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Thursday, August 27, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat Page 9 y Co. Author Laughter from the Hills is the third and latest book written by popular West Virginia newspaper columnist, Alyce Faye Bragg. Mrs. Bragg, au- thor and proud matriarch of four gen- erations, keenly observes her family, friends, and surroundings from her happy perch in the hills of Clay County. A born storyteller, Bragg regularly finds humor amoung the many daily tasks involved in raising children and running a household in the country. In Laughter Jrom the Hills, we see she clearly relishes these tasks, and is able to see not only the humor, but also the grace, in everyday moments. Even while she laughs at herself, she counts her blessingsl beautiful sur- roundings, the seasons, simple plea- sures, friends and family. Bragg writes: "Grandchildren and grandparents are made for each other. By the time most of us have grandchildren, we also have the time to slow our steps to match those of a child; to wait while the little one examines a busy anthill; or to go search for the last few ripe raspberries. Young grandchildren think their grandparents are perfect, and we know the grandchildren are." Bragg's columns have been in state newspapers for more than 20 years now. Bragg says that readers of her columns are in for a treat with Laugh- ter, as it consists of almost all new material, whereas her earlier books were mainly collections of her news- paper essays. An avid reader, Bragg says that she perfers books that in ake you feel good, so she tries to write that way. The humor and warmth found in her sto- ries extends to her home and hospi- tality. A friend of Bragg's wrote the following to the Cl~arleston Gazette: "I know for a fact that the life she lives is as true as the words in her articles. In my heart, mind, and soul there is nothing that can replace those cool, crisp mornings at Alyce Faye's home, with a fresh pan of buttermilk biscuits, gravy and bacon on the table. Her heart and home are always open. Alyce Faye's articles do something to the mind and spirit." As the pace of today's society in- creases, it is comforting to know that there are still places in the hills where great-grandmothers take the time to play pretend post office, fix home- made biscuits, and welcome friends and neighbors. When you need such a dose, spend some time with WV Book Company's Laughter from the Hills. Laughter from the Hills is a 182- page, 5.5 x 8.5 inch paperback avail- able for purchase from WV Book Com- pany. To order, call 888-982-7472, or send $t8.23, which covers the book, tax and postage to WV Book Co, 1125 Central Ave, Charleston, WV, 25302. iLL; LAUGHTER FROM THE HILLS, BY ALYCE FAYE BRAGG News Market Growing Each Week The Farmers' Market is continuing lunch and support their fundraising. to grow each week, with new vendors If you want to purchase anything by arriving each Saturday. Come sup- the bushel, please free to inquire of port the local farmers and stock up on the different vendors. They will be your weekly produce. There are also glad to either sell or take orders. farm-fresh, free-range eggs available Although it is an early sign ot' the weekly, pending season changing, mums are This Saturday, "The Little Pioneers" now available for $6.00; they are beau- will be selling hot dogs with all the tiful. trimmings for $1.25. They will also Come join us! have nachos and pop. Come and have Christmas Lay-Away 25% Down With Monthly Payments. Must be picked up by Nov 30 GIL-CO PHARMACY 356 WV HWY 5 East Glenville, WV Phone: 462-8300 Hours: After hours emergency, call: Mort. - Fri.: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Doug: 462-5554 Sat.: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Scott: 462-7355 Our family looks forward to serving your family. Pharmacists: Scott Wanstreet, R.Ph. Doug Moss, R.Ph. Lori Plummer, R.Ph. "For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does." (Psalm 33:4) Friday, Saturday & Sunday Aug. 28, 29, 30 Admission: per person Children 10 & under FREE Tickets and snack bar open at 7 p.m. - Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. 304-354-9405 http :// Wildlife Food Plots Litter Lime Fertilizer No Job Too Rough (304) 871-3928 i ~ ~ ' ii ,c min[ ,, IIt "] ' From the Front Porch: Troy News Anno e,t Lori Rosenburg 462-4398 Fall is in the Air Fall is creeping up on us so quickly, lously tossed out of the system. Why? I love this time of year, especially Because students did not want the with the breezes we get. It's already burden of having to study or turn their starting to get dark a little earlier. I work in on time. I hope none of them have even noticed that the stores are are planning to be doctors, lawyers or already getting in Halloween candy, pharmacists. It just breaks my heart. Summer went by so quickly; where We will miss Father Ed's in fectious did the time go? I swear, the older I smile, his homilies, and jokes, not to get, the faster the years go by. I am mention his wonderful organ playing. looking forward to the changing of One thing I can say is that his mission the leaves; hopefully, it will be soon. in life of helping others and his writ= Last week, classes started back at ings will live forever. My heart goes GSC, and I am trying to get back into out to his brother, sister, and other the groove ofthings. That week started family members. off pretty badly, with the unexpected This week has been much better; I loss of our priest, Father Ed, at Good feel more organized now. I have been Shepherd Catholic Church, in Glen- going to physical therapy three times ville, a week for an injury that occurred He was such a great and highly- while I was working in Iraq. Please educated theologian. He is highly pray for me; I need all the help I can regarded in my family, not just here in get. Troy, but down in Florida, as well. The bridge on Hwy. 47 in Troy is Cary was one Father Ed's Latinmaking good progress. I am not sure students. Cary took three semesters when they expect to get it finished. of Latin and enjoyed every minute of Troy Elementary students will be it. Father Ed was a tough teacher, and attending Glenville Elementary until his class required good study habits, their school is ready to open; hope- At the same time, though, most of his fully, it won't be too long. students had a lot of fun; I know Cary Lew's mother, Ethel Flesher, will did. be leaving today to go back to South It is a shame that many students Carolina. We enjoyed our visit with these days are so used to having an her. easy ride in school, so much that they I hope everyone has a sate and haveforgottenthatadiplomaissome- wonderful week. Until then, I'll be thing one must work for. It is a shame waving at you from the front porch. that the Latin program was so frivo- !2 !!i ?//:iiT