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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1988 4 CHRISTMAS AT PAPAS PLACE (Continued from page 1.) to the porch and shouted, Christmas Eve Gift!" Her mouth twisted with triumph, her white teeth shining, having got something on her kinfolks, even if they didn't give her a present. That was the way it usually turned out - nothing gained for your trouble. Anyway we tried it on aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and neighbors. It was an exciting game, but not nearly as thrilling as when Papa went to town to pay Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. He waited till Christmas was right upon us before he hitched his mule to the wagon, and left the barnyard, trace chains clanking, the mule's hoofs clip-clopping on the ruttedground. The cold steady rain threatened to turn into sleet, and the wind was blowing strong, coming in from the Blue Ridge Mountains that hovered over the county seat, ten miles away. But that was where he had to go. The big jolly man in the red and white suit wouldn't come down the chi...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1988

*»&.<s> 4 *§£"»&. "££»^4^' sb - < $ > 4 I The Mountain Laurel j I SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER 1 I 1 » 3g\Send a whole year of reading pleasure. j| 1 *gmk, Send 6 Gift Subscriptions I I For S4OOO I ~ savings of $20.00) g With each gift subscription, we will send an original |f jg design Christmas Card announcing your gift. 1 1 GIFT FROM: J 1 1 fa j .. & i? IT £ NAME y NAME jg j|[ ADDRESS | ADDRESS | i CITY j CITY 1 g STATE ZIP | STATE ZIP || 2? If this is a renewal gift, please check | If this is a renewal gift, please check S w jl Si K """ f *™—| jg NAME I NAME || '& ADDRESS I ADDRESS || U CITY | CITY M m .1 H STATE ZIP § STATE ZIP H -1- I M - I. If this is a renewal gift, please check | If this is a renewal gift, please check jj| NAME ' | NAME || jj| ADDRESS I ADDRESS j| j£[ CITY I CITY j| j£[ STATE ZIP J STATE ZIP || Llf this is a renewal gift, please check y If this is a renewal gift, please c...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1988

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1988 CHRISTMAS AT PAPA'S PLACE (Continued from page 2.) words said, just a pair of blue eyeballs staring at other pairs of blue eyeballs, amazed that South America had such a velvety smooth drink, better than Brindle's milk, better than Christmas coffee! Hacking the coconut meat, lining the head-size nuts, brought Papa's hammer again into even more forceful use. The meat fell out, showing an inside covering like old weathered wood, which we whittled off before eating the meat. The pieces fell under the hammer's pounding into unequal portions, shaped like Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, Florida and so on. Christmas at Papa's Place wasn't much different from the way it was written down in St. Luke. Mary and Joesph went up from Nazareth to Bethlehem - which we guessed was about the same as our own county seat - to pay their tax, just like Papa had to do ever> November. He understood how Joseph would dread the tax-part, and Mama had a special ...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1988

In 1911, there were much Christmas preparations, with little to make do with. There were chestnuts, walnuts and some other things we could get in for goodies. There were sweet potatoes and pumpkins for pies. If the winter was real cold, they would kill hogs and have fresh meat. Sometimes we would have wild turkey. Mom could always fix it so it was real good. We really enjoyed that. The men got their stills going up in the hills a good while before Christmas, so there would be plenty of brandy and corn liquor around for those that wanted it. My dad would always go out in the woods and find us a nice tree for Christmas. Mom would gather things to go on it from the woods such as sycamore balls and pine cones. She would white wash them and we would hang them on the tree. We would string lots of popcorn too. Dad would make us a new homemade sled or some truckle wheels. Us children managed to get around on them and had some fun. When Christmas night came, we hung our stockings up and with...

