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

"We're The Real Estate And Auction People" IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PRIVACY and a home in the mountains, we have just listed the home for you. This Cedar .. .„> lISmL Contemporary has 3 bedrooms, bath, x I Xfrfcg* large front deck w/beautiful view of . * A the mountains. Situated on 35 acres *Wf ""jljjp^' lIJLiJk« JA ' * (plus or minus) of Land for only - - $57,000. For more information call: Neal Galimore, Broker/Assoc or LANDSALES, jH|HHfl^H|H^H9H|^^^H|j^||[ 6.686 ACRES IN INDIAN VALLEY secluded : 'X-i"W&: partially wooded, half bottom land. $6,500. (R0397) , M T TTM ,«« „. o BEEF CATTLE FARM Lovely older two CLOSE TO TOWN-JUST LISTED Nice 3 , . . . ' , 0 r—3 r rc — 35 ACRES IN INDIAN VALLEY mostly story farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, 2 bedroom house, baths, entrance - 3 , . c _ . , , . foyer located near town of Floyd. Has cleared with some woodland. Nice baths on 59 - acres with good balance recently been remodeled. Is on 1.4 stream. Excellent building sites. of...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1983

Page 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1983 THE VILLAGE CRAFTSMAN The sign on the frame house says "The Village Craftsman". The shop is on West Lebanon Street in Mount Airy, North Carolina. When you enter, you will be greeted by Alan Woods or his wife Penny and surrounded by various handcrafted wooden home decorator accessories and exquisite antique reproduction furniture. Hie "specialty" of the shop is beautifully hand made replicas of an antique child's rocking horse called Smokey. The origional is in the Black Creek Pioneer Village Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was shown a photograph of the origional and I couldn't tell the difference. Alan has a registered copyright on the replica design. The finish is aged to look perfectly authentic . He uses only origional formula milk paints in the origional eight colors used by early American craftsmen and hand cut nails in all of his creations. Each one is signed, dated and numbered. Alan Woods' credentials as a furniture maker are pres...

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

THE GRANNY Dear Grandchild, dear, dear little baby. I sit here holding you, in. the same old rocking chair as I held your mother when she was your age. Don't seem so long ago, just like yesterday, I was rocking her, now I'm rocking you. I was just like her; young and strong. She was my first baby just like you are hers. Lawd, I remember the first time I held her. I didn't hardly know what to do. Looking back, I had no idea what was ahead of me, no more 'n she does now. But I tell you one thing, you're going to like having a young mother. I was 19 when she was born just like she * s 19 now. Because she's young, she'll take time to play with you. She'll swing on swings with you and enjoy it herself just as much as teaching you how. I remember one time when your ma was a year old. We had just had a surrmer shower and I took her outside and taught her what fun mud puddles could be. We both got filthy, sure, but that's what soap's for. Folks didn't get dirty, it would put soap companies ...

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

Page 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1983 The Mail Box Dear Readers, This month I joined the ranks of a most exclusive club - GRANDPARENTS! Everyone knows the qualifications and the privileges of belonging to this organization. (Not to mention the dues!) I must admit, the last month of "initiation" was nerve wracking. Please forgive my obvious pride and thanks for indulging me by reading this and letting me share this with you. I just thought I ought to give fair warning in case I run into any of you. I promise only to drag out photographs if induced to do so or if anyone says "Hello" (whichever comes first). Sorry, I just can't help it. WELCOME TO THE WORLD, ERIC JAMES. Susan Thigpen, Editor and Granny Dear Susan, We have really enjoyed The Mountain Laurel. We were at Meadows of Dan, Va. about 18 years ago and spent the night at Noris and Mildred Shaver's cabin. They own a small farm near Flora DeHart' s place. We didn't see a car and heard one plane go over while we were there. With ...

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

IN 1902 YOU COULD BUY A SQUARE YARD OF CARPET FROM SEARS AND ROEBUCK FOR ONLY 58*. IN 1983 YOU CAN BUY A SQUARE YARD OF "THE HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE" FOR LESS THAN HALF THAT MUCH! Old fashion values are a thing of the present at Wetherbee Realty NO. 265 BUILD YOUR HOMESTEAD HERE 88 acres in the Woolwine area of Patrick County This is a gorgeous piece of property with many possibilities. It's mostly wooded with mixed hardwoods, pine and poplar giving you plenty of firewood. There are roads already into the property and several nice homesites with fabulous views of the mountains. The mostly southern slope gives you the opportunity to use solar energy in your home. The springs could be improved as a drinking water source and there are places for a pond. The elevation ranges between 1,500 and 2,100 feet and there's about 600 feet of frontage on a dead-ended state maintained gravel road. Taxes are under $125. per year, more acreage migjht be available and there is owner financing. ASKING...

