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

AUG., 1984 Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life THE MAYBERRY WILLOWS WEEP The funeral director lined us up four to the side on the porch of the Meadows of Dan Baptist Church. The breeze sweeping across the porch didn't bring relief from the heat brought on by the unaccustomed suit and the collar made too tight by the seldom worn necktie and the lump in my throat. We were ushered inside the church and up the aisle past a capacity size gathering of those who had come from far and near to pay their last respects to a genuine mountain man, Mr. Coy Oliver Yeatts. We were seated on the front pews, four on either side of the aisle. From my place on the end of the pew next to the aisle, the coffin lay barely an arm's reach away. The coffin was made of polished oak and on each side was an arrangement of flowers. He would have thought they were pretty. As the prayer was delivered and the minister spoke, I only caught an occasional word. Not out of any disrespect to the place or the speakers, but ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1984

Page 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 THE MAYBERRY WILLOWS WEEP CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the folks that had lived in the long dissappeared log homes. From that article, an idea was inspired in the mind of Mr. Dorn Spangler, the retired superintendent of Patrick County Schools, to draw a map showing Mayberry as it was in 1915, complete with the locations of homes as they were then and the names of those who occupied them. Mr. Coy's first article not only provided an insight into the forming of a comnunity around available water, but it inspired the Mayberry Map and already maps of Meadows of Dan and Vesta are being planned by Mr. Spangler that will record for all time the activity and essence of this mountain area as it was circa 1915- Such an undertaking required a tremendous amount of work by Mr. Spangler and his son Larry; work inspired by a self educated old mountain man who never claimed to be a writer, but whose first published story inspired such a contribution to the preservation ...

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

CARROLL BEAR HUNT I graduated from Galax High School in 1920, and spent my short vacation working in a factory in Galax and helping my dad work on the farm. I was unfortunate enough to develop whooping cough which played havoc with my social life. Many of the young people in my community had never been exposed to the "awful whooping cough" - and I was afraid of visiting about and spreading the disease. All I could do was "pout" and help work on the farm. My neighbors who had already suffered from my unfortunate ailment came to visit me and tease me about being tied down and not being able to visit among the folks. They told me about the terrible wild animals which were growling and screaming about in the woods - and that it was too bad that I could not get out to help look for these terrible creatures. I told them that I did not believe their stories - that I did not think that we had any wild animals roaming about in our comnunity. "That's just because you are tied down and cannot ...

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

Page 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 THE CARROLL BEAR HUNT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 a few moments and then said - "Yes, it's a bar and a big un too!" The mob gathered out at the woods where the tracks left the highway to enter the woods - the end of the journey. Corbett became very much excited and said, "If I just had my old dog, Leed, he'd chase him out of them woods." He called to his brother, "Lem, you run over home and fetch Old Leed. He'll track him down." Lem was soon back with a raw-boned hound. This dog was sicked on the trail but he just smelled of the track, looked up and did not offer to move. Corbett could not understand poor old Leed's lack of interest. "I never seen him act like that before. I guess he is just afraid to tackle a big "boogerish" animal like that." The woods patch was small and trees scattered - and someone asked how the bear could possibly hide - and they felt sure that he was in there. "There are no tracks leading out - and that means that he is in there....

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

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

Page 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 A wise old timer once told me that the only significant difference between a mediocre workman and an expert is the amount of imagination each is blessed with. Faced with identical problems, the less inventive person sees only the difficulty involved - while, on the other hand, the expert can perceive, not only the problem, but the solution as well. Despite the fact that both may possess similar skills and be equally adept at their profession, the one who can figure a way out, when problems arise, is destined to be hailed as a master of his trade. In other words, being alert enough to turn a liability into an asset is the true mark of an expert. The little incident I'm going to recount sort of epitomizes the kind of spontaneous ingenuity I like to credit to truely talented men. "Dub" and Jim Gillespie, along with their younger brother, Barney, have long enjoyed the reputation of being three of the finest painters to ever work in Southwest Virginia....

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

CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE veterinarian I know often utilizes this little known bit of knowledge to diagnose the physical condition of his feline patients. He just puts an ear to their chest and listens for the symptoms of a busted piston or a warped drive shaft. Anyway, old Poo-Bear had throttled his engine down to a slow idle and was just getting comfortable when things went haywire. Jim, who was trying to fan the wrinkles out of a drop cloth, let his hand slip and landed a mighty blow just under the ladder shelf on which he had placed the full gallon of paint. The ladder lurched wildly for a moment and then flopped over in the floor like a sick horse. The bucket of paint, quite naturally, landed upside down in the very center of the only portion of floor not covered with drop cloths. "Dub" made a desperation grab but by the time he got the bucket upright, only about a quart of the original contents remained inside. The rest was spreading in an ever growing circle of white on th...

