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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

PAGE 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 everything he could on film. He was taping the music and talking to people all day. From the small amount of footage we have previewed so far, it's really good. We have also received written confirmation from the Public Broadcasting Systems that will allow our films to be sent via satellite uplink to over 300 PBS stations all across America. We will also be making copies of the video available to anyone wishing to own a copy. All proceeds from the videos will benefit the efforts of the Foundation. There is still a lot of work that will have to be done on the property at Old Jacksonville - things such as completing the seating around the stage and finishing construction and remodeling of the existing buildings - but we hope you understand and bear with us as the work progresses over the next few years. The Laurel Foundation has many plans for the future of Old Jacksonville. The primary goal is to provide a place where older mountain residents c...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

COCKRAMS GENERAL STORE QVS y O „ FREEMAN COCKRAM, ™ FLOYD PROPRIETOR vtv Stores Located Side By Side LOCUST STREET, FLOYD, VA. ih, PHONE: 703-745-4761 M) Complete Line of Record Albums Old Fashioned "Wat kins Products!" Blue grass & Old time T¥ _, Mountain Music **, HOMEMADE MOUNTAIN MUSIC \ EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT Left to Right: A.D. Wilson, Bass; Glen Wilson, Guitar; Bill Li Moran, Banjo; Alton Vest, Fiddle and Freeman Cockram, Dobro. Cockram 1 s General Store is actively continuing the traditional role of an - old country store. We operate six days a week 7 to 7 and close on Sunday, but -arC^ \ each Friday evening, about 7 o'clock, friends, neighbors & company start I p: r att s Kfc drifting in the store. The first hint that something special is about to happen is 0^ a glimpse of an elderly lady carrying a guitar into the store. Ry 7:30 or so, i Freeman's got his dobro out and half a dozen mountain folk are sharing the ftj-f music they've shared all their lives...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

PAGE 24 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 BACKROADS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28. 00.0 (0.0) We will begin our mileage when we cross under the bridge of Interstate 77 as it crosses over US 58/221, North of Hillsville, Virginia. We will be traveling through one of the older settled sections of Carroll County. 00.2 (0.2) Here we will turn left onto state road 706, towards the Carroll County Recreation Park. There used to be a post office here and this area was called by the name of that star route post office - Eona. 00.4 (0.2) We are now passing the Carroll County Recreation Park. It has a swimming pool, tennis courts, a ball field and other enjoyable facilities. 01.5 (1.1) There is a beautiful view to your left at this point. 01.7 (0.2) Here we will turn off of state road 706 onto state road 703. Immediately after turning onto this road it becomes gravel. 02.2 (0.5) Straight ahead of us is a beautiful view of the rolling mountains. Note the old cemetery on the hill to the left. 02.3 (0.1) T...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

SLUSHERS C OUTLET I .M?*"*** ' OUTtgT Slife; »,«> #* :J& ii' iiig_ .AiliWr >w in 4iwp*. t^^BL f| SWEATERS! SWEATERS! Come see our large selection of Fall Sweaters. Choose from many different designs & textures, some hand knit. New Fall Suits have arrived. Choose from our large selection of coordinating blouses for a New Fall Look. New Merchandise Is Steadily Arriving Including Fall Dresses and Skirts. BUS TOURS WELCOME HWY. 221, NORTH, 1/2 MILE FROM V HILLSVILLE, VA. PHONE: 703-728-2851 HOURS: 9:00 TO 5:30, MON-SAT. 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 THE PRICES ARE RIGHT IN FLOYD COUNTY, VA 167 ACRES - 12 Miles from Floyd, Va. Paved road, large stream, springs, wooded. $42,900. 65 WOODED ACRES FOR SALE - $27,500. l/VWWVWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...

