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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Coming Next Month In The Mountain Laurel Mountain Memories: Mother's Day is in the month of May so, as a tribute to the mountain mothers who often endured hardships uncomplainingly and showed an ingenuity and resoursefulness beyond belief to lovingly provide for their families, we will dedicate our Mountain Memories column to them. Backroads: We'll visit a breathtakingly beautiful section of Carroll County which we guarantee you'll love. _ Craftspeople: You will meet a banjo maker from Patrick County, a fiddle maker from Floyd County and a dulcimer maker from Carroll County. Browsing Around: We' 11 take a look at some really unique real estate that' s for sale in Carroll, Floyd and Patrick Counties. Feature: A special "Mountain Music" feature will take a look at the music and musicians who are carrying on the traditional music of the mountains. We'll also tell you about music makers of yesterday. Music has always been an important part of the lives of the people in this area and we ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 10 Browsing Around "BRCWSING will become a regular feature of "The Mountain Laurel". In this section we will feature various pieces of real estate that are for sale each month in Carroll, Floyd and Patrick Counties and give some of the details and reasons why we find them particularly attractive. We do this out Sproule Property The Sproule property is located on State Road 75$ in Floyd County not far from the Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church. This entire area is rich in history and this particular piece of property is no exception, since it was among the first in the area to be settled. As you approach the property on 758, you can see the house and barn nestled in the hollow. It is one of the most picturesque places I have ever seen. From a distance, the barn looks more like an old New England school house than a barn. It is painted red and trimed in white and the roof is the perfect place for the old fashioned cupola which adorns it. On the side...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

. %< y^^js 1^ Sproule Property Conner Property Pelky Property v -'" s '* ; v, v. . .Jipfy-* • '• ••; y :> .>' '^T: . rt VifW l^ > MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 11

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Page 12 Records 'N Things Main Street in Stuart 694-4645 Complete Line of Musical Supplies „ p . „ Hard To Find Recordings All Popular LP's ft 45's Of Golden Oldies "Plus" Old Time Mountain Music .. ... _ ~. . ~ , , By Artists Such As !t We Don f Have lf ,n Stock ' Charlie Poole We'll Try To Find It For You. y\\./oSr\i Residential I I I UnJL-M Farms Acreage Tracts || [LJ| Industrial cj H lflTt llSOll Commercial Properties Real Estate Broker MOUNTAIN VILLA-near Groundhog Mountain area with golfing, tennis, restaurant, etc., facilities close at hand. Very conveneint to Winston Salem, N.C. area. Truly a bargain buy for that private mountain retreat with luxury conveniences. Some furniture included and all appliances. Spectacular views. Owner will consider some financing. $49,500. Jim Wilson Realtor (703) 632-61 22 39 acres on Marrowbone Creek, Henry County, Va. joining Shannon Hills Residential Sub-Division and Martinsville 220 by-pass. Short distance from Martinsville and K-Mart Shopp...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Visitors to this area are often surprised as they drive through and are waved to by people they don't know. Many think they are being mistaken for someone else and those from large cities quite simply don't know what to think. Waving or throwing up your hand to passing cars is just not done in most places but here in the mountains, it's a way to say hello to friends, neighbors and strangers. It's a throwback to a simpler era when people passed on wagons, threw up hands and more often than not, stopped and talked a spell. In automobiles on highways, it's difficult to stop and talk (although it still happens occasionally) but folks still wave. A wave might be executed with the entire hand or it may be one finger raised over the steering wheel, but they all say hello. Everyone has their own style of waving and there are an endless number of people I could identify by seeing only their hand or finger over a steering wheel. The way someone waves often becomes their trademark. Whether it'...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 14 Do You Remember? The smell of a new oilcloth tablecloth on the kitchen table? The sound of rain on a tin roof. Cornbread broken into milk and eaten with a spoon. Silverware stored in a glass on the table and silverware, leftovers and all covered with a cloth. Treadle sewing machines. Did you ever pinch your fingers or toes under the treadle? Cutting paper dolls out of a Sear's catalog and making dresses for them out of an old wallpaper sample book. Chewing a sweet gum "toothbrush". Stiffly starched crocheted doileys, razor straps and heating flat irons to put in your bed to keep your feet warm. When no one would have thought about working in ,the kitchen without putting on an apron. Heating water in a big black pot over a fire outside to wash clothes in. Fried fatback, parched corn, and drinking water out of a dipper. Playing string games like cat's cradle, crow's foot or cup and saucer. Playing in the hayloft or making playhouses in the woods wit...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Zoo To Open After many years of laying dormant, the old Circle M Zoo property is comning alive again with activity. It is schedualed to be open to the public May 1, 1983 by Eric Mogensen, Alicia and Mika Nurmikko. All three have experience with wild animals and are making this into the Blue Ridge Zoological Park. Their primary concern is breeding rare and endangered species. They all three worked at Benson's Animal Park in Nashua, New Hampshire. They will have a large petting zoo and educational demonstrations for school groups as well as lions, tigers, bears, antelopes and monkeys. Mountain Laurel Sold Locally At Blue Ridge Restaurant FLOYD, VA. 703-745-2147 Family Discount WEST MAIN STREET FLOYD, VA. Mountain House Restaurant U.S. 58 at MEADOWS OF DAN, VA. Records 'N Things MAIN STREET STUART, VA. Family Discount SLUSHER STREET STUART, VA. Virginian Restaurant COURTHOUSE SQUARE STUART, VA. Floyd Foods 703-745-4282 ACROSS FROM BANK FLOYD, VA. Moran's Meats and Grocery BESIDE POST O...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Page 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 The Mail Box These are but a few of the kind letters we have received this month following our first mailing. We wish to thank each and every one of you who have offered us your encouragement with your letters and subscriptions. It does our hearts good to know there are so many warm hearted people out there. We will do our best to live up to your expectations. Please keep writting in, we love to hear from you. Mountain Memories Fifty-three years ago in the winter of 1930, my brother Lather and I were put on the "Dick n Willie" (railroad) at Danville, Virginia. Our mother had just died and we were sent to live with our kinfolks in Floyd County where we were born. Our in-mediate destination was Stuart. It was cold and snow covered the ground wnen we disembarked from the "Dick n Willie" at Stuart. It had been an adventurous journey, indeed, riding on the tooneyville-trolley of a train which swayed with every dip of the tracks. Its whistle would blow ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