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

PAGE MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER', 198* When the fruit basket arrived from Aunt Mary for Christmas, we all eagerly laid our claims. Tammy bellowed for the banana, Crystal pounced on the pear, and Heather grabbed the grapes. I Megan, wasn't too picky; I guess that came from years of practice at being the youngest. This time, at least, there was more than enough fruit for everyone. I didn't have to plead for the plums. We had never received a fruit basket before, so it was an exciting event, but the novelty wore off soon enough as our "sweet teeth" took over again. One of the nicest things about the holiday season was the enormous amount of treats at our house. Besides the beautiful gingerbread house my mom always made, there was fruitcake from Aunt Carol, Aunt Dawn's special fudge, and a box of assorted candies from Mom's co-worker, Penny. Mrs. Beitz brought over ribbon candy every year, and we ourselves made cookies galore! The fruit had dwindled down somehow without our noticing until...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 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. It was two days until Christmas Eve. That was two days of pure excitement and mystery for Jonathon and me, and I guess the older children too. Together all of us must have asked Mama and Papa thousands of questions about who tried to steal our hams and bacon and how come they lost the letter they said they got from Santa Claus from the North Pole. But they couldn't answer either question for sure. So each of us made up our own ideas of what really happened. We all decided that the letter from Santa got lost out of Papa's pocket along the road and blew into the woods somewhere. So every little while we'd ask Mama and Papa to tell us again what Santa wrote in the letter. They said the letter said if we'd all be good and go to sleep on the night of Ch...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1988

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1988 OZARK DREAMS (Continued from page 7.) was pretty and had blue eyes. We sure had a lot of mighty good things for Christmas with all the things Papa and Mama brought back from the county seat. We all had new union suits, and Papa and the boys all had a pair of new overalls a piece and the material for a new shirt a piece. Mama got pink flannelette to make all us girls some pretty new underthings. Widow Blooms as promised, rode her horse over for Christmas dinner. Ben and Earl met her when she rode up and put her horse in the barn lot. She came inside carrying a flour sack and set it on the table. From it she took a big batch of cookies filled with walnut meats. Then she gave each of us a stick of candy. Just as we finished eating all the baked chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes, turnips, carrots, pumpkin pie and cookies we could hold, Josh and Clem Garner's sister, Rebecca, came running up to the house saying, "Somebody hurry up and ride into town...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1988

EXCERPTS FROM : THE TALKING HILLS BY: HAZEL P. HEDRICK © 1988 Editor's Note... The following poem and story are excerpts taken from the book, "The Talking Hills", by Hazel Parker Hedrick. Hazel was one of the first people to send stories of her childhood to The Mountain Laurel back in 1983. And what wonderful stories they were! They were filled with adventures and experiences growing up in the John Hayes Hollow and a poor but loving and caring family's struggle to make ends meet. The stories were about mountain wisdom and ways of life as seen through the eyes and wonder of a child. Hazel had never written articles before and became so interested that she took a class in reminiscence writing. Hazel began to collect her stories together and has had them published into a book, her long time dream come true. We are so proud of Hazel and her book. "The Talking Hills" is over 120 pages, soft cover, and may be ordered from Hazel P. Hedrick, % Rt 3, Box 687, Ridgeway, VA 24148. Each book is...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1988

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1988 Christmas comes and goes one year after another, and for different reasons some are more memorable than others. White Christmases seem particularly memorable for people who live in regions where December snowfalls occur more often than rarely, but less often than always. Southwest Virginia is such a region. Most longtime residents of Southwest Virginia can remember the specific years when snow graced their Yuletide Season and they will agree that the snow added a special something to their holiday che^r. On December 24,1924, the residents of a small Southwestern Virginia community, called Palmertown, were dreaming of a white Christmas. Dreams of a white Christmas were particularly legitimated that year by the weather conditions, cloudy, cold and near 28 degrees. As darkness fell upon Palmertown, residents were merrily engaging in their respective holiday activities. Some were settling in for an evening of family fellowship while others had gone...

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

MUCK DAM DISASTER (Continued from page 10.) and many more treated themselves for minor cuts, bruises, abrasions, and skin irritations. This accumulation of human tragedy was further multiplied by the loss of personal and community property. Needless to say, no merry Christmas came to Saltville in 1924. "All were unconscious, as were their forebears, of the huge black wall that faced the town [Palmertown] across the river and held in leash the ferocious monster that was so soon to destroy them. With demonic fury, at a few minutes past eight o'clock, it suddenly broke and a wave of muck nearly a hundred feet high and over three hundred feet wide swept into the river and over a hill and through the village, sweeping houses, barns, trees, and everything in its path, or else burying them tcf a great depth under its white slime. So great was the force of the bursting of the dam, backed up as it was by around thirty acres of muck and water, that great boulders weighing fifteen to twenty to...

