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Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1987 GRANDPA JOE'S "COLD TRAIL" HOUNDS Not many people can come down to Texas and beat these locals at telling tall tales, but my Grandpa Joe did it right after the war. Not only did he spin a classic yarn, but he sold the local prison warden two black and tan Rockingham County, Virginia bloodhounds that sired the line of what is now the K-9 Corps of the state prison system. Grandpa Joe was born in Rockingham County in 1891 and I don't think he ever left the mountains until World War 11. A widower, he moved to Freeport, Texas in 1942 to be with my mother while my father was stationed in Laredo. His wooden leg kept him from military service, but he worked as a civilian security guard at the Dow Chemical plant until the war ended. By then his health was failing and he never returned to Virginia. He died in 1947, but he never stopped being a mountain man even here in the flat, almost treeless Brazoria County on the Texas Gulf Coast. When he left Virginia i...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 31 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

THE MANURE CURE PRESERVED BY: JEFFERY LOCKHART © 1987 Found written by my great aunt Frances Almoth Scholz. Myrtle and Meeks were Almoth's sisters and Hayden was Myrtle's husband. From the letter: Myrtle and Hayden had a horse and buggy and Myrtle drove down to the Yadkin River to see us often (about 2 or 3 miles). Her horse was named Jerry and she could hook him up to the buggy right by herself and she would always take me for a ride. One day while we still lived at the Yadkin River, Meeks and Mama with some of the neighbors were out in the yard beside the well washing clothes. Everybody did not have a well so they would come to our house to wash their clothes. Well, Meeks came by me carrying a bucket of water she had just got out of the wash pot and little Almoth was playing with some of the other kids and by accident stuck my arm in that bucket up to my elbow. It happened so quick that no one could help it- so the first call went to the doctor- I think his name was Doctor Mink an...

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Page 32 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1987 The ()ld Time Wax i lit llltisil 8111 l lillU'k "I ji nn.K J )A\ is oi. pvKisn JI.OM J>\ UISII v a NEW RELEASE Old Tim Tunes from (thii (avl< <3 ' I I • THE SHELOR & KIMBLE FAMILIES „ ni/1 T . Various Artists . Rafe Brady "8 Miles Anart Music from Patrick & Carroll ° ld limeI ime lunesI unes F , r ?™ Coal A ? lassic Cherokee Rose" - The only existing LP by the rnuntv County, Virginia Side 1 features the Shelor Roscoe Parish Le one Parish John Patterson, & musician his professional career began at age 14 Family and side 2 features the Kimble Family. thp p - ___ r ' R am hW TP Nn V musician, ms proiessionai career oegdn age i<+ Notes by Ray Alden are enclosed. LP No.-XXII the PiperS Gap Ramblers ' LP No " V with travelling medicine shows. LP No. -XXXII fc iii it Abe Horton "The Bell Spur String Band" Albert Hash & The Whitetop Mountain Boys A solo album of old...

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Page 33 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

GRANDPA JOE'S HOUNDS "Warden," Grandpa told him, "these two hounds are what we in Virginia call 'cold trail' dogs. You can't teach it to 'em, they have to be born with it. They can follow a trail that's weeks, even months, old sometimes. I've seen these two follow a trail when you had to shovel three feet of snow to find the footprints." "You think these two could track a convict on the run?" the warden asked. "You'd have to go to the Blue Ridge Mountains to find another dog to match them," Grandpa told him, "and then you'd have to look hard." Now, being a sporting man himself, the warden was really enjoying Grandpa's story. "How 'bout you showing me what these two can do down here in Texas?" Grandpa, I've been told, just kinda leaned back and thought awhile. "How 'cold' of a trail you talking about, Warden?" he asked. "Coldest trail they can find," the warden answered. "Have 'em show me what a Virginia hound can do." Well, Grandpa couldn't pass up a challenge like that, so he got u...

