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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1987 MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1. of the soap used in this age around our house, first a block was cut from a hollow log about twenty inches in diameter and four feet long. This was stood up on a base high enough so a vessel could be set underneath. One edge of this log was filled with wood ashes which was taken out of the fire place from burning oak wood was preferred. Water was poured into the top of this log on the ashes which the water would filter through. The ashes dripping out in the vessel at the bottom which would be colored light brown. This was continued until the liquid was strong to the taste by touching a drop to the tongue. This liquid or lye as it was called, would be boiled until you could dip a wing feather in the lye and there would be nothing left of the feather but the quill. Then this was ready to add any kind of fat chitterlings which had been cleaned and other fatty scraps from the hogs when they were cut up. This m...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

THE INTRUDER BY: DEIDRE THIGPEN © 1987 It was mid-June and we were having one of the worst storms in years. Joe had gone out to make sure the barn was closed up and I was in the house alone. We hadn't been living here long and I wasn't used to the place yet. Every minute that Joe was out of the house, I could swear I heard a noise that wasn't right. It was the same way that night. In between each clap of thunder, I heard a noise up in the attic. I grabbed a frying pan and waited for Joe by the back door. It seemed like an hour had passed and he wasn't back yet. I gathered up all of my courage and went upstairs. I stood at the foot of the attic steps for an eternity before I started up them. When I opened the door and flipped the light switch, a fuse blew. I was scared enough as it was, but this added to it. I reached for a candle and at that time I saw a pair of eyes staring straight at me. I dropped my candle and frying pan and ran down the stairs to wait for Joe. When I reached th...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1987 GOLD IN THE BLUE RIDGE Gold in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Yes, that is what I heard from a shoe salesman as I loitered around the country store, many years ago. Later, I was to hear the same story from my Uncle as he was describing the method he used to break the code that would reveal the location of the gold. Then all we had to do was go get the gold. It all seemed so easy and a sure way to wealth. It seems that a group of men had elected a leader and traveled to the western states to seek their fortune. Evidently, the men were from Bedford County, Virginia because they were supposed to have hidden the treasure they acquired there. After hiding the treasure the men started on another expedition for more treasure and were supposedly slain by Indians while in the area of the Great Lakes. Before they left on this expedition the leader had left a code and other papers with a man in Lynchburg, Virginia with instructions to hold the papers within a certa...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

• -R " - sfw** ' JY • I FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA |v| j The very best of the BLUE /y\ RIDGE i ; Local Arts and Crafts • Mountain Culture • Rare Plants • Abundant Wildlife • Mountain Farms • Fresh Streams J • Fishing • Hiking • Camping • Craft Shops • Country Stores • Bluegrass Music • Art Gallery . I J Friendly Country Folks • Restaurants • Lodging • Bed and Breakfast Inns • Bicycling • Christmas Shops • J Festivals • Picnic Areas • Historic Sites • Hunting • Swimming • Bird Watching • Christmas Tree Capital of Va. MABRY MM, Floyd county (Miiepost 176.1 B.R.P) J : HOW TO GET TO FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA: j~" j"" V (RrnnGfiofrf rnn" 2 J •From NC: Take either Blue Ridge Parkway or 221 North 30 miles from ROANOKE, va Blue Ridge Parkway NC - interstate rr r"Jf \JV/\ \ loLCI IIJIJ J • Interstate 77. Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the entire county. i f t aof ! • •From Blue Ridge Parkway: North on Rt. Bat Miiepost 165.2 I o /> Milepost 165 2 / I vreaKtasi . • •From Interstate 81: Exit ...

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

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1987 "Arta, you are the spirit of eternal youth," her husband told her, even as she aged. Indeed, she remained a youthful spirit until her death on December 30, 1980. Arta lived in our world for 86 years and touched many; left her mark. Arta was occasionally disappointed to find that human beings were not all they should be. But she had great compassion and understanding of human weakness, so she accepted. She never embraced any particular church doctrine, yet she had a deep faith - in God and mankind. Although she did attend formal church services, she also held a broader view, as shown in her poem: I GO TO CHURCH I have a window and a tree, These typify a church to me. For birds sail by on silver wing; Sit in the tree at dawn and sing, And dipped in twilight's eerie rose They swing as day draws to a close. And even when the stars are lit, There in the tree they often sit, Saying, I sometimes think, to me: "Be of good cheer, God made this tree; Taught u...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

