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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 LEWIS MOUNTAIN SCHOOL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1. tion of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here the doors of knowledge were open to the intelligent minds of the beautiful, healthy, mountain children. This building was also used as Pocosin Episcopal #2 Mission where Sunday School was taught, and Christmas programs enjoyed. I suppose many a child did say, "From Monday until Friday we would work and play, then back to school to Sunday School was where I learned to pray." To many it was their only school of learning, and where the first gates of Heaven were opened, to a hope, and gain a passport to Eternal life, in a church without a steeple. One point I would like to make clear. In no way do I wish to imply there was anything short in the School System or Board of Green County in letting a 14 year old young lady teach school for three BY: EDITH T. MEDLEY AS TOLD BY LEONARD J. TURLEY © 1987 People in the mountains have a language all their own. Some folks say ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

MOUNTAIN BORN BY: ELPH MCCOY ©1987 As I stare down at the city street My thoughts betray my gaze Because in my absence I have managed To retain my Blue Ridge Mountain ways. I remember how I learned from the animals The ways and the call of the wild I knew every inch of the mountains When I was but a tender child. I remember my old coon hound His howl from a distant hill I could tell the moment he barked And his effort as he made his kill. I remember the flowers that bloom each spring And the bees, ah the sweet honey bee Refining its nectar, its delicious nectar For the ole black bear and me. I remember the ole plow horse How often he threw a shoe I can hear the rushing trout streams And see the yellow hammer too. I'm not at home on these city streets But for my ills there is a cure I can hop in my pickup and go back again Where life like the air is pure. Mff/beny fading Post MEADOWS OF DAN, VIRGINIA JMGMT Milepost 180 - 181 HOMEMADE yrf/T 120111 Mountain Craft BOOKS:Foxfire 1-8, $9....

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

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 The summer of 1927 Papa got a job, helping build the Chicopee Textile Mill, located several miles south of Gainesville. He rode to work with a neighbor in a Model-T Ford open-windowed when the flaps were down. For the duration of the planting and cultivating season, Papa had abandoned the farm. This was his first - and only - public job. He came home at night, full of stories about the enormous buildings that would house the manufactory. Most of his work was on the red brick houses, that were coming up, like a flower garden, over an expansive plot that formed the village residential area. As time passed Papa at Chicopee, earning two dollars a day and my brothers taking over the jobs he once supervised with a firm hand - the farm took on a new look. Frank, at sixteen, appointed himself "Farm Boss". He plowed the powerful, high-stepping, red mule, named Belle, and Carl was assigned the much lesser, aging, red mule, whose mane was sprinkled with g...

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

FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA HMjH | The very best of the BLUE /y\ RIDGE : 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 J Friendly Country Folks • Restaurants • Lodging • Bed and Breakfast Inns • Bicycling • Christmas Shops I 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: l"A~~~ 'dfJnnSfiafcf /nn" 1 •From NC: Take either Blue Ridge Parkway or 221 North 30 miles from Roanoke, VA Blue Ridge Parkway NC - interstate 7/1 JrJ/ (JU/l\ loiU 11 JU J Interstate 77. Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the entire county. _ - " —T>| • •From Blue Ridge Parkway: North on Rt. Bat Miiepost 165.2 I Miiepost 165.2 / ana Breakfast J •From Interstate 81: Exit 36 (Christiansburg). South on Rt. 822 miles I 8 ...

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

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 Sandford Holly never married. It was not that Sandford did not have ample opportunity as a young man. He came from a good family, and he never knew the pangs of hunger, nor did he suffer from a paucity of material wealth. It was simply that he never subscribed to the tenet that two could live as cheap as one. Sandford ran a boarding house in Calhoun, the county seat of McLean County, Kentucky. Most of his guests were people down on their luck or elderly people forced from indigence to subsist on Sandford's meager fare. Meager fare was the order of the day at Sandford's. The menus were planned on a tight fisted budget. In order to see that his meals were prepared according to his specifications, Sandford did the cooking himself, and presided over each meal like an ancient king ruling his court. Sandford did his shopping from the backdoors of cut-rate grocery stores, purchasing stale bread, wilted vegetables, and maybe a bone which could be the s...

