Friday, September 25, 2015

Episode 4 - Journey

Word of the Day - Journey

The girls talk about what journeys they have experienced. Beth speaks of her current medical journey. Leslie talks about the mythology of the hero's journey.

A Little Sweet...

Leslie is still working on the Kathleen sweater.

A Little Tart...


Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
Beth reviews books about journeys by her favorite writers, including River Horse, PrairyErth and Blue Highways and other books by William Least Heat-Moon; A Walk Across America and Along the Edge of America by Peter Jenkins and Blue Highways Revisited by Edgar I Ailor III and Edgar I Ailor IV. Leslie mentions her friend Deb Goodrich, a local girl moved to Kansas and a historian.

A Little Unexpected...

The girls share a special evening spent at The Crooked Road Cafe at the Cockram Mill Complex and talk about the other great restaurants in Meadows of Dan. The history of Cockram Mill is discussed with memories of the Dan River Queen riverboat

The Crooked Road - Virginia's Heritage Music Trail and some of the history of music in the area, including the Bristol sessions and Sammy Shelor. Reynold's Homestead and some activities sharing music of different genres, such at the Second Sunday Music and Jazz on the Lawn.

Your hosts wrap up the show with the word for next time, chosen by a listener and they will return in two weeks with another episode.
Music Attribution
Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
featuring Pitx
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Friday, September 11, 2015

Episode 3 - Story

Word of the Day: Story

How mountain people feel about story
Story as the language for passing down skills and religion

Greenberry House, Meadows of Dan, 

The story of Greenberry House and how it all happened, with the German Angoras from ISeeSpots Farm in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Beth's Australian adventure - fishing in the Indian Ocean, 1975
Aussie Glouchester Tree that Beth climbed, Western Australia, 1975.
Quite an adventure coming back down!
The story of how teenaged Beth went to Mondaring, Western Australia with the Rotary Club Exchange Student Program.

A Little Sweet...

Leslie on connecting knitting with story: 
Kathleen's moss stitch sweater using hand dyed wool spun into a two ply sport weight yarn.
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, read by Jennifer Ehle

Beth on her talk, "Postcard 101" For the Reynold's Homestead Postcard Club

A Little Tart...

Forever Grateful by Silas Turman

Book Reviews:

Forever Grateful by Silas Turman

From Edwin, to Miss Nellie Ludwig, Germantown, Pennsylvania
Had a Good Time: Stories from American Postcards by Robert Olen Butler, including a visit with Beth's collection of postcards following Edwin's courtship of Miss Nellie Ludwig.

So romantic!

A Little Unexpected...
The Stories of a West Virginia Doctor by Harold Almond

The girls decide to avoid the local controversies in favor of a sweet story, read by Beth, from her father's book, The Stories of a West Virginia Doctor, by Harold Almond. There is discussion of the changes that fall is bringing to Meadows of Dan, eating local from the Farmers' Markets in Stuart and in Floyd. Reference to the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Your hosts will return in two weeks with a new word of the day.

Music Attribution
by cdk
featuring oldDog

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