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Page IIII II 8 -- The GlenviHe Democrat/Pathfinder Ill -- Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 GeraldineMarks 462-7477 Memories of Lewis and Ethyl Allen Uncle Lewis Allen was born Feb. 26, 1908. He died in an automobile accident in Parkersburg on March 30, 1991. Uncle Eythel was born Nov. 5, 1909 and died in Zoar, OH on July 6, 2001. The back of the picture is dated 1927. Uncle Lewis would have been 19 and Uncle Eythel 18 years old. I think Uncle Lewis was a student at Rosedale Jr. High School at this time. Alice Rose Bragg tells me he was very handsome. I suppose Uncle Lewis and Uncle Eythel were wearing their best clothes. They are both holding winter caps. I was born the next year after the pie- ture was taken. Shoes and pants like they are wearing were still the style. The pants legs laced up tight around their legs so the high-top shoes could be laced up over them. I doubt that they had more than the one pair of shoes. Uncle Eythel had slip-on rob- ber boots, but Uncle Lewis's shoes look like they had recently been shined, probably with groundhog, pork or beef fat. In 1927, none of our roads were paved and all travelling was done by foot or horseback riding. Mud was everywhere in winter. During the 1930s, and maybe 40s, it was every little boy's dream to grow big enought to get high-top shoes. It was even better if the shoes had a pocket on one side with a knife in it. When Dad was a little boy, he wore gum boots to school and his feet often got frostbit. When dad grew up, he wore ankle-high shoes and in winter he wore five-buckle artics over his shoes. When I started to school, Mom and Dad ordered me a pair of overalls and a blanket-lined overall coat. The coat and overalls were to fit over my regu- lar coat in cold weather so they were several sizes too big. They also or- dered me a pair of four-buckle artics. Each year I begged for light galoshes like most of the other girls wore but Dad insisted on three or four-buckle boots. My brothers got shoes as tall as they were allowed to and three or four-buckle artics. They begged for gum boots like other boys wore, but Dad insisted on attics because of the memories he had of going to school with very cold feet. Dad never had a pair of gum boots until after Ralph and I were married. I was surprised when I came home one time and saw Dad's gum boots. He had learned that the gum boots kept his pants dry and were much easier to put on. Dad had typhoid fever and lay in bed for a whole summer on a straw tick and feather bed. He said the springs felt like they cut holes in his I I LEWIS AND EYTHEL ALLEN, 1927 back. When Dad and Mom got mar- ried one of the first things they or- dered was mattresses for their bed. We always had mattresses for our beds because of Dad's memories while he had typhoid fever. We had our regular quilt guild meet- ing last week. Our leader, Jane Stal- naker, travelled in from Ohio to spend the day with us. She showed us some interesting short cuts for our next month blocks, Aunt Dinah. This month's block of the month, 'cross roads,' was a fun block and putting it together was a little like working on a puzzle. Eva Collins of Weston, a special reader of mine and wife of former Normantown schoolmate Rodney Colins, was our guest at the quilt guild meeting. Eva showed us two whole cloth quilts and three pieced and appliqued quilts she_had hand quilted in her lovely tiny quilting stitches. She also showed~i~bow to make pretty rugs from one-inch squares of double-knit fabric. Thanks, Eva, we enjoyed your visit. I saw the obituary of Wallace Herman Groves in the Sept. 8 Glen- ville Democrat. This was the Herman Groves that James Collins was look- ing for. James and Herman were two of twenty-nine men who were in- ducted into WWII military service at Clarksburg on May 15, 1943. James thought that Herman lived near Ce- darville in 1943. I think Mr. Groves's mother, Hollie Belknap, was a sister to 97-year-old cousin Golda Rogers Belknap's first husband, Henry. Golda died last sum- mer. Mr. Groves had many other rela- tives in Gilmer County. A big slip on the Oak Grove Hill recently had trees across the road. The trees did a lot of damage to the guard rails. The road and ditch has had to be cleaned out several times. J oAnn W oodyar d 462-7093 Condolences, Wilson reunion Our sympathy goes out to the fami-we are having an early Fall. lies ofDelbertWilfong, andtheMary Emylea Shields spent a week in Moss family on theloss of their loved Ohio visiting her daughter Bonnie ones. They will be missed by family, Barnette and family; says she had a friends and neighbors, great visit, There was a good turnout at the We appreciate all those that help Wilson reunion, and was a great suc- out with our recycling; it is coming cess this year. We had several new- along well. comers from New Jersey, Ohio and Wayne, his mom and I attended the Braxton County, along with those revival one night at Millstone; we from other counties that are