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

Dear Susan, Just finished reading the September Mountain Laurel - sheer enjoyment! We must comment on the article regarding advertising in The Mountain Laurel. Duncan and I have found that Orchard Gap Deli cannot afford not to advertise with you, because of the results we have gotten. It was either in the second or third edition of The Mountain Laurel we started our advertising campaign; so, we have been with you from the beginning. Because of finances and our own inexperience, we started small. However, the rewards have been big and continue to be so. There have been many occasions when people have come into the Deli and, turning neither left nor right, have ordered a "hoagie" or a "cheese steak", etc. When we started talking with them, they told us they saw our ad in The Mountain Laurel! Also, over the course of months, we have had more people tell us that as a result of reading The Mountain Laurel and talking with others about it, they are amazed to find not only our Subscribe To...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1984

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1984 JOHN HAYES HOLLOW When I was a little girl, our nearest neighbor up in the John Hayes Hollow was Mrs. Estep or Miss Molly, as we called her. She was a tall thin lady with white hair. She always wore high top boots or shoes and a long black skirt that touched the ground. Her blouse was also black with long sleeves. Over this she had a dirty apron with two big pockets in it tied around her waist. I can still see her clearly in my mind, standing at her house. She was so nice to my brothers, sisters and me. I don't believe we ever went there or passed by that she didn't give us something to eat. She would have shared her last bite of food with us. We loved her as if she had been our real grandma. Mrs. Estep was also our doctor. When some illness, ache or pain came along that our mom could not cure with home remedies, she sent for Mrs. Estep. That lady never failed. She knew all the diseases and the remedies. I wish I had written down her remedies a...

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

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

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER,'I9B4 ELIZABETH'S JOURNAL The following is an excerpt from a journal kept by Elizabeth Cooley McClure of Carroll County, Virginia from 1842 (She was 17 then) until her death in 1848. Her journal not only reflects the day to day world she and her family lived in, but a young girl's hopes and expectations for the future. A special thanks to the Cooley family for sharing it with us. November 20th, 1B42: My time is not spent to my satisfaction along of late. I am busy as can be but it is still work in the house, such as sewing or something of the kind. I would prefer a more busy life. I would sacrifice most anything to gain my own livlihood by my own work and to know that I lived altogether on my own exertions. It would be a satisfaction beyond description. Last Monday which was the 14th of November was the first time they fed the cows this year. It is very cold today. We have had two snows this year, and according to "prophecy we will have eight more. N...

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

CALEB AND HENRY "He's a nice 'un, ain't he, Henry?" Caleb waved with his arm towards a chicken wire enclosure. Behind it stood a turkey that must have weighed 40 pounds if it weighed an ounce. . "Picked him out in person. I must have looked at every turkey in three counties before I saw him.- We're going to eat high this Thanksgiving, Henry. Um, um. I can almost taste that meal now." Henry stepped up for a closer look. The proud turkey pecked at corn Caleb had provided to fatten him up even more. "Yep, Caleb, I'd say you picked a nice 'un. Big broad breast - ought to be a lot of white meat on them bones. Just how are you planning on doing him in?" "Well Henry, I thought you'd help me out on that, him being so big and all. I might not manage him all by myself." Henry kept watching the turkey who was now enjoying a drink of water. Henry would have just as soon a bought a turkey frozen at the big supermarket in town as to have to help Caleb "do this one in", but he wasn't going to Jack...

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

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1984 A SPECIAL THANKSGIVING MESSAGE TO OUR READERS Recently we were in the process of beginning a full scale push to sell more advertising. An advertising director and sales staff were in the works. It seemed the days were not long enough for all the work that needed to be done. There was a trend taking place within The Mountain Laurel that placed more emphasis on selling advertising than riding mountain backroads and talking to old timers. Suddenly everything was becoming so commercialized and business oriented that we didn't have time for the things we enjoyed. Then on Sunday, October 14th, we took a walk across the road from the house to a knoll on Beamer and Lena Conner's farm. There we could look down the narrow valley at the old Conner homeplace and the Dan River with its baptising hole and footbridge. Cattle were grazing beneath apple trees that had already shed their leaves, but still hung full of bright red old time mountain apples. The oth...

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

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

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER,' 1984 MOUNTAIN RECIPE Dear Readers, Last month we printed a recipe for Rhubarb Jam. I made a mistake and left out a necessary ingredient - sugar. Here is whole recipe this month: RHUBARB JAM 8 cups diced rhubarb, small amount of water. Simmer 8 minutes and add 8 cups of sugar. Cook 15 minutes. Set off stove. Add 3 small boxes of wild strawberry jello. Mix well, then pour into jars and seal. Makes about six pints. Other flavor jellos can be used if desired. Knowing how sour rhubarb is all by itself, we apologize for any permanent puckers this mistake may have caused. CORNBREAD In a previous issue, we explained the old time way to cook pinto beans. Now, it just isn't fair to tell a person how to cook good beans and not include a recipe for cornbread. Here in the south, we cook cornbread in several different ways. There's skillet bread that's baked in the oven in a black iron skillet, there's hush puppies, and there's fried cornbread. Sane bake corn mu...

