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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1984

SHERMAN AND VELMA SUTPHIN Continued from page 3. and Velma in late 1929 • They paid $1,400.00 for the house and 91 acres. There was a $700.00 mortgage which they took over but Sherman was still several hundred dollars short of having the purchase price so he went to the bank at Willis, Virginia and asked them to extend him another $300.00 credit, which would have made his mortgage $1,000.00. The banker refused saying, "Sherman, there's no way you'd ever get up that much money to pay back." Not one to give up easy, Sherman managed to make it without the bank' s help and there' s still a pride in his voice when he tells of paying the bank its $700.00 note off before it came due. Obviously the banker didn't reckon with Sherman and Velma's hard working spirits. Velma recalls once working for a dollar a week for four weeks in order to buy a pair of 16 inch high top kid leather shoes. (She has them on in the photograph taken with George Moles.) Even today, she and Sherman "put up" over 10...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1984

Page 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1984 BACKROADS Continued from page 21. esque to be found in this area. The large white home with the small log cabin behind it was once the home of Mr. Ceph Scott, who donated the land for Mayberry Presbyterian Church. Mr. Scott once ran the Mayberry Trading Post and was Postmaster of Mayberry. This is a beautiful old two story farm house and is currently owned by Dr. and Mrs. Harold B. Spangler of Greensboro, North Carolina. During the sumner months they offer "Bed and Breakfast" overnight accomodations to travelers. It is an informal atmosphere and reservations may be made now for the upcoming season by calling 919-288-5830 or 703-952-2454. This beautifully maintained old home dates back to the turn of the century. The Spanglers plan to retire here within the next few years. Currently, they have only four bedrooms and the little log cabin by the lake outback which are available for occupancy. Their rates are $30.00 per couple with no extra charge ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1984

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1984

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

MARCH 1984 FIRST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Mo ILL lik Journal (>f \IOII nta in Life CALEB AND HENRY VISIT THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL "This can't be it, Caleb. You must have took a wrong turn somewhere. This is further back in the sticks than where we live." "I followed the instructions they gave me back at the Exxon station at Meadows of Dan, Henry. You read every turn and raid number to me. If this ain't it, you need new glasses!" "We been subscribing to that little paper, The Mountain Laurel" for months and drove all this way. If this ain't the place, danged if I'm not going to go ask anyway." Caleb and Henry sat in the driveway in front of a two story farm house. There was a huge german shepard barking to high heavens. About a half a dozen grey cats were peaking out of a box on the front porch to see why the dog was raising such a comotion. There were game chickens scattered around the yard and one rooster was perched on the porch rail. "I don't know if we ought to get out with that ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY! It's been one whole year since our first paper was printed in March of 19&3 - That first paper had 12 pages and there were only 5,500 copies printed. We held our breath waiting for the first subscriber. That first subscriber was Mr. Cruise Howell, of Meadows of Dan, Virginia. It meant so much to us and we 1 11 never forget it. In appreciation, we would like to give Cruise Howell a free lifetime subscription to The Mountain Laurel. When we began The Mountain Laurel, we were greenhorns at publishing and had to learn everything the hard way, by trial and error. One year later, we're still finding there is more and more to learn. When we first began, our goal was to someday reach a circulation of 10,000. As •of this issue, there have already been more than a QUARTER OF A MILLION Mountain Laurels printed our first year. Those first 12 pages have now grown to 24 and the number of copies to 25,000 p...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

THOMAS JEFFERSON COCKRAM Any frequent visitor to Meadows of Dan, Virginia has, more likely than not, met or seen Thomas Jefferson (Torrmy) Cockram. This time of year he's usually wearing a heavy brown overcoat, boots and a toboggan. Since he doesn't drive, he can often be seen walking along US Highway 58 between Vesta and Meadows of Dan. Only extremely poor weather conditions will cause him to indicate he prefers to ride the three miles he travels daily. He's a regular diner at the Mountain House Restaurant, usually sitting at the counter on the last stool on the left. He almost always eats alone, but his wide smile and friendly face welcomes conversation f om f,*iends and strangers alike. Tommy's e\er met a stranger when a good conversation is at stake. At 67 years old, he can probably walk most men half his age into the ground. On his daily walks to Meadows of Dan or Vesta (several miles each way) he carries a sack and picks up roadside litter along the way. Many a lost hubcap has...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 Sometimes when the summer moon is hanging like a big silver dishpan above the solemn Old Hurricane Hill, it pulls me from my slumber and sets my feet upon the pathways of my youth. It is then that I may meander up the Old Mayberry road, turning at the rock church, crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway and climbing until I find myself among the scattered shadows at the Haunted Crossroads. There I listen for the ghosts that used to be, and hearing nothing but the screeching of an owl, I continue my journey down the sharp hill into my Uncle Volney's Valley. I approach the modest cottage, standing on the banks of Maple Swamp Creek, as noislessly as possible, beguiled into believing that, somehow, I might catch the faint sounds of lingering laughter or the dying notes of a banjo, fiddle, and guitar. But like the ghosts at the cross roads, those sounds seen to come no more. But then the soft melancholy strains of the summer breeze sighing through the large pin...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

