Thursday, August 30, 1923
The county fair was held and a great number of thousands came in cars and beheld many curious things…
I went as a farmer and laid aside one day to attend but I was there four days. I have talked so much about my farming in these here columns that I find that I have to live up to all this blowing and bragging.
But I want it distinctly understood that when I talk about farming that I am bringing the conversation around to that topic solely because I take pleasure in it.
I was an exhibitor myself. “Corn, field, ten ears, stalks attached.”
I debated with myself some time before I went to the trouble of sending an exhibit down there for it is no small matter to cut your crop by taking out stalks before the time comes to harvest it. But it seemed to me that every farmer ought at least to have one exhibit to add to the universality of the enterprise…
When I looked over the bunch after the Fair opened, I found there were nine entries in my class, and I gave a hasty glance at the efforts of other dirt farmers, and came to the conclusion that I was beaten by one, and so it appeared the next day. The bundle of corn that I thought better than mine was that of Ivan Sharp, of Slaty Fork, and it had the blue ribbon and mine had the red ribbon.
The judge spent a good bit of time over the samples and the reason that I seemed to lose out was because of a wormy ear. And there it was. The same sort of failing eyesight that causes one to knock his hands on hard objects, and to have wounds without cause, had resulted in overlooking this one defect, and I lost first place…
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Triplets were born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lough, of Greenbank, Sunday, August 26, 1923. Two sons and a daughter and all are doing well.
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There will be a pie supper at the Cummings Creek schoolhouse on September 8 for the benefit of the preacher.
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Greenbrier Presbytery will meet in fall session at Liberty Church next Tuesday afternoon, September 4.
One seldom sees a more attractive wedding than that which was solemnized at high noon August 22 at the home of Mrs. Annie Oliver in Greenbank, when her daughter, Lucille, was given in marriage to Mr. Fred Moomau. The bride and groom entered the attractively decorated parlor to the strains of the “Grand Processional” which was played by Mrs. D. Mc. Monroe.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Mc. Monroe, pastor of the bride and groom. The impressive ring ceremony being used. During the ceremony “To a Wild Rose” was softly played. The bride wore a white dress of canton crepe attractively made up with white satin ribbon, a picture hat, white shoes and gloves to harmonize with the gown.
Soon after congratulations, the bride appeared in a dark blue traveling suit, gray hat, fur, gloves and shoes to match and wearing a corsage of sweet peas. A wonderful luncheon was then served in picnic style to all the guests. The bride and groom were accompanied by most of the guests to Cass where they took the afternoon train for points south…
Hugh Sharp, an aged and respected citizen, died at the home of his nephew, L. D. Sharp, at Slaty Fork. Some months ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and since that time, his strength has been gradually failing. He was near 80 years of age. He was never married.
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George W. Callison died at his home in Dayton, Virginia, Sunday night, August 26, 1923. For many months he has been in poor health. His age was 70 years. His body was buried at the McNeel graveyard near Hillsboro Wednesday morning.
Mr. Callison was a native of Pocahontas County. He raised his family and spent the greater portion of his life at Hillsboro… He was a good man and prominent in the affairs of this county. He was a lifelong member of the Southern Methodist church.
About five months ago, Mrs. Callison preceded her husband to the grave. A large family of children survive their parents. Among them are Mrs. Carl G. Beard, Mrs. J. K. Marshall, Mrs. Geo P. Edgar, Richard, Homer and Glenn Callison.