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Page 33 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1985

HISTORY OF A CHURCH Continued from page 21. When the Meadows of Dan Baptist Church was organized in 1855 my grandfather, David K. Harrell, said people referred to it as a split from the Concord Church. He said it hurt him deeply to hear that said because it was only a difference in their beliefs on missions and Sunday School. They respected Concord preaching day, which was the third Sunday of each month and still is to this day. They never had any service except Sunday School at the Missionary Baptist Church on that day until around 1920, and that was cut short and we went to Concord for service. We attended singing school at Concord. I attended my first singing school there in 1912. It was taught by Robert Conner who lived in Floyd County. Other singing teachers were Billie Shelor, Will Wood and Price Webb. The last one was taught by Fran Shelor. The Shelors were noted for their good singing. Yet, like their grandfather, I hope the grandchildren will still keep up with it and teach...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 34 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1985

PAGE 26 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JUNE, 1985 FROM OUR READERS: IN MEMORY OF MY DEAR OLD DAD By: Josie Anderson I would like to record a few things about my dad (which I thought was the best a person ever had). I am the daughter of Jacob Daniel Overby and Martha Mitchell. I was born in Patrick County, Virginia on March 17, 1902. I had two sisters, one brother and I am the only one now living. My mother and dad were married in 1889 by the Elder E.M. Barnard. When they were married, times were hard. They wanted to buy a home, so they found a place they liked in Patrick County. It belonged to a Presbyterian minister. As they had no money to pay down, they told the minister they would give him a note. He replied, "Your word is good as a note", so they began building another room to the one room log cabin. My dad was a very successful businessman, although he didn't have very much education. The farm had a tenant house on it and my dad had to furnish his tenant with groceries. Dad would go to Mt. A...

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Page 35 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1985

BACKROADS Continued from page 28. the way. It is an area rich in history and natural beauty, so be sure to bring along your camera and a picnic lunch for a two hour drive and memories that will last a lifetime. 00.0 Traveling north on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we will turn right at Bearwallow Gap onto the exit ramp leading to Virginia route 43. Parkway mile post 91 will be on our left at this point. 00.1 (0.1) At the exit ramp stop sign, route 43 north turns left, but we will turn right onto state road 695 south towards Montvale, Virginia. 02.6 (2.5) The Rainbow Orchards are on our right here and the Parkway can be seen on the far distant ridge. 08.0 (5.4) Here we will turn left onto state road 741 which is not paved. 09.0 (1.0) At this stop sign state road 812 turns right, but we will turn left and continue to follow state road 741. 09 ■ 5 (0.5) Here we pass through a tunnel-like railroad overpass. 09.6 (0.1) At this stop sign we are at the intersection of state road 741 and highway ...

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Page 36 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 June 1985

7?a V g! HEART OF THE BLUE RIDCE /4 ounuin i Copyright 1984 Laurel Publications Inc. ml J^aurel Monthly Journal of Mountain Life PAGE 28 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. "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 th...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

JULY 1985 Monthly Journal of Mountain Life CIVIL WAR VETERAN NOAH MARTIN Noah Martin enlisted October 15, 1862 at Green Meadows. He was a member of Company D, sth Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Recently I discovered some interesting information about this Civil War veteran. He has three children still living. Now I know what you are thinking - that was so long ago that Noah Martin couldn't have any surviving children. On May 13th, I visited his youngest daughter, Ethel Martin Hatcher. Ethel is 67 years old and lives near Stuart, Virginia. I know this is hard to believe, but there is a beautiful love story here. The following is what Ethel remembered about her father plus a few memories of her mother. "My father was born in Stokes County, North Carolina. Later he settled in the community of Charity, near Woolwine, Virginia. It was here that Father met my mother, Naomi Moran, of Floyd County. The first time they met, Mother was going to the spring to get a bucket of water, and Father ca...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 AN EXCERPT FROM ABOUT THE AUTHOR James Still was born into a family of eleven children in Lafayette, Alabama, but when he came to Kentucky in 1932 to attend a summer recreational program, he knew he had found his home. Today he still resides at Wolf Pen Creek in Knott County, Kentucky and is an active lecturer, based at the Hindman Settlement School where he serves as librarian. He was the writer in residence for 11+ years at Morehead State University in Kentucky teaching English, literature and writing courses. He has two Master's degrees - one from Vanderbilt University and one from the University of Illinois. James Still's book "RIVER OF EARTH" was first published in 1940, and yet its words are ageless. It speaks just as clearly to a reader's heart today as though the words just flowed from James Still's pen - just flowed from the mountains and mountain people. It is a book with feeling, full of emotions and people who face life square on every s...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