entertainment, the party would continue inside. There were Ouiga boards, checkers, Rook, Old Maid, and Setback. Then to top it off, some of Aunt Bunch's exciting stories. While her corn pones slowly and aromatically baked in the Dutch Ovens, banked with coals on the hearth, she could weave a magic spell that could take you to the corners of the earth, usually bringing you back to the Haunted Crossroads where you knew you shouldn't be after sunset. When the enchantment carried you past your alloted time for departure and the sun had gone to rest, a phone call would usually get you permission to stay the night. Somehow our mothers understood. However, once when teen-aged Preston Yeatts scoffed at the darkness, and started home, his younger brother Alfred pleaded, "Please stop him Mr. Vol. The durn fool just don't know what he's a gitting into out there." During the depts of the Big Depression, there came a pair of itinerant miners, down on their luck, to Uncle Vol's door. After sampli...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 MY GREAT UNCLE WALLACE HALL M|||n^|: : i; - : 'l' . March 18th will be a very special day for my Uncle Wallace. He will be 93 years old. His birthplace was near Langhorne's Mill in the Mountain View Community. Some of his earlier childhood was spent in Floyd County near the Blue Ridge Parkway. While living there, the entire family came down with smallpox. Luckily all survived this ordeal. Still being very alert, sweet, and having a great sense of humor makes Uncle Wallace a joy to talk with. One of his early recollections of his childhood days was making a little sled out of a chair frame, to haul wood on. This was one of his chores as a little boy. Years went by and this handsome gentleman courted and married Kitty Cruise (the prettiest girl in Mountain View) on November 25, 1911. They were married 66 years before Aunt Kitty passed away. Four sons and one daughter made their family complete. All of them still live nearby. Uncle Wallace comments, "...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

80 YEARS OBSERVING BEES (Editor's Note.... In last month's Mountain Laurel, we featured a story, "Half A Hundred Springs of Mayberry". This article was written by an elderly resident of this area. We are highly honored that The Mountain Laurel is being permitted to print these turn of the century memories. For personal reasons, the author wishes to remain anonymous but will sign this and future articles Y.0.C., in order that our readers may follow his stories each month, these are special memories from a special person and we're sure you will enjoy -them as much as we do. The first bee stands I remember seeing were at a close neighbors, S.P. Scott. Several stands were kept there in a shed on the back wing of his house. Seeing those bees streaking across his garden and fields going after honey fascinated me. Ma bought a pound of honey there now and then and I sort of loved honey. The first bee tree I saw cut was when I was nine years old. My cousin, O.A. Yeatts (who was a good bee hu...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 GRAYSON COUNTY CRAFTSMAN GILBERT RAY ANDERSON Gilbert Ray Anderson is 76 years old. He's been retired for "six or seven" years now but he's still very active. He and his wife Lilly, own a 50 acre farm one ridge over from Rocky Hollow near Troutdale, Virginia. Their farm is one of the most picturesque I've ever seen. It is nestled in a high valley next to spectacular Pine Mountain. Mr. Anderson was a carpenter and after he retired, his love of building didn't cease, it only scaled down. His workshop is a screened in porch off the kitchen of their home and it is here that he creates miniture scale model log homes and farmsteads. Mr Anderson is a stickler for details and each of his works are authentically complete and exact; including a fireplace that will "draw" and contain fire, tables, chairs, beds and all assorted furniture to be found In a turn of the century mountain farmstead. The logs are notched and chinked and the rafters are assembled indi...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

