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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

STRASBURG'S FIRST PHARMACY Continued from page 4. fountain. He also sold good chocolate candy from a glass showcase and oranges and lemons at Christmas time. A stationery counter provided paper for business and social needs and he also had a silver counter showcase form which he sold various silver products like spoons, knives and forks, etc. One part of the store was stocked with patent medicines, the ones that people were using in those days like Lydia Pinkham and Rexall products. They were sold in liquid, powder, or ointment forms. One day, while clerking ir> the store, a Reverend Watts, retired Methodist minister came into the store and purchased a supply of Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. After several weekly purchases of the same medicine by Reverend Watts, I asked my father, "Dad, this Lydia Pinkham's is for women, isn't it?" "Yes, son, but if you'll look on the package at the ingredients you will see that there is a low percentage of alcohol in it." Of course,...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1986 SYLVATUS, VIRGINIA—A HISTORY SYLVATUS: A HISTORY is a book that has been published by the Sylvatus Rurtain Club and is now available to the public. There is so much more to this small community in Carroll County, Virginia, located on state route 100, than meets the eye. This long awaited book depicts, via many old photographs and written history, the early years of the once booming town of Sylvatus. Comprised of 72 pages, this book will be a valued addition to personal libraries, collectors, history buffs and the general public. The book covers the early days of the Betty Baker Mine area, the Sylvatus Light & Power Company, Buckwheat College, the Bank, the train station, pop factory, the Odd Fellow Hall and much more. Many old photographs and historical information were contributed by local residents, without whose help, this book would not have been possible. We all appreciate their efforts to help preserve this history. The book ca...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

MAYBERRY MEMORIES The year 1927 hurried by. The Yeatt's new home was built and we moved in for the winter. Then, Dad had a bad spell with something, probably a ruptured disk, that left him crippled for the rest of his life. But, that is not what I wish to remember now. What I remember now is the loving kindness and caring of friends and neighbors, for that is what meant so much to us then. Though things were not so good they would get worse later. The spring of 1928 came and Mr. Childress came over and plowed our new garden with his horse. He called the horse "BOOZY," but the horse always looked sober to me. (But I did hear of one that Penn Scott had that would drink all he could get. It was a mustang he had trained.) Soon May passed and it was into the first days of June. My sisters, Flora, Loraine and ■ I could play outdoors. One morning it was very nice. We went up the path beside the woods above our new home. My sisters and I found some chestnuts in the leaves that were sproutin...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1986 Olden Golden Rule Days CONCLUSION: We obtained our water from a spring. Each day a student was sent down the road and across the bridge to draw a pail of water for the school. We drank from a common aluminum dipper. We didn't think water tasted as good from a cup made of table paper and, besides, we couldn't afford to use up all that paper. I received more than one scolding for being extravagant with my tablet paper, with tablets costing two cents each! If one lost his pencil in the classroom, it became a real calamity with speculation running high as to whether the pencil had really been lost or had been appropriated by a fellow student. While I mentioned earlier that we had more freedom, I will qualify that by saying that this was not necessarily the case if one wanted to be excused from the classroom. To minimize interruptions, in some schools the student was required to signal his intention by holding up his hand with one finger meaning a tr...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

JOHN HAYES HOLLOW By: George C. Parker TREASURED MOMENTS WITH MAMA. I remember Mama and some of the most treasured moments of life in the John Hayes Hollow. I was the youngest of six children, so it was no guess that our mama was one busy lady, looking after us and still finding time to give our dad some attention now and then. Mama would always find some time to spend now and then with each of us, so when my turn came, it was a "treasured moment". Sometimes it would be when Dad and the older children were out working in the fileds. Mama and I would be left behind to look after the family laundry and cooking. Mama would talk to me at those times and say, "Son, what do you want to be when you grow up?" Know what I always wanted to be? I wanted to be a mother of six beautiful children and I wanted to see the beautiful parts of our world, to climb high into a tree and look at the whole world. Mama would sing me songs that she had been taught as a little girl, then she would laugh and s...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1986 THE UGLY VALENTINE Ik: There are several different explanations for the custom of sending valentines on Valentines Day. All of them are probably inaccurate. The most plausible is that Valentine Day is a survival of a February 5 Roman Festival. It was once the custom to draw lots to decide which young man and woman should be each others valentine for the coming year. The couples would then exchange gifts, and sometimes they even became engaged. In the 30's some valentines were printed on a sheet of cheap paper and might read something like this, a picture of an old maid at the tip of the paper and a verse saying: You're afraid of your shadow and scare of a mouse. Wouldn't you feel safer With a man in the house? You would have to have known my Grandmother to fully appreciate this valentine story. Grandmother was probably 80 years old. No one knew when she was born. Once I searched the court house records. In it I found her birthday recorded, turn...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

