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Page 8 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 GeraldineMarks 462-7477 i i 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 Rose.dale 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 pic- 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 rtlb- 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, Morn 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 attics. 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 artics 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 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 ourregularquilt 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 showeffn~m.~-w 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. JoAnnWoodyard S 462-7093 Condolences, Wilson reunion Our sympathy goes out to the fami- we are having an early Fall liesofDelbertWilfong, andtheMary Emylea Shields spent a week in Moss family on the loss oftheir 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 morn 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 turned cool ; think houseplants unflavored gelatin in one Margaret Radeliff 462-8250 A fall restricts news gathering; - Caregivers aid correspondent (Late) I would like to apologize to the hurricane on the east coast. We everyone for missing the deadlinejust got some rain and a litle wind, but two weeks in a row. not too much. First week, I forgot the holiday;Jay is still taking care of me, doing second week, I was in too much pain the cooking which leaves the dishes to write anything, for Argil. Neither is very happy about I fell down a couple of steps andtheir jobs but do them anyway. I am tore the ligaments in my left ankle. I slowly on the mend. I just can't get a am just now able to put my foot on shoe on. the floor. So I guess it is on the mend. Argil has been mowing in between It will just take time. rains. One day out of three. Mildred Radclifftook care of Lanta School is back in session full time Bresam a couple of days this week. My grandson, Dakota, says he likes Her twin brother Lane was in the school. I am happy about that. Makes hospital.Heisoutnow.Hehadpneu- it easier to get him up. monia. Little ones bounce back fast. Mildred Radcliff is under the I don't know much news as I am weather with a cold. Seems that sev- notoutand about talking with people, eral people have the same type cold. We were lucky to get the potatoesDakota spent the weekend with us. dug on Labor Day. We had lots of I had forgotten how many questions a good help: our neighbors, Ernie and little one can ask. He helped Argil fix Lura Richards, and their kids; Pam breakfast Saturday morning. There Heater and girls, Dick and Lanta was never a dull moment, but we did Radcliff, Jay and Argil. enjoy him. I wasn't in the potato patch, Lanta Our thoughts and prayers go out to Radcliff also got his potatoes out the Ho~ "r Sheets family. He will be with the good helpers, missed by all in the Cox's Mills and (This week) The weather has Troy communiiies. cooled down quite a bit because of Pat's Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 853-2401 celebrated years Edna Goodrich wants to thank all 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 dayaveryhappyone!Shehadagreat actually went to Walkersville High day! Among her visitors were her rather than Burnsville 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 aB. & 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 isthatMr. 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 Hodges, 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 RobertsofBurnsville. Waytogo, Jill! 70 Elmwood Place, Athens, OhioI just finished making pickled cau- 45701. liflower from a recipe given to me by Mary Betty (Kidd) Peak sent memy 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 sincetheirson 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, his niece, is thedaugh- 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 forhim. (I love hearing them at YOUR church for an interest- fromHomeronceinawhileviaemail.) 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, nay first husband, whodied 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 would like the free chats. Ed's brother Charles "Pete" Bible course. Bennett still ~ u way. I sent 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 isbility, Caring, Respect, Fairness and October 6 at 12:30pm at the Trinity Citizenship. Lorene had a most infor- 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, Martha 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 Fr"~.xtom Ring.' and the hostess. Holiday House is to be held onSubmitted by: December 5 at the Recreation Center. Nancy Bezrutch, Secretary. le 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. 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 ole days." Among our several visitors was a great group of musicians. We appreciate Mr. Carrell Burns for coming and sharing your t,'dent with us and Virginia Blake, thanks for the help. