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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Hymn To The Blue Ridge I see the rolling hills of home, The mountains thick with pines. Wild lilies frame the dusty roads, Meadows dotted with dandelions. Around the bend by a stand of trees I see a country store. The folks here never notice It's worn out boards and broken door. They gather here to pass the time, A respite from hard labor. Their weathered faces quick to smile As neighbor greets his neighbor. Down the road is an old stone church Built by the families there. It's humble entrance is studded with quartz, It welcomes all people in prayer. In silhouette atop the hill, The cattle wend their way, Plodding slowly toward the barn As if marking the end of day. Evening descends with feather touch, Tranquility brushes the air. The sky's awash with a million stars, And the moon is climbing it's stair. Audacious frogs croak from the pond, The cricket plays it's tune. The fox hounds on a distant hill Are baying at the moon. And I am lost in memories Of carefree days gone by. Of lov...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 Henry Hollow Potter David Greenbaum with three of his creations. U.S. Highway 221 runs between Floyd and Hillsville, Virginia. About halfway between these two towns is Dugspur. Dugspur, Virginia is only a wide spot in the road with a small, one room Post Office, a few stores and an elementary school. Beyond Dugspur is Deepwater. Deepwater is the home of David Greenbaum, the potter. When I first heard of David, I was told that the road into his house would be extremely rough but I wasn't prepared for what I found. We traveled the little winding paved roads that led back toward Max Mountain. Suddenly the pavement ends and the road plunges 500 feet down a mountainside, twisting and winding to the gorge below. A small river and the road barely have roan between the steep mountains rising on either side. As you travel up the road, there are old farm houses and scenes that are reminiscent of a hundred years ago. Swinging bridges lead to cabins nestled bac...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

"What I Miss Most" "Well, I'll tell you what I miss most about old times," the elderly lady responded to my question. "I miss company that stayed too long. You know the kind I mean, the ones that'd set and talk right through dinner. Law, you couldn't get nothing done. They'd expect you to sit right there and listen as if you never had work to do. Maggie Tatum always was the worst to cane and stay too long. She'd sit for hours just rattling along, never once looking at her watch or the clock I always sit out when I Knew she was coming." "Lord, what I'd give sometimes to have Maggie over to talk. Course she's passed on and it ain't possible, but I'd sure love it." "It seems like as you get older, people get faster. Always in a hurry to go do this or do that. Never got time to just sit and talk anymore. Even your kids, when they come visit are always in a hurry. 'Gotta run, Ma' or 'We got'd be there in 20 minutes, Ma'. Always followed by, 'l'd love to Ma,but I just gotta go'. Sometimes...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 The Little House Out Back You can brag about your toilets With a French Provincial flair, Or the charm of the traditional At the top of the winding stair, But for deep down solid comfort, And no privacy you'll lack You really ought to take a trip Down the path that leads out back! Down the path that leads to freedom From a host of worldly cares With no intrusion on seclusion And no hint of surly stares! No flush and brush awaits you, And no faucet need you crack When all alone you take the throne In that little house out back! You'll hear the crickets chirping And the whip-o-will so gay, And all of nature's nomenclature Will be there along the way! And should the trip be urgent, And your time be in arrears Then have no fear - relief is near In that catalog from Sears! It may be last year's issue, With its prices all mixed up, With its order blanks now missing And no page for buttercups, But that will make no difference, And your time will be well sp...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

GOOD NEIGHBORS v dßiSAwt Willie Wood, Postmaster at Meadows of Dan, Virginia and sacks of Mountain Laurels. Each month I look forward to writing the GOOD NEIGHBOR column simply because it gives me an opportunity to say thank you or to acknowledge people that normally don 1 1 get the acknowledgement or the little extra thank you. This month, it's a double pleasure. Our good neighbor of the month for June is Willie Wood, Postmaster of the Meadows of Dan Post Office. If I live to be a hundred, I'll never forget the first day we mailed Mountain Laurels through the Meadows of Dan Post Office. I had been going in and asking Willie's advice for the month prior to our first mailing about how we should package them and should they be wrapped, or different questions regarding mailing the papers. When the morning finally arrived for me to carry the papers out, I went into the Post Office and there were a couple of people standing there. Willie was back behind the counter getting ready to start...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page lO MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 Furnace Stack Last month, I told of the old, neglected furnace stack in Floyd County, located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, north of Mabry Mill (see our BACKROADS column this month). The iron and copper mine nearby has been in operation off and on since 1790. In 1790, Captain Daniel Shelor, a veteran of the Revolutionary War first came to Floyd County and mined the iron and copper ore and smeltered it down into cooking utensils, to be sold throughout this region. Around 1650, the furnace stack was bought by Robert L. Toncray, who in 1861 lost the mine and all his wealth when his business failed. Around 1905, a company from New York bought the old Shelor mine and started the operation up again. But, in the modern times of 1905, the old methods just wouldn't do. In order to get the ore out of the mine easier, they bought a boiler in New York City and had it shipped to Christiansburg by train. Then the problem arose of how to get a seven foot high,...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

