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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

APRIL 1986 Monthly Journal of Mountain Life AN EARLY CHOICE The trees along the ridges above Lovers Leap were still unfurnished with new leaves. Closer inspection, however, would reveal a general swelling of the buds that promised that Spring was on its way, though late, on this April morning in 1925- Over the brow of the mountains facing South and East, tree buds were larger and a few were beginning to burst into little green squirrel ears that would soon be grown leaves. Just a few hundred feet lower the red-bud bushes were in full bloom, giving a dazzlingly pink effect to the sun-drenched mountain sides. Two riders, a man and a teenaged boy pressed their horses at a fast clip into the bright morning sunshine. Easter had come and gone and the lad was on his way to returning to the mission school at Central Academy, just 5 miles North of Stuart. His father had promised to take him as far as Lovers Leap and now found it hard to set the boy afoot. He was enjoying their rare conversat...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

PAGE 2 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1986 AN EARLY CHOICE Continued from page 1 Ed him - mostly from a distance at Mayberry school and I thought that I recognized several things quite special and admirable about the bigger lad. For one thing, everybody seemed to like him. He never fought, but still maintained the respect of boys even larger than he was at the time. One of the penalities for passing notes at the school during that period was that the originator had to stand before the entire student body and read the note if they were caught. I listened carefully one day as a right pretty and blushing maiden stood and read, "Dear little Dorn. I just can't tell you how much I really love you. It won't fit on this slip of paper." The name Little Dorn had been conferred upon him by his doting grandmother, and it somehow followed him to school. He didn't like it. But sometimes other kids would tease him by calling him that. Sometimes he would ignore them and sometimes he would "cut them dow...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

AN EARLY CHOICE Continued from page 2 tirements in the late 70' s, our paths were to merge once more and we began to discover that not very much had changed. We still held the same ideals and dreams and appreciated the same qualities in humanity. We began exploring some of our old haunts. We poked among the tombstones of old cemeteries, reading the engravings and recalling events in the lives of our departed friends. And we began to explore the backroads of Patrick County where Dorn had helped to establish school bus routes to get neglected children on their way to school. He told me of some of his trials and tribulations of running a school system without sufficient funds. As County Superintendent, he was determined bo make educational oppertunities available to every boy and girl in Patrick County. He established programs for those not interested in books to learn trades. They built houses from the ground to the roof with teen apprentice carpenters. And they sold them. During our ...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

PAGE 4 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1986 THE NIGHT THE RADIO DIED COPYRIGHT 1986 Editor's Note... "The Night The Radio Died" is one of 20 stories Robert Back has written and is being published into a book in May. There will be a limited number of them printed and anyone desiring a copy should submit their orders as soon as possible to Robert G. Back, Box 123, R.R. # 1, Medaryville, IN, 47947. The name of the book is "Hear My Laughter, See My Tears" and the price will be $7.50 plus SI.OO for postage and handling. Except for God, family and ice-cold buttermilk with cornbread, Uncle Cobb Holcome loved listening to the boxing matches on radio more than anything else in the world. For an hour or so every Friday night, he was able to forget the Number U coal mine and the poor-mouthed conditions he was forced to endure just to earn a day's pay. He'd pull his cane-bottomed rocking chair beside the battery powered radio and block out everything except the high-pitched, slightly nasal voice of ...

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

THE NIGHT THE RADIO DIED Continued from page 4 screamed over the roaring gun. "Git up hyar close so'se I can see ya," Clorie ordered. Uncle Cobb got to his feet and limped up to the porch steps. Clorie looked down at him and asked, "Cobb, what on earth are ya doin' out prowlin' 'round inna middle of the nigh? "I come to see Grady 'bout the fight," Uncle Cobb said. "I shore didn't know I' se gonna have to fist-fight a dog and git shot at though." "Well, Grady ain't hyar. What fight ya talkin' 'bout, anyway?" "Louis and Walcott." "Has Harmon Lewis's boy been fight in' again? I swan, that boy ain't never been nuthin' but trouble. His folks are such good, Godfearin' people, too." "No, Clorie, I'm talkin' 'bout the fight on the radio tonight," Uncle Cobb enlightened her. >0 *tf TUNE INTO74OAM FOR ENJOYABLE, AUTHENTIC COUNTRY, BLUEGRASS AND GOSPEL MUSIC MT. AIRY, N.C. 919-786-6111 "Oh..well, I don't know nuthin' 'bout that. Grady generally listens to that foolishness, but he ha...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