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Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

PAGE 26 MOUNTAIN LAUREL SEPTEMBER, 1987 "ss- 4<3£ , s&. < $ , 4 I The Mountain Laurel j | SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER \ * Sendawholeyearofreadingpleasure. j| I Send 6 Gift Subscriptions i I MX, For $36.00 1 1 (A savings of $12.00) | 1 With each gift subscription, we will send an original |f 1 design Christmas Card announcing your gift. i | GIFT FROM: name | Hi Method of Payment ~ □ check Of M O •n* *»• Jigr CD VISA or D MasterCard No W Cards Will Be Sent Starting November, 1, 1987. ifc |j NAME I NAME _____ j| k' ADDRESS 5 ADDRESS 8 :2 * I ™ i c,ty I city 1 •stf 0 J f| STATE ZIP | STATE ZIP Ij S n|[| CSMMS^SMWdK | 8 |j NAME | NAME || |? ADDRESS | ADDRESS M S u I ci,y | "" l M> STATE ZIP g STATE ZIP | j* I . „ 0. lf this is a renewal gift, please check | If this is a renewal gift, please check Jjj| jfe* NAME I NAME *0 Wf a § ADDRESS | ADDRESS 'jg 1 CITY 1 CITY M P STATE ZIP jj STATE ZIP |& If this is a renewal gift, please check y, ...

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Page 27 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

BACKROADS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24. to build this Primitive Baptist Church. Golda Guynn, who is a granddaughter of Jefferson Edwards, said "In Grandfather's time it was a great church, with great preachers and lots of people." To our right is a little gazebo looking building that was used for outdoor preaching. The preachers would stand and sit here and preach to the crowds in the field. It was called the "stand". 07.3 (0.2) At this stop sign we will turn left, back onto state road 703 off of state road 808. 07.4 (0.1) Here state road 703 turns left but we will continue straight ahead onto state road 960. 07.7 (0.3) To our right we have a beautiful view of heavily wooded mountains and rolling pastures. 08.3 (0.6) At this stop sign we will turn right onto state road 702 off of state road 960. This is a paved road. 08.5 (0.2) Here we will cross under Interstate 77. 08.8 (0.3) To our right is a beautiful two story brick homestead. It was originally the Dr. Worrell home. On our left there...

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Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 September 1987

n- v $ II yyjl HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE TAouniam w «ivf j/r -' * Copyright 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. SEPTEMBER, / * 1987 Ag&ursl Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life PAGE 28 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. "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 hayrakes. 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 back...

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

OCTOBER, 1987 'P\oun£a2% NTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFF © 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. OCTOBER, 1987 MONTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE © 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. 1926 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE In 1926 they had a Halloween Carnival at the Chestnut Mountain Schoolhouse. It was my very first acquaintance with goblins and witches. The whispers and the shadows cast a strange spell over me, although I knew the fortune-teller was the store keeper's daughter. The fortuneteller's booth was darkly curtained and feebly lighted on the outside, all of it matching her own black-robed clothing, and the black shawl tied over her head. The schoolhouse was a three-storied, white framed building, lifting its shingled roof far above the treetops flanking the slope, running all the way down from the road to the backside, where none of us iever ventured to play at recess. The builders could have looked everywhere - even a half-mile down the highway to the dense, dark old mountain where c...

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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1987 When I was very young, we lived at a place we called the Old Hole. The reason we called it the Old Hole was because it was down between two mountains and the sun did not shine there much all day. Seems to me we could see the stars in the daytime. This place was between Vesta, Stuart and Meadows of Dan. There was a creek that winded around at the foot hills and made the place more alive. I guess one could say it was a sort of pretty place. There were some waterfalls and lots of wild flowers such as mountain laurel, honeysuckles and wild ivy all over the hills. The old house we lived in was not much to live in. It was all run down. So were many houses we lived in before. My dad was good at fixing old houses up to live in. He went to work and patched it up and we lived there about two years. We cleared some new ground and had a garden. We children liked to get out with our dad in the spring time and burn stumps and brush. He would cut them down in t...

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

MOUNTAIN MEDICINES Continued from page 2. Biddy's mom said bring him on up. She would like to see him. They made connections with the little Danville & Western train and went on up to Stuart. When they got there the dude said who is going to meet us. Biddy said no one, we will just walk. It is only about four miles. He said that seems a long ways to walk. She said we will make it in no time. They got about half the way and they came to a creek. It had been raining a lot and the foot log had washed away and the creek was up quite a bit and was a bit muddy. He said how in the world are we ever going to cross this creek. She said we will just have to pull our shoes off and wade (which she had done many times). The dude said no not me I have never waded in water like that. He said it is even muddy. Biddy pulled her shoes and stockings off and got her bags and waded on across. He just stood there and said I just can't. You will have to go get a horse to take me across. She ke...

