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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

GENEALOGY Dear Editor: My husband's Gunnell family came from Patrick County, so we hope to see something about the Gunnells sometime. Hope the query will find some new information. Seeking parents of Austin Gunnell, married in Patrick County, Va. 1835 to Lucy Clark, daughter of Jesse and Lucy (Pedigo) Clark. Austin and Lucy (Clark) Gunnell were in Floyd Co., KY in 1850 census. Does anyone know the parents of Jesse Clark? Does anyone know the parents of Caleb May, Sr. born 1781, probably near Tennessee-North Carolina line (maybe Carter Co., Tenn.)? He came to Floyd Co., KY by 1810 and was married to Margaret Patrick. How is Caleb May, Sr. related to John May, a Revolutionary War soldier born 1760, married Sarah Jane Phillips, buried in Pike Co. Ky.? Mrs. Maxwell Gunnell R.R. 1, Box 85T West Liberty, KY 41472 Subscribe Today To ' J * The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life 1 Year (12 Issues) Only *B.OO Send A Gift! TELL US THE OCCASION (THINKING 2 Year (24 Issues) Only ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

NOVEMBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 14 ELIZABETH'S JOURNAL 1842-1848 The following is an excerpt from a journal kept by Elizabeth Cooley McClure of Carroll County, Virginia from 1842 (she was 17 then) til her death in 1848. At this point in the story, she is married. She and her husband have traveled to Texas to start their life together only to find "the situation with war untolerable". They backtracked up the Mississippi River and are now in Missouri, hoping to homestead there. A special thanks to the Cooley family for sharing this journal with us. August 19th [1846] Today Mc's school commenced. I have been cyphering and spinning. Children crying, Nancy sick.. I feel solid and firm bent on learning.. low spirits. [Elizabeth and James McClure are staying with her brother and family who previously settled in Missouri.] Sunday, Sept. 7th. At Hezekiah' s but have been teaching school two weeks. Small school, sickly children, sometimes feel very bad, again feel well. I like teaching to...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

The dictionary defines the word Concord as "harmony - agreement". Whoever picked that name for the Primitive Baptist Church at Meadows of Dan couldn't possibily have found a better name for it. In all the years I have never known anything but "harmony" to exist there. I would like to give you a history of this church, but I am sadly lacking in factual knowledge. Therefore, I shall have to confine myself to the impressions I have first hand of this fine old church. Concord is situated on a plot of land near the headwaters of Tuggles Creek and on the old road to the Meadows of Dan Post Office. [This was once the DanvilleWytheville Turnpike.] There are lots of fine shade trees and a thick stand of natural grass around it. I can recall attending church in the original old log building which has long since been torn down. [This was across the road from the church today. The present building was built before 1920.] This church was built sturdily and plainly, in keeping with the spirit of ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

NOVEMBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 16 THE FORTUNE'S GONE BUT NOT HIS MEMORIES Editor's Note...Our appreciation is to the Winston-Salem Journal and Tom Sieg for their permission in allowing us to reprint this story. He lay with his mouth agape, wheezing and snorting and occasionally opening his eyes to try to focus on the apparition beside his bed, then surrendering to sleep again. When he finally was able to shake the fog, he couldn't speak aloud. He beckoned with his eyes and I leaned close to his face. "Howdy," he whispered hoarsely. Then he pulled against the hand-restraint designed to prevent him from removing his I.V. tubes, and he whispered again: "Cut that for me." He knew I couldn't, but he thought it was worth a try. Everything else was gone - S6O million, a trucking fiefdom, a dozen homes, 116 antique cars, a 2,000-acre Virginia mountain retreat complete with a zoo and a riverboat - but Shirley Mitchell hadn't lost his spunk. It. had been almost two years since we had lun...

