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

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1987 Johann Henrich Bengel registered, as required by law, at the courthouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 21, 1742. He had just arrived on the ship Frances and Elizabeth from Rotterdam, by way of Deal, England that date. All new arrivals in the colonies, regardless of their country of origin, were required to take the Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown when they registered. On June 28, 1747, five years after his arrival in Pennsylvania, Johann Henrich Bengel and Catherine Kohlerin were married in a private house ceremony in Germantown near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the presence of two witnesses. Johann was an Evangelish and Catherine was a member of the Reformed Church. They asked for and were granted permission to have their marriage registered in the St. Michael's and Zion Church records in Germantown. During the ensuing five years Johann and Catherine recorded the birth of five children at St. Michael's and Zion Church. They w...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1987

They filled my life with laughter Then when I was growing old I'd remember long thereafter Funny stories that they told They filled my ears with music With flutes they made from chestnut sprouts And I found I could not lose it As I faced lifes later doubts They shared with me the many pleasures Of their winning, carefree ways Our young lives were filled with leisure Never counting off the days. They heard my call when I was lonely Bare of feet, in tattered pants And they came running, shouting only, "Come enjoy this Springtime dance." Occasionally on warm days in mid May when Kettle Hollow is dotted with white dogwood blossoms and the Northwest wind, ladened with the fragrance of locust bloom sweeps across Hurrican Hill from Carroll and Floyd Counties I become a child again. It is then that I pretend to be walking the winding path that leads to the higher valley below the crest of Hurrican Hill that was once known as the Damon Barnard Place and later occupied by Mr. & Mr...

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

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1987 The Mail Box Dear Sirs, I wondered if you would like to have a poem my mother said she learned in school around 1910. She is Mrs. Ora Singleton Rose, age 84. She lives in Morganton, N.C. now but she loves to talk about the mountains where she grew up. She has a good memory of her life when she was growing up. Mother grew up on Doe Hill and went to school at Brushy Creek in Avery County, N.C. I don't know the name of the poem. My subscribed for me and when I got the first copy, I knew it was what she would enjoy so I sent in a subscription for her. She really enjoys it and tells everyone about it. I givd my copies to different people each month that I think would be interested in The Mountain Laurel. I enjoy it so much, I want everyone else to. Several of them say they have sent in subscriptions. Thank you, K. Barrier Newland, North Carolina The Fourth of July is a fine day for boys It's fun, it's frolic, it's racket and noise. Thanksgiving is g...

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

EN Y | GENEALOGY I am searching the Austin Family Tree and would like any information on Joseph Austin and his wife Rosannah Austin. The information I have came from the 1860 and 1880 Floyd Co., Va. Census records. They lived in the Copper Valley area and raised at least four children: John Austin born aroundlßss; William Austin born around 1858; Joseph H. Austin, born around December, 1859; and Mary Priscilla Austin born around 1862. To date I have been unable to locate any records on their marriage, parent's names or where Joseph and Rosannah went after 1880 census was taken in Floyd, Co., Va. on June 15, 1880. Joseph's occupation was listed as "wagoner". Three of their children's marriages are recorded in the Floyd, County 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...

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

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1987 THEY WAITED ANXIOUSLY Around 1917-18 the Lockhart family moved from Spencer, N.C. to Petersburg, Va. in search of employment. Papa Kenion (I've also seen it spelt Keniaun) and Mama Effie Emma had seven children living at home. John Rufus, 19, and Papa Kenion worked as carpenters building the barracks at Camp Lee, a military camp during W.W. 1. John Rufus, my grandpa, told me he also worked in a trunk factory. That's what he called it. These trunks were the large steamer trunks that people packed their clothes and hats in while traveling by boat or train. Grandpa finished out the trunks, lining them with paper of different colors and patterned designs. Burgin, 21, found employment and they also worked in the silk mills around Petersburg. Mary Meeks was 25 and helped at home. Clayton was 16, Almoth 11, James 6 and Ruby was 4 years old. Myrtle, 28, remained in Spencer and celebrated her eighth year of marriage. In 1919 the Lokhart family moved to ...