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Page 34 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

PAGE 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY,I9B7 GRANDPA JOE'S HOUNDS Continued from Page 21. Well, it seems the two dogs began running in circles sniffing the ground. All of a sudden, the male let out a yelp and took off walking down an old path through the knee-deep grass behind the house. As Grandpa and the others followed, the warden asked, "Aren't they supposed to be howling and running after the trail?" "Nah," Grandpa replied, "a 'cold trail' hound knows the trail's weeks, maybe months old and there's no use running." According to the story, they followed the dog for about a quarter mile through the scrub brush and saltgrass until the came to a single, old Live Oak tree standing alone in the field. The male hound walked to within about ten feet of the tree and sat down. The female caught up and sat down beside him. After a few seconds they both coiled back on their rear haunches and jumped about three feet into the air and then ran to the tree and started pawing at a hole around the roots. W...

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Page 35 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

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Page 36 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

PAGE 24 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1987 Browse „ B argin Cent FLOYD FARM SERVICE Stores Located Side By Side LOCUST STREET, FLOYD, VA. PROPRIETOR CKRAM> PHONE: 703-745-4761 Complete Line of Old Fashioned "Watkins Products!" Bluegrass & Old time COUNTRY HA^ S %W/ci:Ei{ WOODEN l I H rnrnrnh Tpllv BASKETS Bp BUCKETS MS? Corncob Jell y COCKRAMS GENERAL STORE Experience The Memory of Yesterday In the years when dirt roads and footpaths crisscrossed Floyd County, Virginia small country stores dotted these mountains. Located at most intersections, however remote, they served the "walking distance" community and usually served as post office, trade center and social hall. A part of America dies each time one of the few remaining of these old stores is abandoned. There was an atmosphere of shared opinions and old wood, dress material and leather goods that simply can't be created without the effects of time and use. were special places for friends to gather and easy place's...

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Page 37 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

SLUSHERS CLOTHING OUTLET v '»" ~ »«$S 1M '.X^o'' f'■ ** *-*> s - ' •- % .'*tiflii- $H Cool Casual Clothes for a sizzling good look • Summer Sweaters • Cool cotton tops & shorts • Skirts & Crop Pants • And Much, Much more! X LARGE SELECTION OF SEPARATES '■%'. f IN SIZES UP TO 46 fy- ■■&■ ■■:*■ vj.- -if4§r ■: HWY. 221, NORTH, 1/2 MILE FROM HILLSVILLE, VA. PHONE: 703-728-2851 HOURS: 9:00 TO 5:30, MON-SAT. 8207 V Super Filler Steel-Belted Radial Low-profile 70 series tire with HR-speed rating- for domestic and imported sporty RAISED'WHITE LETTER 205/70R14 62.88 235/70R14 66.88 225/70R15 66.88 235/70R15 ,„68.88 Free Bridgestone Racing Cap with set of 4 tires R«gulor front-end alignment, A wheel thrust alignment, oil change, valve cover gaskets, water pomps, fuel pumps, carburetors, tune-up, U-joints, wheel bearings (front & rear), brakes, rebuild or repair front ends, shocks, struts reploced, timing belts & chains, du...

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Page 38 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

PAGE 26 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1987 BACKROADS Continued from Page 28. A Mountain", will feel as if they've just driven into the pages of that fascinating story. We can envision Reverend Childress driving these very roads in an old Model "T" on his way to visit the occupants of the houses we pass along the way. If you have not read the book it is available in bookstores nationwide or it may be ordered from Mayberry Trading Post. Large old farm houses are scattered all along the route and one can imagine the day of kerosene lamps and hay shocks when wagons travelled these roads and oxen hauled goods into "town" at Willis. In those days Willis was a booming community with even a bank and a high school counted among its assets. The scenes along this tour are a vanishing part of America's heritage and driving through the area today can provide a genuine look into a past era. This rare glimpse into our past is not a part of a theme park or recreated farm community, it is a living community...

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Page 39 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

BACKROADS Continued from Page 26. picturesque farms. After crossing the bridge we will turn right continuing to follow State Road 786. 2*2 (0.1) The road bank on our left is covered with wild flowers, such as Solomon Seals, Lady Slippers, False Solomon Seals, and Fire Pinks. Just watch the road bank and you will see many of these. 2*5 (0.2) At this point one road turns right and one goes straight ahead. We will turn right continuing on State Road 786. 3/Z (0.2) On our left is an old two story farm house which is for sale. 3J£ (0.1) A beautiful mountain trout stream now borders the road on our right. 43 (0.5) At this stop sign we will turn left onto State Road 630. 5.1 (0.8) At this point we will turn right onto State Road 785. 5.3 (0.2) Here we cross a one lane bridge over a beautiful mountain trout stream. 5.5 (0.2) On our left here is an old two story deserted farm house where old fashion rose bushes and honeysuckles have taken charge of the yard. 5.7 (0.2) At this point State Roa...