(BACKROADS, cont'd from page 20.) big plugs of chewiqg tobacco were 20£. 12.1 Here you can look to your left and get a magnificent view of 'The Buffalo". 12.2 The old weathered building on your right used to be Goad's Store. 12.5 Here we leave. Floyd County and enter Carroll County. The county line runs through the cemetery on the left. The church ahead on the right is the Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church. It is one of the churches built by the Reverend Robert Childress of which the book, "The Man Who Moved A Mountain" was written. This is a fascinating book and we reccomend that you read it, if you haven't already. Copies of it are available at Mayberry Trading Post or if that's not convenient, you may order it by sending $4.25 plus SI.OO postage and handling to: The Mayberry Trading Post, Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120. It was written by Richard C. Davis and published by Fortress Press, Philadelphia, Pa. This book gives an account of this area as it was along with many photographs ...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 18 "Old Jake" Wm. Axley Allen Bootlegging, like the chestnut tree, is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Only a few old die-hards persist today. Yet, there was a time when bootleg whisky was one of the few ways a mountain family had of getting cash. Not everyone participated but those who did were an independent bunch. They worked hard to provide for their families the best they could during times that many of us today would find impossible. They were not the lawless hillbilly so many stories have been told about. They were, for the most part, honest, God-fearing family men who did what they had to do. The} didn't choose bootlegging because it was easy, or, the contrary, it was extremely hard work but it offered a way for an honest man to "take care of his own". The independent nature was often coupled with a sly sense of humor, making them colorful characters indeed. They were men of a b gone era. There was quality in the product they pi oduced a...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Open Saturdays llifeß^ You're Welcome To Browse |N^, Hardware Downtown,Stuart,¥a. Building Materials Feed And Seed Pittsburgh Paints Distributor Nationwide Homes / Solar Heating Systems Carolina Water Stoves Patrick. County's Oldest CONSTRUCTION FIRM SINCE 1885 (Free Estimates) H£ VIRGINIA WELL DRILLING ESi AND PUMP COMPANY Rt. 6, Box 46 Galax, Va. BIM J Owned & Operated By Don Nelson HW \\ Water Guaranteed $6.50 per No Water-No Pay HHHtI MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 19

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 20 BACKKOAri^^ "BACKROADS This month our RACKRQADS column will direct you through some of the most beautiful country in Patrick, Floyd and Carroll Counties. We will begin in Patrick Co. at the intersection of US 58 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. As we go along, I will point out some of the highlights of the area to you. In order to do this, I will begin with my mileage reading at 00.0 when I enter the Parkway from Meadows of Dan. From this point on, the underlined numbers at the begining of each paragraph will indicate the total number of miles we have traveled from the start of our trip. From begining to end, we will cover approximately 28.5 miles and the drive will take an hour to an hour and a half. There are many beautiful places along the way and by all means, bring your camera and binoculars, culars. 00 -o Vfe have come from Meadows of Dan on US 38 and entered the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance ramp and are stopped at the stop sign, getting ready to ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1983

1/be jLaurel Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life May, 1983 '. i" >9hE H WWW "' ■'Furnace Stack" 5« c The Mountain Laurel i» published monthly at Meadows of Pan, Va. Susan Thigpw, Editor - IKK 11—1 \/V | \ PATBMI \ Route 1, Meadows Of Dan, Va. 2412Q