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

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1987 My father, Peter E. Sweeney, eighth child of Samuel and Margaret Thomas Sweeney, was born at Floyd, Va. March 18, 1878. He was a great grandson of Benjamin Sweeney, a preacher who came from Ireland around 1800 and settled on the branches of Nicklas Creek near Endicott, Va. He was a grandson of Charles Thomas and his first wife Polly Connaday Thomas. He did right much wagoning in his day and he said one night he camped out near a creek in Roanoke Valley. He woke up in the night and water was up in the wagon. He got up, harnessed up the horses to the wagon, got on one of the horses and got out of there. Another night he was driving back from Roanoke and pulled in for the night across from the Copper Hill Church of The Brethren. He said he didn't know until he got up the next morning that he slept in a graveyard that night. He told me that one day a white man and a black man followed his and Mr. Lemuel Boothe's wagons for five miles out of Martinsvi...

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

I ' FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA The very best of the BLUE RIDGE ; 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 I Festivals • Picnic Areas • Historic Sites • Hunting • Swimming • Bird Watching • Christmas Tree Capital of Va. Mabry Miii, Floyd County (Miiepost 176.1 B.R.P) : HOW TO GET TO FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA: j" ~~ A ~ OSnnGfiofrf /nn" J •From NC: Take either Blue Ridge Parkway or 221 North 30 miles from Roanoke, VA Blue Ridge Parkway NC - interstate ri r"Jr UU/\ A loiil lIJU • Interstate 77. Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the entire county. i"^ • •From Blue Ridge Parkway: North on Rt. Bat Miiepost 165.2 I Miiepost 165.2 / aea ana oreaKrast ' •From Interstate 81: Exit 36 (Christiansburg). South on Rt. 822 miles I 8 (/ Miiepost 153 f—L...

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

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1987 TALES MY FATHER TOLD ME Continued from page 4. Ed down on Pine Creek at Ballard Stricklers and married sisters. He told me he ate so many good meals down at Ballard Stricklers and he used to think the girls were cooking them, but he found out later that their mother, (nee Celeste Sowder) was doing all that good cooking. After my parents got married they lived at North Fork, W.Va. for around ten years. He cared for the mining mules at the stables and she sewed for people. When they came back to Floyd, Va. they bought a Phlegar farm close to town on down below Pine Tavern. There was a log house on it over on a hill at some cherry trees and a rock foundation on down below the house, near a spring where the Phlegar schoolhouse used to be. They lived in the log house for several years until they could build a new home and the three of us were born there. One night some of my father's nephews came by and told him to get his gun and come with them for t...

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

On the evening of October 6th, Katya was entrusted with the responsibility of making a special treat for Aunt Pam's birthday party the following evening. Since Aunt Pam would be in Germany at Christmas, Katya's family had decided to surprise her early with her favorite cutout cookies. Katya would use the "fall leaf' cookie cutters that her mother had had since Katya could remember. Decorating them would be fun; Katya always loved that part! As the oven preheated, Katya arranged the cutouts neatly on the cookies sheets. It was getting hot in the kitchen, so she opened a window for some fresh air. Today had been warm and golden, the kind of day to treasure before the winter chill set in. Katya set the timer and faithfully checked the cookies. About two minutes remained. They looked wonderful and smelled even more delicious. Suddenly, Katya heard a strange noise. She cocked her head. The noise was coming from outside. Katya went to the window to listen more closely. The sound grew more...

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

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 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. October 1935 Every day after the chivaree for the next few weeks was spent in a rush. We were determined fo get all of our crops and vegetables out of our fields before the Jenkins' family moved into our house. We'd all get up at daybreak and work until after dark. The Shaughnessy family was just as busy trying to get their crops all out. The trouble at the chivaree convinced Mr. Shaughnessy that he should go up north as soon as he could for his sons' sakes. They had a sale just before they left and sold almost all of their household goods and all of their livestock except a pair of beautiful black mares that were due to foal in the middle of winter. He made a deal with Papa to ...

