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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 Had there been no axes, there wouldn't be any story. It all began in the summer of 1941 in the mountains of western North Carolina when an axe accidentally cut into the side of my foot The double-bitted head glanced off the log I was chopping and the finely honed blade neatly sliced through the leather at the toe of my left boot. My foot jerked at the pain and I saw blood. I was afraid to remove my boot for fear of what I might find; frightened that I wouldn't be able to get it on again to walk the half mile out of the woods. I went as fast as I could. Oliver was coming around the barn and saw me limping across the field. "What you done, boy?" "Axed my foot...accident," I said. "Ye look white enough to be your own ghost," Oliver replied seriously. He bent down to look at the cut in the leather. "Don't know how bad it is," I said, then added, "There sure is a puddle of blood in my boot though." "Skived pretty as you please, 1 Oliver said,...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

SONG FROM THE GALLOWS (Continued from Page 2.) YOU ALL SEE ME AND ON ME GAZE, BE CAREFUL HOW YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS, AND NEVER COMMIT BUT TRY TO SERVE GOD MY MIND ON SOLEMN MY LITTLE CHILD, GOD ALL YOU THAT ARE OF ADAM'S FACE LET NOT MY FAULTS THIS CHILD DISGRACE. AWFUL INDEED I THINK OF DEATH, IN PERFECT HEALTH TO LOSE MY BREATH. FAREWELL MY FRIENDS, I BID ADIEU, VENGEANCE ON ME MUST NOW PURSUE. GREAT GOD! HOW SHALL I BE FORGIVEN? NOT FIT FOR EARTH, NOT FIT FOR HEAVEN, BUT LITTLE TIME TO PRAY TO GOD, FOR NOW I TRY THAT AWFUL ROAD. "That's what happened. They hung her in Morganton on a hot day, July 12, 1833. And mebbe their's was a worse crime than her's," Oliver said. "Frankie's daddy took the body away in a crude wagon right after the hanging. He was goin' to take her all the way home to the Stuart (Stewart) country and bury her. It being summer and a long journey, the body began to decompose, smelling and attracting night animals. The poor man had to dig a grave and bury his daught...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 Around three o'clock I decided the day was perfect for hunting. Unfortunately, as I loped out of the house with my .22 over my shoulder, Lucy Mae Wheeler cut me off at the back gate and tried to act surprised to see me. But I knew better. She'd been bird-dogging me for weeks at school, and now that school was out for the summer she was in my back pocket every time I turned around. For a fourteen-year-old girl, she didn't have a lick of sense. "Hi," she said. "Hi," I mumbled. "Watcha doing?" "Nothing." "Where you going?" "Nowhere." "Can I go too?" "Well, Why not!" She squared her shoulders and stuck out her chin, somehow managing to look more gangly than usual in a thin brown dress that didn't quite reach her knees. "'Cause you can't," I explained, and started off towards the dirt water tank about a half mile from my house. The tank was a great place for hunting with my single shot. Many times a jack rabbit or a cottontail would pop up al...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

| FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA tfW|| | • Local Arts and Crafts • Mountain Culture • Rare Plants • Abundant Wildlife • Mountain Farms • Fresh Streams I • Fishing • Hiking • Camping • Craft Shops • Country Stores • Bluegrass Music • Art Gallery J 1 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 miii, Floyd county (Miiepost 176.1 B.r.P) J : HOW TO GET TO FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA: l~ ~ ~X ~ ~/nn 1 2 •From NC: Take either Blue Ridge Parkway or 221 North 30 miles from Roanoke, VA Blue Ridge Parkway NC - interstate 77' jQVk jtJ/ UU/ia lolCl 11 JU \ • Interstate 77. Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the entire county. S- T>! • • •From Blue Ridge Parkway: North on Rt. Bat Miiepost 165.2 I Miiepost 165.2 / and Breakfast J I 'From Interstate 81: Exit 36 (Christiansburg). South on Rt. 822 miles I 8 (f Miiepost 153 | 7v% mil...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 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. The years between the time I was born in 1924 until the Great Depression really set in were good years for Papa and Mama. But before I was born some bad things happened to them which I gradually learned about but didn't fully understand until I was grown up. I knew that baby Mary Ann became ill and was taken to Heaven, that Papa got his big toe shot off in a hunting accident, that World War I was fought, and that one winter Papa almost died with pneumonia. My first particular recollection of an exact date and it's association with a particular eventexcept Christmas and birthdays- was in 1930, the year I was old enough to start to the school on the town road. That was a wonderful adventure that I eagerly...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