4 *^ CStead^c U op apd Gift SlHJgjpc / \ ' . 4 „ t , V. « , 3- V Unique shopping experience. Enjoy antique farmstead cottage craft industry. Owned and operated by Ike and Sandy Spillman. Area code 703-728-3301 • HOMESTEAD COLLECTION Rklpa PVwy. Open Yearound Christmas Shop—Showroom Retail & Wholesale OJ m | CaM> v " Completely Unique Original Designs by | Mt. Mry. N.c. Ike ft Sandy Spillman HOMESTEAD COLLECTION AND GIFT SHOP Highway 52, P.O. Box 122, Fancy Gap, Virginia 24328 .<*>. . ■ ■ " ~. FOR SALE tear BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY 2,350 Sq. Ft. HOME with 30 ACRES Barn and 24' x 28' Machine Shop. This beautiful home has 5 bedrooms, 3Vi baths, large den, 3 heat circulating fireplaces, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, living room, fully carpeted and drapes, laundry room. 1,900 sq. ft. basement has canning kitchen, heat room, freezer room and 700 ft. game or storage room. $131,000.00. $400.20 yearly taxes. Call 703-694-7195 Or 703-593-...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 (The following is Mrs. Clara Marshall's story of her tragic first marriage, told in her own words, from a taped interview with her.) "I'll be 90, July 25. I was born in 1893. Did you ever hear about my first marriage? I married my first cousin. (Her mother's brother and his family lived in West Virginia and worked in the coal mines for a living. Young Ray was visiting his relatives here at Mayberry at that time.) We had to send through the mail to get the license from this store. (Mayberry Trading Post today) This was the place where we got our mail. We's having to keep it a secret because of my parents. They didn't want to let me go, so I had to sign Mammy's name to the papers myself. I know'd she wasn't going to give me up to go and get married. Well, we sent the papers off and he came to the store and got it. He said, 'Look here what I got! It's our license.' 'OhJ I said, 'Well now you better keep this straight now and not tell anybody for I won...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

ABSOLUTE AUCTION FLOYD COUNTY, VA. Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 A.M. Near MABRY MILL off the BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY on STATE RD. 799 To Settle The Estate Of Luther G. Hubbard (112 Acres) Subdivided-Tracts To Vary In Size From 1 Acre Up, Personal Property, 49 Head Of Cattle, 400 Bales Of Hay, 4 Wheel Drive Pickup LIVESTOCK Soldlst At 10:00- RIAL ESTATE Sold At 12:00 Noon TERMS- Livestock & Personal Property Cash Or Approved Check REAL ESTATE-10% Down, Balance Due Within 30 Days Or Upon Delivery Of Deed. FARM FEATURES: 2 story (arm house with 3 J PERSONAL PROPERTY includes: Solid cedar bedrooms, I,vmg room, kitchen, I bath. )f V bedroom suite, cherry bedroom suite, kitchen House is in good shape with outbuildings I J , table and chairs, metal bed, rocking choir, nearby. There are 3 extra nice barns on the \*» living room furniture, old pictures, quilt chest, property Form has long frontage on bath / J- old quilts, pots and pans, old lamps, sides of hardsurface State Route 799. F...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 Coincidence? - ■- nnui.il Wedding photograph of 1979 wedding of Ronald Jessup and Rhonda Simmons. Pictured to left of bride is Ronald's grandfather, Edgar Jessup. Pictured to the right of groom is Ronald's Grandmother, Nancy Thompson Jessup. Mr. Jessup married Miss Sirrmons in May, 1879 arid May, 1979 • Sound impossible? It's true. When young Ronald Jessup married Rhonda Simmons in May, 1979, it stirred old family memories. Upon checking, it seems Ronald's great-grandfather, Yancy Jessup, had also married a girl by the same last name of Simmons, in the month of May, one hundred years before! The family dug a little deeper and found more amazing coincidences. Both couples met in the fall of the preceding year (1878 and 1978) and both couples became engaged at Christmas of that year (1878 and 1978). The maiden name of the mother of each groom was Smith. Both men were the oldest child in the family, were tall, had brown hair and blue eyes. Both of the...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Ask For Our FREE WReal Estate Catalog! ETHERBEE Realty and Insurance Agency For Insurance—Call: Office (703) 930-2155 6.6 ACRES of wooded land with brand new log cabin. Outstanding view, near Rocky Knob & Blue Ridge Parkway. $45,800. MOUNTAIN VACATION SPOT near Blue Ridge Parkway and Mobry Mill with almost new 2 story A-frame with a great view from wrap-around deck. Includes a workshop/guest house. $46,500. Real Estate Sales—Call: Joan Pfeifer 694-0138 m Mark Stiles 745-3509 \M Route 8 Woolwine, Virginia 24185 ( 703)930-2155 'brxTTZt* Cloth Shop Addicts Dream! An old schoolhouse with room after room pilod high with FANTASTIC BARGAINS! Bettor than an outlet store. They buy in large quantities and pass the savings on to you. Only one example-UNBLEACNED MUSLIN First Quality 98 a Yd. (Limited Quantity-Second Quality 50* Yd) One entire room with over 100 handmade quilts to choose from plus foam rubber, upholstry and drapery materials and supplies, craft supplies, and all noti...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 a ' se True * False True W & W PRODUCE US 58, 1 Mile West Of Stuart, Va. WHOLESALE & RETAIL Full Line: Seeds, Fertilizers Crafts Greenhouse With Full Line Plants. Picnic Supplies, Groceries, Beer (Off Premises) Country Hams & Side Meat Full Line Produce. Apples, Peaches, Potatoes 703-694-4602 Our Apples & Peaches Are Grown In Our Own Orchards, "Buy Em By The Bushel." We Ship Anywhere!!! Anelin Realty Ca||: P.O. Box 268, Stuart, Va. 24171 " Just Tell Us What You Want" In the foothills, 24 plus acres, 10 aero hay field, rieh soil, beautiful views of the mountains, a good short private drive to seolusion. Owner financing $25,000. TOP OF THE MOUNTAIH, 2 ACRES PRODUCTIVE LAND. A GOOD 3 BEDROOM BRICK HOME. $46,000. Also on top of the mountain, 14 aores of beautiful grass land with view, 3 bedroom, two story frame house in good eondHion, fishing lake. Priced in the 60's. NICE, GOOD, 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE, FIREPL...