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

OZARK DREAMS Continued from page 8. We knew it was about time for the Jenkins' family to move but we hadn't said much about it being so busy and all. Then too there was our wounded pride because they were just going to take over our farm. But one day Papa came home from town and said that he heard something about Mr. Jenkins having a lot of bad luck and being sick; but nobody there seemed to know just what his troubles were. Earl said with all his money, Mr. Jenkins could afford to be sick and have bad luck. Papa told Earl never to talk like that again so we just never mentioned the Jenkins' after that. One morning as we began another day it was decided that the boys would haul in the hay from Mr. Shaughnessy's back forty using his mares and an old wagon that he had left there. Alice was in town helping Mrs. Reed. Mama, Jeannie and April were going to begin packing all of the canned food in the big pantry in an orderly way so whatever was needed could be found with ease. Papa was go...

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

PACiE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1987 ***** We sat in lawn chairs under the towering gnarled oak tree, sipping ice tea and trying to stay cool. A small amount of water spared by the summertime dryness gurgled in the branch. 1 had known Jesse Bailey for a lifetime, just about, but he had never told me or anyone else about what had happened to his ankle to cause him to limp. I had been pestering him to tell me. On that hot day, I thought that I would try one more time. "Say, Jesse, ain't you gonna tell me how you hurt your ankle?', I begged. "Now Lee, don't go asking me that. You know I ain't a gonna tell you." He was firm in his answer as he stared of across the branch. I tried again. "Come on Jesse. I ain't gonna leave you alone 'til you tell me. No one in these here hollows knows why you limp." "Dang it all! It still bothers me to think about it," he said as he continued to stare across the branch. "But, I will tell you just to shut you up!" He turned to look at me with a little f...

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

HEAD OF THE HOLLOW Continued from page 10. barely audible, "Helen". Jesse wanted to draw her out. He asked, "What's your whole name?" "Georgia Helen Hester," she answered, never taking her eyes off Jesse. "My name's Jesse Bailey. Are you any kin to them Lowerys?", he asked. She wrinkled up her nose and said, "No, I ain't one of them." Jesse scratched his head and said, "Uh, but you do live up there in the head of the hollow don't you?" "I live above the head of the hollow," she answered. Jesse told me that he was still sure that she at least lived with the Lowerys, and asked her, "Are you one of their cousins from Ohio?" "I DON'T live with them Lowerys!", she said. She did not take her eyes off Jesse. He said a shiver ran down his back and out his fingertips. "What do you mean you don't live there? Their's is the last house up the hollow," Jesse answered. Helen answered, "I live up the hollow past them Lowerys, on top of the ridge." Jesse said that bothered him, what she said. He wa...

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

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1987 The Mail Box Dear Susan, Your magazine is a treasure. It was sheer luck that we stopped in Wytheville and picked up a copy of The Mountain Laurel, and it meant so much to us because we were leaving the beautiful mountains of Virginia with great regret after a small family reunion at Hungry Mother. Your paper helped us make the transition from the Virginia Highlands to the Florida tropics. Which, like jet lag, can be most disorienting. In the car, we read stories to each other as we drove through the Carolina's, Georgia, and finally, Florida. My husband, a Virginia native, added personal tidbits we read, making the whole thing seem as if it were a letter from home. I particularly like the "Apple butter" story and "Ozark Dreams and Mountain Memories", but really, we loved it all. Thanks. Enclosed is a check for two subscriptions and for one BACKROADS TOURS and Mountain Memories. I guess that shows how much we think of you. I first fell in love wit...

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

GENEALOGY I am looking for the descendants of David A. Martin and Caroline McClain Martin. Their children were Ary Ann McCauly, Minerva Sims, Elvina Smith, Susan Fox, Cynthia Carmack, Margaret Hansley, Silas D. Martin, Rebecca Rollins, Thomas M. Martin, John R. Martin, Emily Letitia Russell (my gg grandmother), and Edward Dowell Martin. They were born between 1833 and 1855. 1 would like to correspond with any of the descendants or anyone who knows about the family. I am especially interested in learning the names of David Martin's parents. Mrs. Thelma G. Word 2100 Belcaro Dr. Knoxville, TN 37918 Subscribe Today To The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life 1 Year (12 Issues) Only *B.OO Send A Gift! TELL US THE OCCASION - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 2 Year (24 Issues) Only *14.00 THINKING OF YOU, GET WELL SOON, ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT, OR YOUR OWN SPECIAL MESSAGE, AND WE WILL SEND AN APPROPRIATE O i 1 OwiKz *1 ft HO ORIGINAL DESIGN CARD ANNOUNCING YOUR GIFT. 1 CdX J.&&a...

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