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

BE SURE NOT TO MISS "PANCAKE DAYS" THE 2ND/ 3RD & ITH SUNDAY IN OCTOBER AT THE MEADOWS OF DAN, VA. COMMUNITY CENTER. SPONSORED BY THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT & RURITAN CLUB OPEN ALL DAY! ALL YOU CAN EAT! BUCKWHEAT & PLAIN PANCAKES, SAUSAGE & GRAVY. FALL Get your 028 Stihl Wood Boss today! SALE A Real STIHL . r ; 1 Quickstop' available. Get the , ±0 ' I ■, / C'V Wood Boss WL ;i (MMr * or only $299 9S ' j Stihl's most advanced mid-size saw. l "-'-^Ideal for serious firewood cutting JBHVJV Jf MM® 31x1 linibi, T8 operations, it's quiet to M M MRIJ M start, easy to handle, and sinple to tKKKM MM M M JHHF maintain. And now it's available at NUMBER ONE WORLDWIDE this special low price. Floyd Form Service PHONE: 703-745-4563 Fiord,V*.24o9l I 1 I j » e.Mtod -Vc Ljcu a p£*sGnal [oWfaf/cn. B H+o v»si4- cur sY->op Tn t~he, htael of fh£_ 0 g Sloe. Lt.4- os be a pa«c+ of uour if S mc>on+a»n m£mo£j£s! if m * 1 KtVin (fx gj I M...

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

Page 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1984 (Last month, in the first part on this story, the Cooley twins had arrived at William and Mary College and had been warned that they might be in for a "hazing". As the story picks up this month, they are in their dorm room, armed with homemade clubs, waiting for the upperclassmen who were already in the building hazing others, to get to them.) About nine o'clock, some twenty or more strangers deliberately pushed our door open and walked into our room as though it belonged to them, and took possession. This was a novel idea to backwoodsmen who had been taught by their ancestors that a man's home is his castle. After looking the situation over for a while, one of the crowd gave me orders to get up on a table and dance a jig for their amusement. Then the scene changed. I calmly but deliberately told those rough necks that we had been assigned this room, that we had paid for it and we politely requested them to get out. At that suggestion one of the...

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

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

Page 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1984 Some families are lucky enough to have had ancestors who kept detailed records. But I feel the majority had ancestors, such as mine, who seldom put anything to paper, but passed the stories by word of mouth from one generation to the next. Be that as it may, these old tales are precious, no matter how they are preserved. The following concerns my paternal great-grandfathers and their involvement in the Civil War. Great-grandfather, R. Wesley Braswell enlisted in Wake County, North Carolina, at the age of 32 for the Civil War on the 15th of October, 1862. It is recorded that he was present or accounted for until he deserted December 10, 1862. He was apprehended and "brought to camp" on January 28, 1863. He was present or accounted for until wounded in the breast at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in July of 1863 . He was hospitalized at Danville, Virginia, until he deserted from the hospital on or about August 21, 1863. Those facts are a matter of recor...

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

BACKROADS Continued from page 24. and the spectacular beauty of the autumn leaves color change. The route we have chosen offers exceptional views and the opportunity to witness the beauty of nature at the height of its glory. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the total number of miles we have driven from our point of beginning at Meadows of Dan to that point on our tour. The numbers in parenthesis indicate the distance from the last point of interest. We hope you enjoy this tour through the HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE. Frcxn beginning to end the beauty is beyond words of description. By all means bring your camera and a picnic basket. 00.0 (00.0) One hundreds yards east of the junction of US 5$ and the Blue Ridge Parkway in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, is the intersection of state road 614 and US ss. We will begin at the point where ■ptate road 614 turns off of US ss. Our tour will follow state road 614 as it parallels the Parkway south from Meadows of Dan....

