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

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 A Read Aloud Story For The Whole Family It was an innocent mishap, really. When the family was taking down the Christmas tree, all of the ornaments were lined up neatly on the couch, ready to be packed away in their boxes until next year. Someone had placed the little angel on the arm of the coach, which had been moved out of its usual position to accommodate the tree. She had slipped off onto the floor unnoticed, and, as one thing kept leading to another, someone's foot accidentally kicked her underneath the couch, which was subsequently moved back into place. It wasn't until two weeks later that the youngest child, Katya, noticed the angel while retrieving one of her blocks. She was a small angel made of felt and rather nondescript. Except for her bright yellow hair and the glitter that rimmed her wings, she was really quite ordinary. Year after year, whenever guest looked over the Christmas tree, they rarely commented about her. And unlike th...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1987

THE ANGEL WHO STAYED Continued from page 6. Directions: 1. Fold felt square in half. Pin angel and wing patterns onto felt and cut out two each. 2. On one half of the angel pattern, draw or embroider eyes and mouth. From red felt, cut two tiny circles for cheeks and glue on where shown on pattern. Set aside and let dry. 3. Using a slip stitch or a running stitch, sew wing section together. Do not stuff! 4. Apply a line of glue around entire edge of wings as indicated on pattern. Sprinkle glitter onto wet glue. Allow to set for about ten minutes, then shake off excess glitter. 5. Stitch angel pieces together as you did the wings. Make sure the face is on the outside, as you will NOT be turning this pattern inside out. Leave bottom open for stuffing. Stuff lightly and sew opening closed. 6. For hair, cut 15 strands of yellow yarn, each about 8" long. Take three at a time. Fold into inch-long zig-zags as shown in diagram 1. Pinch center and, using yellow thread, run your needle back an...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1987

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS BY: W. BRUCE WRIGHT © 1987 When I was about 5 years old, my Father and my Uncle taught me a lesson about being greedy which I shall never forget. With the exception of 5 years when I was on active duty in the Army during WW 11, I have always had a Christmas Stocking. All my life, everyone in the family has had a stocking hanging from the mantel at Christmas. When I was a small child, my Grandparents always had their entire family at their home for Christmas. Since I have had a family, all of my children and their children have been at my home for Christmas. My mantel is getting quite crowded, but we find room for a stocking for all. As a child, about all I received was some fruit, some cookies (Sometimes they looked just like Grandma's but that was only co-incidence), a stripped candy cane and perhaps a child's soft back book. It was some years later that I found out that it was my Grandfather who always put some hore-hound c...

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

"That railroad line is gonna be real blessing," Grandma announced, rasping her work-rough-ened hands over the silky material of the crazyquilt she was making. She reared back in the old hand-pegged rocker, squinting her eyes for a farsighted look at her work. I shivered as I heard her hands catch on the satins and taffetas; bits of somebody's ties and fancy vests, all going into the kaleidoscopic pattern. "My land," she went on, "I remember the times when a body needed to get out in the winter, and it was no way possible. It'll be real nice now if someone needs to go down to the specialist, or get some glasses, or," she marveled at the thought, "-get an ache in the tooth fixed." I threw another chunk on the fire, causing sparks to snap and spew up the chimney. It was painful to think back to the past, when my own mother had to die because there was no way to get a message to a doctor and then get him back into these hills in time...too late, always a day late and a pound short- well...

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

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 At Christmas time, children's thoughts turn to Santa Claus. Does he really know if they've been naughty or nice? Does he really know what they want him to bring? Will he find their house? Will he have any toys left after delivering toys to all the children in the world? To make sure Santa feels welcome in their home, most children set out a snack for Santa before they go to bed. This traditional snack varies from house to house. Some families leave out milk and cookies. Some families leave out a cup of coffee and fruit cake. Many times it is left beside one last note to Santa reminding him what the children in this particular house want. When Santa comes to your house this year, you might like to leave him a snack of some of the following recipes. The recipe for Chocolate is the richest drink to be made and fit for a king. If you know a Santa who particularly loves chocolate, he will know just how special he is to you when you fix him this. The...