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1983

Page 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL May, 1983 Between Furnace Creek and state road 605, in the Black Ridge section of Floyd County, Virginia, there stands a monument to the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the American pioneer spirit. The exact date of its construction is not known but it is at * least 128 years old. It is certainly one of the oldest structures built by man that still stands in this area today. The structure I am referring to os the old iron furnace, which served as a smelter for the ore taken from the nearby mine. It is approximately 25 feet square at its base and stands about 20 feet tall. It is made of granite blocks, sane of which weigh considerably over a ton each. One can only guess and imagine the methods and back-breaking labor that were required to erect this huge smelter. The task was accomplished at a time when roads were little more than paths and no modern machinery was available to ease or replace sheer human determination. When I first saw it, I was amazed at the ...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1983

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1983

Page 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL May, 1983 Thumping along in a 1928 Ford touring car down the Squirrel Spur in southern Patrick County more than fifty years ago, my Pa, the late John Henry Yeatts, broke the silence by saying, "Son I reckon if you're big enough to drive a car, you're big enough to know that some pretty wicked things have happened along this old road in times past." He then pointed to the ruins of an old log house just north of Anderson Carter's home and the site of the old toll gate, and explained that sometime before the dawning of the 20th century, a man and his two sisters had all been murdered and apparently robbed while they slept. While the fiddles rang and the banjos twanged and the crowd circled in rhythm in a house on the crest of the mountains near Bell Spur in celebration of a recent wedding, someone or ones had stolen into the humble home at the foot of the mountain and cut the throats of the bachelor and his spinster sisters, apparently making off with a substanti...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1983

Mrs.'Berbee' Burton (Editor's Note: Mr. Burton, in his kindness has given us several of his poems to choose from for printing in the Mountain Laurel. One in particular, "MY Mother's Coffee" seemed to fit so well in this issue because of our accent on Mother's Day. I never had the opportunity to meet his mother but I have been told she was a remarkable woman. With this in mind, I asked Lawrence Burton if he would write something about her to share with our readers. The following is his recollections of memories and reflections of his mother; a woman respected and loved by her family and the cornnunity as well.) My mother, I have been asked to describe my mother and in attempting to perform that seemingly impossible feat, considering the space alloted here, I must begin by telling about a fanner I once heard of. He was a proud but uncompromising man who admitted to but one mistake in his entire life and quickly explained that away by adding, "and I seen it right off and taken it back"...

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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1983

Page 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL May, 1983 Well, I'm not going to give any names in this story (at least not names anyone would recognise). There's still some pretty tender egos regarding the event I'm about to relate and public disclosure could possibly result in actions on the part of others that, quite frankly, I do not wish to assume responsibility for. Dastardly crimes comnitted by beserk and deadly criminals have a statute of limitations, after which the perpetrator cannot be punished, but the pratical joke never goes beyond retribution. The perpetrator of a pratical joke might go years in unsuspecting bliss, thinking he has pulled it off and completely escaped the enevitable "Payback". This story is about one such jokester and his imagined escape from the proverbial "payback". Yes, friends, he not only thought he had pulled off his joke without his victim getting him back one better but he braced. He bragged to others of his cruel deed while slapping his thigh and bending double with l...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1983

Dear Sir: My firm, for many years has represented the interest of Mr. Samuel B. Stockard, who formerly resided in your comnunity. I regret to inform you that Mr. Stockard departed this life last week. He requested that upon his death, the enclosed letter and accompying package be delivered to you. I regret your loss and wish you well. Sincerely, A.W. Catter, Attorney at Law Jim flipped to the next and last page while everyone in the store held their breath. He began: FROM: Samuel B. Stockard 2104 Melody Lane Atlanta, Ga. 30303 To: Bill Allen, Jr. Crossroads, Va. 24000 Dear Bill Jr., My attorney has been instructed to deliver this letter to you upon my death but I really don't know how to begin it. The best way, I guess, is to get over the shocking part first. I have lived alone all my life, never married and only loved one woman, your mother. Your namesake, the man you thought was your father, was always too busy playing jokes on people to pay attention to that wonderful woman. I wo...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1983

. j, A* * Front view of "Azeleadale", the Dr. Thomas W. Worrell estate. Rear view of "Azeleadale" from one of the guest cottages. While browsing around this month, I ran across one of those "One-of-a-kind, makes your mouth water, want to buy," kind of places. It's the Dr. Thomas W. Worrell estate, "AZELEADALE", located in Carroll County, near Fancy Gap, Va. It features 62.5 acres of land, a two story, brick colonial home which has ten rooms, two guest cottages, a three car garage and a picturesque pond. There are approximately 5 acres of well manicured grounds surrounding the home, cottages and pond, this area is almost completely shaded by hugh towering white pines, along with an occasional maple or hemlock. Large English boxwoods line the brick walkway leading to the rear entrance and large rhododendrons are scattered about, along with azeleas and a ground cover of periwinkle, over much of the area behind the heme. The slate roof and white shutters add the perfect compliment to th...

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