PAGE 6 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1986 OUR HERITAGE OF SEEDS ~ b E By: Carol Maureen McCormick Here in the Shenandoah Mountains there are countless old homesteads long abandoned that are reminiscent of a self-sufficient day in age with their lovely old apple, pear, cherry, plum and nut trees. In this Bergton/Criders community where I live, the German tomatoe, a lovely orange and red tomatoe has been preserved for generations, its seeds saved and planted year after year. And there is a "Candy-stripe" apple near here that has a red and white skin that makes the prettiest, pinkest applesause. And I've heard tell of a "Hardgraft" apple that would keep for up to two years in a cellar. But that tree is gone from these parts, does anyone know where one can be found? In the old day seeds were always saved for the next year's planting. They were kept year after year and passed on from one generation to the next. Seeds were chosen from the plants that were the best producers, bore the choice ...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

THE HUNDRETH MAN A STORY TRUE My Uncle Bob told a very funny story, until his death at 93 years. He was a successful cotton gin parts distributor in early Oklahoma. Because of his trade, he admired any incident of clever merchandising, commerce or politics. His nature was honest, therefore, I feel he witnessed this incident or at least, he had trusty first hand knowledge of it. During the darkest days of the great depression, many good men were out of work. Their idleness concentrated them daily on the long pine benches in front of Mr. Brimm's General Store. Mr. Brimm was in his high BO's and feeble. These loafers would sit and moan hard-times and whittle notches in the benches. They would discuss this attractive new Marxist Government which seemed to be so successful in Russia. "It feeds and takes care of all the poor people," said some. The old merchant would stand just inside his store window and glare at them between the large plastered sale signs on his front window. He loved t...

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

PAGE 8 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1986 ©COPYRIGHT 1986 Recently I spent a Sunday _afternoon with a very dear friend and a person who has had a great influence on many lives here in the Blue Ridge areas of Vesta and Meadows of Dan. Mr. Fred Clifton, called "Mr. Fred" by young and old, is 90 years old and a real walking history book. He is always as busy as a bee, keeps all kinds of records, and loves sharing his vast knowledge with others. Since the death of his beloved wife Lona in 1976, Mr. Fred has tried to fill the days helping others. His penmanship is beautiful and he still writes with a steady hand. Many articles have been written and honors bestowed on this fine gentleman, yet there is much more to be said. Mr. Fred is especially quick witted. The other day someone asked him how it felt to be 90. He quipped, "I don't know, I have never been 90 before." Now let me share part of my visit with you. As I knocked on the door, a cheerful voice called, "Come in! Come in! Well Siree,...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

"MR. FRED" Continued from page 9. "My father hunted for the silver mine some. Once he found two gold nuggets. Father showed me the rock they came from. Now all that is under water [City of Danville Lake]. Then, I knew these two fellows that hunted for the silver mine all their lives. They found a large cave about 30 feet up from the Dan River. A huge hemlock tree was sticking in the entrance. Evidently it had floated down during a flood and probably had been there for years. It was still sound timber. It was thought that someone had lived in this cave and worked the silver mine. "Now my great-uncle, Bart Clifton made some mighty fine squirrel rifles with beautiful inlaid designs. Uncle got some silver from this Rakes fellow and used it in his best rifles. He made a special full silver mounted for Mr. Murray Akers of Buffalo Ridge. Uncle thought the silver came from the mine. People heard about the Bart Clifton rifles and traveled through buying them. Once someone gave SIB.OO for one...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

PAGE 10 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1986 MAKING A NAME FOR YOURSELF By: David Craig I suppose it was because Ellen never got far from these hills was why she named our two sons after cities; Sydney and Houston. At least she let her imagination go international, I hate to think what would have happened if she had had only a map of New York state to pick from. I could have had me a little Rochester and Poughkeepsie running around here. I didn't cotton to the names of course, I always figured a boy should have a strong one syllable name like Buck or Rex. Ellen said those names sounded like dogs to her. I was to embarrassed to tell her I'd had on old coon dog named Rex as a kid. Ellen got her way. I could never say no to that woman. Well, when I did say no the no turned to maybe, to perhaps, to becoming an established fact. That's how Uncle Earl came to live with us. He was a good soul but a might slow in the attic, if you get my drift. And boy, could he put the food away. When he got to...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