BLUE RIDGE BOOKSHELF BY: PARKS LANIER, JR. PAPER BOY, by David Huddle (University of Pittsburg Press, Pittsburg, Pa. 15260. 57 pages. $4.95). ' Eugene Gant, in Look Homeward, Angel, was a paper boy. So was Lucius Hutchfield in David Madden's Bijou. Both worked their routes in large urban areas. Not so the "paper boy" of David Huddle's book. His route is Wytheville, Virginia, as he says in "Delivering the Times, 1952-1955," 80 papers was all there was in the whole town, a 4-mile walk before school and 3 dogs I had to watch out for. Along the paper route, we meet characters as compelling as any we would meet on a journey of a thousand miles. Some of them would have made headlines in any city newspaper; others would never make even the back page. Sherwood Anderson, that novelist and newspaperman from Ohio who spent his last years just south of Wytheville would have understood, and liked, this book. Here are the headline makers - the murder of J.C. Lawson, the paper boy's great-grandfat...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 198 A MR. EDUCATION DORN SPANGLER Talking with Dorn Spangler was like opening a treasure chest. I found all kinds of goodies, and I would like to sliare them with you. Here goes First, let me say Dorn is not your unual run of the mill kind. He is a very pi-ivate person, who doesn't easily talk about himself. In fact, he asked me more questions than I asked him. In my chat with him, I found his whole life has been dedicated to one cause and that cause is education. The first, seven years of his schooliijfe, were spent at, Mayberry, a section of Patrick County near Meadows of Dan, Virginia. From here he went to Central Academy, also in Patrick County, and finished high school. Then on to Presbyterian Junior College at Maxton, North Carolina and studied liberal arts. From here he entered Westminster College in Missouri and majored in English and Psychology. And lastly, he entered Duke at Durham, North Carolina for his Masters in Education. This educationa...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Continued from page 7. got this yellow queen bee and put her in our best gum. I listened and could hear her buzz as she went up into the gum. The next spring when our bees swarmed , they were part yellow out of this gum. The second year, all of our bees were mixed half yellow. We called them "half mixed yellows" and thought them very good bees. These bees worked hard every year but some years they didn't seem to make alot of honey. Other years, they could fill super after super. Some years, we would have a "honey dew" and some none or not often. Some folks thought the bees got rich off of "honey dew". I found that some seasons, flowers had lots of nectar while other seasons, there would not be as much. I used mostly buckwheat and sourwood for my theory, but poplar and locust was the same. It was called dew because it fell mainly at night, but I saw if fall in the day and was in it the first and maybe the heaviest time I ever saw it. I was going up a path in the woods and noted a clo...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 The Mail Box Dear Mountain Laurel Staff, Just a note to let you know that I have really enjoyed the few issues of your paper I've seen. I'm going to see more from now on. I would like to correct the spelling of two names in the pi cut re, "The Meadows of Dan School" You had Carson Sparley and Alpha Sparley in the picture. The name is Sparger. The reason I know is because William Carson Sparger was rny father. He died October 26, 19& L. Would you please correct this so people will know? I was born in "The Hollow", Virginia April 5, 1927 and have lived in Spencer, North Carolina the last 50 years. I dearly love the mountains and visit every chance I get. Sincerely yours, Einil A. Sparger Spencer, N.C. Dear Mountain Laurel Staff, I think your paper is great! I get so anxious from issue to the next and when it does arrive, I put everything on "hold" until I have read every word. Meadows of Dan is my home originally and having heard of and ...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Mayberry Presbyterian Church is having a fund raising drive. The steeple of the old rock church is in need of repair. (This is the church written about in our January issue by John Hassel Yeatts.) The church is selling postcards to raise the necessary funds. The picture on the postcard is a painting of the church in fall colors by Pete Keiger. Mr. Keiger lives in Winston-Salon, North Carolina and owns a home near the church. The price of the postcards are SI.OO each. (We know this is high for N. Locust St. FLOYD, VA 24091 COMPLETE HOME FURNISHINGS FREE DELIVERY G.E. & FRIGI DA IRE APPLIANCES G.E. & ZENNITH TELEVISIONS Large Selection Hours: 8-5:30 Monday-Saturday Phone 745-2822 Pin€ ST3T€ * 'B4 OUTLET Sweaters for the Entire Family FREDRICKS STREET Below Mayberry Mall Mount Airy, N.C. 27030 a postcard, but the funds are needed for repairs on this historic old church.) Anyone wishing to order postcards or make a contribution to the church may...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 CORA LEE BEATRICE ALLEN HEAFNER J. m At 5:30 in the morning of January 28, 1984 we got a telephone call saying Mom had died. Her health had been steadily getting worse since before Christmas and she was ready. She had said that if she could make it till Sandy and Suzie (her grandaughters) "have their babies and Jeanette gets home" she would die happy. Sandy and Suzie both made Mom a great-grandmother and my sister Jeanette, who lives in Philadelphia, was with her when she died. Her last wishes were granted when just before daylight, on January 28, she took a deep breath and closed her eyes for the last time. She lived in a seventh floor apartment in Hall Towers, a high rise for the elderly, on North Church Street in Greensboro..Her neighbors on the seventh floor were some of the nicest people I' ve ever met. They will always have my gratitude for the help they provided during Mom's last days. When 1 told her of our decision to start The Mountain L...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 DORN SPANGLER Continued from page 10. a young squirt of a girl off the floor onto the bench for losing her temper and kicking at a referee. Man what a blow to my ego, but what a lesson he taught. When I reached out to others and asked, "What influence did Dorn have on your life?", I got a bunch of goodies. Ruth Jean Bolt, a former pupil of his and now a teacher at Meadows of Dan, said, "As a teacher Dorn opened my mind to worlds I never knew existed." Another said, "He had a broadening effect on his students, and they wanted to please him. He was very efficient, and this talent showed up when he filled the position of Superintendent of Schools in Patrick County." Dwight Shelor, a pupil he taught in high school, said, "Dorn has been a great influence on my life and thinking. His whole philosophy of life is he could bring out, good in young people they didn't know they had and develop it. He taught me how to lose and how to win in sports." Jack Agee...

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