ARTA CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6. GRANDFATHER My grandfather loved each stick and stone, Upon the lands he called his own. The little paths leading up the hill, And the wooded land, where the whippoorwill Called, as twilight mauve and grey, Dropped a mantle at close of day. The little stream, quick-silver bright, that sang a song by day and night And the house, how many tales it told, Up to the day when he was old, And looked his last on the fields of green, The fairest land he had ever seen. My grandfather sleeps upon the hill, But he watches the woodland and meadow still. It is his breath that stirs the wheat, And ripples the grass, in the summer heat. So if you watch you will see his light, As he roams the hills, in the dark of night. Arta's father was Robert Lee Nottingham who was also born in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. He once owned a grocery about 150 yards from their home. Arta may have inherited her enjoyment of the practical joke from her father, who at the railroad statio...

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

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1987 ARTA CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7. TAPS There will be a great encampment In the land of clouds today. A mingling and merging Of the men in blue and gray. Though on earth they are disbanding, They are very close and near, For these brave and honored soldiers Show no sorrow, shed no tear. They have lived a life of glory, History pins their medals high, Listen to the thunder rolling, They are marching in the sky! During World War 11, Arta was one of the many left behind (in her case, the husband) went off to war. The separation was agonizing, but she vented some of her pain in a poem one person called "the shortest love story I've ever read": JUST A HAT Here is his hat, a worn old hat, But I can see the mood of him, In the shape of the crown And the droop of the brim, Just a hat, but I see his eyes Glint with a smile That his mouth denies, I see his chin, strong in repose, And the little dent in the end Of his nose. I see these things, but he is away, And I h...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

THE STRANGE TRUE STORY OF THE BELL WITCH OF TENNESSEE BY DON WICK Editor's Note... The following is the final part of a five part series of stories sent to us by the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development. If you like "haint" stories, you're going to love this one! THE BELL WITCH IN THE 20TH CENTURY. After Lucy Bell's death in 1828, the witch seemed to lose much of its interest in the Bell family. While the witch never gave any specific reasons for its actions, the mysterious death of John Bell and the termination of Elizabeth's romance with Joshua Gardner had apparently fulfilled its objectives. Perhaps the death of Kate's one friend in the Bell household untied the final knot holding it to the Bell farm. For whatever unknown reason, the Witch's appearances became fewer and less spectacular. Joel Bell had a brief encounter with the witch in 1852 and his son Allen, in 1861. Two more incidents were reported in 1872 and other periodic reports of strange, unaccountable occurrences...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1987 CHILD OF THE 1920'S GRANDMA'S WEDDING BY: GRACE CASH ©1987 Editor's Note... The following is one of a series of articles written by Grace Cash. She lives in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Watch for more of her stories in future issues. Grandma was seventeen when she got married. I like to look back and imagine how she looked then: a tall, blue-eyed, fair-skinned girl, deeply in love with a young man six years older than herself. I have never seen an actual photograph of her before she became the mother of thirteen sons and daughters, and who would eventually number her grandchildren near the one-hundred mark. That lovely young girl developed into a remarkably outstanding woman, who became a clear-cut example of America's settling, and re-settling, of families in the nineteenth century. I believe the reason Grandma always wore black was caused by an over intensifying grief, which began on her wedding day, in 1869. She was something of a martyr, living amo...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

GRANDMA'S WEDDING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10. In preparation for the wedding, the much-used cooking "vessels" were hauled out, and soon rows of pies, custards, cakes, puddings and a variety of bread filled the cupboards, and lined the side tables. Weeks before the feast, crocks had been filled with preserves, pickles and sauerkraut. In the backyard a fresh slaughtered beef yearling boiled in the black washpot, and from another pot, there arose the aroma of vegetable stew, enriched with generous portions of pork ribs. The cows furnished rich yellow butter and churns of milk, and pots of black coffee bubbled on the range. The Negroes, who worked on the farm, fired the washpots in the yard, and they sweated over the hot cooking range. They watched the spreading white-toothed smiles all "the fixing up for the young Miss to get married off'. At this time, sheep were no longer needed to produce wool for hand weaving. Grandma and her daughters "traded" at neighboring towns. They bought from to...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1987 The Mail Box Dear Ms. Thigpen, It is with deep gratitude that I write to thank you for the lovely and touching article (March 1987) on my precious Grandpa, the late Matt Burnett. You succeeded in capturing the spirit of the man who touched so many lives. He was an ideal Grandpa to his grandchildren, a source of strength for his children, a loving husband to Grandma for 60 years and nothing less than an "unforgettable character" to his many friends and acquaintances. He enriched all of our lives and his memory will live on in our hearts. Thank you for dedicating your 4th anniversary issue to him. It was beautifully written. Sincerely, L. B. McKenzie Collinsville, Virginia Dear Ms. Thigpen, I have been reading The Mountain Laurel since it was first published. My mother read it at her sisters in Laurel Fork and became a subscriber. I have continued to take it since her death two years ago. May you have continued success with your paper. The Blue Ridge...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