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 Missippi River and are now in Missouri, hoping to homestead there. A special thanks to the Cooley family for sharing this journal with us. July 30, 1847. Yesterday I went to the great dinner at Independence . It was a pleasant day and the greatest concourse of people I ever saw. I enjoyed myself tolerably well. Mr. McClure is unwell, but is now gone to his school. I soon will have to go to mine. I am tired. I want time to commune and study things over, to read the Bible. 0 I am tired of the world, I want religion! ! ! August 15, Sunday evening. Been to meeting at Cumberlands. Mc. is gone to try to take Demar and Hill for horse stealing. I wish...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1986 The Mail Box Dear Folks, I love "The Mountain Laurel." The Christmas issue is, as usual, lovely. "The Last Christmas Tree," was especially moving, it was written in a quiet, understated way that I've noticed in other of your articles. And which perhaps, in the end gives them a special emotional force. The only reason I didn't renew my subscription right away is I decided to catch up on all reading before renewing anything, (impossible task). I just got the Christmas issue, though my subscription ran out long ago. I'm not sure if I missed issues or not (as I haven't caught up on reading!) If I have and you can send them please do. The issues are a treasure. Keep the rest of the money, it's a contribution. Keep up the fine work! B.L. Schwimmer Hinton, W VA P.S.: Where I live (Summers Co., W VA.) the backroads often are the main roads! Dear Susan and Staff, Thank you so much for including Charity [Virginia] on the Backroads Tour [January Issue]. I...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

THE BLUE RIDGE DIGEST HOW TO ENJOY A SKI VACATION IF YOU DON'T SKI BOONE N.C. —Your husband has talked of nothing but heading for the High Country for a weekend of skiing ever since he tore the October sheet off the calendar. Your best friend is trying to talk you into splitting the costs of renting a chalet for a winter vacation in the mountains. If you ski, it sounds great. If you don't, it sounds like the beginning of a fight, but it doesn't have to be. The good news from here is that you enjoy a ski vacation even if you don't want to learn how. Though most people think fun in the High Country in winter is synonymous with skiing, it isn't, necessarily. There are lots of other ways to have a good time. If you're athletically inclined, there are other sports activities available to you. Beech Mountain has an ice skating rink; recreation area along the Blue Ridge Parkway offer winter hiking, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities; and several of the area's hote...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE B BLUE RIDGE DIGEST FRONT ROYAL VIRGINIA THE BEGINNING OF THE SKYUNE 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. 21 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. ED INBURG/ VIRGINIA POP. 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 Sperryville, 24 mi. to New Market; 26 mi. to Culpepper. Alt. 2,304. SPF.RRYVILLE/ VA . "In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains". On US 211, 7 miles east of Skyline Drive. PA...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

Virginia county maps are available for 260 each and requests should be addressed to: Virginia Dept. of Highway Transportation 1221 E. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219 North Carolina county maps are available for 250 each and requests should be addressed to: North .Carolina Dept. of Transportation P.O. Box 25201 Raleigh, NC 27611 LYNCHBURG * VA. POP. 155,000 DAYS INN - From Peaks of Otter, take Route 43 south to 460E to 3320 Candler's Mtn. Rd. Exit 128 E. 131 rooms, outdoor pool, 24 hr. Dayßreak Restaurant. Adj. River Ridge Mall, convenient to shopping outlets, Natural Bridge 32 miles; Peaks of Otter 40 miles; Wintergreen 45 miles; Appomattox 25 miles. Phone direct 804/ 847-8655 or Toll-Free (800) 325-2525. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MILEPOSTOAT ROCKFISH GAP TO MILEPOSTIO6 AT U.S. 460 I WAyNESBORo/h ) toi J J J SurtiNC Oflivf ' STAUNTONJ\ Uao0 o V \ I 'rj ■ HUMPBACK ROCKS ( y jjAniwits \ \>° J |\ ittt K \ c-. I 6»ttNVlLLr||) SJb WINIIW.HI tN J *1 •*!< Mtn \ («;) M ** run...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE D BLUE RIDGE DIGEST DADDY RABBIT CAMPGROUND - Milepost 174, 4 miles west on 799 to 727. Tent, trailers, dump station, water & electric hook up, metered LP gas, hot showers, laundry, fishing. (703) 789-4150. HUBBARD'S STORE - Gas, Picnic Supplies, Trout Fishing. \ mi. off Parkway on S.R. 758 near Rocky Knob Cabins. Pay only for catch. Come fish all day! (703) 593-3016. MEADOWS OF DAN, VA. ALT. 2,964 176.1 MABRY MILL, Meadows of Dan, Va. Visitor center, walking trail around old-time mountain industry exhibits. Water powered mill operating. 177.7 US 58 CROSSOVER. Hillsville is 22 mi. west. Stuart, Martinsville, Danville to East. THE COUNTRY WHALE - Jet. 58/Pkwy. Quality crafts; woodwork, baskets, pottery, candles, baby gifts, toys, dolls, fine quilts. Homespun bakery; wholesome goodies & breads. Pantry; dried fruit-nuts, apple butter, honey, sorghum, ice cream. Open Daily April-Dec. VISA/MC (703) 952-2116. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FROM MILE POST 106 AT U.S. 460 T...