THE JOHN HAYES HOLLOW HAND-ME-DOWN CLOTHES AND HALF-SOLED SHOES I can recall but one brand new dress when I was a little girl. Most of our clothes were made over from those given to us by Aunt Mollie, Mom's sister, who lived in the city. She had one girl and three boys, all older than us. Seems like most every year before the "big meeting", Aunt Mollie would send a box of old clothes her children had outgrown, and sometimes our "big shot" neighbors from on top the mountain would bring us a box of old clothes, scraps and magazines. These boxes were almost as exciting as Christmas. We all would start grabbing and snatching for the brightest colors, begging Mama, "this for me please". Mama would allow us to look if we didn't start a fight or start throwing the clothing on the floor. The magazines were a real treat. We never saw a catalog, newspaper or magazine except in Grandma Moore's outhouse and we were not allowed to take it out of there, not even to look at, and we really enjoyed ...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

PAGE 12 THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1986 The Mail Box Dear Mountain Laurel, I'm enclosing my renewal and a gift subscription for my sister. I haven't received my February issue [letter dated Feb. 4] but hope to get it this week. The article by Frances T. Craig, "Summer At Piney Ridge" was the best I've ever read. Could we talk her into writing some more? I've been enjoying your paper for more than a year and look forward to each issue. Keep up the good work. R. Vernon Winston-Salem, North Carolina Please send the attached gift subscription . I know they will enjoy your wonderful magazine (paper) as much as my husband and I do. We wish to share something so wonderful with people closest to us. M. & S. Ridings Clemmons, N.C. Gentlemen, We will be moving the first of April and I need to give you my new address. [Old and new addresses were enclosed.] I love your magazine and could not remove the label without it tearing. I look forward each month for The Mountain Laurel. Love...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

THE BLUE RIDGE DIGEST BACKYARD BEAUTY When we moved to a log cabin on Wolf Creek in Giles County, with the Creek running at the edge of our backyard, we never expected to inherit some wild ducks. It started with a mother duck setting on eleven eggs in a warm nest made from leaves, dry grass and other materials, lined with down from the mother's own breast. It was built on the ground near the water. We later found that some ducks set on as many as sixteen eggs. We checked on her every few days. Then one day her nest was empty except for the egg shells. We knew she had hatched. It took approximately four weeks to hatch. We looked up and down the creek and spotted her swimming close to the bank with seven little ducklings. Mother duck had led them to the creek as soon as they were able to travel. We learned that they swim before they eat and may not eat until the next day, except for insects from the creek. Mother guarded them carefully. She would dive at you if you attempted to pick u...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

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. 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. EDINBURG/ VIRGINIAPOP, /bb 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. cast to Sperryville, 24 mi. to New Market; 26 mi. to Culpepper. Alt. 2,304. SPERRYVILLE, VA. "In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains". On US 211, 7 miles east of Sky line Drive. P...

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

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. 74.7 THUNDER RIDGE PARKING AREA. Superb view of Arnold's Valley & 8 minute loop trail. Alt. 3,485. 76.7 HIGH POINT ON THE PARKWAY IN VIRGINIA. Atl. 3,950. Apple Orchard Mountain (El. 4,229). 83.8 WILKINSON GAP. 1-3/4 hour foot trail to summit of Flat Top Mt. Alternative trail down south side of mt. to vicinity of Big Springs on Va. 43 takes 1 hour. Alt. 2,511. 84 to 87 PEAKS OF OTTER. Visitor Center, self-guided trail, picnic area, campgrounds, comfort station. 4,000 acres. Sharp Top (ele. 3,870). Flat Top (Ele. 4,004). 86 VA 43 to Bedford, east 10 mi. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MILEPOSTOAT ROCKFISH GAP TO MILEPOSTIO6 AT UJ5.460 ...

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

PAGE D BLUE RIDGE DIGEST DADDY RABBIT CAMPGROUND - Milepost 174, 4 miles west on 799 to 72 7 . 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...

