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

Editor's Note....As we were going to press with our June issue, we learned the saddening news of the death of Mr. T.R. (Ted) Rorrer. He was the author of the enlightening article on coal mining in our May issue. We didn't know Mr. Rorrer personally, but we did recognize that he knew alot about coal mining. What we didn't know was that it was coal mining that supported him from his hunble farm life in eastern Carroll County through a formal education that equipped him for a top management position in a large factory in Madison, North Carolina. We understand that during the 1920's and 30's he was quite often cited as an example to small boys in Bankstcwn and Mayberry of hew sobriety, persistance and hard work could lead to a rewarding life. We wish we might have known him better and we join his many friends in Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia in lamenting his passing. Mr. Rorrer sent us two articles shortly before his death. We are printing one of them this month. It explains a l...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1984

Page 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1984 DAN RIVER GORGE "The Grand Canyon of the East" Last month we began a series of monthly articles about the Dan River Gorge, which has been refered to as "The Grand Canyon of the East", the Appalachian Trail and the Pinnacles of Dan. This month we'd like to introduce to you this wild rugged area through the following photographs and the accompanying article written by Y.0.C., who recalls camping in the "Gorge" during the early part of this century. While the Appalachian Trail has been officially re-routed, the old origional trail is still clearly marked through this area and still offers what has been described as the most spectacular views along the entire Appalachian Trail. This is a breathtakingly beautiful area that is steeped in local history and folklore. There are stories of a lost silver mine and Indian villages and a remoteness that belies its close proximity to the major cities of North Carolina and Virginia. Next month, we will explore this...

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

Continued from previous page. one of the many expeditions as I remember it. This was in the mid-twenties. One afternoon at the store, my cousin said he and some of his friends were going eeling. They were going to take his truck to the Jim Vipperman barn and leave it and go down the South Cove and camp overnight at the old Splash Dam or the Big George Spring. I wanted to go very much but I could not go Saturday morning as I had some work that had to be done. I thought I might come down later that eve, taking some short cuts through the hills. He told me who was coming along - 0.A.Y., W.S.C., J.H.8., D.S.S., Chatham and himself. These were the best fishermen and campers in our neighborhood by far and I did not want to miss this completely. Saturday I got my tasks done and gathered up some grub and a frying pan. I would not have taken a pan, but I thought there was a small chance I might miss them and it ought to help out anyway. I got started just past mid-after-noon. I traveled fast...

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

Page 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL July, 1984 GLEAVES GARDNER By: Ivalien Hylton Belcher wK/K^^ m 91P ...M March lsth was a beautiful day and I decided it was time for me to take another one of my little trips. I love to go places where no one knows me but it never takes me long to make friends. This Sunday morning I decided to stop at Pine Grove Baptist Church for service. The church is located in Dugspur, Virginia. Jack Holland is the pastor. Everyone made me feel at home and before leaving, I had a lot of new friends. A young man at church told me about a very special gentleman living down the road. I hurried on, hoping to find Mr. Gleaves Gardner at home. Lucky me! He was at his daughter's having Sunday lunch. When I met Gleaves Gardner, it was hard for me to believe that he is 84 years old. He is a fine looking gentleman, very strong and healthy, and loves to stay busy. There is hardly a wrinkle in his face. Born where his daughter's house now stands, Gleaves lives across the road by himse...

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

WAYNE BANKS- RADIO SALESMAN As we continue our story from last month, Wayne Banks, at age 14 had left home in Carroll County, Virginia. He made his way to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to seek his fortune. The day after he arrived, he got a job at Haynes Knitwear, a boarding house room and bought his first long pants suit on time payment. That was back about 1914- Our story starts this month around 1916. For a teenager from a small mountain conmunity, life in the big city was fascinating. Wayne took to it like a duck to water. He was eager to learn all it had to offer. "One day I met a young lady, Grace Perry. Her daddy ran a drug store in Winston. She wanted to teach me how to dance. I had done clog and flat foot dancing back home, but I didn't know these city dances. There was a dance coming up at the Robert E. Lee Hotel and she asked me to go. Boy, I had never seen anything like that ballroom. It had a marble floor slick as glass. I was full of music and I loved it. We went out o...

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

Page 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1984 NOT CRAZY ENOUGH A TALE BY G.M. ALLEN The baby was yelling, and none of Tressie's efforts were enough to quiet him. He was furious. "This youngun's hungry!" she told Lutie, her ten year old sister. "Ma shouldn't of weaned him with the cow nearly dry! What'll we do for milk for him then?" Then to Lutie she said, "Go down to the spring box and get the bucket; we have about a quart in that we got this morning." Lutie left to carry out the order, and Tressie continued to grumble, "Ma's plum out o' hearing. She said she'd be in 'fore dinner time, and she better, or I might not be here when she canes!" When Lutie returned with the milk, Tressie poured some in a tin cup, sat down with the baby on her lap and coaxed him to drink some. "Lutie, put some more wood in the stove," she directed. "The corn bread's nearly done, but it takes forever for shell beans to git done! Then take the milk back. 'Twon't do to let it get warm - hit'll sour on us." When the ba...

