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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Worrell Carpets «j> Highway 58, 4%Miles East Of Hillsville, Va. Mr 35 To 40,000 Sq. Yds. In Stock! Over 300-12' Rolls 27 Sq. Yds. To 150 Sq. Yds. mm THE CARPET 5 HERE » m u fl^Yv . ON EACH ROLL! - p r jces From ||J| $ 2" Sq. Yd. To $ 29 95 Sq. Yd. Sundial Perfects j At T" Sq. Yd. 100 -12' Rolls To Choose From In Stock! Also At Least 200-6' Remnant Size Pieces! Worrell Carpets Highway 58, 4 Vi Miles East Of Hillsville, Va. I MARCH, 1984 MOUNTAIN LAUREL Page 17

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 13 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 TELEPHONE READER INTERVIEWS Each month vre call people who send us their phone number and write this col urn from those "chats". This way we get to meet more people and share their' wonderful stories with our readers. MRS. NANNY HALL SMITH Nannie Hall Smith lives at Pipers Gap, North Carolina. She is 75 years old and originally came from Patrick County in the Kibler Valley section, of Virginia. About her favorite hobby is cooking. She will tell you, "I'd rather cook than eat". She told me about the latest it ever snowed in this area, a story told to her by her mother-in-law many years ago. Her husband's parents were also from Kibler Valley, Virginia. Her parents were Jim Hall and Elizabeth Bowman Hall. Her husband, the late Joe Smith's parents were General Sheridan Smith and Carolina Bell Booker Smith. The day Joe Smith was born, there was a terrible blizard. His father went for a midwife and by the time they made it back to the cabin, Joe was alr...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

PEARL THE WONDER DOG! Once upon a time, our advertising salesman, Jack Wilson, gave his daughter "Tempe" Parker, a collie puppy. This puppy came from a long line of cattle herding dogs. "Pearl", as the pup was called, soon became a member of the family instead of just a pet. When Jack's daughter, "Tempe" and her husband Ricky acquirred a few pigs, Pearl's farm instincts came to the surface. Jack received the following letter last month: Dear Daddy, Well, we have a celebrity in the family now. "HOGS OUT? CALL PEARL." It all started Sunday early A.M. when Ricky, Pearl and I went down to the farm for our usual Sunday prayers. We spotted three of our large hogs and 15 little four-month old pigs in the neighboring soy bean field. Well, Ricky panicked! They had gotten out somehow under our electric fence. Ricky and I worked NONSTOP for one hour or more running around in circles falling in the muddy field, Salem Bookstore NEW AND USED BOOKS Quick Ordering Service Search Service In Print Bo...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Pa*e 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 THE DAY OF DACIE'S QUILTING A TALE BY G.M. ALLEN Had you heard about the quilting they had over at Dacie Haskin' s house last March? Dacie had several quilt tops she had pieced durin' the winter, so she decided to get one of 'em finished up in a hurry. So she invited several of the neighbors that she knowed how to do it right to come help her. She got the quilt all ready, tacked in the frame, and all she had to do that day was to let it down from near the ceilin' to four chairs at the corners, and to get her chalk and thread ready. The women folks would bring their own scissors, thimbles and needles. Dacie had made some sweetcakes to eat with some peaches she had opened. She baked a cornpone, and b'iled cabbage with a big hambone, and wasn't aimin , for nobody to go home hungry. Dacie and Elmer had two boys, - well, they still have them, - named Lank and Bink, 'bout thirteen and fifteen years old. They are full o 1 the devil, always gettin' into t...

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

OLD TIME FOX HUNTS AND MUSIC BY MONROE TIPTON I would like to tell you about two things that took place in the 1930' s and 40's. One was the old time fox hunts and the other, the old time mountain music. First the fdx hunts. At that time, it was unlawful to kill a fox or hunt with dogs. We always went up on a place called the Indian Ridge. The reason it was called that was because there was an Indian cemetery on the north side of the ridge. Here are some of the people that were in the fox hunts - Grover Dalton, Marvin Collier, Edd Burnett, Curtis Mabry, Green Mabry, Wirt Goad, Curtis Goad, Carson Newman, Leaborn Nester, Roscoe Dalton, Buck Quesenberry, Monroe Tipton, Floyd Tipton and Wyatt Nester. Going up the ridge, half way up, there was a rock fence and a rail fence nine rails high. One night, we met at Wyatt Nester's. Wyatt was in front. He handed me his lantern and climbed to the top of the rail fence and jumped down on the other side. He landed a straddle a big hog! I never he...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Page 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH, 1984 BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR RESEARCHES PUNCHED TIN PIE SAFES FERRUM, VA. A study of pie safes or furniture with punched tin panels made in Southwest Virginia or East Tennessee is being conducted by Roddy Moore, director of the Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia. Moore has been photographing and making a record of the patterns in the tin panels for the last fifteen years. He plans to write an article on the subject in the near future. The making of safes in the region began about the lß3o's and at one time nearly every home had one. Made of walnut , cherry or poplar, they had tin panels in the front and sanetimes in the ends also. Moore has found tin panels in corner cupboards, sideboards and interior doors in some homes. Moore feels that the most interesting designs in the tin panels can be found in the Southeast Virginia and East Tennessee areas and would like to hear from people with punched tin pie safes or information...