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Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

MOUNTAIN RECIPE MULLED CIDER 2 Quarts sweet apple cider 20 whole cloves y 2 cup sugar 20 cinnamon sticks 14 whole allspice X teaspoon salt Bring to boil. Boil for 15 minutes. Let stand 12 hours. Strain. Serve hot. GRATED SWEET POTATO PUDDING 3 cups grated raw sweet potato 1 cup syrup or 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 egg yolks 2 cups milk y 2 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 Tablespoons butter 2 egg whites Combine all ingredients except egg whites. Put the mixture in a baking dish and bake in a low oven about 2V 2 hours, or until done, stirring occasionally during the first of the cooking. During the last 30 minutes, discontinue the stirring, allow to brown. Just before pudding is done, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Add 4 Tablespoons sugar. Put meringe mixture on top and brown. BAKED STUFFED SWEET POTATOES Cut 3 large baked sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, carefully scoop out the inside leaving a little of the potato as a lining for the skins. Mash and season with butter, ...

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Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

NOVEMBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 18 My mother, Lucinda Handy Roberson, grew up in the lsoo's in the Blue Ridge Mountains in a community known as Rye Cove [Patrick County, Virginia]. She used to entertain her children and grandchildren with stories about her childhood. Her father, Sparrell Handy made their shoes and they wove the cloth for their wearing apparel. They had an apple orchard and one tree grew, as one person put it, "to be as big around as a buggy wheel". People came for miles to see it. My mother's father built a house with a kiln to dry their apples in. They raised crops in the fields with what she called "grubbing hoes". Rock rows are still visible in those fields built from rocks picked up off the land. One of the girls stayed at the house to help their mother and the other children worked in the fields with their father. There were eleven children born only a year or so apart and my grandmother would count them each night to be sure they were all there. On their f...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 27 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

THIS GOOD LAND Jim Waters is a joy to share a ride through the mountains with because of his sincere appreciation of mountain beauty. His love of nature's wonders is reflected in his work as anyone who has ever seen his MOUNTAIN ESSAYS on WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina or any number of other stations across the nation, can attest. The work of a television photo-journalist is by necessity often squeezed into a few fleeting moments and only briefly viewed; yet Jim Waters has a talent for capturing the essence of the moment with his lens and the viewer is treated to an experience that's the next best thing to being there. During our rides together, Jim has occasionally spoken briefly of the horrors so often encountered by a television cameraman. Viewers around the world witnessed the Klan/Nazi killings in Greensboro from the safety of their homes, but it was Jim's camera that captured those horror filled moments on film. When I asked, "Aren't you afraid", he replied, "Sure, but ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

NOVEMBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 20 IN MEMORY OF ARMISTICE DAY, NOVEMBER 11 THE WATCH By: BeulahS.Fox Wiley & Clara Stowers, Rocky Gap, Virginia. Both now deceased. Photo courtesy of Beulah S. Fox, who states, "In this photo, Mother has learned that Daddy has to go to war. She looks sad." I remember hearing my father tell this story when I was a little girl. Background for story is taken from the letters he wrote my mother while in service in World War I. Few people expected to see American troops go to Europe. Wiley and his wife, Clara, had gone to housekeeping in a little house at Round Bottom (so named because of the round bottom in which it was located.) On Nov. 16, 1917, Wiley entered the army and was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. From there he went to Camp Greene, N.C. where he found Clara a place to stay and she boarded in the home of an older couple outside the camp. All this time Wiley was fortunate in having a friend, Meek, who was also from Tazewell County, j...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

BACKROADS Continued from page 24. We'll begin our tour at milepost 27 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, turning right on State Route 56 if you're traveling north, and left if you're traveling south on the Parkway. From beginning to end, our tour will cover a total of 80. 3 miles and will require no less than three hours for the drive alone. Allow at least an extra 2V 2 hours if you plan to hike the Crabtree Falls trail. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the total distance we've traveled from our point of beginning to that point on our tour. The numbers in parentheses () indicate the distance from the last turn or point of interest that we passed. 00.0 (0.0) Here we will turn off the Blue Ridge Parkway heading for State Route 56. 00.0 (0.0) At this stop sign, turn left on State Route 56, going east toward Montebello. We are now entering Nelson County. Visit old Historic NewbernVA. | Jjp FOR SHOPS OF TASTE ,p £jj FOR MEMORABLE DINING FOR PRETTIES &amp...