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

Page 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 FRAN STODDARD AN OBSERVER OF NATURE'S WONDERS I was born and raised on a small farm in Pittsford, Vermont, in August of 1941. I was the first of five children and was spoiled by my parents and Grandfather until my brother came along 18 months later. Then there was no time for me because my brother, Frankie was sick alot. My grandfather still had the time and patience, love and concern, I wish every child could have from an adult. We became very close. From the time I could walk my grandfather would take my hand and we would take walks in the woods. When I was old enough to understand he taught me what the plants and animals were called. He taught me what wild foods were good to eat and what were not. He was my teacher, I was the student, the earth was our classroom. At home, the farm animals and my cats and dogs were my companions. Grampa taught me to ride the old work horse. I rode when he plowed, when he hayed, and when he drove the horse and wa...

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

CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE knocked from a nest by a neighbor boy who gave it to me. It was a Goshawk. I raised him until he could fly. When I let him go, he continued to come back to me. Whenever I would whistle, he would come and land on my arm. I had to wear leather to keep the talons from hurting my arm. One sunnier day, I was busily picking blackberries off a low bush. All I had on was a sleeveless cotton blouse. I did not hear "Junior" as he soared quietly and glided down onto my poor back. I can still feel those talons sharp as needles sinking into my back! I straightened up and he fell off, stood in front of me, wings spread and beak opened scolding me for not feeding him that morning! I was angry and hurting and scolded him. We must have been a strange sight - a girl and a hawk having an argument in the pasture! There are many tales that came from my strange hobbies, like my pet pig that followed us everywhere we went. The time I let him in the house and he ran through the...

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

Page 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 EARLY WEBB © COPYRIGHT 1984 By: Ivalien Hylton Belcher Sunday, May 20th was a beautiful day here irTthe Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a perfect day for me to go on one of my "ramblin" trips, going to new places and meeting new people. That morning I had made an appointment for an interview with Mr. and Mrs. Early Webb of Hillsville, Virginia. Always when I'm out on one of my Sunday trips, I go to a church in the area. This Sunday I stopped by the Stone Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. The drive out to the church was so beautiful with fields of cabbage, green pastures and lovely old farm houses. Upon my arrival at the church, I was greeted very warmly by the people. Rev. Bill Norman of Galax, Virginia brought the message and a very soul stirring one. I was really impressed by the number of young people taking part in the service. After church, I met a very nice gentleman by the name of Howard Turner who is $4 years old. He showed me the grave of...

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

EARLY WEBB CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 times the mail route was rough. One time around 1912 it snowed 3 foot deep. The route was 27 miles long and once it was 18 days before I could go the whole route. I went by horseback and I got a boy to take a wagon and team and packed the mail in a wagon. That 3 foot snow stayed on all winter long. You could just see the tops of the sheep's heads sticking out of the snow. During the bad winter of 1960, I was carrying the mail. The regular carrier got here and said, "Here it is", and I never saw him no more until April. Drifts were so high you couldn't even see the houses. At this time I was going out into Patrick County. I remember the Courthouse tragedy at Hillsville very well. Probably I was around 14 years old at the time. All the Aliens I ever knew were industrious people. I always thought the Aliens were pressed a little too hard. I was there when they carried Floyd Allen out. There were seme high pickets around an old barn and I climbed on top...

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

Page 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 GRAND OPENING MOUNTAIN STYLE E.M. Nester & Son, at Laurel Fork, Virginia has been in business for years, but recently, when they built a new building (next door to the old one) they decided to hold a grand opening. We were on our way to do a BACKROAD tour when we passed by and saw a team of steers yoked together in the old fashioned way, hitched to a wagon. Seeing the crowd, we stopped too. As soon as we opened the car doors, we could hear the Bluegrass music being played by Rafe Brady, Don Brady and Charles Shelor. When we got closer, we also saw flat foot dancing by Fanny Brady ( who admitted to being past 82 years of age) and 77 year old Roosevelt Puckett. There were country clowns with straw hats and bandanas along with their painted faces to give balloons to the children. There were hot dogs, free drinks and door prizes, but what caught my fancy was a cow with a saddle on it for children to sit on and perhaps have their picture t...

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

FERRUM TRAINING SCHOOL 1919-1920 BY: JOSIE ANDERSON These are a few fond, memories of my childhood. My name is Josie Overby Anderson. I was born March 1, 1902 to Jacob and Martha Mitchell Overby in Patrick County, Virginia. Patrick County only had two or three high schools, so my parents decided to send me to Ferrum Training School, Ferrum, Virginia (a Methodist school). This was the year of 1919-20. I met so many fine young people . I well remember the day I left home. It was on Sunday. Several of my friends went with me to Stuart to catch the "Dick and Willie" train. I had a three hour wait in Feildale, Virginia. I arrived at the station in Ferrum late in the afternoon and had to walk a mile to the school. There was a neighbor girl already there, so they gave me a room with two girls from Patrick County. Their names were Sadie Angle and Libby Alderman. The Matron was very strict and we weren't allowed to write to the opposite sex, so I had a boyfriend back home that I would write ...