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

STORIES OF A SOUTHERN GIRL I was born in Patrick County, Virginia May 16, 1891 at Pedigos Mill, a few miles from Mt. Airy, North Carolina. I can just remember being at the house and seeing the Mill Pond. My daddy was a farmer and rented a farm from Dr. Pedigo and had a mill to grind corn for bread. I can just remember seeing my Daddy one day. I was three years old. He was overseer of roads and they ask him to arrest some bad fellows that had damaged the school house on the road. Those bad fellows said my father hadn't done anything [to arrest them] yet, but they heard of it and they came and beat him [my father] with clubs, over in the field and killed him and the man who shot him was only sent to the pen for one year. How about the law today, is it any better? My oldest brother was 16 at the time and my mother had 7 children. She got a place in Carroll County near the Willis Gap and moved away from that place they called the Hollow, Virginia. My brother leased land and the landlord...

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

PAGE 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL NOVEMBER, 1984 BACKROADS Continued from page 24. 03.6 Here we will turn right off of the Parkway onto state road 758. An old mill once operated on the small creek which passes under state road 75$ just after we leave the Parkway. The mill stood to our left, just off the road. 03.7 The old white store building on our right and the smaller white buildings behind it were once the Slate Mountain Motel. It is no longer in operation. 04.2 This beautiful little valley is Rock Castle Gap. Across the meadow to our left is the Slate Mountain Presbyterian. This picturesque rock church is one of the Rev. Bob Childress' churches. The history of this church is detailed in the book, "The Man Who Moved A Mountain" by Richard Davis. 04.4 We will bear to our right in this sharp curve and continue on state road 755. 04.7 Here we will turn left off of state road 75$ onto state road 609 (unpaved). 04.8 The land on our left is a portion of the Rocky Knob Recreation Area. This area...

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

BACKROADS Continued from page 22. and stopped with him in front of various graves as he recalled the histpry of this mountain community. In front of one old tombstone, he stopped and pointed with his cane and said, "I reckon that there was the first gal I was ever sweet on". The grave he pointed to was Josie P. Gray's. She was born September 6, 1900 and died May 1, 1920. Her sister Clarice Gray lies beside her and her brother Harry is on the other side. Clarice was born January 10, 1903 and died June 10, 1919. Harry was born February 22, 1906 "and died July 2, 1920. They were the children of C.W. and India Gray. One can only imagine the loss felt by those parents as they lost three children in less than 13 months. Toward the Parkway is a large poplar tree where James Steptoe Langhorne and his wife Elizabeth are buried. The Langhorne family gave 10 acres of land for the church in the late 1800's. The tall monument with a pointed top has a hole in its center that Mr. Matt recalls bein...

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

HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE TAounmn A Copyright 1984 Laurel Publications Inc. NOVEMBER J - * . - 1 1984 j&*<2U7 f 4l' Monthly Journal of Mountain Life Page 24 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. This month our BACKROAD TOUR will begin and end at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and US Highway 58 in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. The total distance traveled will be 14. B miles and the entire tour will require approximately one (1) hour to complete. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the number of miles we've driven from our point of beginning in Meadows of Dan to that point on our tour. ...

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

DECEMBER 1984 Monthly Journal of Mountain Life When Big Papa was killed by a falling tree as he cut timber, Mama comforted her mother. And when Papa died of a heart attack, we children knew Mama needed help. As a family we had learned to be aware of our interrelationships and our need for each other. This morning I prepared to drive to town to see the doctor, also to get some medicine for Mama. As I opened the door, I observed that last night's cheerless world with its crisscross shivering rain and barren fields had overnight assumed a breathtaking loveliness beneath a spread of snow. It was a still, white scene that made me pause and with reverence sense anew God's creativity. A bright sun and blue sky bade me "be still, and know." Driving into town, I recalled other wintry days similar to this one. And then in the waiting room I looked up at the snow scene in the large photograph on the wallalmost identical with the scene outside. In the picture snow lay in soft, heaped-up mounds,...