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1984

Cont. from pape 22 lition. In talking with the residents of Grayson County, it would appear that a vast majority are in favor of saving the old building but against a rise in local taxes to do so. This is understandable and currently, a local group called PATCH (People And The Court House) is working toward this end. They are currently seeking donations to stabilize any further exterior deterioration. They then plan to rehabilitate the interior and conserve it for future use as need and funds bee cane available. According to Jonathan Vinzie, a local attorney, a "serious and thorough" effort is underway by PATCH to save the centerpiece of Grayson County. He is the chairman of the PATCH movement and believes that the old building, "represents an era that is irreplaceable and significant" in Virginia's, as well as Grayson County's history. James A. Carico is one of the two board of supervisors members who is in favor of demolishing the old courthouse. In his opinion, it detracts from t...

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

Mareh, 1984 Meodows of Dan, Virginia HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE 'Jle s\ouniafo jLaurel W f l r , ci. CopyngM 5 983 Moun»om lour«l Postmaster: Third class postaga paid, Maado«s of Ban, Va. 2412 i. IMrass correction raqaastatf. Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life Page 24 GRAYSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA BA^ROAD^ 06.5 In the hollow on our right is Felt's Park. This is the site of the annual Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Each August this event attracts participants and spectators from all over the world. Day and night for four days, bluegrass music reigns over Galax. If you enjoy good old down home picking and grinning, then Galax, Virginia is the place for you. 06.7 This is downtown Galax. The population of Galax is 6,512. 07-2 The old church building on our left is home of Rooftop Crafts of Virginia. Rooftop Crafts is a corur*unity action program and it offers one of the area's widest selections of mountain crafts made by local craftsmen. 07.5 Route $9 deadends at this stop light and we will ...

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

APRIL, 1984 Monthh Journal Of Mountain Life HENRY HARRIS Henry Harris of Stuart, Virginia wrote to us that it was his grandfather, William Trent, who fell out of his cornfield and broke his leg. I called Henry about it and went by for a visit. I ended up staying five hours, as one story after another poured out. I could sit and listen to his stories all day, and he has plenty of them. Henry has a beautiful photograph of his grandfather Trent and himself as a boy of six or seven, leaning on his grandfather's knee. The old man has a long white beard and hair. There is his grandfather's crutch in the photograph beside him. Henry said his first memory of his grandfather Trent was when he was around the age in the photograph. He said, "Mother, Father and I were walking to see grandfather. Mother and Father were picking up chestnuts as they went. I had a stick, riding straddle of it (pretending it was a horse). I got out ahead of them and run up on an old man. He asked me where I was goin...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1984

Page 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1984 I was born on March 28, 1909, in a little log cabin in the mountains. The waters of Philpott Dam now cover the land where the cabin once set, very near where the boats go into the water at Runnett Bag. In the surrmer of 1952, I took a boat ride all over the places where I played with my friends when we were children. Where we wadded, once played in the river, and where I had driven my horse and buggy so many times were under the lake. Oh, what wonderful memories of the fun we had in our early teens on Sunday afternoons. I wasn't raised up there. I was put in a foster home when I was about four and a half years old, but my mother still lived there as well as my foster mother's sister, Brmeline Hall and her son Marshall, his wife Sis and their boys and girls. Many that read this may remember little Mary Hall. Her house still stands. A widow lady, Abigail Young was my foster mother. When I went there, she had a son at home, a teenager I think. Anyway,...