regulars, heard a good sermon and there was a and we were happy to have all. We great attendance. had a nice auction, a wonderful meal We need to pray for all the sick and and a great fellowship. Looking for- the troops that they will return home ward to it again next year. safely soon. Happy birthday wishes go out to Helpful Hints: my mother-in-law, GarnetWoodyard. Banana skins or ground-up egg- She Was 87 years young and appreci- shells are good vitamins for plants. ated all the nice cards she received. Also, feed your ferns or other Well, the weather tunied cool; think houseplants unflavored gelatin in one " Margaret Radcliff 462--8250 A fall restrictsnews gathering; Caregivers aid correspondent (Late) I would like to apologize to everyone for missing the deadline two weeks in a row. First week, I forgot the holiday; second week, I was in too much pain to write anything. I fell down a couple of steps and tore the ligaments in my left ankle. I am just now able to put my foot on the floor. So I guess it is on the mend. It will just take time. Mildred Radclifftook care of Lanta Bresam a couple of days this week. Her twin brother Lane was in the hospital. He is out now. He had pneu- monia. Little ones bounce back fast. I don't know much news as I am not out and about talking with people. We wore lucky to get the potatoes dug on Labor Day. We had lots of good help: our neighbors, Ernie and Lura Richards, and their kids; Pare Heater and girls, Dick and Lanta Radcliff, Jay and Argil. I wasn't in the potato patch. Lanta Radcliff also got his potatoes out with the good helpers. (This week) The weather has cooled down quite a bit because of the hurricane on the east coast. We just got some rain and a litle wind, but not too much. Jay is still taking care of me, doing the cooking which leaves the dishes for Argil. Neither is very happy about their jobs but do them anyway. I am slowly on the mend. I just can't get a shoe on. Argil has been mowing in between rains. One day out of three. School is back in session full time. My grandson, Dakota, says he likes school. I am happy about that. Makes it easier to get him up. Mildred Radcliff is under the weather with a cold. Seems that sev- eral people have the same type cold. Dakota spent the weekend with us. I had forgotten how many questions a little one can ask. He helped Argil fix breakfast Saturday morning. There was never a dull moment, but we did enjoy him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the HoT "r Sheets family. He will be missed by all in the Cox's Mills and Troy communities. Pat's Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 853-2401 94 years celebrated Edna Goodrich wants to thankall the information on to Ed's grand- her friends who sent cards, called, daughter, Kim, and she has already and/or visited, making her 94th birth- been in touch. She found out that Ed day a very happy one! She had a great actually went to Walkersville High day! Among her visitors were her rather than Bumsviile High and was a niece, Betty Sue and Vernon Single- star basketball player there. He was ton of Heaters. Also, Pastor Tim very tall, she tells me, and was a B. & Kelley of the Methodist Church who O. conductor for many years. It is told me he really enjoyed his visit exciting that we got a family reunited with her and got a big piece of cake through this column. Kim Griffin with ice cream. I just wish we had all (Bennett) is very happy about it. her stories on tape or somehow saved The most interesting thing I learned for posterity! I love listening to her is that Mr. Brown met his wife, Eliza- memories of teaching school, and of beth, during World War II when he Burnsville happenings in the past. Do was in Hungary. She was running we have any other nearly centenar- from the Russians. They fell in love ians? and got married and returned to the Jane (Riddle) Richter has asked us States. She was here 20 years before to help her family as they put together she got to go back to visit. They have a book or some type of history for been back to Hungary a couple of future members of the Kidd family, times as a family. She went a couple They would like to hear from any of of other times. He was excited about you who know anything about Kidds, all of the things he got to see while on Hedges, Fidlers or Bodkins. Jane's these trips. One town was Keoztely, great grandfather was William Henry and he pronounced it for me. I cannot. Bodkin who had a wagon factory in Another thing of interest, Mr. Burnsville in the late nineteenth cen- Brown's granddaughter is featured in tury. If any of you are descendants of last week's papers because she is at- these people or have memories or tending medical school in Lewisburg. stories to share about any of them, No wonder he is proud. She is Jill please send it to Jane at Roberts, daughter of Terry and Pam or write to Jane at Roberts of Burnsville. Way to go, Jill! 70 Elmwood Place, Athens, Ohio I just finished making pickled cau- 45701. liflower from a recipe given