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

DEAR READERS This month part of our subscribers received their papers with a label on it printed by our brand new computer. By next month, all the labels should be printed on it. Any machine is only as smart as the humans that made and use it, so if we have made any mistakes on your label, we'd appreciate it if you would let us know. None of us knew anything at all about computers when we got it and have pulled a lot of hair learning. Your new labels will have the month and year your subscription expires printed at the top. This will help us keep up with it better and let you know as well. If you need to write to us concerning your subscription, send us the label. We'll confront the computer, give it a good talking to and straighten it out. If you ever have any difficulty receiving your subscription, please call us collect at 703-593-3613. We're trying our best, but as Caleb and Henry would say, "Nothing is foolproof as any fool soon finds out!" The Mountain Laurel offers a subscrip...

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

Page 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1984 The Mail Box Dear Folks, I subscribed to The Mountain Laurel last June for my husband for a Fathers Day Gift. I am writing you to tell you that it was and still is the most appreciated gift I have ever given him. He (and the rest of the family) devour each publication as soon as it arrives. We have a cabin off the parkway near Fancy Gap and we save all our copies and leave them in the cabin for our guests. Everyone from Florida to Chicago enjoys reading The Mountain Laurel, it makes no difference how old they are. I am enclosing my check for a two year subscription for my husband for Fathers Day again this year. Keep up the good work and you have my gift giving for my husband solved for eternity. Thank you very much for many, many hours of very enjoyable visits to the past and just plain good reading for today. Sincerely, N. Poore Roanoke, Va. Subscribe Today To The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Off Mountain Liffe 1 Year (12 Issues) Only $ 6.00...

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

Genealogy I am trying to locate any information on descendants of Luther Edens. He lived in the Meadows of Dan area of Patrick County, ca 1880-1920, and was possibly a cousin of Rev. Austin Hylton (18461928) and Levi Hylton (1844-1927). Luther had a son, Elza Edens. Does anyone have any information on him or any other Edens (Iddings) family of Patrick. County? Also, who were the parents of Celia Edens, bj 1807 Patrick Co. married 1835 to Soloman Hylton in Floyd Co. or parents of Mary (Polly) Manning, b. 1818, d. 1892, married 1840 to David Weddle, Jr. in Floyd Co. Was Mary the daughter of William and Elizabeth Mannin? Jon Eric thomas 201 Woodhaven Drive Lexington, N.C. 27292 Looking for relatives of James Ashton who settled in Virginia middle 1800. Came from Scotland. Would like to hear from any living relatives of Ashton family who may still be in Virginia or other states. Mrs. Wilma Ashton Craig P.O. Box 1113 Black Mountain, N.C. 28711 HUNDREDS CARPET REMNANTS 50,0005q. yds. of ca...

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

Page 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1984 THE GREAT TRACTOR RACE By: Win, Axley Allen "Billy, come here. I want you to help me awhile", yelled my cousin Gene Gates. 1 I headed over to where he was standing beside the huge old antique tractor and said, "What can I do for you, Gene?" The above conversation took place when I was about 14 years old and innocent as it sounds, it nearly brought disaster. We lived in an old cinderblock house on my Aunt Doss Gate's farm in the country between Lincolnton and Gastonia, North Carolina. It was my responsibility to help out around the farm, and on this particular occasion, I'm afraid I wasn't much help. Gene, who was 20 years older than I had decided to lay off rows for planting a two or three acre field that had already been plowed and disked. He had an old tractor, turning plow and a disc, but no layoff plow so he decided that I would drive the tractor and he'd lay off the rows with an old one horse lay off plow hooked up to the tractor with PHILLIPS...

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

NOT CRAZY ENOUGH Continued from page 10. ed. "He knows what I think of it and I won't let him git into that business!" Dovie began singing, "Single girl, single girl, goes to the store and buys; married girl, married girl, she rocks the cradle and cries." Tressie turned on her with flashing eyes. "Shut up!" she comnanded. "What single girl that we know goes to the store and buys?" "Your Pa does his best," Ma protested tearfully, "And I do too." Tressie started to make a quick retort, but glancing at Les and Joe, she only shook her head. Ma knew they were better off if Pa had tended to the farm, even if it was on the side of the hill, and stayed out of the moonshine business either to make or to sell the blame stuff. Lutie darted into the room. "I see somebody coming; looks like Nick!" "Tressie, you're not but sixteen, Ma protested. "You'd be putting your best years behind you if you go off now and get married!" "You were fifteen Ma, or so I've been told, when you were wed! Nick love...

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

Page 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1984 SUMMER IN THE JOHN HAYES HOLLOW BY: HAZEL HEDRICK I remember climbing to the top of the mountains that surrounded the John Hayes Hollow on a warm spring morning to plant corn and peas. We would get out of bed at dawn, do all the chores early and start climbing the mountain around sun up. Daddy would lay off rows with the mule drawn plow all day long. One of the kids would drop corn, another would drop peas and Man would cover it with a hoe. Daddy could not cover it with the plow. There was too many rocks. My uncle once said our fields were two rocks to every one dirt, which seemed to be true. And you knew you had done a day's work when you beat those rocks with a hoe all day, trying to find enough dirt to cover a few grains of corn and peas. It would take the better part of a week for us to get our mountain fields planted. All the fields were named. One was the "cherry tree" piece. Then there was the "spanish needle" patch, the "peach tree" field, ...