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

MY HAPPIEST EASTER It's almost corn planting time in the John Hayes Hollow. Clusters of violets are in bloom along the spring branch. Trees are turning green. Yellow bells are in full bloom on the creek bank and dog woods are white, dotting the hillsides that surrounds us. We children got so excited because Easter was near and so was April Fool's Day. April Fool's Day was next to Halloween for us and even grown men would walk five miles to pull a good April's Fool joke on a friend or neighbor. And Easter Sunday was next to Christmas, not because we got new clothes or an Easter basket or even candy, but we did always get three or four real eggs of our very own to color and to play with until Faster was over. Then, we could eat them all at once or however we wished, just so long as we didn't waste them. After church on Easter Sunday was always an egg hunt. The parents would hide the eggs and there was a small prize for the child who found the most eggs. Once, as I recall, Easter Sunda...

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

Page 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1984 OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON With CALEB & HENRY Caleb sat on his front steps twisting wire around a couple of small feathers and a fish hook. He was big on experimenting with new flys. He designed them himself, calculating the psycology of a fish mind. Henry walked by with a bucket and shovel in his hands. Henry just as firmly believed in strictly using live bait for fishing. While Caleb thought the trout must have a gourmet appetite and would strike at something new, Henry believed that fish knew what they had always eat and liked and would continue to do so forever. Live bait versus fly fishing was only one of the things Caleb and Henry disagreed on about fishing. Caleb believed in luck and wouldn't ever go fishing without his lucky fishhook stuck in the brim of his hat. Through the years, he must have had a dozen different fishing hats, but on every one of them that fishhook was placed in a spot of honor. He had that fish hook since h...

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

A TRUE LOVE STORY By: Peggy Aldhizer Isabel Vest wished Tiny Cole would walk her home from church instead of the girl he was with. She'd heard a lot about Tiny. He was called a "Rounder". Her friends warned her against him. He road his horse in a reckless manner; he drank too much. It seemed to her that he sure had some good times. She knew she liked him a lot. One day, he did walk her home from church. She was so excited. As he left her at the gate, he walked on down the road singing at the top of his lungs, "Oh, Little Liza, Little Liza Jane". Isabel climbed up on the gate so she could watch him as far as she could see. After a time, Tiny went to pay a visit to (her father) George Washington Vest. Mr. Vest and Tiny sat down and talked. Isabel was in her room. She was so excited and somewhat frightened. Her heart pounding, she listened at the door. She heard Tiny ask for her hand. Mr. Vest answered, "You know you're gettin' my favorite daughter. She helps me shoe the horses." As Ti...

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

Page 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1984 GROWING UP ON TUGGLES IREEK BY Y.K.W. Considerable space has been devoted in previous issues of The Mountain Laurel to Jim Boyd, the skilled chairmaker of our cornnunity. I'd like to add a few of my own observations. To us, he was always known as "Slim Jim". I believe there was a comic strip character by that name along about then, but this had nothing to do with our own Slim Jim. I can just vaguely recall being in his shop one time when I was very small. As best I can recall, he operated a foot pedal powered lathe to turn out the posts of the chairs and a hand brace and bit to bore the holes the rounds went in. the backs were shaped with a drawknife. The crosspieces were steamed and bent to just the right degree for comfort. Slim Jim was a master cabinet maker and all his chairs looked exactly alike. The seats were woven of thin hickory splits. I can recall when he made us s half dozen chairs and delivered them stacked one on top of another and ca...

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

WILD FLOWER TRAILING ARBUTUS Trailing Arbutus is an evergreen, woody perenial plant. It is low and creeping and also called may flower or ground laurel. It grows in acid soils of woods. Small clusters of intensely fragrent waxy, white or pink flowers appear in early spring among the bronzed leaves of the previous season. New bright green leaves appear in early sumner. In days gone by, many a young girl eagerly looked for the first Trailing Arbutus blooms. They are reputed to have the sweetest smell on earth, one unmatched by any perfume. There have been many poems and songs mentioning it and interleaving it with love. COMPARE THESE A SNAPPER PRICES ANYWHERE! FORALL . _ SEASONS Then Come to Cunditt s ———— £» jm « - m Sometimes it's a lawn fm mm*4 % X* 1# r * mower, sometimes it's ono V fc • not SNAPPER S Hi-Vac® rider changes with the 25065,6 HP, 25" 280855, 8 HP, 28 In spring, it removes RIDER, MANUAL HI-VAC RIDER harmful thatch with the START ELECTRIC START Optional SNAPPER Thatche...