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

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 hardships and heart warming togetherness as they struggle through and celebrate life in the Ozark Mountains. Christmas that year (1935) was a happy day for us and the Jenkins' family too. We all got up early and after eating a big breakfast, we unwrapped our gifts which was a piece or two of warm clothing for each of us and some candy, bananas, and oranges. Then Papa hitched up the team to the wagon and as planned, we went to get the Jenkins' family to spend the day at our house. Widow Blooms had planned to eat dinner with us too, but her son from the county seat came out and insisted that she go home with him. That was a lovely warm day in spite of the cold light snow that was on the ground. Mama baked two ducks to a golden brown and fixed mouth watering dressing with them and baked half a ham with candied sweet potatoes; then she fixed lots of vegetable...

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

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 The Mail Box Dear Readers, Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have gotten a few days behind in our work schedules. This combined with the heavy holiday mail flow through the Post Office will probably mean that you are getting the December issue later than usual. To catch up our schedule, the next issue we print will be a combined January/February issue. You will receive it a little later than you would normally receive the January issue, but much earlier than you would normally receive the February issue. You will receive the March issue about the last week in February and we will be back on schedule. This will not change the total number of issues you will receive. You will still receive twelve issues a year for your subscription. The date at the top of the mailing label on your paper is your renewal date. Please let us know as soon as possible if you change your address. When "address correction requested" appears on a mailing piece ...

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

| GENEALOGY I wish to ask your help in tracing my Ratcliffe (Ratcliff - Ratliff) ancestors. Great-Great Grandfather Thomas H. Ratcliffe married for a second or a third time in Giles County, Va. Recorded as: "1886- May 27Thomas H. Ratcliff married Annie Bamett - Thomas 45, Widowed, born Floyd Co.- lives Giles Co., Farmer- son of William F. Ratcliff. Annie 25, daughter of Julia Barnett: married by J. N. Johnston." Great Grandfather was Joseph Baskerville Ratcliffe. His marriage is recorded in Giles Co., Va. as: "1884, August 14- Joseph B. Ratcliffe, 18, son of Thomas H. Ratcliffe and S. Ratcliffe. Married Rhoda Hammons, 18, daughter of Gordon and Sarah Fletcher Hammons." Joseph's obit, states he was survived by 3 sisters= Mrs. Walter Scott, Radford, Va.; Mrs. Eddie Cook, Blacksburg, Va.; Mrs. Jack (Octavia) Fink, Bluff City, Va.; and 3 brothers= Mr. Robert Ratcliffe and Mr. William Ratcliffe, Radford, Va.; and Mr. Subscribe Today To The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Off Mountain L...

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

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 OZARK DREAMS Continued from page 11. just pretend we had loaned Mr. Jenkins our farm. But we soon learned other folks didn't feel that way. Dovie Davis just had to let us know that she knew we had lost our place to the Jenkins' family. One day the Davis' family visited the Jenkins' while we were there and Dovie came out where Joan and I were watching Jimmy shake walnuts down from a tree. She asked me what kind of a house the Shaughnessy house was. Then before I could answer she said it was a good thing the Shaughnessy's even owned a chicken coop for us to live in seeing as how we didn't have anywhere else to live after Mr. Jenkins took over our farm and house. I remembered what Papa had said about the Jenkins' feeling just as bad as we did for they had lost a much finer place than ours but still I felt my face get red with shame and I opened my mouth to call her a big blabber mouth but didn't say anything for just then Jimmy shook the limb he w...