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Page 40 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1987

fu- V fg) n T\ounia?n A Copyright 1986 Laurel Publications Inc. JULY 1987 Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life 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. PAGE 28 WILLIS "Never take the main roads, they're the future with their stores, offices and service stations. Always travel the backroads. You can see the future tomorrow but backroads are the past and someday they may be gone. On backroads you can see old weathered barns with wagons and horse drawn hay rakes. There are meadows fenced with old chestnut rails and creeks that bubble and cascade over rocks that have never known polution. There's a part of our heritage on our backroads that no pen or camera will ever capture. There are cows ...

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

AUGUST, 1987 [THLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE © t««« LAUREL PUBLICATIONS IN* AUGUST, 1987 oun£d?% ,JL aurel MONTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE ® •»» I AURF.L PUBLICATIONS IN< August Revival was the highlight of summer in the country, round about the Blue Ridge Mountains. We called it "big meetin'", which meant a series of meeting days at the church - morning and nightfor a whole week. The following Sunday they had the baptizing in a swimming hole, or at the creek. There was usually a guest preacher who helped the preacher conduct the revival meeting, and they promised a second week of meetings "if the Spirit moved among the people". In 1920 I went to a big meetin' in a buggy with Papa, Mama sitting beside him on the riding seat. She was holding Ruth, her baby daughter born the past April. She looked pretty, and smiling, in a black taffeta dress (which I inherited at the age of ten, cut down to fit me). She had on a broad-brimmed straw hat, trimmed with full-blown pink artific...

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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 HENDERSONVILLE NORTH CAROLINA CURB MARKET Born of necessity in the late 1920'5, the Henderson County Farmers Mutual Curb Market cut its teeth on the great depression in the 1930'5. What began as an outlet for Henderson County, North Carolina farmers to sell their excess produce quickly became a huge success. People come from all over to see what they have to offer. In season you can find all of the fresh vegetables locally grown, in the fall harvests of apples. All year round you can find canned goods, baked goods, handmade crafts. Everyone who belongs to the Farmers Curb Market has to be a resident of Henderson County and everything sold through the market must have been grown on the land or hand made in Henderson County. There are 130 tables available within the Farmers Curb Market. At present there are 99 contributing members. When someone decides to give up their position within the Market, the people who are already members have first choice ...

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

APPLEBUTTER FARM FAMILY TRADITION BY: BEULAH S. FOX © 1987 Apple butter is a spread for bread made by cooking apples to a thick consistency and seasoning with spices, usually oil of cinnamon. When I was growing up, making apple butter was a fall rite and actually a two day affair. There are eight gallons of apples to every bushel. We used two bushels of Ben Davis apples. Any cooking apple will do. The first day we peeled, cored, and sliced one bushel of apples and made apple sauce. This gave us a head start. On the morning of the apple butter making the copper kettle was scoured and cleaned with vinegar and salt. After building fire to a medium heat beneath the kettle we put the precooked apples in with enough water to cover the bottom of the kettle. In the meantime we precooked the second bushel the same as the first apple sauce consistency and continued to add the apple sauce until the two bushels were in the kettle cooking, stirring constantly to ensure even cooking and no burned...

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

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 Thirty eight years ago in Kenova (Wayne County) West Virginia, Carol Amstutz was born. She always had a fascination with sewing, but sewing machines were precious objects, not children's toys. She was forbidden to touch her mother's machine. One day she saw her chance and took it. Her grandmother was keeping her while her mother worked. Carol slipped away from her grandmother's house, which was just down the road from her own, and used the sewing machine. She found an old piece of drapery material, cut it up and made herself a skirt. Carol says, "It was a thick material with a design. Mother told me I couldn't wear it, but I played in it. It was sewn well enough to wear." Carol's mother, Amanda Stovall, just smiles and shakes her head, remembering what that skirt made of drapery material looked like. Carol was a natural at sewing. She came by it honest, for her mother was very good at it. It was her mother's dream to be a dress designer. She could...