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

Page 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 In 1928, Wayne Banks returned to the Blue Ridge. His father and two uncles had a thriving sawmill set up in the Bent section of Meadows of Dan. The area was pretty steep and Wayne's brother Elroy, with a mechanical mind, had built them a machine that helped out. It was so steep that they had to hold themselves up by ropes to cut the trees and pull the logs up by steel cables. Of course, it was impossible to work in bad snowy weather. "One snowy morning, Lester Gunter came by and wanted me to go hunting. I borrowed Harry Boyd's 16 guage Stevens shotgun. It wasn't good for rabbit hunting, but it would do. We went down in the Big Bent to hunt. At that time, just about every branch that ran down there had a still on it. We went by one of these stills and it was working. My father was a teetotler, so I didn't know anything about these things. Lester told me that those "backings" before they were run off made a good drink. We got a pint can and took so...

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

WAYNE BANKS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Simon Scott of Mayberry told me he wanted to buy a radio. He was a Russellite by faith and the head of the Russellite Church, Judge Rutherford, preached on radio. He told me if I could get that man preaching from Atlanta, he would buy a radio. That was "iffy". It might take a month to get a good signal. Simon Scott got to hear the preacher and bought the first radio around here with a speaker. It was an Atwater Kent. Shortly after that, the Reverend Bob Childress heard about it and wanted a radio over at the Buffalo Church at his home. The best signals around here came in from the west. The nights the Grand Ole Opery came on, the Childress home started getting full of neighbors by 5:00 in the evening. The room would be full of people and the windows opened so two or three people could stand outside and stick their heads in to hear the radio. I T fll in iin mi II ik 3 L ISI MWtrcfl HEART OF THE I i i mm i I n I hMMH BLUE RIDGE FOR 25 YEARS AUGUST FE...

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

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

> m^ mumsoFm m( Meadows of Dan, VA iUtJIJ rffffwCrlt 1 **• iliSSt ii I 13 • COMMUNITY SERVICES re's 20 businesses in "downtown" Meadows of Dan f VA, counting farm. All of you to come see fl CD FIRE, WIND, LIGHTENING & 15> MOUNTAIN HOUSE RESTAURANT < bR 014 LIVESTOCK PROTECTION j ••» V | Dorn Spangler, President I i I 3 A.M. Barnard, V. President * j 18,17 H.L. Webb, Sec. & Treasurer / | PRODUCE STUART i 1 PAN IHVKK COIINTRY STOHI-: ( FASHION OUTLET QF STUART BEAUTY SALON 20. BLUE RIDGE MOTEL j AUGUST, 1984 MOUNTAIN LAUREL Page 17

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

Page 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 Genealogy Seeking information on John Banks (1757-1850), M. Debora Cassel (17601827), her parents??Phila? His father Richard Banks, Captain N.J., Revolutionary War; Giles and Nancy (Ingram) Martin & their daughter Mary Martin Banks, born 1795 in Martinsville. W. Gordon and Columbia (McMillon) Ham & their daughter Emily A., born 1867 Patrick County, M. Ambrose Jessup. Also Bartlett Smith (married 1829) Helen M. Scott. Thank You, Carolyn Banks Coyle 1220 S. Carpenter Rd. Titusville. Fla. 32796-2926 I'm trying to find my G.G. Grandfather, C.B. Smith, wife Mary? I don't know what the C.B. stands for. He may have lived in Montgomery Co. or Pulaski Co. He had a son Hiram and grandson, C.B. who lived in Hiwassee, Va. on the New River. I hope some of you readers can help me. Thank you. Mrs. Ella Halsey Maner Rt. 3, Box 353 Norwood, N.C. 2&L28 I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information about my grandfath...

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

The Mail Box Dear Editor, A friend in Blacksburg, Va. sent me a copy of The Mountain Laurel which I like so much I'm enclosing a year's subscription. Reading the stories brought nostalgic memories for I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, N.C.. My paternal ancestors came from England to Va., then migrated as pioneers to settle in the Blue Ridge Mountains of N.C. So, I'm very much a "product" of the Blue Ridge Mountains although I've been here since 1963• Most sincerely, P. Corn Columbus, Ga. Editor's N0te...1 wish space would have permitted us to print the drawing Ms. Corn sent of her imaginary log house on "Old Rocky Creek". Dear Sirs: Please send me another July issue of The Mountain Laurel because I tore off some of the Backroads tour to send my name and when my subscription would expire. I take everyone of your tours. I have a chalet at Skyline Lakes in Fancy Gap, Va. Subscribe Today To The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life 1 Year (12 Issues) Onl...

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

Page 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1984 NOTICE The Carroll County Historical Societywill hold its August meeting on Sunday, August 19th. The members will be traveling to Eagle Falls, Sylvatus, Virginia. We will be hiking in one of the most scenic areas of Carroll County, Virginia. There will be someone speaking to the members at this time about the Sylvatus area. Members should meet at the Ruritan Building in Sylvatus at 1:30. The Historical Society welcomes any interested persons to attend. Membership applications will be available for anyone interested in joining. All meetings unless otherwise indicated will meet at the Carroll County Public Library. All regularly schedualed meetings will meet at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. FAMILY REUNION Patrick and Carroll County Bowmans on Sunday, September 2, 9a.m. til 5 p.m. at the Laurel Fork, Va. Firehouse on Route 58. Cane and bring a covered dish. Coffee and Iced tea will be furnished. pine STaie *'B4 OUTLET Sweaters for the Entire Fa...

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