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! II A few residents took a lunch trip to McDonals last week. This was the fn-st tme that some of them have been out to a fast food restaurant in several years. "Th ank you McDonald s staff for making our lunch so enjoyable." Thanks to the Senior Center for berg so great to us when we come over for !unch 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. Become familiar with our home. Sched- ule a tour by calling 462-5718 and ask for Amber James. [,MBIJlgff IIIIN$ tllllillff Rehabilitation for Glenviile 462-5718 The Realtor Perspective non Board Buyers and Sellers Clutter Into Of course we all know that your Plan your home needs to look it When you're in advance and having a garage sale, little things make ing money wisely.i a big difference. These simple tips can lications, add a lot to your profits, tions and your To get the best prices for your items, ally good bets. you need to display them in the best early to get 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 dividends, nesses and friends' Separate your goods into categories letters. Create and lay them out so they are easy to ute it around see. Books and record albums should boost attendance. be positioned spine up so the titles are Arrange for yourl visible.Allitemsshouldbeassembled, days of the sale as Store the items in clear plastic bags before. The ad instead of cardboard boxes, sics including the A trip to local garage sales or a dress of your sale. second-hand store can help determine hard to find appropriate asking prices for products ing certain in your area. Additionally, make sure antiques, every item is priced. Customers will designer will often pass over unmarked products pers' attention. instead of asking their cost. Be pre- Make "signs and pared to haggle, im Clean the garage, doing your best to the sale. The remove unsightly stains and odors, in a simple Install the brightest light bulbs allowed, enough I Have mirrors and a dressing areain available for customers to try on your house and clothes. Position appliances near an time. electrical outlet so they can be tested. On the sale Provide coffee and other beverages, are basically Set up some lawn chairs to give weary ing flags, balloonsff customers a place to sit. A brief rest or For more tips o~ a cold drink can refresh shoppers and sale, call your make them more likely to buy. Most www.Realtor.cotn importantly, be friendly. The more Your Realtor may helpful you are, the more you'll sell. pamphlets 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 Gilrner son for their wandering into this loca- win tion was the semi-annual "Hobo" con- Drive - were venfion sponsored by the Gilmer ing wore: Gloria County CEOS. Stump, Nancy The menu consisted of wieners Bezrutch (with all the trimmings), roasted over Connie Bo awoodfire(andsupervisedbyBonnie Clarence Mathess, Drake), marshmallows and a variety Charlotte Rogers, ] of cookies, crackers, brownies, po- Doris Williams tato chips, soft drinks and coffee--a Carson. JoAnn very good meal for a vagabond. The drifters allowed they would nett, BillBennett return to Gilmer County next spring Drake, Madeline for another rewarding outing. Wolfe, Billy Bennett, who was accompa- James. nied on the harmonica by Madeline Gilmer County Cancer The Common Place Restaurant was grants-received the site of the Gilmer County Cancer Unit's meeting held on Thursday, Sep- ginia is one of the tember 11, 2003, at 6:00 p.m. up the The unit president conducted the ported that no o~ meeting. Minutes of the May 2, 2003, requested hel meeting were read by Reva Bennett, wigs, breast Secretary, and by those Names of those present. Betty White, Treasurer, gave the treasurer's report, a copy of which uled for October was placed in the minutes. She not~ United Methodist thatseveral 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 Rosa Belle Gainer reported one re- Helen James, questfortransportationhadbeenmade Bennett, Mary mad approved. Stalnaker Mary Lough, Area Director, .dis- White, and cussed how funds-both donated and Jane Lew's Linda JC. Turner won the Best of Show for her watercolor painting "Icicle Harvest" during the 3(~h Stonewall Jackson Jublilee over Labor Day weekend at Jackson's Mill during the juried Fine Arts exhibi- tion. One hundred and sixteen works of art were entered in the show. Winner of the West Virginia Heri- tage Award was Jim Batten of Charlottesville, Va, for "Cass Lum- ber Mill, Beauty in Ruin." Robert Fagg of Craigsville won the West town, "Splash of Clarksburg, Bright of Spring;" Peggy "Mostly Jane Lew, "The i Ruth Eyed Porter, "Night Clutter Thorpe, honorable Cowboy Walk;"l Canton, OH, "A Virginia Watercolor Society Award L.Winston ~or. his work "Morning-Cold and #1," "Classic met." of Glenville, Other wirmers in the addt division, Fluharty of B blue ribbon, were: Arlinka Worl of Vine;" Helen Glenville for "Waitin--" R,,r~,.,., field, NJ, "Nap Noble of Clarksbur "~'.' ....... g, oves Sweet Out;" Rowan& Smell;" Diane Lenhar of Morgan- Burnside of town, "A Cool Spot;" Linda Roberts feet;" Christy of Beverly, "Cat and Mouse; ....SummerLilac Datharine Crirn of Clardsburg,"Take on a Limb," It for a Spin;" Linda Elmer of Spring Fairmont,"Place of Alters" andAdult tor;" Division, Red Ribbon: Jeannine M. town, Romano of Lost Creek, "Proud to gantown, Be...;" Andrea Schmidt of Morgan-