JUNE, 1987 GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Climbing along the steep slopes of Mt. LeConte, less than three miles from the center of the Smokey Mountain resort city of Gatlinburg, is a spectacular area of tumbling creeks and waterfalls, tall forests and dense thicket of mountain laurel known as the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. The five-mile Roaring Fork Trail encompasses what was once a thriving pioneer community. The pastures and cornfields of the tough and vibrant people who originally settled these mountain hollows have been reclaimed now by hemlock and poplar forests, but some of their buildings remain, preserved by the National Park Service as a part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Roaring Fork Motor Trail follows an old wagon road carved out of the steep terrain as the only way in or out of the community of Roaring Fork. A selfguiding map is available from a roadside stand at the trail entrance. Named for the rock and boulder choked stream that gushes down the mountain, ...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

BLUE RIDGE DIGEST PAGE BRD 2 NORTH CAROLINA MT AIRY G-ll 6 BLACKSBURG H-10 6 NATURAL BRIDGE K-10 6 CITY MAP SECTOR MAP PAGE PISGAH FOREST M-8 7 CANA G-ll 6 NEWBERN H-9 6 ROARING GAP R-10 7 CHRISTIANSBURG 1-9 6 ORCHARD GAP H-ll 6 ASHEVILLE N-8 7 SCOTTVILLE R-8 7 DUBLIN H-9 6 PULASKI H-9 6 ASHEVILLE T-10 8 SPARTA R-10 7 DUFFIELD P-6 7 RADFORD H-9 6 BALSAM M-8 7 TODD Q-10 7 EDINBURG D-8 5 ROANOKE J-10 6 BANNER ELK P-9 7 VALLECRUCIS P-9 7 FANCY GAP G-10 6 SMITH MTN LAKE J-12 6 BEECH MOUNTAIN P-9 7 WEST JEFFERSON Q-9 7 FLOYD ' H-10 6 STAUNTON A-9 5 BLOWING ROCK P-9 7 FRONT ROYAL D-9 5 STRASBURG D-9 5 BOONE P-9 7 " TENNESSEE GALAX G-10 6 STUART H-12 6 BRYSON CITY T-7 8 CITY MAP SECTOR MAP PAGE HILLSVILLE G-10 6 TUGGLES GAP H-ll 6 ENNICE R-10 7 , HOT SPRINGS K-8 6 TYRO A-ll 5 FLETCHER N-9 7 GATLINBURG U-7 8 HUDDLESTON J-12 6 VESTA H-ll 6 GLADE VALLEY R-10 7 LAUREL FORK H-ll 6 WAYNESBORO B-10 5 GLENDALE SPRINGS Q-9 7 VIRGINIA LEXINGTON L-10 6 WHITE POST E-9 5 LAUREL SPRINGS Q-10 7 CITY MAP ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

(See map on Blue Ridge Digest page 5") A-9 STAUNTON, VA WOODROW WILSON BIRTHPLACE - 20 N. Coalter (Near 1-81 & 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 & winter Sundays. 703-885-0897. [1039] ARMSTRONG RESTAURANT & MOTEL - Exit 55A 1-81 at Mint Spring. Home style food & large clean rooms, color tv, pool, free local phone, family owned & operated. 703-337-2611. [4531] A-10 BRP 27 Tye River Gap. Crossover, Fairfield, VA. is 12 mi. west Alt. 2,969. BRP 34.4 Yankee Horse Parking Area. Logging Railroad exhibit BRP 45.6 Humphreys Gap. US 60 crossover. AIL 2,312. East to Amherst; west to Buena Vista & Lexington. A-ll TYRO, VA CRABTREE FALLS CAMPGROUND - Hwy. 56, 7 mi. E. of BRP. Hiking tr., Spy Rock Tr., at. Swim, fish, relax by "Tye" River - Boulder strewn m...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