Arta received her wedding ring six or seven months before the elopement. Maurice told her simply "When you're ready to wear it, I want you to do it." It was a lovely platinum band with several small diamond chips. As the months rolled by, he had to wonder if Arta would ever decide to wear that ring. She kept it. She carried it with her. But she had numerous excuses why they should not marry. He was shorter; he was younger; she felt obligated to her family. She could rationalize and reason for all she was worth, but it was impossible to deny what love and fate had in store. On a steamy August day in 1935, Maurice (and love and fate) finally won her over. Arta dressed in a colorful, but simple, cotton dress, a perky hat, and her white gloves. Her sister allowed as how she was mighty dressed up for a casual drive. But Arta was a shy and private person. She gave her sister a secretive grin and let her think what she would. Maurice, too, was "overdressed" for a casual drive, but of cours...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 GROWING UP MEMORIES (Enos and Mattie Wood Hylton were born in Floyd and Patrick Counties, Virginia. Mattie was the daughter of Alex and Mirah Jane Wood and Enos the son of Levi and Luanna Pratt Hylton. They have numerous nieces and nephews living in the Patrick and Floyd county area. Among them Miss Addie Wood of Mayberry Trading Post.) Recently my husband and I visited the graves of my grandparents Enos and Mattie Wood Hylton in the Baptist Church cemetery at Meadows of Dan. As we stood looking at their earthly resting place and I thought of the goodness in the souls of these two people the memories carried me back over the years. Times were hard in the year of 1938. On November 13th, 1938 my Mother died, leaving 4 small children, the oldest 9 and I was 18 months old. Daddy took us to our grandparents to live but six months later on April 19, 1939 Daddy also died. Our grandparents were both 60 years of age and the thought of raising 4 s...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

When my nieces and nephews would walk across the mountain to play at our house, upon reaching the top of the mountain, they would yell very loud and we would go to meet them. Right away we would start making our plans about the games we were going to play for the day. We played horse shoes, although the pairs didn't match, but we always knew which pair was ours. We played "Anthony Over". We would push a barrel up a hill, which was a chore. One would hold it while the others would crawl into it. Then turn it lose and down the hill it would go. For some reason, I never could never stay in it. By the time I got to the bottom of the hill, I would be half in and half out. It would jolt the daylights out of me. Then we would take turns on a scooter. That's the most useless toy ever invented. You would work your left leg to death to just ride your right leg around. In the winter time we would use the old coal shovel as a sled. We would take turns on that. Seems I used the sentence, "It's m...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 THE TEAMSTER AND THE BEES I have always loved horses, and thought they were beautiful, useful, intelligent animals. I have also observed the men who handle horses or mules who have amazed me at the things a good teamster can do with a well trained team. There is much to know to be a good teamster. A man must know what a team can do, also how to train them to perfection for the difficult task, by soft gentle signals, or sharp, stern commands. Sewell Collier was a farmer all his life, and retired in a comfortable home in Charlottesville, Virginia. I would sit on his porch and listen as he would review the past. He once said, "I have owned some nice vehicles in my life, but never have I driven anything that ever gave me as grand a feeling as getting on my wagon seat and know I was in command of my well matched team of horses, eager to respond with all their efforts to the slightest touch of the reins, or a soft command." Uncle Dick Stonebe...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