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

In the early 1920'5, all country roads were built by convict labor. When the judge sentenced a prisoner to 30, 60, or 90 days at hard labor, that is just what it was- swinging an 8 pound hammer or pick and shovel building country roads. The advertisement of two convicts escaping on television, wearing leg irons and running off from the guards, is making light of a very painful situation. Dragging leg irons over stones all day long was a very special punishment and was reserved for those who were violent. Most of the road gang were "trusties" and were not chained. Further the guard had a pump shot-gun loaded with buckshot, and was not slow about using it. The trusties were quite frequently "long term" - frequently murderers, but they had long before decided the futility in giving trouble. Anything to get the leg irons off. On Sundays, the convicts were allowed a day of rest and stayed in a bunk-house if the weather was bad. It was this day they had to wash clothes and themselves, usu...

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

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 When I look back at the time I was born and growing up in the mountains, I have lots of love and admiration for people that lived there and are still living knowing what most of their lives were like. There were no good roads, no cars, no television, no radios. When I tell a story or write about it, I can't tell it quite as bad as it was as I don't believe there is anyone who would believe it. I am going to write about the hard times we had while living at the Hatcher Place near Woolwine, Virginia. Our family was large and there were times when my parents had such hard times keeping us food to eat and clothes to wear. The Hatcher Place was a good place to live. There were lots of fruit trees and good woods to hunt in and get fire wood. The old house was an interesting house. The old kitchen was all out to its self. It was built with logs and daubed with mud inside and out. The fireplace was so big we children could stand up in it. There were Ho...

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

In 1925, Tyson Sutphin of Willis, Virginia borrowed a neighbor's horse and rode through freezing rain for two hours to do his Christmas Shopping in Hillsville, Virginia. t Today the trip is a whole lot easier, but it's still well worth the ride to & _ SHOP IN HILLSVILLE - CARROLL COUNTY! ||| FRIENDLY MERCHANTS AND QUALITY MERCHANDISE. B & B TIRE Corner Hwy 221 & 100 703-728-2311 ' "Wishing You A Merry Christmas" OnluQC. Joan McMillian & Assoc. '' •Ii 21 ®** 514 W * Stuart 703-728-3873 Put # 1 to work for you. Each office is independently owned and operated CORNER RESTAURANT "GRANNY'S HOMESTYLE COOKING" Corner Hwy 52 & 58 703-728-9295 "Have A Joyous & Blessed Christmas" THOMPSON'S DISCOUNT 509 Main, Hillsville - 121 N. Main, Galax Women's Clothing • Curtains Towells • Bed Linins "Unbelievable Low Prices" Ben Franklin ES ESS Your Hometown Variety Store HOURS: 9-5:30 Mon.-Sat. FREE PARKING Main Street 703-728-2321 ...

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

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 THE LAUREL FOUNDATION The Laurel Foundation was formed over a year ago as a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving on video film a part of our mountain heritage. The first video featuring the August 16th Chestnut Ridge Reunion at Old Jacksonville is now complete. It features mountain people making homemade music. We will be having reproductions made of it in the near future and will let you know when it will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of the video will apply toward the Foundation's goals. We will also be sending copies of it to the many musical groups featured on the film as our appreciation for the joy of their music that day and to each contributor who has contributed SIOO.OO or more toward making it all possible. As the result of several articles which have appeared in The Mountain Laurel, people from fifteen different states have contributed amounts ranging from SI.OO to $7,500.00 to aid in the Foundation...

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

BACKROAD (Continued from Page 24) come to realize the importance of those pastoral scenes. Today many of the farm families have moved into town and all too often the old home that once provided security to a family of twelve stands neglected and weathering away. In the words of Mrs. Mamie Roberts, who lives "about halfway between Flat Ridge and Roberts Cove", "There was a time when there was a house in every valley and hollow". This month's tour is like turning to a page from the past. Picturesque old farms and rail fences that are still holding livestock dot the roadside along our route. This BACKROAD will lead you through some of the most picturesque scenery one can imagine. It is n£l a tour for large RV's or motor homes or for anyone intimated by narrow winding gravel roads and miles without seeing other vehicles. The recommended speed limit for much of the tour is not over 15 miles per hour. Pack a picnic lunch and fill the gas tank before starting. By all means carry your camer...