BLUE RIDGE DIGEST PAGE BRD4 ROOFTOP OF VIRGINIA CAP - est. since 1967. We have everything from a cake of lye soap to the finest of handmade quilts. Hrs. Mon-Sat 9-5. 703-236-7131 [llßß] CANA, VA. VA 500 FRUIT MKT - US 52 by-pass south of Parkway. Country ham, sidemeat, produce, sourwood honey, molasses, full line of groceries. Texaco gas. [5029] COUNTRY DEPOT - Hwy. 52, Cana, Va. Souvenirs, Gifts, Personalized T-shirt's & Sweatshirsts. "OLD FASHIONED" open-air, ice cream parlor (cones, sundaes, shakes, At the Foot of The Blue Ridge. Try to match our quality & prices! 703-755-4241. [1045] MOUNT AIRY, NC MT. AIRY MOTEL - US 52 By-pass south of Parkway. Prompt courteous service at budget rates, free HBO & Cable colof tv, swimming pool. 919-786-4109. [2519] RAY S STARLITE RESTAURANT - Hwy 52, Mt. Airy. Specializing in country ham, red-eye gravy, homemade buttermilk biscuits. Full menu plus extensive lunch & dinner buffet. Hours: 6:3oam - 9...

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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

I v B ~\ c i '^r,>^J^v< x ii V& >1 \ rt' l > O C °4. 1 / ^ # 'G VVW •9 \ * w,& ° w !" 'B^pHllI \ v ® g% A These maps are lettered and numbered by block. The attractions and services listed in the Blue Ridge Digest are also 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-l 1 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 that is approximately a 45 minute drive left to right and approximately a 30 minute drive from top to bottom across each block. For instance, Floyd, Virginia is in block H...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

A|W| ABSOLUTELY HI P N FREE CLASSIFIED Available for special occasions : The Southern Mountain Melody Makers, specializing in old time songs and square dance favorites. For booking call (703) 483-0977. WANTED TO BUY : Old patterns (pre- 1960), old vintage clothing & jewelry. Vintage shoes & accessories. Will pick up. (703) 632-2686. WANTED TO BUY Tire changer. Manual or air type. Also wheel balancer. Call (703) 980-3084. WANTED TO BUY : Oak Kitchen Chairs, walnut white marble top washstknd and corner capboard for my home. Please call (703) 890-4910. TRYING TO FIND a pattern for the old time spats or legerane that women wore over their shoes and to keep their legs warm in older days. They looked like boots, but fit around their legs and buttoned up the side. Mrs. Jeff Cox, Rt. 2, Box 83, Pulaski, Virginia 24301 Handmade White Oak basket handles. Most all shapes and sizes. Call after 5:30 p.m. (703) 365-2242. THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL journals - WANTED. March 1983 th...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1987

JUNE, 1987 MOUNTAIN LAUREL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS Welcome all BRIDES Official member of THE BRIDAL REGISTRY We Carry: ROYAL DOULTON LENOX GORHAM REED & BARTON FOSTORIA NORITAKE WEDGEWOOD WATERFORD \ / SELECT FROM ASSORTMENT OF BRASS AND PEWTER GIFTWARE 218 NORTH MAIN ST, MOUNT AIRY, N.C. TELEPHONE: 919-786-2915 VIRGINIA WELL DRILLING \ AND PUMP COMPANY V—^ 307 MEADOW ST., GALAX, VA PUMM^WIVS'S'IT.-S PHONE: 236-4422 RE ®^^ ET PUMPS 2 RIGS FOR FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Owned & Operated By: Don Nelson COMPLETE . WELL & PUMP SERVICE. PUMP PULLING SERVICE. COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL I J OVER 30 YEARS PROVEN EXPERIENCE REPAIRING & DRILLING WELLS DEEPER NO WATER NO PAY L i FIJ II H IL\ \J WATCH UNIS M / X Urn Z" II > — * UTILITY UNU M I JA IT] SMALL SACXHOI WORK M I 9 jnilj CONCRETE / /If U n TILES & FREE CLASSIFIED WANTED : One each of the following trees for special woodworking project: ...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 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. 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. 65 WOODED ACRES FOR SALE - $27,500. THE PRICES ARE RIGHT IN FLOYD COUNTY, VA The above listings are only a small example of the many fine listings we have to offer. Other properties include acreage, homes of all sizes, streams, beautiful views, wooded and cleared land. Call or Write for more information. We May Just Have That Special Piece of Property You Have Always Dreamed Of Owning! EPPERLY PONTIAC GMC TRUCK INC. ?2130 NORTH FRANKLIN ST. EfflH CHRISTIANSBURG, VA 24073 (nea...

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