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Sec. B: Life-styles --- Gilmer County's Social Scene The Glenville Democrat 462-7477 Hummingbirds Return, as does Frost 17 lenville tt nder :., .... At least one of my humming birds veterans m ollmer t ountv 1 tnouglat. , , . made the lon 'D h re erhumtrl to w_e_v - m --, : " ; ) this nught be a good time for this w ......... /,'- .... . mmg birds winter and was back last picture or t alph's uncle, S 'Wise" . ...... , _ .--- week looking for my humming bird Moore. wise was a teacner at me uaK feeder. These tiny birds fascinate me. orove One Room School when heI didn't have mv feeder out and he was called on Feb 25 1918 in the first came to t ... WW" - , he kitche ..... o ..... i guota, bluebirds in my backyard bird boxes , !n. Europe, Wise's unit cut off are really busy raising their youhg. oemnd enemy lines and the Army They fuss when someone sits in the was unableto.get supplies to them for pavilion. mree aays w se tommy aunt Uress]e Richard Parsons' family and friends INTERSECTION OF MineRAL ROAD AND SYCAMORE ROADS, GLENVILLE. they ate horse meat and the first drink he had came from a cow track. The first food the Army was able to get to them was a keg of pickled beans. He said they tasted wonderful. After the War, Wise marned Tressa Mollohan and they lived where we now live in the late 1920s and 1930s. Wise ran his father's store at the mouth of Cub Fork and also served as the Perkins Postmaster. He owned the store in 1936. In 1936, Wise built a 40 x 40 barn, painted it green and trimmed it in yellow. The barn was and still is a landmark. In 1973, Ralph and I built a new house on the property that Wise owned and we still use the barn. Wise served as a Maytag washing machine salesman for awhile, during the t930's. His and Tressa's children, were Elsie, S. Wise Jr. "Buddy", Larry , Norman and Connie. The family moved to Ohio during World War II and Wise, Tressa and some of their children are buried in Oberlin, OH. S. 'WISE" MOORE WWl [gilmercountywesh, irginia.comi recently surprised him with a birth- day party. Richard was 60 years old and the party was a big surprise, but he said he enjoyed it. My Gravely mower needed an over- haul this year. Son Tim spent a lot of his Easter Vacation working on the mower. Daughter-in-law Debbie Marks and I went to the Spencer Gravely Store to get parts and I met Richard Tuftus, the famous Gravely man. According to an article in the Spencer paper, Richard Tuftus fame as a"Gravely fix-it man" is known in many states People bring their Gravelys to Spencer and stay in a motel until Richard gets gravelys fixed. The Spencer Paper also had a story about the first Gravely. In 1915, Ben- jamin Franklin Gravely came up with the first motorized garden cultivator fashioned from a push plow and an Indian motorcycle. All Gravelys were built at Dunbar, WV until 1968. We had a frost and freeze on Wednesday morning, April 28. My thermometer read 29 degrees. I cov- ered part of my strawberry patch, but expect peacbes, pears and lots of other fruits were damaged. I read i n the Braxton Democ rat that Dolly Snodgrass Smith had died. Dolly was mom's friend when they were girls. They both lived on Laurel and often walked to Rosedale to the store together. Dolly lived in Braxton County and was a reader of mine. I also read that Glena Moyers Shaffer had died. The Moyers family were neighbors of ours when I was grow- ing up. My Aunt Cressie Minney recently underwent extensive cancer surgery in Florida. She had trouble breathing and four days later underwent sur- gery to remove a goiter. She is 88 years old and doing as well as can be expected, RUMBLE ON THE HILL -- Once a year the Glenville State College Athletic Dept., in conjunction with Glenville's Dawg House Gym and Ramsey Associated Petroleum Company, sponsors a "Fight Night" in the Gym. In its eighth straight year on April 21, the "Rumble on the Hill" attracted a large audience of fight fans who were not disappointed in the full card of mainly boxing and kick-boxing matches. Among those attendees enjoying the evening's action were from left to right (seated): Dr. James Hilgenberg, a GSC History Professor, Ramona and Steve Shattuck, of the GSC-Aramark Food Service; and (standing) Joe Putnam, a Glenville businessman and former city mayor. The proceeds of the Fight Night go toward bolstering the College's Athletic Dept. (Staff photos by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) oc. Cherry F ntsh Bedroom Dresser, tam'or, chest, and full/queen headboero rR~amSo#a Mod~r.r roll ~g ~ th~ 6wvr~z~l sclawC~contra~mwt~x~ ~: ~ tc~ez,*at ,111711. c.n~. $~ i Chaise Handle Rocker Recliner Large rocRer rec/iner chaise in a choice of vinyl colors. Overstuffed pub back and arms. .s-Pc. Nost /o .= 204 Market St. Spencer Phone: 927-2700 Store Hours: Mon-Fri %6: Sat. 7-5 STUMBLE ON THE HILL --- As this photograph in the cemetery next to Louis Bennett Hall shows, it won't be too long before students and professors start to "stumble" over the remains of one of GSC's professors and political scions, Robert F. Kidd, also a former president of the College. His tombstone took a beating during last winter's bitter rain, ice, snow and wind storms, thereby moving the monument's top off the center of its pedestal. The Gilmer County Historical Society, under the leadership of Fred Radabaugh, is attempting to seek help in re-positioning and stabilizing this important, yet heavy, monument. STUDENTS IN TOWN -- Justin Butcher (left), a graduating GSocC senior in business and marketing, did an internship at the Gilmer County Economic Development Ass iation this spring semester. In his major sP; leeCtt :we oSu lleyed thoev ldeantt rb a nY re e r tthr 'd lnSs ,e eo ail ' ; r Grel k l aTnh; here over the weekends. The city's Vision Plan to beautify the downtown was also mentioned as a potential positive step for the city in making the area more attractive. At the right, local businessman and Folk Festival volunteer, Don Kelble, listens intently to Justin's report. --~ IuI IIII I I I yollr Calf just a BODY SHOP Professional Repair Shop lncludesi Used auto parts Car rentals Wrecker service Using PPG Products from Automotive Color Technology Rt. 19 North - Weston, WV - 269-2123 t I