to me by Mary Betty (Kidd) Peak sent me my good friend, Sam Lantz (who some copies of the old school paper, works with me at Sharpe Hospital). THE REED. I hope I will be able to He keeps us all supplied with bites of share these at the next alumni ban- wonderful, hot things. Hot peppers quet. and such he can eat like candy ! I hope She wants to know what is written my cauliflower turns out as good as in raised letters on the end of the old what he made. I want to try it with iron bridge here in Burnsville. I am lemon juice, rather than vinegar, next supposed to check it out on one of my time. walks and I keep forgetting. Oh, how Last Sunday Pastor Tim Kelley and I miss my mind!! Norma Brown presented a very in- Homer Heater, Jr., and his wife, spiring and unique skit about the Pat, celebrated their 50th wedding Lord's prayer, reminding us that we anniversary early sincetheir son Kevin are actually talking to someone when was home from France for a couple of we"say" a prayer. I asked them if they months this summer. Also, his niece's would present it for us at the Adventist husband(June, hisniece, is the daugh- church and they are willing to take ter of his oldest sister) has a virulent their skit "on the road," the pastor brain tumor, said. (Hey, you might want to book Let's pray for him. (I love hearing' them at YOUR church for an interest- fromHomeronceinawhileviaemaii.) ing look at prayer.) I had an interesting talk with Eu- Amazing Facts has a 27-lesson gene Brown who lives up on Clover Bible course available by going to Fork. He remembers Charles and then Bucklew, my first husband, who died clicking on "Bible School." Or you in 1989. He remembers Ed Bennett can phone them at 916-434-3880 and whom I was asking about in previous specify that you w uld like the free chats. Ed's brother Charles "Pete" Bible course. Bennett still lives way. I Maranatha! CEOS Sept. Meeting The Glenville CEOS met on Sep- Theme is, 'Country Christmas.' tember 9th @ 1 pm at the Recreation Annual Conference will be held at Center. Charlotte Shaffner, president, Jackson's Mill, Oct. 14-16. Septem- presiding, ber 22 is registration deadline. Devotions were given by Ann Lorene Hardman had the lesson, Nicholson entitled, 36 Christian Ways 'Character Counts."Character Counts' to Reduce Stress. is a national grassroots initiative based Roll call was answered with, How on voluntary citizen's actions. The six have you been responsible today, pillars of 'Character Counts' are as Thirteen members were present, follows; Trustworthiness, Responsi- Breast Cancer Awareness Day is bility, Caring, Respect, Fairness and October 6 at 12;30pro at the Trinity Citizenship. Lorene had a most infer- United Methodist Church. Cancer mative program with lots of input walk will be held at 3:00 pm on Octo- from the members. ber 11. The walk will be held at the Gloria Summers, hostess, served a track at the football field, delicious dessert to the following Fall Craft Show and Bake Sale will members, Nancy Bezrutch, Evelyn be November 1 at 8am at the Recre- Hardman, Lorene Hardman, Marthd ation Center. Harold, Carol Kimble, Ann Achievement Banquet will be held Nicholson, Pebble Pritt, Charlotte at the Recreation Center at 6:00pro. Shaffner, Jane Singleton, Mossie on October 28. Theme will be, 'Let Taggert, Zella Rock, Maggie Stump Freedom Ring.' and the hostess. Holiday House is to be held on Submitted by: December 5 at the Recreation Center. Nancy Bezrutch, Secretary. [e Iiii We would like to thank Maxine Clark and Virginia Lydick for making their delicious birthday cakes each month. We really appreciate all that you do, and for helping us make our monthly birthday celebration special. I ,111 iii Rob Lowther and Sally Webb brought their horse and a colt last week for our animal visit. Thank you very much! The residents enjoy seeing various animals and reminiscing about the "good tie days." I Among our several visitors was a great group of musicians. We appreciate Mr. Carrell Bums for coming and sharing your talent with us and Virginia Blake, thanks for the help. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! A few residents took a lunch trip to McDonals last week. This was the first tme that some of them have been out to a fast food restaurant in several years. "Thank you McDonald's staff for making our lunch so enjoyable." Thanks to the Senior Center for being so great to us when we come over for lunch. Our activity dept. had a kids' hour this past weekend. It was set up as a mini-fair. Everyone had fun and won serveral prizes. lllll IIII Become familiar with our home.'Sched- ule a tour by calling 462-5718 and ask for Amber James. Rehabilitation for Glenville 462-5718 The Realtor President, non Board Perspective Buyers and Clutter Sellers Into Of course we all know that your Plan home needs to look it When you're in advance and having a garage sale, little things make ingmoney a big difference. These simple tips can lications, community add a lot to your profits, tions and To get the