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

MONROE'S MEMOIRS I will talk about Flournoy Dalton, of which he was nick-named "Fod". Now Fod never harmed anyone but one person of whom we will talk about later. Now Fod was a well educated person and pretty well off. He had two good sized farms and right much money. He was a school teacher and a music teacher. He could play the violin and banjo and was one of the best singers ever. He could go in the middle of any field and tell you how many acres were in it. He could go in a field where there were cattle and tell you how much each one would bring. When US 221 was being made into a gravel road from a dirt one, Fod told then how much dirt it would take for the fill up above our house. They said, "Get out of the way old man," but when they found Fod was right, they tried to get him to go with them, but he wouldn't go. Now Fod always went to someone' s house for supper almost every night, since he could not cook very well. But Fod was a good accomodating man, never taking anything fo...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1984

Page 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1984 MOUNTAIN MEMORIES Continued from page 5. was a good seller. They roasted it in the stove oven. It was only a few cents a pound. As you can see from the above list, you did not get your food from the store. The average family had from two to three hogs which they butchered after cold weather. The dressed weight was about 250 pounds each. Much of the sausage meat was cooked and canned, also lots of the lean meat around the backbone. You cooked the meat ready to eat, then packed it tight in glass jars and poured the juice over the meat to cover the top. It kept good if you kept it in a cool place. The remainder of the meat was cured and kept to use when wanted. Also each family had from one to three cows. They furnished all the butter we wanted to eat or cook with and some surplus to buy flour. To get the butter, the surplus milk, plus part of the cream was placed in a large earthen jar called a churn. It was allowed to coagulate which we called clabb...

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

At first I wasn't sure if the old man had heard my question or not, but slowly he lifted his head, pushed back his hat and started to speak. "Well now", he said, "I reckon the thing I miss most about the good old days is there weren't so many colors then." Seeing the questioning look on my face, he proceeded to explain. "Folks now days take colors for granted and they don't seem so meaningful anymore. Why, when I was a lad, we lived in a plain log cabin. Weren't no paint on our farm. Even the roof was shingles that Pa had split with a froe and sweat. At night time the fireplace glow or a lantern flame offered dancing colors for us younguns to admire and dream on. There weren't many man made colors on our farm, even our clothes were homemade and simple. Nowadays, just look around you. Everything is colored. Your soup even cones in a two colored can. Now don't get me wrong, there was color to our place, but it came with the seasons, not on four wheels. There were apple blossoms every ...

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

Page 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1984 WELCOME HOME CALEB AND HENRY "I'll just be danged if I ever go off on a vacation trip with you again," grumbled Henry as he held the screen door open for Caleb to carry his suitcase in the house. "Most miserable trip I ever spent in my whole life!" Henry continued. "That's just like you, Henry - Always looking a gift horse in the mouth. Didn't cost you nothin' did it? When my son asked me to visit them in Florida, I didn't have to invite you to come along. Thought I was doing you a favor." "Caleb, I wouldn't have jumped so fast if I'd a knowefl he was going to drive up here to get us in one of them little compact cars. That's a mighty long trip to make looking at the scenery through your knees! My old bones let me know it too. Probably bring on the worst spell of arthritis ever." "Oh come on, Henry. You know you go ever chance you get. You're worse'n a dog to chase cars! Never seen you turn down a ride yet." By now both men had made their way to th...

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

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

Page 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1984 ; .r -m i * SHI *" Hello, my name is Lettie. Many years ago two little sisters would take the "long" journey from the "big" city of Roanoke to Wytheville, Virginia to have their hats made by a very talented lady. On one of these trips, their mother asked if she had ever used her sewing talents to make dolls. Miss Lettie Richardson then set to work making my sister doll and I to be playmates for the little girls. In a very short time my little mistress left us and went to Heaven and I was wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a drawer. I remember my sister doll, but she must have gone to Heaven too, for after my playmate's sister grew up, no one seemed to remember what happened to her doll. For many years I did have an older friend who stayed in the drawer. We had little to talk about, however, for our lives were so different. She is wax with glass eyes and had cone from the far away place called Philadelphia where they have great Expositions. I am ...

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

Continued from page 22. mortar, two glass windows with 12 lights each'. These were the miniinum requirements set forth." In 1839, Newbern was designated as the first county seat of Pulaski County and remained so until 1893 when the courthouse burned and the county seat was moved. The old jail is still standing behind the site of the origional courthouse. 29.2 The large white house on our right here was origionally two homes. One built by Henry Hance, son of Adam Hance, in 1810 and one built by Adam Hance in 1816. The two houses were connected in 1851 and remained in the Hance/Alexander families until the late 1970'5. It was purchased by the New River Historical Society on April 16, 1980 and is now the Wilderness Road Regional Museum. The counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski as well as the city of Radford have rooms where artifacts and memorabilia of each individual area are on display. This is an exceptional effort by a lot of people, working as unsalaried volunteers, to...

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

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