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

Page 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1984 WHY I NEVER MADE A FOX HUNTER "One of my long-remembered hunts" By: Y.O.C. In the winter of 1924, there came a large snowfall. It began one night and snowed all day the next day, but was tapering off in the evening. I left out of Kettle Hollow and went to the Scott Store to get a litle smoking tobacco as I thought it would be nice to have. My friend Forrest Scott was there and we talked of* hunting some the next day and using dogs and revolvers. He had one dog, I had two, one of them a new dog. So we laid our plans. He was to cone over to my house the next morning early anfit we would go up on the Hurricane. He came the next morning and I was ready to go so we started out. We soon found out that in the open spaces, the snow had drifted some during the night. Our plan was to hang our rabbits in bushes as we got them and gather them as we came in that evening. We had hung a few in the Hurricane when we decided the flat woods between the Hurricane wou...

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

ANNOUNCEMENT New River Community Action in Floyd County is sponsoring an Easter Festival on April 14, from 10am to 4pn. The festival is for non-profit organizations who want to raise money for their clubs or organizations. This will be our first year of having an Easter Festival at the NRCA center (Highway 221, Floyd, Va.) and we would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy the fun. There will be many things going on at the festival, many clubs and organizations will have tables set up to sell various items from Easter baskets, can- dy, cakes, pies, crafts, yard sales, rummage sales, drinks, and many other things. There will also be a quilt raffled off. Some of the activities planned will be a jelly bean guessing contest, an Easter bonnet parade and contest for the best bonnets. Billy Bob Bear from Show Biz Pizza Place in Roanoke will be there with his own bonnet. There will be an auction later in the day for those who FIREWOOD DELIVERED At a reasonable price CALL FOR RATES J...

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

Page 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1984 Folkways By John Beard // _J \ 'sloU -:.j I f:-J '■ : . ■ L..... h kn£. t ~n r^T ! | ,-! iHT fmTrn ' | ILIUU UU U I 1 IT=TF Back before I was born, pa met ma and ma caught pa. Pa says they had a "formal" wedding. I think that meant that grandpa had his white shotgun. When they set up housekeeping in the hills, grocery stores were a might scarce. Fact was, they got to town only twice a year. Because pa liked his flapjacks, I UfticLd, and biscuits and because storebought yeast wasn't available, ma had to rely on a yeast as old as breadmaking itself - a yeast called sourdough. Now sourdough isn't magic - it's just a magic tasting natural yeast factory that you grow yourself. To make hers, ma would boil potatoes for supper and save the water. When the water got lukewarm, she would mix together four (4) cups flour, two (2) tablespoons salt, two (2) tablespoons sugar and four (4) cups of the lukewarm potato water in a crockery or glass dish. Then she'd ...

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

LENDING A HAND By: Wanda Hylton % grandparents lived in the Bent comnunity of Meadows of Dan. They lived a simple life; yet, they were very happy. Part of their contentment seemed to stem from their willingness to share what they had and to help others. If one of their neighbors needed a babysitter, a bag of seed potatoes, help in the fields, or an extra piece of cloth for a quilt top my grandparents always seemed to find a way to lend a helping hand. % grandparents weren't the only ones to lend a helping hand. The entire Meadows of Dan comnunity was quick to respond to those in need, even without being asked. One of my earliest memories recalls such help. The week had been cold and snowy. The road into the Bent was blocked by snow drifts several feet high. Everyone knew that we were blocked in for awhile. In those days the phone lines had about six people on one line and of course all six talked to one another all at one time. During one such "conversation" one of the ladies in the...

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

Page 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL. 1984 The Mail Box Hi, Enclosed is a check for $12.00 for two gift subscriptions to Mountain Laurel. I seem to be your unofficial circulation booster around here - which is my pleasure! Margie Ratcliff Charlotte, N.C. Dear Margie, You don't know how much we appreciate it. From now on, you can be our official circulation booster! Thanks, The Mountain Laurel Dear Editor: Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate and enjoy your unique little publication. My wife and I have enjoyed the surrmer breezes and relaxed life in the Blue Ridge mountains for the past 23 years, the past 8 spent in the little unhurried corrmunity of Mayberry. You can take the old man out of the mountain but you can't take the mountain out of the old man. KeefT'up the good work and I hope to see you this surrmer. Cordially, J.J. Bailey Montgomery, Ala. Dear Mountain Laurel: My husband bought your paper while on a trip in your area - for me - as he knows I love reading about pas...

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