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

Today I am taking you on a visit to a real "Old Mac Donald's Farm", the home of Oscar Lee and Clayton Boyd. I drive down a winding road, past the old barn and home place of Oscar's parents, by the old root cellar, then past a beautiful flower bed and I'm in the yard of Oscar and Clayton's home. These are very special people to me because they are my uncle and aunt and I feel lucky to have known them and had them in my family. Aunt Clayton greets me on the back porch saying, "Aw shucks, you caught me in this old sweater. Come on in, Oscar has a fire in the old wood cook stove since the weather is cool and damp." Uncle Oscar is putting wood in the cook stove since there is an iron skillet of chicken frying on top. "Pull up a chair and sit down." That's just what I did, enjoying the cozy warmth of the kitchen. Oscar Boyd relates a portion of his life as we chat. "I was born August 1, 1917 at the old Babe Pendleton Place way back in the mountains. My parents were Daniel (Dan) and Mary J...

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

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1987 OSCAR & CLAYTON BOYD Continued from page 15. garden and bean field. I always liked to work with horses. One of my favorite past-times was riding side saddle and taking my collie dog along." "I went to parties and dances like most of the young people in those days. We had to stay in line. My dad and Uncle always walked with their lanterns. One would be in front and the other in the back." "Oscar would be riding his motorcycle up and down the road and I would be watching him. He was going to see another girl at the time, but sometimes came with his cousin over here and we soon got to going together." "We were married at my home in 1938 by Elder Matt Conner. Then we went over to Oscar's parents for supper prepared by Granny Boyd and Ella Boyd (Conner). I remember Ella made a cake. My wedding dress came from Sears. It was blue with a lace top and lace jacket. My shoes were blue also, but it was muddy that day and after walking in high h...

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

r x>b These rainy days I am reminded of Grandma complaining of her aches and pain, While rubbing liniment on aching joints, And saying how she thought it soon would rain. BOWIE SALES INCORPORATED -|| j}| ||| ,: ; We carry all sizes of metal drainage pipe from 60" to 48". Also specializing in piping for farm ponds. Location US 11 and 460 Shawsville, Va. [3oou Telephone (703) 268-2413 ENJOY WOODBERRY Q W 2 MILES N. OF MABRY MILL MILE POST 174 STATE ROAD 758 E. ROCKY KNOB CABIN EXIT OFF BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER With all the trimmings deserts and non alcoholic beverages included. With Turkey and Ham with all amenities! .. . 4 A True Feast! Uw/y raT . Complete $10.95 Reservation Only -Ai Jr )Fjg 11:00 am to 7:30 pm 703-593-2567 REMINDER And I remember how she often looked For glasses she had pushed back on her brow, Or searched for things that she just knew was there, That always seemed to get away somehow. BY: DENVER E. STULL cdtffHk SERVICE CENTER Z...

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

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1987 I was born May 2, 1912 in Buchanan County, Virginia the only daughter of Roy and Victoria Compton Matney. I had two brothers. My father was a farmer and a coal miner. My husband and brothers also worked for The Panther Coal Company. Growing up in a rural community during the early 1900's was very exciting. There was a lot of superstition back then. My grandmother loved to tell witch tales and smoke her clay pipe. I was very close to my grandmother and spent a lot of time with her. She made a great impression on my life. I remember the small-pox epidemic in our community. People knew very little about the disease and everyone was scared because this was something that was killing people. We had a doctor in the conimunity who was trying to take care of everyone. One lady was so scared she called the doctor every day asking if he thought she would take the small-pox. He got tired of her calling and told her she could catch smallpox through the air...

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

BACKROAD (Continued from Page 24) breathtaking beauty of the area encompassed by this month's tour. Words simply cannot describe this area. Lou rode along and pointed out many of the interesting sights along the way and some of his comments are contained within quote marks as we follow the tour route. Special thanks to Lou for devoting his afternoon to guiding us through this exceptional area. 0.0 (0.0) Travelling north on 1-77 our tour and mileage readings will begin at Exit 8 on 1-77 heading north. 4.7 (4.7) At this point on 1-77 we are entering Bland County and leaving Wythe County, Virginia. As we cross the county line there is a beautiful view straight ahead of Big Walker Mountain. 6.0 (1.3) We are now entering Big Walker Tunnel on 1-77. 13.4 (7.4) At mile marker 55 on 1-77 we are crossing Brushy Mountain. 17.0 (3.6) Here we will exit 1-77 at Exit 11 towards Bastian, Virginia and to Route 52. 17.3 (0.3) At this stop sign we will turn left and cross back over 1-77. 17.6 (0.3) At...