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

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1987 BACKROAD (Continued from Page 19) State Road 768 beside the Flat Ridge Store. 41.5 (0.4) On our right is the Honey Grove United Methodist Church founded in 1900. Here the road forks left and right with a big oak tree in the center of the forks. State Road 768 bears right but we will proceed to the left on State Road 764 which is unpaved. 42.0 (0.5) On our right is Roberts Grocery, an old country store with an old fashioned gas pump out front . It was originally a roller mill. We are now entering the community of Roberts Cove. 42.7 (0.7) In the hollow on our right a small stream circles through a meadow. A well preserved log cabin with rock chimney and tin roof stands facing the creek. 42.9 (0.2) After rounding a curve to our left, we are afforded a beautiful view of a small rocky stream and rail fences which screen the view of the meadows beyond. Notice the hay shock with split rails around it and the old unpainted barn as we cross the creek. A...

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

74.1 (0.8) On our left is the Ivanhoe Lime Company. 74.6 (0.5) At this stop sign we will turn right onto Highway 94. 75.0 (0.4) Here we will cross a bridge over Cripple Creek but if you will look to your left before crossing, you will see a huge old iron furnace stack standing in the middle of a field. It was the Brown Hill Furnace owned and operated by the Pulaski Iron Company. It is said to still have a gigantic slab of pig iron in the bottom of it weighing several tons, that was never removed. 76.3 (1.3) We are now entering Ivanhoe, Virginia. The once prosperous mining community can be seen to our right. we will turn left onto State Road 742. 77.1 (0.5) On our right is the US Post Office of Ivanhoe. After passing the Post Office State Road 742 turns right, but we will turn left onto State Road 639. 77.4 (0.3) At this stop sign we will turn right onto Highway 94. 78.1 (0.7) Here we will turn left onto State Road 743. 78.5 (0.4) On our right is the Ivanhoe coke works. The row of co...

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

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

BACKROAD r* (Continued from Page 21) family of Galax as part of their repertoire as early as 1895. The song was believed to refer to the train that ran on the New River line in 1883 as part of the Norfolk and Western system serving the town of Fries until 1985. It was first recorded in December 1923 by Henry Whitter. It has since been recorded by a number of artists including local residents Kelly Harrell in 1925 and E.V. "Pop" Stoneman in 1928". Also across the road at this intersection is the Colonial Inn. It was built in 1908 as a boarding house. It was operated for many years by Horace Bilbrey. It is now being restored as an inn and restaurant by the Mike Miller family, descendants of Mr. Bilbrey. The restaurant is open all year from 6:00 am till 6:00 pm. It features country cooking with a daily dinner special and homemade pies. Accommodations are available. From this point our tour will turn right onto route 94. Immediately after turning right, Fries Textile Company will be on ...

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

y g| [ff 'jm\ ■ HEART OF THE BLUE RIDCE Tkouniain vi«ipr rr * A Copyright 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. DECEMBER 1987 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. "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 camer...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

JARY-FEBRUARY 1988* )ear Readers" on page 12.) &L/ THI.Y TOIIRNAT, OF MOUNTAIN I .IFF. • © 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1988* (*See "Dear Readers" on page 12.) MONTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE ' © 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. HEADING FOR THE HILLS: A CITY GIRL GOES HOME At some point or other every January, once that the cold weather has shown that it really plans to stay for a while, my grandfather sends word that I can't wait to hear. It's hog-killin' time in Galax, Virginia, and my parents and I are heading south in a few days' time. For me and my cousins, also brought up in urban areas in the northern-most South, there is no greater joy than to hear that our parents are preparing to go home. Let college friends and coworkers sing of traipsing around Europe on sls a day; take me down to the hills and let the wonder wash over me anew. There are many reasons why my grandparents' home is such a haven to me. It's beautiful: the pine-covered dips and ris...

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