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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

The Flybush And Other Stories By Hazel Hedriek Sixty years ago, very few mountain people had screen doors or windows and in hot weather, all kinds of wild critters would occasionally find their way into the house. The "flybush" was made of a dozen or so pages of the Sears catalog on each side of a handle or stick about a yard long. This was used to keep the flies off the food while we ate our meals, from June to October. Someone had to wave this "flybush" back and forth over the table every meal. Since I was the oldest of six and my dad had to hold a toddler on his knee and Mom had to feed the baby, it most often fell my lot to wave the flybush. I hated that job. Another job I hated was keeping the cats out of the milk buckets while Man fed the cows. I remember when I was four or five, my dad had to work for other people to get money to buy the food and feed we could not grow on our little farm. (We wore other people's hand-me-down clothes .) Sometimes, it would be late at night and...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 "Possum War Chronicle" ditor 1 s Note.... The following is a fictional account, based on a true story told to us by Harlow Cockram, of Mayberry. Back when I was a child, we had one old hen that roosted across the road rom the house. One night, after we were all in bed asleep, we heard her start to cackling and carrying on. We knew something must be after her so Pa jumped up and grabbed the poker from the fireplace and lit out to save her from whatever was attacking her. Pretty soon, he came back towards the house carrying something. I met him in the front yard with a lantern, curious to see what it was. As I held the lantern up high for a good look, I could see it was a big old possum. They're bad for killing chickens. Pa had got it first, but as I stood there, looking it over, I noticed something on it's belly, something moving. Well, there hung six baby possums. We didn't know what to do then. It made us all feel so bad to have killed their mothe...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Mountain Sometime in late June (maybe July this year because it's been such a cold spring) the wild strawbei*ries will be getting ripe. Of course they can't compare to hybrid berries in size but, oh, do they make up for it in flavor! If you have never tasted them, you can only guess at the difference. They are definitely worth picking. You can find them in pastures and open fields all along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Usually, when you find a patch of than, they will be so thick that you can 1 1 step without stepping on them. It won't take as long as you think to get a gallon of them. I' 11 give you a recipe that makes three pint jars full. For some reason, if you try to increase the batch size, they aren't nearly as good. This recipe was given to me by Mrs. Oma Handy, who is in her 90's. As far as I know, it is the way she has always made strawberry preserves and probably her mother before her. I know the recipe is old. Just try it to see if it isn't the best strawberry preserves you e...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 Browsing "BRCWSING AROLMy' is a regular feature of THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL. In this section we feature various pieces of real estate that are for sale in 'The Heart of the Blue Ridge", and give some details and reasons why we find them particularly attractive. We do this out of editorial curiosity and '* #♦ * • s< &yf V^ v ' '«X> .• • </*> *X. . w • - . ' 'O This beautiful 69 3/4 acre property is in the Terry's Fork section of Floyd County, Virginia. The home is tucked away in the center of the property and privacy, peace and quiet can be yours. This month we were browsing around the Terry's Fork section of Floyd County and came across a peaceful and quaint old mountain farm. Located only 14 miles from Floyd and Christ iansburg and less than 45 minutes from Roanoke, it would be perfect for someone who works in town but has their heart in the country. The property consists of 69 3/4 acres and has a...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Easy Come Easy Go By the time Patrick County gpt around to building a new jail in the late 1920' 5, it was well overdue. But for folks like Cyrus Taylor, it was a downright inconvenience. Cyrus was no stranger to the old jail's interior, especially to that portion of it behind the bars. He would get out carousing or get caught bootlegging and end up in jail regularly. Before the new jail, it didn't bother him much, but when the new jail was built, it slewed him down considerably. Hie Sheriff would lock Cyrus up and go home. In those days, the only ones spending the night at the jail were the ones that didn't have the keys. Things were slower paced and there was no need for the Sheriff to stay there all night. Cyrus v*xild vrait until the Sheriff had gone, then he would take a few loose bricks out of the wall, crawl out and go home for the night. Next morning, he'd be back before the Sheriff, crawl through the wall, put the bricks back in the hole and settle back to wait for the Sher...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