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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

199.5 FANCY GAP, US 52 CROSSOVER. 14 mi. east to Mt. Airy, N.C.; 8 mi. west to Hillsville, VA. FANCY GAP, VA. ALT 2,920. CASCADE MOUNTAIN INN - at Cascade Mountain Ski Resort 2 mi. E. of Fancy Gap on state road 608. Open all year. Spacious rooms, use of pool, tennis courts, 24-hour security. Golf nearby. Restaurant, 2 apartments. (703) 728-2300. LAKE VIEW MOTEL & RESTAURANT - Jet. 52 & Parkway. 22 units back from highway overlooking Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice restaurant with best meals from snacks to country ham. MC-VISA honored. Reservations (703) 728-7841. MOUNTAIN FORGE & GIFT SHOP - \ mile N. on US 52.' See the Blacksmith forge red hot iron. Custom ironwork, unique gifts. Open 9-5 daily MayNov. Weekends Dec—Apr. 703—728—7166. MOUNTAIN TOP MOTEL & RESTAURANT. At Intersection US 52 & Blue Ridge Parkway. 20 modern units. Wall to wall carpet, shower or tub, air cond. Restaurant specializing in country ham, steaks &amp...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE F BLUE RIDGE DIGEST SPARTA RESTAURANT - 7 mi. from Pkwy on 21 (Main St.) Sparta. Good food, great atmosphere, daily specials of homecooked food, Fri. night seafood. Open 6-9 Mon-Sat. ROARING GAP, N.C. US Highway 21. THE BRASS REGISTER - Roaring Gap. Open daily 10-5, May thru Nov. Local Crafts, Quilts, Antiques, X-mas Shop, Pottery, Baskets, Baked Goods, Wooden Toys. Exit Mile Post 230, 4 miles South on Rt. 21. 919-363-2441. HIGH MEADOWS INN - 37 Unit motel, very reasonable rates with swimming pool 18 hole champ, golf course adjacent to us. We offer guest cards to Inn guest. High Meadows Rest. within walking distance. We offer a variety of delicious foods. Private rooms for banquets, private parties and meetings. Sunday lunch buffet 11:30 until 2:30. Located 5 mi. S. on #2l exit Pkwy MP 230 P0 Box 222 Roaring Gap, NC 28668, 919/363-2221. GLADE VALLEY, N.C. ALT 3,000 Pop. 500. Located 2.3 mi. fdrom Parkway Hwy. 21. Sparta is 5 mi. north on 21. OLD VALLEY STORE - Pottery, games, h...

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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

Ride", visit deer park petting zoo and pan for real gold. See country fair with arcade and rides and the craft junction. 9AM-6PM May-Labor Day. Limited schedule weekdays and full weekend, Labor Day thru October. Hwy 321-221 between Boone and Blowing Rock, N.C. MYSTERY HILL N.C Most unusual attraction. Educational & fun for whole family. Hwy 221—321 between Boone & Blowing Rock. Mt antique museum with 10,000 antiques, Lifestyles museum, Handmade candy and woodcrafts. Open year round (704) 264-2792. THE BLOWING ROCK - Breathtaking view 4090 ft. above John's River Gorge. Prevailing winds return light objects thrown over the void. Snack Bar-Gift Shop. Oldest scenic attraction in Western N.C. Hwy 321 S, Blowing Rock, N.C. BOX WOOD MOTEL - N. Main St. P.O. Box 1509. On 321 Bus. Spacious rooms, apts., cottages, color TV, electric heat & air. Open" all year. (704) 295-9984. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK. FROM BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MILE POST 382.6 TO TR...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE H BLUE RIDGE DIGEST K'BJi Roanoke, VA. Shrine Circus. General Chairman, Kazim Shrine, PO Box 835 Roanoke, VA 24004. 703/343-9838. Beech Mountain Resort. Uinterfest. i&U Lynchburg, VA. Booker T. Washington Exhibit. Courtesy of Booker T. Washington National Monument. Exhibit emphasizes this renowned black leader's Virginia and Lynchburg associations. Lynchburg Public Library. Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Tues. and Thurs. 9:30 am-9 pm. 804/528-1986. Sugar Mountain Resort. The Sugar Cup Slalom. EH Annandale. Groundhog Celebration. Stories, crafts and slide show tell about the life of nature's favorite weather predictor. Hidden Oaks Nature Center. 2-4 pm. Free. 703/941—1065. EM Farmville, VA. "Hats"—A Tribute to Harriet Tubman. Saundra Dunson plays the aged, but strong freedom fighter in this historically accurate and inspirational one-woman show. 8 pm. General admission $4. Jarman Auditorium. Longwood College. 804/392-9291. mi Sugar Mountain Resort. 9th A...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