best prices for your items, ally good bets. Call you need to display them in the best early to possible light. Launder linens, polish lines. silver and make simple repairs. Invest- Look for free ing a little elbow grease can pay big such as bulletin dividends, nesses and friends' Separate your goods into categories letters. Create a and lay them out so they are easy to ute it around your see. Books and record albums should boost attendance. be positioned spine up so the titles are Arrange for visible.Allitemsshouldbeassembled, days of the sale as Store the items in clear plastic bags before. The ad instead of cardboard boxes, sics including A trip to local garage sales or a dress of your sale. second-hand store can help determine hard to appropriate asking prices for products ing certain in your area. Additionally, make sure antiques, cons] every item is priced. Customers will designer will help yo~ often pass over unmarked products pers' attention. instead of asking their cost. Be pre- Make signs and pared to haggle. Clean the garage, doing your best to the sale. The si remove unsightly stains and odors, in a simple block Install the brightest light bulbs allowed, ters large enough Have mirrors and a dressing area ing car. They available for customers to try on your house and inclt~ clothes. Position appliances near an time. electrical outlet so they can be tested. On the sale dates, Provide coffee and other beverages, are basically window Set up some lawn chairs to give weary ing flags, balloons, customers a place to sit. A bftef rest or For more tips on a cold drink can refresh shoppers and sale, call your make them more likely to buy. Most o~ importantly, be friendly. The more Your Realtor helpful you are, the more you'll sell. pamphlets or Vagrants spotted in Gilmer Monday evening, September 15,Davidson, led the 2003, 26 ragged tramps were seen lots of old songs. enjoying a wiener roast at the Gilmer Twenty-six County Recreation Center. The rea- four Gilmer son for their wandering into this loca- win tion was the semi-annual "Hobo" con- Drive - were present. vention sponsored by the Gilmer ing were: Gloria County CEOS.. Stump, Nancy The menu consisted of wienersBezruteh, JaneSin (with all the trimmings), roasted over Connie Bo a wood fire (and supervised by Bonnie Clarence Mathess, Drake), marshmallows and a variety Charlotte Rogers, of cookies, crackers, brownies, po- DorisWilliams tato chips, soft drinks and coffee--a Carson, JoAnn' very good meal for a vagabond. Woodyard, The drifters allowed they would . nett, BillBennett. return to Gilmer County next spring Drake, Madeline for another rewarding outing.Wolfe, Rosa Billy Bennett, who was accompa- James. nied on the harmonica by Madeline Gilmer County Cancer Unit The Common Place Restaurant was grants-received by the site of the Gilmer County Cancer Cancer Society are Unit's meeting held on Thursday, Sep- ginia is one of the five tember 11, 2003, at 6:00 p.m. up the Mid-Atlantic The unit president conducted the ported that no one meeting. Minutes of the May 2, 2003, requested meeting were read by Reva Bennett, wigs, breast Secretary, and approved by those Names of those present, matter covered by Betty White, Treasurerl gave the treasurer's report, a copy of which -uled for October 21 was placed in the minutes. She noted United Methodist that several memorial gifts have been cussed and received and acknowledged, and other Helen James, Adult Education Chairman, reported 1,235 cancer in- turkey salad formation leaflets were distributed at vided by Grocer's Day. Those attendin Rosa Belle Gainer reported one re- Helen James, questfortransportationhadbeenmade Bennett, Mary and approved. Stalnaker, Margaret Mary Lough, Area Director,.dis- White, and cussed how funds-both donated and Jane Lew's Linda J.C. Turner won town, "Splash the Best of Show for her watercolor Clarksbm-g, painting "Icicle Harvest" during the Bright of 30th Stonewall Jackson Jublilee over Spring;" Day weekend at Jackson's Mill during the juried Fine Arts exhibi- Jane Lew, tion. One hundred and sixteen works of art were entered in the show. Eyed Susan and BeC; Winner of the West Virginia Heft- Porter, "Night tage Award was Jim Batten of Charlottesville, Va, for "Cass Lum- honorable mentionS: ber Mill, Beauty in Ruin." Robert Cowboy Fagg of Craigsville won the West Canton, OH, Virginia Watercolor Society Award for his work "Morning-Cold and #I," "Classic Quiet." of Glenville, "Seed Other winne inthe aduhdivision, Fluharty of blue ribbon, were: Arlinka Worl of Vine;" Helen Glenville for "Waiting;" Rebecca field, NJ, Noble of Clarksburg, "Loves Sweet Out;" Rowand Smell;" Diane Lenhar of Morgan- Burnside town, "A Cool Spot;" Linda Roberts feet;" Christy of Beverly, "Cat and Mouse;" DatharineCrimofClardsburg,"Take on It for a Spin;" Linda Elmer of Spring Fairmont,"PlaceofAlters" and Adult tor;" Catherine Division, Red Ribbon: Jeannine M. town, "After Tea;" Romano of Lost Creek, "Proud to gantown, Be...;" Andrea Schmidt of Morgan- /