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1984

Page 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL OCTOBER, 1984 BACKROADS Continued from page 21. 17.6 (01.2) After this stop sign, we will cross the Parkway and continue to follow state road 60S. 18.5 (00.B) An overpass carries the Parkway above us at this point. 18.9 (00.4) An orchard and breathtaking views are on our left. 20.4 (01.5) The slopes of Cascade Mountain Ski Resort can be seen in the beautiful view to our left. 20.9 (CX).3) The entrance to Cascade Mountain Ski Slopes and Inn is on our left here. Overnight accomodations are available year round at the Inn. 22.3 (01.4) At this stop sign, we will turn left onto the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 19922.5 (00.2) Here we turn right off of the Parkway, back onto state road 608. 22.8 (00.3) At this stop sign, we are in Fancy Gap, Virginia and we will turn right, toward Hillsville, Virginia on US 52. We will be caning back this way shortly, but a side trip to The Homestead Collection is scheduled into our tour. 23.3 (00.5) Here we turn right into the pa...

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

BACKROADS Continued from previous page. 84.9 (00.2) Here the Parkway crosses Route 8 at Tuggle's Gap, Virginia. 90*8 (05.9) We are now in Floyd, Virginia and at this stop light, we will turn left onto US 221, towards Hillsville. 94-7 ( 03.9) An old steam powered sawmill rests in the field to our left. 94.9 (00.2) Just past the old Huff Cannery, we will turn left onto state road 726. 95« C] (00.1) Here we will turn right, continuing to follow state road 726. 96.2 (01.2) There are two old buildings on our left here. The first is the old Dillon's Fork School and the next is Dillons Chapel Presbyterian Church. The church was founded in iB6O. 100.4 ( 04.2) There is a beautiful view of Buffalo Mountain and its firetower to our right. 101.8 (01.4) Just before* we reach this stop sign, state road 777 turned to the right off of state road 726. One quarter mile down 777 on the right, is Chateau Morrisette Winery. It is open to the public for tours and tastings. From the stop sign, we will cro...

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

HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE VXouniaM A Copyright 1984 Laurel Publications Inc. °££ r ' J^aurel Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life A self-guided monthly tour of Mountain Backroads mountains never get to see the really pretty places that are hidden away on mountain back roads. As residents who love and appreciate a stream gurgling through a glade or a deer standing in a roadside meadow or an old weathered barn tucked away in a mountain hollow, our BACKROAD column allows us to share our favorite spots with you. Out tour this month is longer than normal. From beginning to end, we will cover a total of 107-7 miles. From our point of beginning at the junction of US 58 and the Blue Ridge Parkway in Meadows of Dan, Virginia (Parkway milepost 177), we will travel through portions of Patrick, Carroll and Floyd Counties, Virginia and portions of Surry County, North Carolina. If you do not have time to complete the entire tour, we have given special consideration to our route this month in order to p...

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

NOVEMBER 1984 Monthly Journal of Mountain Life MOUNTAIN MEMORIES OF GRANDMA §gr Left Photo: Grandma Harmon seated at her loom with her spinning wheel sitting near by. To her left are two of her children Lola and Posey Harmon. Right Photo: Grandma Harmon's house in 1912. Vada Vaughn Hylton is baby held by her mother. Grandma Mary Elizabeth Slusher Harmon (1856-1938) stands at right. On porch is great-grandmother, Nancy Harter Slusher (1833-1922) Mary Elizabeth Slusher Harmon was the daughter of Captain Henry Slusher (who was in the infantry fought in the Civil War and was taken prisoner in Delaware) and Nancy Harter Slusher. They had 3 daughters and one son. Mary Elizabeth was born August 3. 1#56 and married Jeremiah (Jerry) Harmon on December 25, 1879- They had 3 sons and 2 daughters. The youngest, my mother, was not quite five years old when her father died. He had diptheria, quinsy [an early term for tonsillitis, according to Webster's Dictionary], and took blood poison. Dr. Jake ...

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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1984 MOUNTAIN MEMORIES OF GRANDMA Continued from page 1. it at the store too. She did this in my time, but she had been doing the same job all the past years. No wonder it was so good, for she knew how to make it right. She was the best cook I have ever known. If it was made by my grandma, it was good. I wish I had asked her more how she made things and had her to make me a cook book, but that might have been a job. She did not have a cook book or never measured things with a measuring cup. She made the best sugar cookies I have ever eaten. I'm sure all her older grandchildren will remember how good they were. All the neighborhood children soon learned this too, and all they had to do was clean their shoes before coming in her porch and house. She never failed to tell all of us to clean our shoes. Grandma planted flax and had a hackle to break the flax. She had a big spinning wheel and made nice linen thread to weave on her loom. She wove nice materi...