Continued from page 2. eating,' he said. 'I figure on eating me one before them birds traipse off.' "Kite and Boone went outside, and I heard Kite laughing. He went off a-cackling like a guinahen. I got sort of dizzy, and tuck to bed. Pigeon-birds kept a-flying round in my head, thundering their wings. I tuck the big eye and never slept a wink that night." Wind drummed the chimney. A gust caught the oak-knot smoke, blowing it into our eyes. A sift of ashes stirred on the hearth. I tried the bread again, the straw coming out slowly, though clean. I raked a bed of coals closer to the ashhill with a poker. Grandma balled hands on her knees, waiting until the smoke thinned and the ashes settled. "Hit was the next day the birds came a-thrashing through the hills," she said. "I was setting in my garden, guarding it agin the crows, when I heard a mighty roaring, like a tide on Troublesome. Boone was in the corn patch, so I never went inside, wanting to get a square look at the birds. I nev...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 THE FROG WHO WENT TO CHURCH" Like most children reared in the "Bible Belt" of the South, our social life centered around the church. There were special programs for children, baptizings, revivals, summer picnics and dearly loved Christmas programs that my brother Charles and I were always in. "Born show off Irish", my mother called us. We loved to walk the half mile to church with a large group of children. Our mother seldom allowed it, for she wanted to take us in, dressed in our Sunday best and neat. If we walked, we would arrive with sashes on our dresses pulled loose, hair ribbons dangling or lost, shirt buttons pulled off and dirt kicked all over white socks and patent leather shoes. So we rode, very much against our will. We loved the friendly and sometimes unfriendly fights. The towering mountains looming blue over us, the running little chipmonks, bird songs and the flowers all along the winding little road must have made more of an impressi...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

THE FROG WHO WENT TO CHURCH Continued from page 4. "How we gonna get it in church?" I asked. "In your pocket-book.'V "Oh No, I won't." I was very proud of my little white mesh bag. "Besides, it would smother before we got there," I protested. "Well then, I'll just put a dead one in her seat," he answered . "Maybe Albert would walk and carry it. He could slip it to you when we get to church," I suggested . "Yeah," Charles grinned. "He'll do anything you ask. He's sweet on you." I pushed him flat. "Shut up, or I won't ask him." Albert arrived a few minutes later. Charles proudly showed him the frog and asked for his help. He reluctantly refused. Charles looked at me. With that intuition of how to manage a man that every female South of the Mason-Dixon Line is born with, and begins to practice by the age of three, I started in. "Aw, let him alone, Charlie," I said. I sank down on the porch step and managed to look very sad. Poor Albert squirmed. "Maybe he don't want to play with us any...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 THE DREAM THAT PREVENTED A TRAIN ACCIDENT Did one man's dream prevent a Virginia train tragedy? Perhaps some old timers can supply the missing facts and verify the actual location of the accident that never happened. For me, the story of the dream began several years ago when I inherited a scrapbook compiled by my great-uncle, Colonel Edward E. Stebbins, containing news accounts of supernatural events. At the Battle of Fredricksburg, Stebbins experienced a spirit visitation and learned that he would be wounded, but his life would be spared. Exactly as prophesied, a bullet pierced his arm. The wound - dressed at a nearby hospital - healed quickly. More visions followed of close friends dying, distant relatives suffering, and the North emerging victorious. Stebbins, a member of Company B of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was so inspired by miracles both on and off the battlefield that he began collecting written records of every such event he could find...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