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

PACE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER. 1988 The Mail Box Dear Mountain Laurel, I am a happy subscriber to your paper. It is the most entertaining paper I ever saw. I want to buy a subscription for a friend who moved to North Carolina from Massachusetts last August. I showed her my paper and she liked it. This is my "welcome to North Carolina" gift to her. I am enclosing a check and her name and address. Thank you so much. Walnut Cove, North Carolina To Charlotte Heafner, Circulation Manager, The reason I'm writing is my mother bought The Mountain Laurel paper for the longest time, then all at once she couldn't find the paper anywhere. She thought maybe it wasn't being published anymore. She really enjoyed reading it, so I'm writing to see if it is still in circulation and if so, could you send me information on how much a subscription would cost. I would like to send it to Mom as a gift. Thank you, A. Hines Hickory, North Carolina Dear Readers, We have heard from several readers who miss...

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

i t V t is f \ < GENEALOGY I would like to contact members of the Bower family of Floyd County, Virginia who are the descendants of Philip and Christopher Bower, brothers who married Snuffer sisters. I am preparing a history of the Snuffer family, who lived on the headwaters of Shooting Creek, Franklin County, Virginia before the Civil War. Jim Wood 111 Daniel St. Beckley, WV 25801 My husband, David, is seeking information about his great-great-great-grandfather, Hanson or Henson Rush. He was born in Virginia to Elizabeth Moore and Ephram Rush. He later mover to Kentucky. We would also like any information on any Rush Family from Madison or Culpepper Counties in Virginia. 1 am seeking information on these families: Subscribe Today "W or * J^aurel Send a Friend a Gift to The Mountain Laurel Monthly Journal of Mountain Life Subscribers. x Year (12 Issues) Only SIO.OO With each subscription we 11 send a FREE Complimentary Copy 2 Years (24 Issues) Only SIB.OO Complete the for...

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

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1988 MUCK DAM DISASTER (Continued from page 11.) sions, concussions, hypothermia, skin and eye burns and physical and emotional shock were the primary afflictions of the Palmertown survivors. Disaster and Emergency Relief Since no hospitals existed in the Saltville Valr ley in 1924, a temporary medical center was established in the upstairs lodge rooms located over the general store owned by the Mathieson Alkali Works. The Mathieson plant donated beds, chairs, food and various other supplies out of their store. Several doctors and nurses were called in to the disaster site to treat the injured. "Dr. Staley of Bristol, Dr. McKee of Plasterco, Dr. Hughs of North Holston, and Dr. Walcott of Clinchburg, assisted Dr. McKee and Dr. Early who were company physicians for the Mathieson plant" (Eskridge, 1924:12). "The nurses were as follows: Miss Wright of Marion, Miss Helen Wright of Abingdon, Miss Louise Wright of Saltville, Miss Shannon of Bristol, Miss R...

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

A TIMELY CHRISTMAS IDEA Everyone loves a good story and the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling in Jonesborough Tennessee is fueling the storytelling fires. Each year they hold an annual storytelling festival and have compiled a catalog of videos, albums, cassette tapes and books. You can write to: NAPPS PO Box 309 Jonesborough, TN 37659 or call 615-753-2171 for more information, to order a catalog or to place an order. The storytelling tapes would make an especially thoughtful gift for an older person whose eyesight is failing. A book or video might be a good way to encourage interest in younger people. The catalog has a section for children and over 250 selections in all. If you're looking for unique holiday gifts, you might find just the right thing in this catalog, a gift that can be enjoyed all year long. A JOKE ON PAPA BY: BEULAH GOAD RICHARDSON © 1988 My father had mules that he had to keep up most all the time because they would go over...

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

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1988 CHRISTMAS CRAFT : MAKE A YOYO DOLL OR QUILT How many of you remember old fashioned yoyos? No, I don't mean the kind of child's toy made of wood with a string wrapped around it, I mean cloth yoyos. A yoyo is a circle of material with the edge hemed and a drawstring run through the hem. This makes a smaller circle when flatened out and can be attached to other yoyos to make useful and decorative items. No one seems to know just how far back the yoyo goes, but most elderly seamstresses remember them. All yoyo patterns start in the same way. Take a circle of material and fold a small hem along the cut edge of it. Draw a needle and thread through this hem and pull the thread up tight. Fasten off thread. Flatten the circle out so that the gathers are in the center of the circle on one s { **\ is the decorative side that is usually olaced where it will show. (See illustration.) Do not use material thicker than cottons as it will be too bulky when you ...