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

Since \ HOW DO YOU KEEP A COMPANY IN BUSINESS FOR MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS? ! Answer: By offering MORE! Turn Of The Century Photograph Of j and better choices, CLARK BROTHERS services and goods- ~ " Y h "^ e B "h f I a lifetime of construction experience. i | RESTAURANT LOCATED 6 MILES WEST OF MILE POST 165 MAIN STREET IN HISTORIC FLOYD, VA. 24091 Telephone: (703) 745-2147 <s " "Good Home-Style Cooking" Owned and operated by GAY THOMPSON Hours: Mon-Sat 5:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.. Sun 7:30-2:00 p.m. The Blue Ridge Restaurant is located in Floyd, Virginiajust 6 miles west of mile post 165 Blue Ridge Parkway. The good home-style cooking includes homemade biscuits, country ham and sausage, gravy and pies, like grandma used to make. The restaurant is located in an early 1900 bank building and the walk in cooler is the original safe. Come by and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of country dining at its best. Brookfield Christmas Tree Plantation Tour originates at the Blue Ridge Restauran...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL vScott \9/nc. Route 1 Ferrum, Va. 24088 Phone 703-365-2167 Custom-made FREE estimates ★ Send for brochure PHILLIPS REAL ESTATE & AUCTION, INC. DOUG PHILLIPS, BROKER 789-4497 PO BOX 485, JERRY R. LESTER, AGT. 763-3697 Fi oy d, v a . DONNIE QUESENBERRY, AGT. 789-4432 Rt 8 across OFFICE 745—3700 from Blue Ridge Bank 158 ACRES 90,000 white pine 22 to 25 years old, also some good hardwood timber, good location, just miles off Route 221 South of Floyd. $87,750. 15 ACRES, more or less, bottom land, good building sites. Ideal for ensilage, hay or pasture. 2 streams intersect on this property. Road frontage on 2 sides. $22,500. 15 ACRES, more or less, woods, water, long road frontage, good building sites. $7,800. 90 ACRES, good quality young white pine timber, \ mile road frontage on Rt. 743. Priced to sell. $85,000. 74 ACRES with excellent timber, 6/10 mile road frontage, good building sites and good hunting. SIOO,OOO. ONE OF Floyd Coun...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1986

LESTER HOME CENTER For all your building and remodeling needs... WE'VE qor you COV/ERECJ BUILDING MATERIALS, LAWN AND GARDEN NEEDS, CABINETRY, PLUMBING ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES, HARDWARE, WALL AND FLOOR COVERING... AND MORE 14 E. Liberty St., Martinsville, VA. wo\ "Your Key to Real Estate Service" ( O HAMPTON REAL ESTATE^ E9«"- s 67 Beautiful Acres of i - Just minutes from town with road frontage great view, woods & pasture. Owner f 50 ACRES near Big Reed Island. Excellent hunting. Good cabin site, firewood. $18,900. Nice lot along the Parkway. $4,500. 3 bedroom frame house & 20 acres located on mountain stream. $29,900. Chalet style home near the Parkway. Nice view. $41,000. 2 story Colonial, 5 BR, 2 baths, double garage, 2 acres land. Just out of Hillsville. Owner financing. $60,000. Nice 3 BR, w/fireplace wooded lot. Rent w/option to buy. $32,500. Lovely 2 story home, 10 rooms, 2 acres of land. Double garage. Near Hillsville. $65,900. 11 ACRES - Great View of s...

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

ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT THE MOUNTAIN LAUREL "WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU" Meadows of Dan Food Market And HOURS: SUN-THURS 6-10 703-952-2934 LfllHllirOlllflt Meadows of Dan, Va. HOURS' FRI-SAT 6-11 " _ FRESH MEAT - FRESH PRODUCE SUN THUR^ FULL LINE OF GROCERIES FRI-SAT 0"11 All your spring and Seed Potatoes-No. 1 Maine Kennebecs $3.95 for 50 lbs. Cabbage Plants - Tomato Plants Flower Plants - Bedding Plants Yellow, White. Red, Onion Sets Fertilizer - Lime Meadows of Dan Food Market MOVIE LAND OVER 500 OF THE BEST MOVIES OUT. NEW ARRIVALS DAILY. RENTALS: $2.00 PER NIGHT MON-THURS. $3.00 FRI-SUNI FREE MEMBERSHIP! STOP BY FOR MORE INFORMATION "WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS" LtfER ' o "FAMILY" )° RESTAURANT "WE HAVE THE CORNER ON GOOD FOOD" 2 miles East of 1-77 on U.S. 0 Route 58 at the stoplight 0 HILLSVILLE, VIRGINIA 243.43 © Hours: Mon. thru Thur. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri. thru Sat. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAY QUALITY VEGETABLES ( 703 ) 728-9295 Food /cft'tn so conSusedYTN,— v —^ do 3o go to...

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