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

THE HONEY CONVERTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6. valid. "Oh, I'll make it worth your time," he pleaded. "In addition to a night's lodging, I'll pay you five dollars for your trouble, in advance of course" The stranger agreed although somewhat reluctantly. "I'd like to help you Mr. Holly," he said. "I will, however, need to run some definite tests before I can determine if your molasses will convert. May I see you barrel?" The stranger was shown the basement where a barrel of molasses was setting on two sawhorses. "Do you have a brace and bit?" he asked, explaining that he would need to drill a hole in the underside of the barrel in order to place the attachment for his testing equipment. Sandford produced the drill and the hole was quickly bored. The molasses poured from the hole in a thick stream. "Stick your finger in the hole," the stranger ordered. Til go get my testing equipment out of the car. Don't let any of that lovely nectar escape!" The minutes added up and still the TIRE BUYS ...

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

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 UNCLE STUMP'S SCHOOL DAYS I was sitting on Uncle Stump's front porch, listening to the old man spin some of his yarns. His chair tilted back, feet propped on the porch railing, and puffing contentedly on a blackened old brier pipe, Uncle Stump was reminiscing of his school days. When Uncle Stump was a child - before county schools were consolidated - there were around fifty schools scattered about the county. Children walked to school in those days, as there were no school busses. So there had to be schools within walking distance. Most of these were one-room schools. Uncle Stump was telling me about the old Chestnut Ridge School where he got his education "Lots of young'uns got their learnin' in the one-room log schoolhouse on Chestnut Ridge. The old schoolhouse is gone now - torn down long ago. And the blight has killed all the chestnut trees that the ridge got its name from. Only recollections are teft." "School was strictly for learnin' in ...

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

Wednesday, April 29,1987 my son-in-law and daughter, Bill and Betsy Harman and I left Christiansburg, Virginia. We went south towards Marion, Va. on Interstate 81 to Abingdon, Va., where we had lunch. We left Abingdon on US 11 and 19 south west going parallel to the Norfolk and Southern main line to Wyndale, Va. where we stopped at a general store in Wallace, Va. We asked the store manager where the old N & W passenger and freight station used to be located. They informed us that it was right in front of the store, but was discontinued and torn down in 1955. We asked the folks the direction to the Clearbranch Section of Washington County. They gave us the directions to route 700. Then we went to look for Clearbranch. This was the first time I had been back to this area since leaving seventy-five years ago. I recognized the road and had Bill turn to the right on Route 700 and there was the first school I had attended. In the SUNSHINE TOURS 698 LINDEN DRIVE * SUITE 113 * E...

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

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 OZARK DREAMS AND MOUNTAIN MEMORIES This is a serialized, true story of a poor Ozark family in the 1930's through the eyes of one of their children. Experience their hardship and heart warming togetherness as they struggle through and celebrate life in the Ozark Mountains. After stuffing themselves, as soon as the food was brought out, the O'Hara twins along with Mr. Martin began to complain about the lemonade. They told Shane that any man that would serve his friends nothing better than lemonade to drink at a chivaree should be learned better. Mr. Martin said it was a dadburned shame him riding his mule so far and getting only lemonade to drink. The O'Hara twins said they could find better tasting stump water down on the creek to drink than that. So they got on their motorcycle and headed down the road through the woods toward the creek. Some other young fellows followed them on horses and Mr. Martin behind that group was on his mule hollering...