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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 December 1988

A LAST AND FIRST CHRISTMAS BY: DEIDRE M. THIGPEN © 1988 It was just beginning to snow as we pulled into Grandpa's yard. He had never had a driveway, everyone always parked in his yard. The whole family was going to be here this Christmas, everyone but the children knew it might be Grandpa's last. We all wished we had gathered every year instead of waiting for what may be the last one. Every since Granny passed on Christmas wasn't the same. Fewer people showed up each year, now here we all were again trying to be cheerful. All the of kids were running around the house playing and eating candy. Every once in a while you would hear, "Charles TVvid, don't run with candy in your mouth!" or i>c»»v qui" Tinning!" All of the kids wished that Christmas v Hn't have any "Don'ts" or "Quits" like every normal day. Grandpa kept walking from room to room trying to keep up with the little ones, but they were too fast and would sometimes pass him on their second or third lap around the ho...

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

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 198S HOLIDAY RECIPES Make breakfast on Christmas morning something special this year. As you look over the recipes below, you'll find they're not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill pancakes. For a person with a sweet tooth, there is a new version of an old favorite, gingerbread. Can you imagine a plate of gingerbread pancakes, hot off the griddle, with yellow creamy butter melting between them? For a hearty breakfast start, try the potato pancakes. The grated potatoes and onion give it enough body to satisfy a lumberjack. Sweet potatoes have long been a holiday favorite vegetable, but we bet you've never tried them at breakfast in the form of pancakes. Remember, breakfast can be served any time of the day. We hope you will enjoy these unusual recipes. They are just another way of serving old favorites. Perhaps they will become your family's favorites this year. Gingerbread Pancakes 1 cup pancake mix 1/8 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon c...

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

When I was a little girl about five years old, I lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with Mom, Pop and my younger brother Arthur. One brisk fall morning, I awoke to the sound of rain outside my window. As I rolled over on my warm feather bed I could see squirrels leaping from limb to limb in the hickory trees outside our rambling home. Some squirrels were storing nuts for the winter and others sat on the high limbs in the trees cracking and eating the kernels. Nuts and shells fell on the leaves and made the sound of rain. Some tumbled down for small animals and song birds on the ground. Chipmunks were playing a game running around the trees. A rabbit hopped among the yellow leaves, then sat up and seemed to be thanking God for its food. A robin seemed to be singing a song of thanks for nuts and wings. Then all the birds flew away and I wondered if they saw the humans rushing around when they flew over a large city on their way to a warm climate for the winter. I collected ...

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

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1988 Back in the 1920's and 30's when boys and girls of Floyd County, Virginia who lived on farms didn't have much social life, square dancing was the chief form of amusement. Occasionally there might be a party where we played such games as Spinning The Pan, Going Fishing, Post Office or Questions and Silly Answers, but square dancing was the most fun of all. Most of the dances were held in the homes. People would move all the furniture out of one room to make room for dancing. > .. 'uO The musicians would come in with their banjos, guitars and fiddles and start tuning them up. They would play such tunes as Arkansas Traveller, Chinese Breakdown, Turkey In The Straw and Fiddler On The Roof. After the music started up the figures caller would call out, "Partners to thenplaces like horses to their traces", and the boys would choose a partner. The caller usually started out with, "All join hands and round the house, swing your opposite, now ...

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

We will begin at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Virginia State Road 799 at milepost 174 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our tour will make a complete loop and end at this point. We will cover a total distance of 41.0 miles and the tour will require at least 2 hours from beginning to end. 0.0 (0.0) We will begin this month's tour at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Virginia State Road 799. This intersection is approximately 3.7 miles north of the intersection of the Parkway and US 58 in Meadows of Dan, Virginia and approximately 2.1 miles north of Mabry Mill. Traveling north on the Parkway we will turn left onto State Road 799 and begin our mileage readings as we turn. Parkway mile post 174 is located on our left adjacent to this intersection. 3.6 (3.6) Burk's Fork Creek is on our left. This is a stocked trout stream. 9.0 (5.4) At this stop sign we will tum left onto U.S. 221 South towards Hillsville, Virginia. This small mountain community is Willis, Virgini...

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