THE DREAM THAT PREVENTED A TRAIN ACCIDENT Continued from page 6. Ed the open field and found two farm houses, one inhabited and the other deserted. In fact, everything seemed as natural as if I had really been this way before. I walked slowly, and late in the afternoon I came to the stream which flowed rapidly and seemed much swollen. But the bridge, instead of being broken down and mingled with the broken carriages and mangled passengers, was still standing; and though its timbers looked quite old and weather-beaten, there seemed to be little danger of its breaking down beneath the weight of a passing train. There was a heavy goods train due from the West about 6 o'clock, and I resolved to wait at least until it came, and if it passed over safely there could be, I thought, but little danger of accident to the lighter passenger train. In due time, it came thundering along, and passed safely over the bridge, but though it might have been owing to my excited imagination, it seemed to ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 THE DREAM THAT PREVENTED A TRAIN ACCIDENT Continued from page 7. taining early rail routes. By searching for stations conforming with the author's description, I narrowed the possibilities to four Norfolk and Western Railway sites: between Radford and Christiansburg on the New River, between Waynesboro and Stuart's Draft on the South River, between Forest and Bedford on the Otter River, and between Burkeville and Farmville on the Appomattox River. A fifth contender was between Glasgow and Buchanan on the James River where the N & W runs parallel to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. If the railroad companies kept records of near-disasters and of the recipients of free passes awarded for heroic deeds, the mystery would be solved quickly. The C & 0 headquarters in Baltimore never answered my letter, and when I phoned them, I was shuffled from one department to another. The bewildered employees had no idea where - and if - such r...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

b| immhi faR% 1 .|||||Br jßp : ' aHites^mP^i^^ nnii'feiii.iin j^^Kr«^^ft x -»m jSL. 1 > I^SSKmil^B^h^Jl^S ifki#M riS - m KB9B ll PV^' 1 PHb ' j**| Ifc*. Ji fell j,. ■ Wr|H w 'i® « MMMIM ? f||j|||MMMßtfHMraßMra|i|gslHßgMM ...,: * **' IP M^MBBBHmiBHBHH^SBEP i * At* «t Wfl *' T^y^ a i|F jm& JM^ THIRD SUNDAY AT SAM VIPPERMAN'S. Photo taken May 16, 1915 in Mayberry, Virginia. This house is listed on the Map of Mayberry drawn and published by Dorn and Larry Spangler and may be purchased at Mayberry Trading Post. Row One, Left to Right: Boyd Cox, Sam Vipperman, Claudie Vipperman, Martha Vipperman, Violet Vipperman, Lewis Vipperman,Narva Vipperman, Baby Vipperman, Baby Bowman. (Mrs. Vipperman's mother died when the baby in her lap was born and Mrs. Vipperman, who also had a baby near the same age raised her little sister.) Second Row: Delpert Bowman, Elsie Shelor, Lucy Spangler, Gentrie Scott, Clara Cockram, Frannie Vipperman, Lizzie Spangler, Josie Spangler, Emma Lig...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 MOUNTAIN MUSICIAN ROZA ALDERMAN DEHART This month my search for an old-time musician led me to the town of Floyd, Virginia, where I "discovered" an 89 year old autoharp player by the name of Roza Alderman DeHart. She is one of the most interesting persons that I have ever met, and I would like to say a special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Keith of Keith's Antiques in Willis, Virginia who first told me' about her. One of the first things that impressed me about Roza is her remarkable sense of humor. She has a way of looking at life that you don't find in many people of any age. She also has a talent for making people feel right at home with her, and that's exactly the way I felt about two minutes after I had introduced myself and walked through her front door. To me, this meant much more than just an interview. I feel as if I have found a friend in this kind and beautiful lady, and I believe it's a friendship that will last a long time. She's just the ...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

ROZA DEHART Continued from page 10. Oh Willie my darlin' come back, I'll ever be faithful an' true, Willie my darlin' come back, I will ever be faithful to you "At's one o' the first 'uns. [laughs]. Now, I 'member a song called 'Sippy [Mississippi] Sawyer. My niece liked it better 'an any other song. "At's an old war tune, goes way back. I never did play it ' cept she'd call for it. I never did know no words to it, just the tune, an 'at's all she had." So you sing too. When did you start singing? "Yeah, I could sing. I started singing 'bout the same time I learn't to play the autoharp. Then I got to goin' to the dances and sung there too." "I got most o' my songs, I couldn't tell you exactly where I got 'em from now, but I just got 'em here and there where I heard people sing 'em. And I got ballads where people give me. I played at the dances 'fore I' ze married and was just part of the band and then I'd get up and dance with the boys a while. Where I'd go out to dances and places l...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 ROZA DEHART Continued from page 11. And I'ze the only woman that played the autoharp in my part o' the country that I knowed of. They wudn' t a big lot o' musicians, girls that is back then." You mentioned going to the dances a lot when you were young. How did you get there? Did you walk? "Yeah, Lord. I reckon we did. They wudn 1 t a car! [laughs] Sometimes we'd ride horseback, but most times we'd walk. I had an older sister and my brother went most o' the time. My dad wouldn't let us go to the dances without one o' my brothers went along with us. And the neighbor boys, I 'member was as nice as could be. I told 'em I'ze always treated right. If you take care o' yourself, the boys, they'll respect you and treat you right. I 'member being with a boy one time, George Bolt, now he 'uz a wild somebody, drank and everthing, but we'ze coming from church, and he said he knowed me and 'at I' ze a good girl and he thought a lot o' me and he wanted to tell me...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