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Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

NOVEMBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 22 BACKROADS Continued from page 21 right is near the beginning of the trail. This is one of the highlights of our tour, and a part of it that I enjoyed the most. The day we did this BACKROAD, it was a beautiful October day, perfect for hiking and my partner and I just couldn't resist the 2-mile climb to the top of the upper falls. I must say it was certainly worth seeing. However, I do not recommend hiking the entire trail unless you are in good physical condition and please wear comfortable clothing, especially shoes. The trail is well marked and perfectly safe, if warning signs are obeyed. Hikers should stay on the trail and not climb the rocks around the observation points. The cliffs and paths near the stream are steep and the rocks are deceptively slippery. In the past few years, several hikers have been killed because they chose to ignore the warning signs and ventured too close to the waterfalls . The Crabtree Falls Trail features a series...

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Page 31 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

BACKROADS Continued from page 22 Massie's Mill, an old plow mill which has been here for well over 100 years. The mill has been out of operation since sometime in the early 1940'5. The building next to that is Oliver's Thrift Shop, and not more than three feet away is the old Massie's Mill Bank, built in 1921. Area residents believe the bank has been closed for about 35 years. 17.8 (2.0) At this stop sign, turn right on 56 east going toward Piney River. 20.3 (2.5) At this point turn left on 56 east. 20.5 (0.2) At this stop sign, continue on 56 east. 22.2 (1.7) Here we once again cross the Tye River. 24.4 (2.2) This large, rustic building to the left looks like it may have been an old tobacco barn. It has a sign on it reading "Four Brothers." 25.2 (0.8) At this stop sign, turn left on 4-lane highway US 29, toward 56 east. 28.3 (3-1) Here we will turn left on state road 651. 29.4 (1.1) Here to our left is a beautiful view of rustic farm buildings set in an open, grassy meadow. 30.0 (0...

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Page 32 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 November 1985

Ik y gi W' H 1 4M JM HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE V\ounfa?n «1«IW - • A Copyright 1985 Laurel Publications Inc. NOVEMBER ~ * j s,l 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 take you through Nelson County, VA. If• you enjoy the mountains, you are going to love Nelson County, an area rich in mountain scenery. It is a beautiful, rolling land with cascading streams, picturesque farms, beautiful apple orchards and lots & lots of mountains. Some proud area residents like to think of it as "God's Country" and it is a joy to behold. We'll be going through part of the George ...

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

DECEMBER 1985 Monthly Journal of Mountain Life "You'll probably think it silly of me," I said to my wife, Anne, on the eve of our first Christmas together, "but this year I'd like to decorate our tree just like we did at home when I was a kid." "How's that?" she inquired, somewhat amused. "Was it something out of the ordinary?" "Oh, very special," I countered . "I thought we'd get a nice artificial tree," she went on. "They are very realistic nowadays, and my folks have agreed to let us have some of their ornaments." "No. No, it has to be a real tree," I insisted. "Artificial will never do. Perhaps someday, but not this Christmas!" "But, honey, don't you think it's a terrible thing to cut down a living tree?" she hedged. "It seems such a shame." "We'll get one we can set out after the holidays," I assured her. "But this is a special Christmas, our very first, and for some reason I really want a live tree decorated just like I remember back home." The scene of my childhood Christmase...

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

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1985 THE LAST CHRISTMAS TREE Continued from page 1. "Be very careful you don't drop any of them," Mother would caution as we passed each treasure hand to hand until all had a renewed acquaintance with it. Each of us always selected our favorite and staked a claim for placing it on the tree when the proper time came. Day by day as the moment approached, the intensity of our excitement would swell. It seemed we were not so much intoxicated by the promise of gifts as we were by the atmosphere of the season and the activities we shared as a family; more so at this time than any other, as I recall. Then the day would arrive, and a hundred times we would ask Mother how soon our father would be coming home from work, and she would answer patiently, "It won't be long now," but for us children the minutes drifted by so, so slowly. Long toward late afternoon I, being the oldest,. would go out to the woodshed and bring my father's broad-axe and his work gloves ...