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

OZARK DREAMS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10. The awful silence was broken finally by one of the O'Hara twins as he began in a slurred drunken voice, "There hain't any need fur 'uall to be jest standing and sittin' aroun' here. Shoo, go a runnin' along home now, ye hear me? An' there's not a bit o' use fur to be a worrying about our good friend Shane." Then he picked up a mason jar and took a long slow drink and coughed and made silly looking faces at nobody in particular. Then unsteadily he got up and passed the jar around to his twin and Mr. Martin and they made slurping noises as they drank and coughed and wiped their mouths on their sleeves. The other O'Hara twin continued talking and pointed his shotgun at everyone as he waved it around in a flourishing unsteady manner. He looked at the other Shaughnessys as he started talking, "We hain't aimin' to hurt Shane none atall fur we love him jest lik' he wus one of us blood twins. We's just goin' to learn him to be more polite to his friends ...

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

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 More than anything, Woolybear wanted to fly. He had wished that ever since he had hatched from his egg and seen the swifts swooping and the swallowtails soaring. Every time he saw a hawk aloft on the summer wind, he felt little and low. The only thing Woolybear could do with his fuzzy, banded caterpillar body was crawl along the ground. For the rest of the season, Woolybear kept to himself. He munched hungrily on green plantain leaves and sky-gazed longingly. Soon, nights grew longer and mornings grew colder. Monarchs gathered on Maples, mapping out their migrations. Birds disappeared in droves. Wollybear sensed that it was going to get very cold, and he knew that he must escape. Woolybear worried. Where would he go? He couldn't travel far enough away from winter on his short legs. If he stayed here, however, he'd have nothing to eat. Already the leaves were turning brown and crumbling into dry, tasteless particles. And he would certainly free...

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

There are lots of ways of forecasting the weather. There's the old saying, "The evening red, the morning gray, sets a traveler on his way. The evening gray, the morning red, brings down showers on his head." Gran'pa used to say, "Sheet lightning in the north - rain in twenty-four hours. Sheet lightning in the south - it will be dry." An old friend of mine had an arthritis toe that he banked on. When the toe pained him he knew there would be falling weather. When it didn't hurt, the weather would be fair. He considered his toe infallible as a weather forecaster. There are enough ways of forecasting the weather to fill a book; but there is one old adage you can put your trust in: "All signs fail in dry weather." One night Mart Lorton and I went over in Little Walker Mountain foxhunting. We had six good hounds - and were hoping from an exciting fox chase; Crossing her fingers, Anna dodged under the ladder that was leaning over the door and entered the City Market shop. She wandered thr...

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

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 The Mail Box The Mountain Laurel, I have been getting The Mountain Laurel since Dec. 1985. It was sent to me as a gift from my daughter in law who lives in Winston-Salem, N.C. I am 79 years old. I sure do enjoy it so much. It takes me back to my childhood. I grew up in the hills in Milan, Tennessee, Humphrey's Co. and lived about like the people did in the mountains in those days. Back then we raised what we ate and carried water for a long way from a spring, or well, walked or went in a wagon or buggy when we traveled. I will always remember the first automobile that came through our neighborhood. Some people came through from Nashville in a Model-T. It was sure exciting to everyone old and young alike. And the first plane that anyone around there ever saw flew over our community during the early part of World War I. That sure was something to see too, they were called Airships then. I have been up in the mountains around Meadows of Dan, Va. ...

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

ENEA LOG Y | Ylt•r• r a • A% GENEALOGY I am looking for information on the McMurray family. Samuel McMurray was found to be 64 years old in the 1850 census in Scott County, Virginia He married Jane Ramey. He was born in 1786. I am interested in finding his mother's and father's names. Wanda McMurray 4936 Rt. 35 E. West Alexandria, OH 45381 I am researching the Cook Family. I would like any information about Arthur Elbert Cook. He was born March 30, 1900 in Wesfield, N.C., just inside the Surry Co. line. He was raised on a farm (which was owned by his grandfather I've been told). He went to Danville, Va. to work in a tobacco related job when he was Subscribe Today To The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Off Mountain Liffe 1 Year (12 Issues) Only *B.OO Send A Gift! TELL US THE OCCASION - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 2 Y CRF (24 IsSUCS ) Ollly *14.00 THINKING OF YOU, GET WELL SOON, ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT, OR YOUR OWN SPECIAL MESSAGE, AND WE WILL SEND AN APPROPRIATE Q V„„_ / Of. T CCI ,„ e 1 A„l,. S...