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

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1987 BACKROAD (Continued from Page 19) terms and left the rim of the Garden in tact, but with the top of the mountain gone, the valley eroded down to a level lower then the rim. That's how geologists tell us this came about. The only surface drainage that flows out of Burke's Garden is Wolf Creek and it flows out of the Garden through "The Gap" which we can see ahead. All of the water that comes into Burke's Garden runs out through Wolf Creek. However, many believe that due to the large number of sink holes in the area there are probably some tremendous underground aquifers that flow out of the Garden as well." The high elevation is not apparent when driving through Burke's Garden because you are in a valley, but as mentioned earlier, this is a valley of high elevation. The bench mark by the Mill Pond Dam is 3,059 feet. 32.1 (1.1) Here a rail fence boarders the road on our left and a beautiful old farm is across the meadow beyond it. 32.4 (0.3) The ...

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

THE TODAYS CHEVROLET VotAMEWCA 1987 ■ < > # , t jEBBBwar FLOYD MOTOR CO., INC. Dir. 190 Phone (703) 745-4146 Floyd, Virginia SLUSHERS CLOTHING OUTLET HHHi 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. Start Your Christmas Shopping Here"^* BUS TOURS HWY. 221, NORTH, 1/2 MILE FROM HILLSVILLE, VA. PHONE: 703-728-2851 HOURS: 9:00 TO 5:30, MON-SAT. FREE INFORMATION Check the numbers of the advertisers listed in this issue that you would like to receive more information or brochures from. A reader service number has been assigned to each advertiser and is listed in [brackets] by most ads and Blue Ridge Digest listings. Organizations such as AAA motor clubs, church groups, tour bus companies, senio...

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

PAGE 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1987 WCKDDBERm^fl^]^ Jnn J™ 2 MILES N. OF MABRY MILL MILEPOST 174 STATE ROAD 758 E. ROCKY KNOB CABIN EXIT OFF BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY )B»gaißaigansi«iwiiagn«ieaoiiWßWia«wnegißg«iieg«a«amgißg>wnwiiMna»>aßag FALL SCHEDULE - OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY IN NOVEMBER WITH LODGING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS NOVEMBER DINING: FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER ONLY SATURDAY ALL THREE MEALS SUNDAY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ONLY FOR LUXURY LODGING AND GOURMET DINING 703-593-2567 rnpsm MOUNT AIRY, N.C. ' 740 AM NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUNTWEST VIRGINIA'S MOST POWERFUL AM STATION [3O 3 g] (919) 786-6111 Custom Tailored ~B" Checking # Accounts... In Touch "With Your Needs! ""w People are different, and so are their needs when lt comes t0 c heckin 8 accounts. That's whv we offer a wide variety ofchecking plans, "and one of them is just right for you! We offer CHOICE CHECKING, with no minimum balance requirement, and a monthly jf,y n**r*o. t/~%S~ service fee as low as $4....

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1987

BACKROAD (Continued from Page 20) Blue Ridge summit. The tower is 100 feet tall and offers a view from the top that words simply cannot describe. A chairlift was added along with a mountaintop "mystery cabin" and country hams were cured in special ageing and curing rooms on the floor below the gift shop and restaurant. I have never seen as much wormy chestnut lumber in one place as I saw in the gift shop at Big Walker Lookout. The beautifully crafted cabinets and trim work are all made from wormy chestnut. Stuart Kime passed away 16 years ago and Abigail has operated the facility single-handedly since. However, she recently decided it was time to retire and has listed the property for sale with Ms. Paddy Beavers of Oral Jones Real Estate Company in Wytheville. If you're in the market for a mountaintop give Ms. Beavers a call. After passing Big Walker Lookout on 52 we will enter Wythe County and leave Bland County, Virginia. The historical marker just after we turn onto US 52 commemo...

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1987

m HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE T\ouniam - Copyright 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. y ? NOVEMBER 1987 V Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life PAGE 24 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. BACKROAI^ "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 backroads that no pen or camera will ever...