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

Page 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1983 FERRUM COLLEGE: BLUE RIDGE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL < : >V M £I 1 K MM |g> < Keg^*:^«- Clovis Boyd, Floyd County basketmaker, is one of the craftsmen appearing this year at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival on October 22 at Ferrum College. Guitars strurrming, coon dogs baying and. antique steam engines whining are familial sounds at the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival at Ferrum College. This year add the roar of chain saws when the Festival gets under way on Saturday, October 22. The competition for both chain and crosscut saws was a popular new event at last year's Festival. Prizes will be given in the modified pro and farmer catagories. Another new event, repeated from last year, will be the coon mule jumping contest at 12:00 noon. This unusual event features coon mules which jump over fences as high as five feet. The mules jump upon voice ccmnand from a standing position. Last year Pam Marshall's Suzie...

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

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT BY: LA VERNE SUTTON Mrs. Laverne Sutton sent us the following account of her recent first visit to the "Heart of the Blue Ridge". Thank you, Mrs. Sutton, we're glad you came and hope you'll come back. Recently my husband moved this Florida country girl to the town of Greensboro, North Carolina. Down hone, I sat for hours and listened while my husband and Virginia friends talked about the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mabry Mill. In my travels, I've missed a lot, one being the Virginia mountains. Sunday my husband says, "Let's fill our coffee jugs and ride to the mountains." (We always carry our coffee.) Before long, we were entering the Blue Ridge Parkway at Meadows of Dan, Virginia. A mile or two down the road my husband says, "I know I turned the wrong way, I just know I did. I should have gone the other way." Up the road on the left, a block or so off the Parkway, stood an old white building with people milling around at the side. "I know this is wrong. It's the othe...

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

Page 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1983 HARVEST TIME It's harvest time in the mountains. Orchards are full of mouth watering apples, huge fields are full of cabbage, sugar cane is being cut and prepared for molasses making. Other fields, full of corn are being cut and ground into silage to feed dairy cattle through the winter. Thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are ripe and chestnut trees have burrs that are poping open to drop their shiny brown nuts to the ground. All of these things are cultivated, add to them the wild chinquapins and fox grapes and it makes for a busy time of the year. All along our roadsides, there are big. corrmercial produce stands and small family operated ones alike, inviting you to share in our harvest. You can also visit the orchards and buy apples by the bushels. They just don' t come any fresher than that. With such big crops, there will be folks "working up" the harvests for winter's keep. At Mayberry Trading Post, they are making apple butter...

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

WILD MAN OF BORNEO (A fictional accounting of a supposedly true tale.) Near as I can remember, it must have been about 20 years ago when Clovis Smart brought a little excitement to the county fair. Clovis had been once already and in one side show, he'd seen "The Wild Man of Borneo". Now wild men from Borneo were a curiosity to Clovis and he paid his 25fc and went in. The hawker was loudly giving his spiel about the many amazing traits of this semitame, human being. He proclaimed loudly, "Step right up folks and see a wild man! A man that lives and sleeps with the most deadly reptiles on earth! See the amazing wild man of Borneo! Don't worry folks, he's chained in a pit for your protection! Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance to see a savage captured in the wilds of Borneo. A being so mean and fierce that deadly snakes are his only pets and companions!" Well, Clovis walked cautiously over to the edge of the seven foot deep pit and peered down at the "wild man" . There in the b...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1983

Page 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1983 THESE THINGS I REMEMBER BY: TOOTSIE CASSELL PILSON Some 50 years ago I was born into a family of 8 children at Meadows of Dan, Virginia. When I was two weeks old, we moved to Vesta, Virginia. Here I have lived the larger part of my life. I have no desire to be anywhere else. Here's why One of the fondest memories of my childhood was the good food in abundance at meal time, molasses so thick you had to spoon them out of a jar; strawberry shortcake made with pones of wheat bread split into and spread with wild strawberries and cream; also applebutter cake made in the same way. How can I ever forget fresh buckwheat cakes, straight from an iron griddle or the first mess of greens in the springtime.. .a mixture of poke, dandelion and plantain. I can still taste the white fatback gravey with a can of pink salmon soaked in it, as if it were yesterday. I remember well when Pop bought pinto beans by the 100 lbs. and the mouth watering flavor when cooked...