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

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

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1984' OLD TIME TURKEY DRIVES This is an account of the ways some of the Blue Ridge Mountain pioneer families made a few dollars. Although it didn't take so many dollars to get by on in those days, it was real hard to make even a few dollars. These folks had a talent for finding a way and making do • with what they had. Trever Marshall of Laurel Fork, Virginia tells of his father, William Cosley Marshall (nicknamed "Bruz") and his venture in the turkey business. He grew, bought, dressed and marketed turkeys for awhile in Patrick and Carroll Counties. The farmers raising turkeys had a year round job. Early in the spring, the turkeys began to lay eggs. They had to be watched going to their nests, sometimes it even meant tracking them through the snow as they weren't always penned up, but ran loose. Every kind of varmit was after the eggs and the young and old turkeys. A crow could find a nest, snatch an egg and be gone. The possums, raccoons, foxes, dog...

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

A TRADITIONAL FARM n/MIT „ „ no . By: John Hassell Yeatts COPYRIGHT © 1984 J " Traditions die hard in the South. And some, perhaps, never do. Mrs. Cabell (Mallie) Ratliff of Rt. 1, Floyd, is no exception. She is following in her father's footsteps in raising some of the finest sheep in this part of the country. "They keep me company and they're fun to have around," said the attractive widow of 6 years recently as she attempted to allay the fear of her prize Hampshire ewes as the photographer crept closer for a shot. After the sheep were photographed, Mallie and her twin sister Alley Burgess, also a recent widow, sat and chatted with the photographer and this scribbler about better and happier days on the 165 acre family farm when their parents were alive and before the old home that was constructed in 1911 burned a v few years back. "It was a happy place and an exciting place," they both agreed, telling about their father, the late Henry Simmons who wasn't only a farmer, but miller,...

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

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1984 RECOLLECTIONS OF AUNT BERTIE GRAVELY Aunt Bertie Gravely was my grandfather's (Norman Kelly Hewlett) full sister. He had half sisters, but she was his full sister he would say. I only remember her when I was a child until about the age of 15. I don't really know the full story, I only relate what I think I remember and was told. I never heard anything about Aunt Bertie's husband. I think he died before I was old enough to know him. I do know they had one son, an only child. His name was Willis Gravely and he went from the mountains into the Army to fight in the First World War. I have seen his picture many times. He was handsome in his khaki uniform and leather leggings. He survived the war but came home to be killed in an accident at a young age. This was the cause of much saddness for Aunt Bertie. She was now alone completely with one prize possession left and little else. She was truly a self sufficient mountain lady with all their wonderful ...

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

AUNT BERTIE Continued from page 6. She had prepared it all alone in huge portions - enough for harvesters. There would be fried chicken, ham, fresh pork, chicken and dumplings, maybe even some canned sausage. There were mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, half runner green beans, corn, peas, blackeyed peas, October beans, carrots, squash, relish items like radishes, tomatoes, cucumbers (brother Kelly says "Cucumbers ain't fit for hogs."), sometimes even watercress; homemade everything, pickles, relish, chow-chow, ketchup, applebutter, buttermilk, milk and cream for your coffee, breads, skillet corn bread and of course, biscuits - never store bread (Wasn't fit fer nuthin.") The homemade light bread and desserts were a delight. There were strawberries, huckleberries or blackberries with fresh cream. Sometimes there was peach cobbler and always about three of four cakes, a chocolate sour cream with chocolate icing, a white one with vanilla icing and of course an applebutter-mol-asses cake...