Page 22 FOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1983 pasture, barn and a flock of sheep. The day we came by, there was one really small black one which was as cute as it could be. (36.8 At this stop sign, we turn right onto state road 726, which is paved. 07.2 The church on the right is the old Dillon's Chapel Presbyterian Church, founded in iB6O. The old building just past it used to be known in this cornnunity as the Kemper school. 'JL_ Turn left onto state road 804, which is paved. 09.1 A ford and an old foot bridge crosL. the river and to a farm on our right. Along this section of the road there are Rhododendrons by the thousands. : 1.0 Look across the meadow to the i ight and you will see an old fence made out of rock. The walls are about feet h±jh and probably a foot to two feet One can only imagine the back breaking work that went into building this rock wall. This is one of the most beautiful valleys in this part of the Blue Ridge. It is a little known area filled with all the charm and beaut...

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

June Special!!! "OH FoJLed" ■" Since 1885 Food Chopper Loose Garden Seed Self Sharpening 20% o« Hardware L as t s C A Lifetime 5-10-10 Fertilizer, 50 Lb. bag »•!_!• •> . • ■ . _.*,«« ? 449 Building Materials send sl9.9spluss2.oo 3 _ J a -J e J (Postage & Handling) To: 10-10-10 Fertilizer, 50 Lb. Bag rGeCI And OGGO Clark Brothers 3" Pittsburgh Paints Distributor P stuert*v' 7 Solar Heating Systems We Ship Anything, ECHO CHAINSAWS Carolina Water Stoves Anywhere!! pi £%£ ■■ ■ Hard To Find Country Items. 15 To Off Custom Builders M one o°th e ' ® u " ermolds ' churns And 703-694-3111 I Open Saturdays You're Welcome To Browse Plant & Tomato „ x _ . „ Patrick County's Oldest />" Support Cages Construction Firm // \\ Durable Welded Wire (Since 1885) Eliminates Staking Still Ready To Go! SI 75 Father's (Cat's) Day Special! Ny Two Free Tortoise Shell Kittens That Were Ready To Go By Middle 01 May! HIHUAIIH Fl.. h ?9 ? Oomrtry Hams Sat . t Sun . t...

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1983

BACKROADS "Never take the main roads, they're the future with their stores, offices, and service stations. Always travel the backroads. You can see the future tomorrow but backroads are the past and someday they may be gone. On backroads you can see old weathered barns with wagons and horse drawn hayrakes. There are meadows fenced with old chestnut rails and creeks that bubble and cascade over rocks that have never known pollution. There's a part of our heritage on our backroads that no pen or camera will ever capture. There are cows wading in a creek, sharing a "deep hole" with native trout. You may have to stop occasionally to let a mother grouse herd her little ones across the road or a deer might stop grazing in a roadside meadow long enough to watch you go by. The old timer you'll pass will throw up his hand and if you've got time, he'll stop and talk 'a spell'. You'll not get anywhere in a hurry on a backroad but only the future's in a hurry. Backroads are part of the past and...

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