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

CALEB and HENRY By Wm. Axley Allen "You know what my grandbaby told me the other day, Caleb?" When the wrinkled old tobacco ehewer drew no response from his neighbor and friend of 65 years he continued. "J.B.'s daughter, 15 year old Maggie, told me, 'Grandpa, you're no good at subtleties.' I asked her what they were. She told me they were when you tell somebody something without really saying it. From the look on her face, she could tell I wasn't catching on so she went on explaining. 'Aw, Grandpa, you know, haven't you ever told somebody something without coming right out and saying it?' You mean beating around the bush, I asked? 'Yeah sorta, she replied, but Grandpa, it's different than that. Haven't you ever wanted to say something to someone without spelling it out. By just hinting at what you're trying to say?' " "Caleb, she talked on like that for an hour. Telling me that you ain't 'sup- j ai)d Gift Stiqppc _ T»I-TI i lunliii CIIIIIIH * "7 'A MR* R. Rf PartMT Area code 703-728...

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

Page 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1983 JAMES MADISON JENNINGS' CIVIL WAR STORY 11 a mmm. - '"ti £ m > "9Hb * ' Lf Jm'W% &BM I- J K H *iHiPL* * <,k- --* i f gjj James Madison Jennings and his wife Caroline Banks Jennings. The following is a copy of a history of the army life of Matt Jennings, son of James Jennings; written for Maud Jennings for the United Daughters of the Confederacy of Virginia. It is a very unglorified account of the way war really is, something none of us should ever forget. "I belonged to Company I, 45 Regiment and I was in different battles in West Virginia and Tennessee and I never failed to perform the duties that was encumbered on me as a soldier from the time I entered service until I was disabled from service at Cloyd's Farm near Dublin, Virginia, by a severe wound thru left knee." "First engagement I was in was at Dry Creek or Sulfur Springs after force march of about nine days, part of the time without supplies or sleep. ...

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

Meadows off Dan Food Market And Laundromat Groceries, Gas, Frozen Food Ice Cold Beverages Hrs.-Mon.-Thurs. 6 A.M.-10 P.M. Fri., Sat., 6-11 Sun. 7-10 703-952-2934 Meadows of Dan, Va. PLACE AN AD! CALL 703-593-3613 Subscription Information Reasons To Gall The Mountain Laurel Place Ads Hot Line Information The Baaatiful, Natural Way To Live Over 18 Models SHAWNEE LOG HOMES g&SKfirShawnee 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 into logs, 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...

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

Page 22 FOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1983 BACKROADS (Continued from page 24) math and science. He taught himself how to survey and made most of his own instruments. He surveyed for his neighbors and never charged for it. He remained interested in international affairs and spoke to the League of Nations in the Woodrow Wilson era. In 190$, there were more orchards in this area than there are today, but they were small by today's standards. The first corrmercial orchard was the Coveland Orchard which began in 189$. It was located on the headwaters of Johnson's Creek. When the Orchard Gap road was built and it was decided to be a toll road, the toll booth was located near the top at Bowman's Orchard. They kept the gate and let people through. The road was mostly used by wagons of lumber cut on top of the mountain and hauled to the furniture factories in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Bowman's Orchard is no longer in operation but sane of the old trees are still there. The white house for sale...

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

1 S MM| Pinball & Video ' _ f . _ . _ ® ames! WHOLESALE AND RETAIL souvenirs HAM HOUSE Peach Butter Mtn. Music ft Flatfooting Homemade Biscuits Apple Butter, ' Market COME JOIN IN THE FUN Screen Printed Sat. ft Sun. T-Shirts, ~-\- Caps ASSORTED ANTIQUES Old Timey Chestnut Rails Highways2South 50 Gallon Whiskey Barrels Ca*a, Va. 24117 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1983 Page 23

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

NOVEMBER 1983 HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE _ (tfj Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life i 0 Copyright 1983. Mountain Lourol Pastmast an Third elass pastaga MW» *aa#aw of ■«■» Va. j) Z4l2t> Address Correction Requested. ftp A jLaurel Page 24 THE LEVERINGS OF ORCHARD GAP to Tennessee from there. Ralph went to Columbia University and studied international law. He obtained a Master's Degree but, being a Quaker, with strong feelings against war, decided not to make it his life's work. At that time, international law was focused on organizing "Rules of Civilized Warfare". He decided instead to operate an orchard. He contacted the U.S. Department of Agriculture who told him the best place for an orchard would be in the thermal belt of the Blue Ridge mountains, not at the top or the bottom, but about half way between. He got on a train in Knoxville, Tennessee and rode to Roanoke, Virginia. There he walked south along the ridge, hunting for just the right place. He tested the soil all along...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1983