Edna was a lovely, old-fashioned name, humble, sturdy, sincere. It was a good name for the tall, thin, wiry woman who lived in a cabin across the creek and up the hill from my family. We lived in a two-story, white framed farmhouse that stood in a grove of red oaks amidst fertile farmland. Hers was an authentic pioneer cabin, built as the settlers from the tidewater region moved westward. It had lasted 175 years, at least, at the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This land was once the frontier but now had become a modern progressive community. Edna and her cabin had had a love affair with each other since her birth in the early 1890's. She loved every log, field stone, and rough hewn board which gave her coolness on a summer's day, warmth during a winter's storm, and security during time of trouble. In return, the cabin showed the love of its resident. While other buildings around it faded with the passing time, Edna's cabin, as it was known by the neighbors, sparkled on the ...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 The Mail Box Dear Readers; Effective with the March issue of The Mountain Laurel our subscription and newsstand rates will be increased. We regret the necessity to do this but due to substantial printing and postal rate increases over the last few years we have no choice. We will also be converting to second class mailing for all subscribers in the very near future and due to our wide geographical distribution this will add additional expense. The conversion to second class mail will however, according to the Postal Service, improve the delivery of your subscription. The new rates will be as follows: SIO.OO - 1 Year - 12 Issues SIB.OO - 2 Years - 24 Issues $24.00 - 3 Years - 36 Issues By subscribing for three (3) years you may continue to receive The Mountain Laurel for only SB.OO per year. The new single copy newsstand price will be $1.25 per copy. In order to catch our schedule up to date we have combined our January and February issu...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

| GENEALOGY Mary Adams, daughter of Isaac Adams, married Jefferson Taylor 1 Nov. 1825 in Patrick County, Virginia. On Feb. 27, 1843, widowed, she married Thomas DeHart. Children: Eliza Ann Taylor married Elijah Dehart on Mar. 27, 1843; James A. Taylor married Statiria E. Adams; William A. Taylor married Adaline Adams on Dec. 12, 1853; Exony Timinda Taylor married William DeHart on Mar. 18, 1849; Nancy Evaline Taylor - ?; Mariah Elizabeth Taylor married Robert Dehart on Jan. 21, 1853. All of this in Patrick County, Virginia. I would appreciate any information on any of these people and will answer all correspondence. Mrs. Margaret D. Hopper 19618 Encino Brook San Antonio, TX 78259 Subscribe Today A * The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life 1 Year (12 Issues) Only S B.OO Send A Gift! TELL US THE OCCASION - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 2 Year (24 IsSUCS i Olllv *14.00 THINKING OF YOU, GET WELL SOON, ENJOY * ' " YOUR RETIREMENT, OR YOUR OWN SPECIAL MESSAGE, AND WE WILL SEND AN APPROPR...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 This is a story about firewater, the kind of water one puts the fire into, I was told. One summer morning, many years ago, I was left to my own amusement. My constant companion, when visiting my grandparents, was assigned chores that I was able to avoid. I made a visit to the local country store where I met my companion for the day. After trying to cadge a few pieces of candy, without success, we decided to amble up the road as we were without a purpose for the moment. There came to mind an old water tank where the train took on water. We hurried our steps and were soon swimming around in the cold water. Our stay was brief, as we realized there had to be a better way to enjoy the day. We started down the railroad to search for other amusement, where we met one of the local toppers of the day and decided to accompany him to his destination, when we arrived at a small clearing in the brush, beside the creek, there were Mr. and Mrs. Jones....