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

)ecember, 1987 'P%ou?z£zh jL, ' ¥ WW!! ><■■ JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE © 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. December, 1987 MONTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE © 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. On December 24, 1987, Lord willing, my husband, Maynard, and I were married 50 years. Many changes have taken place in that half century- On that rainy Christmas Eve in 1937, Maynard came for me at the home of my parents, Booker and Susie Ayers, at Fancy Gap, Virginia in a borrowed Model A Ford. The door glass was missing on the passenger side, so cardboard in its place kept the rain from coming in. It kept me from seeing out, but that didn't matter - I only had eyes for Maynard, anyway. We got through two miles of mud roads and eventually arrived at the home of Maynard's uncle. Elder D. Smith Webb, at Woodlawn, Virginia. With cousin Effie and her husband, Charlie Akers, great aunt Lou Webb, and my father as witnesses, Elder Webb performed the ceremony and we started our lifes journe...

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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 OUR FIRST FIFTY YEARS Continued from page 1. Although Maynard worked at various jobs, including 8 years as county jailor/deputy sheriff, his first love was farming. He finally bought more land and farm machinery and devoted all his time to farming and custom work, as long as his health permitted. It was a sad day for all of us when his health failed and we had to say goodbye to the cattle. After going in debt for his machinery, he just about worked night and day until it was paid for. It was not unusual to hear his tractor going at 5:00 a.m. and/or 10:00 p.m. While jailor, our family lived in an apartment in the building - under the store, so to speak. I was bookkeeper, cook, jail matron and Justice of the Peace. While there, in 1953, our last daughter, Susan Lynn, was born. An honest to goodness jailbird! She was a joy for all the family, especially her 11 and 13 year old siblings When the girls were big enough they did their own sewing, mostly...

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

DECEMBER, 1987 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 3 {'l , The Mountain Laurel | I SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER ! 1 s § i j| lg?\ Send a whole year of reading pleasure. j| i jjgfk, Send 6 Gift Subscriptions 1 1 il9&< For $36.00 § I (A savings of $12.00) 1 j§ With each gift subscription, we will send an original j| j§ design Christmas Card announcing your gift. 1 GIFT FROM- NAME M i -••■ S S [■■■■■■ l ADDRESS $ | I WS4 ] I Method of Payment: □ check or M O •jjt D VISA or D MasterCard No §S M Customer Signature Exp Date / I NAME 1 NAME 1 £ ADDRESS I ADDRESS M | C.TY | C.TY | STATE ZIP | STATE __ZIP j| | «. J". s |£ ADDRESS I ADDRESS || 1 cm I cm | |? STATE ZIP | STATE ZIP J| % NAME I NAME g? is " § ADDRESS | ADDRESS __ jg w I H CITY H CITY '#Z •* i; *»• j| STATE ZIP I STATE ZIP j| LI f this is a renewal gift, please check U If this is a renewal gift, please check

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

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 HELLO MR. CARDINAL BY: TABITHA FIELDS ©1987 EDITORS NOTE: The following story is an excerpt from Tabitha Fields' book Teaberry Spriggs & Mountain Laurel. This is a soft back book of 55 pages. Ordering information will be at the bottom of the story. My first Christmas on Owl's Nest was in 1936. We had a hard winter that year and this story was related to me in later years. The winter sun made the valley white as silver on Christmas morning. Mom was roused by Sister and Brother in their search for Santa Claus. Keeping them in bed until she got the fireplace roaring warm was almost impossible. With a quilt around her cold shoulders and a ten day old baby girl in her arms, she put more coal in the grate. She built a fire in the kitchen stove and put a cast iron skillet on top of it to warm. Stepping back into the living room with the two beds in it, she knew her two children could not wait any longer. Pulling back the curtain in front of...

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

|" FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA pPW | Local Arts and Crafts • Mountain Culture • Rare Plants • Abundant Wildlife • Mountain Farms • Fresh Streams I J Fishing • Hiking • Camping • Craft Shops • Country Stores • Bluegrass Music • Art Gallery J I Friendly Country Folks • Restaurants • Lodging • Bed and Breakfast Inns • Bicycling • Christmas Shops I t 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 i HOW TO GET TO FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA: j~inn' l J *From NC: Take either Blue Ridge Parkway or 221 North 30 miles from Roanoke, VA Blue Ridge Parkway NC - interstate rt r'jf UU/fA loLCI 11 JU J • Interstate 77. Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the entire county. , " "V V> Q . . Q .. ? • •From Blue Ridge Parkway: North on Rt. Bat Miiepost 165.2 I Miiepost 165.2 / ° ec ' ana Breakfast # I *From Interstate 81: Exit 36 (Christiansburg). South on Rt. 822 miles I 8 (/ Miiepost 153 | 7v 2 ...

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