CHt VHULt 1 ... GENERAL MOTORS PARTS DIVISION YOUR PIEDMONT DISCOUNT CHEVY STORE Collins*^* — INTERSECTION U.S. 52 &amp;89 MT. AIRY, N.C. (919)789-9011 NCDL NO. 8996 The ATTAINABLE DRE7IM J*} We all dream of , that "special" AM/VW~i Vhome. The one you help 1 design yourself so._it j The one that savs, \ [ "This is ME" - -■ - * ? -&lt;s -• &lt; just as surely as your signature. The one you thought you'd have to wait half a lifetime to build. You Can Do It Right Now You must see an Eagle's Nest Home to fully appreciate the uniqueness of the design. The quality of construction and materials. The nearlv unlimited interior design possibilities to express y...
Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
COCKRAMS GENERAL # STORE (Formerly Conner's Store) y*jf|6Bs. J Shoes and Clothing f/fjr FLOYD Parlor stores Located Side By Side. a ™ S oft%"c°'L Complete Line of Locust T . , Old Fashioned Watkins Products!" Floy d , Va. Red Wing BA Boots "YOVRMCKER BMND V OUTLET. Record Albums Igy , Bluegrass &amp; Old time MtStim. ®f ® _ Corneob Jelly Mountain Music jjW^ WOODEN jB ' OLD TIME ITEMS Mill CONVENIENCE I @ FLOYD FARM SERVICE | EVERYDAY NEEDS Locust Street a dTWEJM® Floyd, Va. 24091 | ALULOSsi. 703-745-4563 v . n „ ... I Visit Our Store For All | Your Home Improvement Needs... # _ liOST Garden Supplies... LOW PRICES \ ain S " I A/VZ) EX77?A VISIT f 111 Wl STIHL \ F, °y d Farm Service f SALE For All Your Wood | Cutting Needs! J OAT MANY ITEMS! FEBRUARY, 1987 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT
Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
FEBRUARY, 1987 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFER TO THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL i \a. HgSi\ With Each Subscription we \ will send 2 complimentary copies of THE MOUNTAIN M LAUREL To Anyone You J Year (12 Issues) Only *B.OO A Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life Send A Gift! 2 Year (24 Issues) Only *14.00 TELL US THE OCCASION - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY EASTER, "HAPPY APRIL O Vpor ( T«imieS \ OmV *IB.OO FOOLS," I MISS YOU, GET WELL SOON - OR O 1 Cdr \JU | V/Iliy YOUR OWN MESSAGE - AND WE WILL SEND THE APPROPRIATE ORIGINAL DESIGN CARD ANNOUNCING YOUR GIFT. (CANADA AND ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES ADD SIO.OO PER YEAR TO COVER ADDITIONAL POSTAGE EXPENSE.) Send Your Check Or Money Order To Mountain Laurel Subscribers: Rt. 1 With Each Subscription We'll Send 2 FREE Complimentary Copies Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120 To Anyone You Wish HHBHI WSA or D MasterCard No ts- —X~"\ V/SA yMosl#fCardj I—— -jl Customer Signature Exp Dete / ' To subscribe, please fill out the blank below and se...
Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
BLUE RIDGE DIGEST - PAGE BRDB 2 G "* ( &amp;3 NSNS I|lY.&gt; X *&gt; i : 1 45 MINUTES —£&gt;;&amp;%H\ v •':' 4&gt;/ ii ' ;, %': -a ?ra*V - s •* ► V\ S\ |I~RI£S«MIRN S- F/J/, 25MILES VKI 6 SIFSSSK* V VV&amp;BA; 3\ IF* W LORVSS* -X - — ' ?IJR - &gt; v ; \s * „. . ilf. 1L S \'&lt;s&gt;, MJ 10 SPJI 1 \ . / ROAD CONDITIONS, TRAFFIC AND \_ | JYX PERSONAL DRIVING HABITS. 11 I BLUE RIDGE DIGEST MAP GUIDE I N H PAGEBRDS PAGEBRD7 U " / II PAGE BRD6 / PAGE BRDB BLUE RIDGE DIGEST MAP GUIDE ALL DISTANCES ARE APPROXIMATE AND TRAVEL TIME MAY VARY DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS, TRAFFIC AND PERSONAL DRIVING HABITS.
Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1987
(Continued from page BRDS) GREAT OAKS COUNTRY CLUB - Floyd, VA. 9 mi. N. of Blue Ridge Pkwy. on US 221. Golf course &amp; swimming pool. Members &amp; guests. Applications for membership now being accepted. 703-745-2189.  BRP 154.5 Smart View. Picnic grounds, hiking trails, comfort station, water, William Jeff Trail Cabin. AIL 2,500.500 acres. WORMY CHESTNUT - Milepost 159.3. Country Crafts. Quality Handcrafted quilts, crafts, baskets &amp; many other items. Cold drinks, camping self cont. Open daily. 703-745-2416.  BRP 105 Accomodations Bulletin Board. BRP 112.2 Junction Parkway and VA 24. Nearest access to Smith Mtn. Lake via VA 24 &amp;" 122. 5 mi. south to Roanoke. BRP 114.9 Roanoke River Overlook Trail. BRP 120.4 Roanoke Mountain. 1.3 mi. to campground on spur rd. to Mill Mountain, trails. One way 3.7 mi. rd. around Roanoke Mountain (Mile 120.3). Steep grades, beautiful views from summit. BRP 121.4 Junction Parkway &amp; US 22...