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

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

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1985 SEVENTY CHRISTMASES AGO Christmas was fast approaching, too fast for my mother, but too slowly for me, a five year old who had waited all the year for the happy occasion. My mother had too much work to do - what with the chores and the approaching holiday season. Her face wore a worried look, not as one approaching a joyous holiday season. She was anxious because she had been taught to have Santa Claus pay his visits even if he couldn't bring much, while my father and his folks thought the sentimental side of Christmas was a lot of tommy-rot. Then too, there was not going to be much to put in a Christmas stocking that year. I would hang my stocking by the fireplace. Mother would always see to it that there was a new pair of stockings to hang up, for Santa just wouldn't put presents in old socks. That year there had been no new knitted sheepwool socks, so Mother had washed and ironed my best old pair so that Santa couldn't tell the difference. An...

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

70 CHRISTMASES AGO Continued from page 4. * > I ; ' /ftsE## i?^ , !l " '</ < fi<*Ws£j'' W Robert Lee Jackson (Bob) about 1912. last a whole season; in fact, the leather was so good and thick that it would refuse to bend when I took a step. Thus, being rather on the plumpish side from a winter diet of corn pone, dried beans and sow-belly; I learned to waddle very much like a goose as I propelled my shoes across the floor. There were no rights and lefts to these shoes so they could be alternated to make them last longer. I envied those who could afford copper toed Elkins. I can't remember what else I wore except a red homespun petticoat for which the cloth had been woven by my grandmother. I secretly wished I didn't have to wear it underneath my dress, it was so pretty. I don't remember wearing underpants until I started to school. Then Mom made black sa- teen bloomers for me. By the time Mother and I were ready to go, Dad had the mules hitc...

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

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1985 CHRISTMAS IDEAS SEE PHOTOGRAPHS, FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL, PAGE 18. It's that time of the year again - Christmas. You still have several presents to buy, because you haven't seen that "certain something" that will be just right for those special persons on your list. When The Moutnain Laurel was at the Blue Ridge Institute's Folklife Festival at Ferrum College in October, we got a chance to see several interesting and unusual crafts being made. As we tell you about the crafts and craft people, perhaps you'll get some ideas to fill in that Christmas list. Let's start with a craft I've always admired - tatting. I used to watch my own grandmother tatting and try to learn. Although she taught me how to crochet and sew and other good things, I never did get the knack of tatting. All I ever ended up with were knots. Perhaps that's the reason I admire this needlework craft the most. For those of you who aren't familiar with tatting, it is a type of hand made ...

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

COPYRIGHT 1985 It was Christmas Eve 1977- A large evergreen tree, dressed in gold ornaments, dominated the living room at Grandaddy Law's house in Bishopville, S.C. Never had there been as many presents - thin ones, fat ones and a large one. Jennifer fondled each one and tried to guess its contents. Then she started begging her grandparents and Uncle John to open the packages on Christmas Eve. The finally agreed to let her open on package. She tore into the package and found a small hair drier from her parents, this satisfied her. She'd have to wait. The next morning finally came. Going to church with her parents helped to take her mind off the presents. Grandma Law stayed at home and prepared the lunch. After the lunch, Jennifer was told that she could distribute the gifts. She tried to be very fair about it, giving each person a gift, then starting over again. Each one opened the gift and held it up for the others to see and enjoy before the next person opened his gift. The big bo...

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

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DECEMBER, 1985 CHRISTMAS RECIPES The following recipe was being given out at the Folklife Festival at Ferrum College at the Rock Ridge Baptist Church food booth. I bought one of the fried pies and boy! It was the best I've ever tasted! The crust was crispy and golden and the apple filling was sweet and syrupy. I hope you have as much success when you try the recipe as the ladies of Rock Ridge Baptist Chruch did at Ferrum. Delicious! Happy eating throughout the Holliday season. (You can always make a New Year resolution to diet. ) FRIED DRIED APPLE PIES Pie Crust: 4 C. Flour (plain) 1 Teaspoon Salt 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder y 2 cup milk V/ 2 cup shortening Sift flour, baking powder and salt into bowl. Take out 2/3 of this mixture and mix it with /£ cup of milk to form a paste. Add the shortening to remaining flour 3 1/3 cups) and blend until pieces- are the size of small peas. Add flour paste and shortening flour mixture. Mix well until dough comes together and ...

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