MACK AND TUCKER GOAD By: William P. Swartz, Jr. When Tucker Goad finished dental school, he set up his practice in Bristol, Virginia. He was a likeable fellow and soon his practice was doing well. On one occasion he met an attractive young lady named Myrtle. Tucker had been seeing one or two other girls at the time, but he and Myrtle seemed attracted to each other. After some three or four weeks Myrtle told Tucker that she had been going with a man named Jim, that he was very jealous and somewhat beligerant. Tucker said, "I told her, you let me worry about Jim. I am not afraid of him or anyone else for that matter." This was certainly true as he was somewhat quick tempered, had done some boxing while in college and his brother Mack said, as a boy, he was somewhat like a banty rooster. Shortly thereafter on a Friday night, Tucker had eaten supper at a popular restaurant, Huffines Cafe, I believe was the name of it. He was paying his check when Jim walked in the door. He greated Tucke...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 The Mail Box Dear Sir, Found your paper in a drug store. Boy was that our lucky day. We came from the mountains. We live in Hickory [N.C.], but all seven of my children were born in Andrews, N.C., about 100 miles the other side of Asheville. We love your paper so that we bought two copies of it. My daughter is going to subscribe for it for her daddy's birthday. He will be 80 years old. I would like to buy all the back copies you will sell me. We love this paper. Thank you very much and may God bless all of you for making so many people happy. Mr. and Mrs. G.D. West Hickory, N.C. Dear Mr. and Mrs. West, We are glad you enjoy The Mountain Laurel, but we are sorry that we do not have enough back issues to sell. Susan Thigpen, Editor Dear Sir: I very seldom write a letter, but I decided to write you a note to let you know how much I -enjoy reading The Mountain Laurel. I have been watching for something about my kin poeple that lived in Patrick County. ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

THE WELCOME TO THE MOUNTAINS Beginning on the next page, you will find listings for points of interest, accomodations, attractions, craft shops and much, much more throughout the mountains. From Front Royal, Virginia at the beginning of the Skyline Drive to Cherokee, North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains, we have endeavored to assist your travel all along the way. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the mile post numbers for the Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway as they are approached traveling from north to south. Each mile of the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway is marked with a numbered concrete marker indicating the mileage. Also listed on the back of this section is a calendar of events scheduled throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains in July. We have also listed on the back page some places you might like to write for more detailed travel information in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you're spending a day, a week, or a month, we ...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE B BLUE RIDGE DIGEST FRONT ROYAL VIRGINIA THE BEGINNING OF THE SKYLINE DRIVE 0 JUNCTION US 340 & SKYLINE DRIVE. From Front Royal 35 mi. east to Middleburg. Washington D.C. is 63 miles; 18 mi. southeast to Washington, Va. ; 21 mi. north to Winchester, Va. 4.6 DICKY RIDGE VISITOR CENTER. Water, comfort stations, picnic grounds, exhibits, slide programs, sales publications . Alt. 1,940. 2J_ HOGBACK OVERLOOK. Alt 3,385. View of 11 bends of Shenandoah River is visible on clear days. 24.1 ELKWALLOW. Picnic grounds, water, comfort station, fireplaces and picnic tables provided. EDINBURG, VIRGINIA ~P0PT~766 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS Shenandoah Valley's first winery, free tours. Easy access off 1-81. Woodstock or Edinburg exit. (703) 984-8699. 31.5 PANORAMA JUNCTION US 211. 9 mi. west to Luray, 7 mi. east to Sperryvillc, 24 mi. to New Market; 26 mi. to Culpepper. Alt. 2,304. SPERRYV TILLE, VA. "In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains". On US 211, 7 miles east of Skyline l Dri...

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