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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1984 THE SALE OF ROSE PETAL Continued from page 1. church on Christmas Eve. Jim sang a solo - "O Little Town of Bethleham." I was one of the angels in the shephard play, and Rell was the little boy left behind to tend the sheep. On Christmas Day our hearts were overflowing and joyous as the family sat down to eat. Papa managed to say grace without coughing, but John read the Christmas story from the Bible. It was the first time I could remember that Papa had missed reading the story on Christmas Day. Christmas night the whole family gathered around the hearth. The older boys were much concerned about Papa's illness and about the problem of Jerry's entering college. They discussed various ways each one could help. We lacked money, I knew, and other things also. But sitting there with our family in the firelight glow, I felt rich and warm inside, thinking of the Christ child and of God's goodness in bringing us together again. The next morning our outs...

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

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

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1984 COMING DOWN FROM THE GOODSON SETTLEMENT (NOTE: It reads thataway because I wrote it thataway. RG) (The following story was sent to us from Leysin, Switzerland. Rodger Goodson who wrote it, was from Grayson County, Virginia, as were five generations of his ancestors. In this story, he tells how through the generations, measure by measure, they changed.) As far as I know, the last remains of The Goodson Settlement down below Fishers Peak were finally tractored over back during the 1930's when Harry Byrd and FDR decided to build a scenic highway for city people who could still then afford to buy cars. When I was a student at Galax High School, my grandaddy Troy Goodson, already in his 60's, told me in some confidence (as if he were hiding the information from other members of the family) that old man Leander Goodson, his grandaddy and founder of The Goodson Settlement, had been an outlaw: "one of Jessie James' boys, a-hidin' out from the law. That ...

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

COMING DOWN FROM THE GOODSON SETTLEMENT Continued from page 4. During the Great Depression Troy went bust in his hole-in-the wall restaurant on Main Street with a fare ye well. And in 1932 promptly reopened Goodson's Snappy Lunch (ouch!) Cafe on West Grayson Street, where he managed to hang in there until the restaurant finally burnt down in 1961. In the Depression also my father Price Goodson went broke as a student (as I would do years afterward), at William and Mary law school. In a story still well known in Grayson and Carroll Counties during my childhood, Price Goodson stole his law books and came home to Galax, studied on his own in a room provided by Mayor Dacosta Wolz, and at age 19, became the youngest man ever to pass the Virginia State Bar Examination (later regulations would make it impossible to sit the bar exam at that age). Price then mailed the books back to the law school. He later showed me the horribly slashing scar above his ancle and told how, when he was a chil...

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

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1984 CHRIS - CHRISTMAS ANGEL Another year has passed swiftly by and its my favorite time of year, Christmas. The birthday of Jesus is the most joyous and sacred day of the whole year. It is a day of household activities, family reunions and joy for children. The three Wise Men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh when they visited the infant Jesus in the stable. The custom of giving gifts probably stems from this source. As the month of December begins, I find myself searching the sky for the Star of Bethlehem. This star is always a part of my Christmas. Every time I see it, there's a special feeling. Now that Christmas is here, let me share a special gift that God gave my family. Christopher Ron (Chris) is my little grandson. January 27th, he will be two years old. At the age of three months, the doctors discovered that Chris had a heart problem. Heart surgery was performed when he was six months old. These were sad times for us. Chris is a...

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

MOUNTAIN MEMORIES OF GRANDMA © COPYRIGHT 1984 By: Vada Vaughn Hylton There was a long porch above Grandma's house that had three openings in the railing - one at each end and one in the middle. She kept pieces of carpet at each entrance. Large flat rocks were placed as stepping stones from each gate and to the sjpringhouse. The spring was piped to the yard at the end of the kitchen. There was a large flat rock that must have been six or eight feet long and two feet wide there. It was so smooth and gray. To form the bowl in the springhouse, cement was poured in a flour barrel, then removed when it dried and used. Also a large copper kettle was used as a mold to form a bowl and removed and a pretty plate was set in the bottom. The overflow pipe went through the spring house wall and into a long trough with several offsets for crocks from V 2 to 5 and B gallons. She kept sourkraut vinegar and salt pickles sitting in this trough so they would not freeze in winter and, it kept the odors ...

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

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1984 MEMORIES OF GRANDMA Continued from page 7. hang off one end of the drill. I have seen Grandma hand that snake half of a biscuit. It reached out and took it easy as you please. I'm sure it was not the first time she fed it. One day we were sweeping the ■long porch above the house when we heard a hen cackle at the barn. I thought, "Oh no. Snake." Grandma asked me to go get • the egg. That snake was laying with its head near the nest and had an egg in its mouth. I smiled to myself and said, "Goodie, goodie, now you'll get your killing." I ran outside and screamed for Grandma to come kill this snake, but, as usual, she had another way to solve the problem. She said, "Oh we will keep all the barn doors shut and the hens will go back to the hen house to the nest and lay." Sure enough, -it worked. Some time after that I overheard one of my older cousins say, "I got that snake". I was so pleased I did not tell on him and let her look and wonder and ask ...

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