DECEMBER 1983 W « WUI " " Q_ Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life SANTA WITHOUT A SLEIGH Only his chin whiskers were missing. His silver-gray hair and heavy, grey mustache blended with his light blue eyes to give his sunny face the countanence, for all the world, that Old Kriss Kringle might have had if he had ever chosen to appear in public with a clean shaven chin and neck. His sensitive mouth, however, usually contained the stub of an unlit cigar instead of a curved-stem pipe with curling smoke. Acutally he never smoked at all. One imported cigar a day was carefully masticated by him and spat away, usually outdoors. One other major difference was, that he never traveled by sleigh to make his rounds. He depended upon his son-in-law, Jesse Caldwell and other close friends to drive him through the deserted streets of Radford on Christmas Eve to deliver his white stuffed stockings to scores of children whose prospects for the holiday were anything but merry. He also walked to some places...

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

Page 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1983 Christmas In John Hayes Hollow What was Christmas like sixty years -ago in the John Hayes Hollow? Well, for sure it was nothing like it is today, but oh so much better. Even though we seldom got a toy, when we did it was homemade rag dolls, tops made from wooden spools and games drawn on cardboard. Somehow our parents managed to scrape up enough money to buy us something we only got once a year, like an orange, stick of pepermint candy or a pack of gum and those in school would get a pencil and tablet, the cost of both was six cents. Those who didn't go to school might get a pair of stockings. It was always something we needed. We never hung our stockings on the mantle. We set our plates on the table for Santa. At Christmas time only, Mom would make a fresh coconut cake and we would let Santa have the first piece and a glass of milk. Along with that cake Mom would make sweet potato pies, peanut brittle and popcorn balls. Mama saved every piece o...

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

GOOD NEIGHBORS There's sane people who don't believe there's such a thing as good neighbcrs anymore, that everyone is too concerned with their own lives to care about anyone else. That might be true in some places but it's not true about this area. There are people here who exemplify the term, "good neighbor", who don't think twice about offering a helping hand where one is needed. One of the best examples of good neighbors I know occured on Christmas Eve 1981. We were on our way home from a family Christmas party in North Carolina when it started snowing. By the time we started up the mountain, there was already six inches on the road and it was still snowing hard. Then, our car developed engine trouble. There we were, stranded, fifteen miles from home in a snow storm, at midnight on Christmas Eve. We managed to coast our car to the pay te3 ephone at Howell 1 s Store at the intersection of Hwy.s 8 and 58, west of Stuart Va. The Terry boys had just taken over Parkway Exxon and Car C...

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

Page 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1983 I THOUGHT I HEARD HIS REINDEER HE ASSEMBLED BIKES. ON THE ROOF TOP WHILE-A-GO, SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY JUST WHY HE WOULD BE STOPPING THOSE THREE WERE LITTLE TYKES. BY OUR CHIMNEY I DON'T KNOW, NOW THEY'RE GROWN UP MEN AND WOMEN FOR THIS HOUSE HOLDS NO REASON REARING FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN. AND THERE ARE NO STOCKINGS RED FACING THEIR TOMORROWS HANGING ON THE MANTLE. WHEN THEY TOO WILL BE ALONE, AND NO CHILDREN TUCKED IN BED WITH THEIR IMAGINATIONS DREAMING OF OLD SANTA AND RINGING SLEIGHBELLS IN THEIR HEADS, THE NEW TOYS HE MIGHT BRING. WISHING THERE WAS SOMETHING MORE OH, BUT HE'S STILL UP THERE TO DO THAN GO TO BED. 1 I CAN HEAR HIS SLEIGH BELLS RING. WISHING THERE WERE STOCKINGS V 1 PERHAPS HE TOO REMEMBERS HANGING ON THEIR MANTLE PIECE. U I How IT WAS» NOT LONG AGO, WISHING THERE WERE CHILDREN NEAR I WHEN CARL, MARIE AND ERNIE WHOSE QUESTIONS NEVER CEASE. I SOUGHT HIS FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW, WISHING THEY COULD FANTASIZE \' * I W(P '• ND SAT ...

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