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

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1984 Genealogy Both my parents were from the Ferrum, Va. area. (Charles Fleming Janney and Nora Rakes Janney) My grandfathers - Maternal, Lewis Marshall Rakes, born 1&49 an d Paternal, James A. Janney, born 1854, owned farms on or just off state road 623 near Ferrum. The James A. Janney farm was behind the ole Republican Primitive Baptist Church established Aug. 2, and still active today. Each farm has a family cemetery and at present I am trying to contact relatives interested in preserving the Janney Family Cemetery. My Maternal and Paternal grandmothers were Abigail Smith Rakes and Fannie (Frances) Hale Janney. I am interested in anyone having information about the above families. Thank you, Ray M. Janney 2824 S. Fairview Dr. Burlington, N.C. 27215 I have a cousin who is 85 years old and knows quite a bit about families around the Ferrum area, if anyone would care to contact her: Mrs. Laura Rakes Young Rt. 1, Box 98 Henry, Va. 24102 De...

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

A LADY OF BEAUTY AND WISDOM NETTIE LARGEN MARTIN 1890-1983 COPYRIGHT © 1984 gy. ]\i neva h J # Willis Nettie Largen Martin, one of nine children, six sisters and three brothers of the family of James Largen and Irene Bowman Largen was born November 26, 1890, in Carroll County, Virginia. While still young she was always interested in learning. (She was encouraged by some of her early teachers who told her she was smart as well as pretty.) In the early 1900's it was necessary to leave hone in order to attend high school. She attended Woodlawn High School. Through pursuing and borrowing from her father, she finished high school and earned her teacher 1 s certificate at Radford State Teachers College. She was 18 years old when she taught her first school and she taught 19 schools before she was married. She also worked in an office for the Coal & Coke Company in West Virginia for a period of time. She did not marry until the age of 33. Her students who attended her classes c...

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

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL,, NOVEMBER, 1984 OUT AND ABOUT IN THE MOUNTAINS Q: How do paper wasps make the "paper" for their nests? A: There are several kinds of wasps and hornets in the Blue Ridge that make their nests from paper. The process for all of them is about the same. The paper is made much as paper manufactorers make theirs; from wood pulp, water, and chemicals. Paper wasps seek out rotten wood or weathered wood such as that found on old buildings. They have very strong mandibles (jaws) with which they chew off some of the wood. This is macerated in their mouth parts, mixed with saliva and applied to the nest as a moist sheet of paper. Some make their nests of a low grade soft paper, while others have a verystrong parchment, some as stiff as cardboard. Two cannon paper nests you may see in the mountains are the ones of paper wasps (Polisites) various species, which have open six-sided paper cells built layer by layer and hanging on a stem from a ceiling. Often seen on porches...

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

BLUE RIDGE BOOKSHELF BY: PARKS LANIER, JR. WHAT MY HEART WANTS TO TELL by Verna Mae Slone. Harper & Row Perennial Library, $1.95 paper; $10.95 cloth. Available from George Brosi, Appalachian Bookseller, 123 Walnut Street, Berea, KY 40403. Catalog for .37 postage and large envelope. Written for her grandchildren and to honor her late father, and to "dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings of these people soon to be forgotten, "WHAT MY HEART WANTS TO TELL" is a vivid excursion into the past. The setting is an area of Kentucky best described as "on Caney Creek at the mouth of Trace," with some side trips to Hazard, Pippa Passes, and Dwarf. Verna Mae, like her mother, never strays far from home. The time is mostly between 1914, the year of Verna Mae's birth, and 1947, shortly after her father's death. First and foremost, the book is a family document. It is difficult sometimes to keep relatives straight, but exactness of that sort doesn't impede the reader's enjoyment...

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

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1984 The Mail Box Dear Readers, Last month, in an article about the Bell Spur String Band, we asked if any of our readers knew the words to an old song, "Wild Hog In The Woods." The song is on the 1960 recording of the Bell Spur String Band, but as an instrumental. Woody Dalton, of Bassett, Virginia, brought us the words to this song. He said his mother used to sing it nearly 60 years ago. He asked other people, trying to get more than the two verses he remembered, but found that no one else he asked remembered it. Here are the words Woody remembers his mother singing as she played the tune on a banjo, when he was a small boy: WILD HOG IN THE WOODS There's a wild hog in the woods, Didilo down, oh didilo day. There's a wild hog in these woods Didilo down, oh day. There's a wild hog in these woods That kills men, and sucks their blood. Oh Kim or Carmy, cut him down Oh kill him if you can. I followed that wild hog to his den. Didilo down, oh didilo day...

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