GENEALOGY My cousin, Virgie Dalton Richardson, gave me a gift subscription to THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL. I have really enjoyed the articles, and being an avid "amateur genealogist", with kin in Virginia, I really enjoy the genealogy section. By the way, Moody Dalton, the subject of a recent article is Virgie's brother. Their mother Fair Ellender Gray Dalton & my Grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Gray, were siblings. My purpose in writing is to submit the following query, concerning a line with which I have had some difficulty in tracing further: Bryant/Young - Seek data on Richard Bryant (b 1795, d 1850-7 in Franklin Co., V A), and his wife, Ann/Annie Young (b 1797, d in Franklin Co., VA). I suspect Ann was daughter of James Young, Rev. War Pensioner, born in Orange Co., VA Children were Subscribe Today To The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life 1 Year (12 Issues) Only *B.OO Send A Gift! TELL US THE OCCASION (HAPPY VAL--2 Y ear (24 Issues) Only *14.00 ENTINES DAY, ...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1986 GENEALOGY Continued from page 13. I am compiling a history of the following related families of Virginia and North Carolina and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information about these early families or anyone who is interested: Lewis, Barker, Basham, Burnside (Byrnsides), Carrow, Harless, Holstein-Holstine, Kaylor-Caylor, Mayse, Meadows, Nelson, Paterson, Irwin-Erwin-Ewing, Scott, Snodgrass, Smith (Abram and Jordan), Stanley, Williams, Wilson and Weeks. Billie Redding Lewis _ 1104 Voncile St. Lake Wales, FL 33^53 I would like any information about my Grandfather Henry B. Howell. Born April 24, 1831. He was from either Henry or Franklin County. Married first - Lou Ann Epperly, one son John - Second wife was Anjulina Boyd. Their daughter was Emmazettie Sparks. Mrs. Claice Belcher RT. I,Box 77 Meadows of Dan,Va 24120 I am seeking information on the ancestors and descendents of Nicholas Whitlow and Elizabeth Scott Whitlow, who married ...

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

STRICTLY TABOO By: John W. Spangler I never knew until I read the book, "The Man That Moved A Mountain" which of the religions baptised by sprinkling, and don't profess to be an expert on the subject. Below is an experience from the time I was about 12 years old. We lived in Friendship Hollow near Shawsville, Virginia and attended Sunday School, prayer meetings and revivals at the "Brush Arbor" in good weather. It was located in the corner of my grandparents farm, on top of a hill. My grandparents let them use the place and when a sufficient number of souls were saved, the creek was dammed up down by my grandparents' house (William Winfield and Ardella Conner Spangler) . On this particular Sunday, I also was to be baptised. The preachers had convinced me that the "ole devil" wasn'-t more than half a jump behind me at most. Everything was pretty routine until it bacame one elderly lady's turn. (I'm not making fun Quality Health Care I n The Comfort Of Your Home ADMINISTRATIVE ft RADF...

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 February 1986

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL FEBRUARY, 1986 THE JOHNSON ROD MECHANIC For me, the spring of 1946 had a propitious beginning. World War II was over and the country was looking forward to an era of peace and prosperity. That fall I would be starting my senior year of high school. What made it even more auspicious for me was the fact that I had just landed a . full-time job at R.L. Pirtle's Drug Store. I grew up in the small western Kentucky town of Beech Grove: I had the advantages of living near shopping and recreational facilities without the hustle and bustle of the big city. On the negative side, finding summer employment for a teenager was very difficult unless you were willing to endure the rigors of a tenhour day in the tobacco fields. This is not to say that there were not some sacrifices entailed in accepting this job. For one thing, it meant giving up playing baseball on Sundays. Pirtle's was the only pharmacy in town, so agreeing to work Sundays was a prerequisite for my being hi...

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