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

|" FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA pM||| j J Local Arts and Crafts • Mountain Culture • Rare Plants • Abundant Wildlife • Mountain Farms • Fresh Streams * ; Fishing • Hiking • Camping • Craft Shops • Country Stores • Bluegrass Music • Art Gallery * I 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. MabryMiii, Floyd County (MHepost 176.1 b.h.p) ; j HOW TO GET TO FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA: ~ A "/nn"• ; •From NC: Take either Blue Ridge Parkway or 221 North 30 miles from Roanoke, VA Blue Ridge Parkway NC • interstate 7/1 Jlk jrJ/UUfXk lolCl 11J1J J • Interstate 77. Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the entire county. V .. • • •From Blue Ridge Parkway: North on Rt. Bat Milepost 165.2 I Miiepost 165.2 / J " ana Breakfast * ! "From Interstate 81: Exit 36 (Christiansburg). South on Rt. 822 miles I 8 (f Miiepost 153 t \ \ 7% miles north of Roy...

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

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, MI Today I'm going to take you for a visit with a special couple in the Slate Mountain Community of our Blue Ridge - Paul and Lillie Hylton. The Slate Mountain area is near the Blue Ridge Parkway with beautiful farms and breathtaking views of the mountains. Good people reside here, neighbor still helping neighbor. Paul and Lillie's beautiful farm house stands just below Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church, one of the historical churches built by the "Man That Moved A Mountain", Reverend Bob Childress. Setting in the cozy living room of the Hyltons, Paul tells some of the highlights of a full and interesting life. "Did you ever hear of Preacher Finney? My father bought the black school from him. Below the school there was a four-room house. I was born there March 25, 1910. Part of that house is now in my daughter Joyce's home. My father was Joseph Hylton (1878-1940) and my mother was Nancy Elizabeth Boyd Hylton (1883-1912). There were three sisters, one ...

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

%AUL & LILLIE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6. down by her. We went together for three years before we got married. Our wedding was kind of unusual since we got married at six in the morning. Mr. Jim Dickerson married us August 15, 1941. The reason we got married so early in the morning was that we were driving to Logan and Wayne, places in West Virginia. Wayne is where the natural gas wells are. Lillie and I spent our honeymoon visiting my sister and seeing some of the sights and headed for home. Our first home was in a service station at Harris Chapel. I was running the station then and there were living quarters. I collected the delinquent taxes in Floyd County for a few years. Then I worked at Radford until World War II was over. I never did farm much after I left Dad's farm. For 25 years I was employed at United Elastic. Since I have retired I like to work in the garden, mow the yard, watch tv - especially soap operas, and read a lot." Paul Hylton is still going strong at the...

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

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 Grandpa John (nickname) Scott Roach said, "The mule was by far the best animal for the bark wagons in the mountains. They were strong, tough in both heat and cold, sure footed, loosely broken to harness and for a little love and fair temperament, they would gladly give you a full days work for shelter, clean water, 8 ears of corn and a good fork of hay." The mules of Grandpa's were very handsome animals. The 1200 pound blocky body, fine posture with heads held high, manes and tales trimmed to perfection with feet well shod. I have heard it said, "Grandpa may dress in a fading blue shirt and a well worn pair of overalls with a few patches here and there, but his wagons were well greased and maintained and his 4 mule team was a picture of health, strength. Well harnessed in a good quality of leather well oiled." The rain fall in the mountains is much more than the valley, maybe as much as 80" per year. As the team worked 6 days per week, they went t...

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

THAT MULE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8. was in her stall. We don't know how she got there." Oh! What good news to know Coley was safe at home. Many questions were left unanswered in our minds. Knowing mules have a dislike for rivers and bridges, how did she travel 20 miles home? Did she travel cross country and jump fences, swim rivers, or by highway and walk the bridges of the Shenandoah River? Put a mule intelligence anywhere you like, but Coley knew there was no better place on earth then her Blue Ridge moun- tain home. There is something that draws my heart just like Coley's to the same house foundation, spring, and graveyard, where I pray and find a special blessing in my soul. I believe Grandpa lived about 50 of the best mountain life of all ages, on Lewis Mountain, with it's abundant resources where there were no restrictions, and love was the law that ruled. As I think about the valuable mountain mule, their true worth, the role they played in History, a recital by George Brenner c...

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