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

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 In the year 1606 the Webb family turned their thoughts toward a new land. They had been Englishmen for many years, the exact time has yet to be discovered, for they were residents of Glouster and the surrounding area of Gloustershire, England. One member of the family came to America in 1607, however, he rebelled against the rules of Sir Thomas Dale and was executed. There is a record of the Webb clan being in Virginia from that point to this day. George Webb came to Virginia on the Supply ships in 1609, and later Thomas Webb and Giles Webb are found to be in the eastern counties of Virginia. From available records it appears that Giles Webb served in the House of Burgess 1658-1660 and had four sons. One of the boys married Mary Bedwell, in Richmond County, Virginia. His name was Isaac and his son John married a daughter of Theodorick Carter, in Henrico County, Virginia. John had a son named John, who was the father of the boys that moved to F...

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

THE WEBB FAMILY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16. Webb family moved to Rock Road, near Newbern and Dublin, Virginia, where Andrew taught in the Locust Grove School. The farm, on which they lived, was later sold to become part of Claytor Lake. In 1908 the family moved to Sylvatus, Virginia into a house across the creek and up the hill to the left of H.W. Bolt Wholesale Grocery House. They purchased this house and moved it up the railroad toward the Sylvatus Station, on the same side of the railroad. This was home for the Webb family until one sad February day in 1929 when Martha Webb died. Billy Webb was the school teacher at Sylvatus School until he was unable to continue. Earlier, he had taught school in Indian Valley, Floyd County and Littlevine School in Carroll County. He remarried in 1930 to Jane Utt Mar- THE TODAY'S 7987 ■b FLOYD MOTOR CO., INC. Dir. 190 Phone (703) 745-4146 Floyd, Virginia tin. The ceremony was performed in the parlor of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Lewis and witnessed by so...

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

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREI, SEPTEMBER 1987 MY MOST MEMORABLE LUNCH It was early in the morning, extremely early for a lad about ten summers who was not raised on a farm. I can't remember the hour when my Mother's cousin Carl (one of Uncle Sam's boys) woke me and said; "If you want to go to town with me, you better get movin'". After a hurried ham biscuit and a glass of milk (not homogenized), I found Carl had the team hitched to the spring wagon and was ready to go. No, this is not a convertible vehicle where one puts the top down for the comfort or to view the beauty of the siars, it is a light weight wagon that has a seat mounted on springs. The springs do contribute to the comfort of a ride in a vehicle which has iron rims for tires. I did not see Carl load it, but he had a crate on the wagon which contained a large sheep. It was quite possible that Carl had other grain or produce on the wagon, but the sheep is all that I recall. We waved a cheery farewell as we took off for the Cit...

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

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

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 In our August Issue, we invited you all to come to the Chestnut Ridge Reunion on Sunday, August 16 at Old Jacksonville in Floyd, Virginia. We're happy to say that many of you took us up on that invitation. It turned out to be a beautiful sunshiny day for a get together. On Saturday the 15th, as we were busy preparing for the reunion, we received a pleasant surprise. The Roger Johnson family from Kernersville, North Carolina stopped by and presented The Laurel Foundation with a clock made from old barn boards. This clock is on of the Southern Heritage Clocks Johnson designs in his Piney Grove workshop. The one presented to the Foundation is made like an old country store complete with gas pump. The numerals are made from the original old nails that were removed from the boards. His wife "layed" the rock chimney. He said the barn was built around 1850. We really appreciated the gift and the many hours of work it represents and know that many peo...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

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