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

The happiest time of my childhood was when I was five years old and we lived in East Radford, Virginia. In the spring of 1922 my father, Reverend Baud B. Bulla, was called to pastor a small church there. We drove up from North Carolina in an open touring car that had snap-on curtains with insinglass windows. When the weather was bad and those curtains were put up, we children would scrooch under a lap robe in the dark cave of the back seat and go to sleep. When we first arrived we stayed with various members of the congregation. One family had a little boy about my age and we became fast friends and constant playmates. His name was Paul Henely and I've often wondered if he is still alive and if he remembers what to me, was a wonderful summer. I liked it when we stayed at his house. They had a player piano that was a source of fascination. I'd never seen a player before and never tired of watching the rolls of punched paper turn slowly while the keys went up and down all by themselve...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 ASLEEP AT THE REINS PRESERVED BY: JEFFERY LOCKHART & MICHELLE EMERSON LOCKHART ©I9BB The Lockhart family lived on the side of a mountain within walking distance of Asheville, North Carolina. Their small house stood very clpse to a rough rocky road which snaked its way to the top of the mountain. John Rufus Lockhart was a young boy and remembered horses and mules pulling work wagons and stylish buggies up and down the mountain road. He told me about a secret tavern at the top of the mountain with doors open to menfolk interested in glugging down beer and liquor after a hard days work. He particularly remembered one gent who drove his crude buckboard wagon right past his house on his way to this drinking parlor. The fellow would whistle while lightly whipping thin leather reins on the horse's backsides, coaxing the young horse up the steep incline. A few hours and too many shots of spirits later, it was down the mountain and b...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is one of a series of articles written by Grace Cash of Flowery Branch, Georgia. Watch for more of her stories in the future. By the year of 1925, all my uncles on the Deaton side had Model-T Fords. But none drove as fearlessly as Uncle Charlie did. Papa didn't own a car - he hadn't touched a steering wheel since his first driving lesson back in 1920 - but Uncle Charlie was his favorite brother-in-law, maybe because he was as fearless as Papa was cautious. Papa grumbled about his reckless driving, but he would go to town with him in his Model-T. Uncle Charlie lived in the Deaton settlement, three miles southwest of our house on the hill. Our halves-farm was on his way to town, and he stopped by every time he made the ten-mile trip to Gainesville. Papa would go with him if not otherwise engaged, glad of the free transportation. It beat driving a wagon team for household items not sold at the Chestnut mountain country store. But when they reached the Black...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 As the youngest son of Benjamin and Xonie Goode Hatcher, I am starting this story by the time or from the time my mind started to jell at possibly two or three years old. We were living with my grandfather and grandmother Goode as they were getting, to old to care for themselves. My grandfather was a veteran of the Civil War and was released by General Grants Army when they captured him at Appomatox Court House. He walked home to Henry County and later moved his family to Patrick County. As I began to grow older, too young to do any work, I was given a free range of the farm. My aunt, Ruth Goode, lived about a mile down Jacks Creek on the opposite side of the creek. There was a millpond between the two places which I had to cross on a narrow bridge. My aunt Ruth was a kind and gentle woman. She petted me, so I visited her often. Sometimes she asked my parents to let me stay with her. I would sometimes spend the night with her. My grandm...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

MAYBERRY TRADING POST ($© Meadows of Dan, Virginia Milepost 180-181 on the Blue Ridge Parkway HOMEMADE MOUNTAIN CRAFTS Mayberry Trading Post was built in 1892. It originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today you can still see the old mail bins in the back as well as the original counter tops put in place in 1892. The Trading Post is operated by 85 year old Miss Addie Wood, a lifelong resident of Mayberry. Come on by for a visit. There's a stove where you will find folks gathered for conversation and socializing and the essence of an era gone by remains nestled in the old wooden floors and in the smile on Miss Addie's face. It's a real old fashion mountain general store! OPEN YEAR ROUND - WINTER HOURS - JANUARY THRU APRIL: WEEKDAYS 8:00-5:00, SUNDAY 1:00-5:00 _ . , , PHONE 703-952-2155 4 THE MAIL ORDER GOODIES jgOLD TiMEy 1 MAN WHO Old Fashion Apple Butter $4.20 quart, 8 | MOVED —~ |§g| Old Fashion Calico Bonnets $6 5 5 P 0 nt AfAT tatta tivt rffiv MAP...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1988 Here in the Blue Ridge hunting of all kinds; fox, possum, rabbit, and groundhog has been done from the good old days on up to the present time. On a snowy, cold December day, I spent an evening listening to some hunting tales told to me by Alvy Boyd. Alvy: "Well, I guess you might say I started hunting as a very young boy with my Pa. The first hunting dog I remember was old Prince, who was mostly a possum dog, but was also just about any other kind of dog and did run a fox. One day me and Pa heard old Prince hit a fox over on Howard Ridge, and we had to walk quite a way to get in on the chase." "Now no one would ever believe that I was mean, but I was sometimes. One time Pa was taking a switch to me and old Prince started growling at him and that stopped Pa. I'm sure I needed a switching." "One time when my brother Luther and I were little boys we heard old Prince just a barking up a storm, and we went to see what he had treed. We knew ...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1988

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