September-October Yadkin Valley Magazine

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September­October 2022

Celebrating Autumn

24 Fall Harvest Recipes

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93 September‐October 2022

contents Throughout this issue, you’ll find a wealth of fun discoveries to fill your Yadkin Valley Weekends. Visit and sign up to receive a free weekly email with suggestions for fun ways to visit a special event or make a special memory. 10

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Home & Garden 26 Cookbook Collector: The Art of Cooking 49 Dining Divas: The Yellow Door and J. Butlers 58 Garden Sounds & Sights of Autumn 60 The American Chestnut Tree 70 Bullying; a Health Concern 80 Off the Shelf: Profiles in Excellence: Legendary Athletes, Teams, Coaches and Educators in Yadkin County,1927 to 1967 81 Off the Shelf: South of Heaven


People & Celebrations 52 YVPeople: Rachel Weiner 53 YVPeople: Bryan Rierson 76 YVPeople: Juliette Lipford Webster 78 YVPeople: Katherine “Kat” Jackson 79 caring hearts: Ladies’ Crochet Club 82 Autumn’s Blue Ridge Parkway 86 Fall at Lake Hampton 88 YV Wines: JOLO Winery 90 Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival 93 Yadkin Valley Grape Festival 99 Alpha Omega Festival 107 Collectors

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Everything is Naturally Wholesome Yadkin Valley Magazine is a publication of Cherry Street Media,LLC. 413 Cherry Street East Bend, NC 27018 336­699­2446 September­October 2022 Volume 23 Number 1 Publisher/Editor Barbara Krenzer Norman Advertising Sales John Norman Sue Harrison Ken & Denise Knight

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Contributing Writers Mary Bohlen, Jim Collins, Ryan Guthrie, Amanda Joyner, Delores Kincer, Cindy Martin, Sandra Miller, Judy Mitchell, J. Dwaine Phifer, Lisa Prince, June Rollins, Courtney Tevepaugh, Jessica Wall, Vicki Yount. Photographs & Photographers John & Barbara Norman, Cindy Martin, June Rollins, Amanda Joyner, Lisa Prince, Mary Bohlen, J. Dwaine Phifer, Mitchell’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Vicki Yount, Courtney P. Tevepaugh, Distribution Rebecca Cranfill Ken & Denise Knight Cindy & Wayne Martin Michael Scott Debbie & Andy Hennings Test Kitchen Chef Amanda Joyner To inquire about advertising in Yadkin Valley Magazine (336) 699­2446

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just a note from Barbara Our telephone number is: 336-699-2446 web address: Email Directory: Editor- Barbara Norman: Advertising- John Norman: Weekends/Events Calendar submissions: BEST Yadkin Valley COOKS recipes: Share your pet photos:

Our grandson Dylan finds an entertaining use for those fallen leaves. Photo by Ryan Guthrie So happy those summer sultry, clammy days are giving in to the cooler breezes of autumn. Not that September and October can call for scarves and jackets but our moods seem to change with the changes in the season...the appearance of seed pods in the hickory trees, the mega colors of all fall leaves…something to look forward to. Autumn brings some wonderful distinctive flavors to the table and the writers of the foodsandflavors feature can attest to that...apples and pumpkins dominate the recipes for yummy changes in the fall menu and a mountain favorite gingerbread will pair well with some steaming tea if you get a chance to rock on your front porch, (try to make that special time). Our new Best Cook is 90 years young and shares her blue-ribbon, yes, a pound cake, that looks as if it is a foot tall! Who likes chestnuts? Lots of us and we know chestnuts are not just for Christmas. Get a head start on choosing a good batch as well as tips on preparing chestnuts…a tradition we don’t want to lose. People hit the road searching out leaf color each autumn. Lake Hampton and of course, the Yadkin Valley counties and our neighboring mountain counties guarantee keeper memories. Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? Looking forward to seeing you again in the November/December holiday issue.


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Glory Sighting 5x7

I love autumn sunsets. After summer’s sluggish hazy skies, autumn skies are a dazzling light show. And if you’ve ever wondered why, it’s because the earth begins tilting away from the sun and cold arctic air begins sweeping in clearing out haze particles with cleaner dryer air. Just imagining this causes me to involuntarily take in a deep breath. It’s been over twenty ago but I’ll never forget being awestruck by a spectacularly glowing sunset sky while driving to a Friday night contemporary church service. I recognized the driver of the car in front of me as she turned into the lot. We parked alongside each other and simultaneously emerged from our cars. “Can you believe it?” Her head jerked up. “What?” I opened my arms. “The sky.” “Oh, I hadn’t noticed.” I gaped for a different reason as she turned away and hurried toward the church. How could she not notice? My delight in autumn’s vibrant sunsets has grown over the years. Along with the realization, they become even more brilliant from fall through winter. According to meteorologist Stephen Corfidi, as we approach the winter solstice, the time the sun takes to set lengthens. Nearer the winter solstice, the sun lowers on more of an angle, drawing out the time it takes to set. Which is to say: sunset colors linger allowing us to enjoy them for longer. Corfidi also says the cloud formations from rain or snow provide a theatre-like backdrop for the sun. This autumn I hope you join me in pausing to witness this season’s majestic skies. Every day will bring a new sunset. Every day, a new opportunity to be awed. I realize beauty is subjective, as what touches us soul deep. Whether your sanctuary is outside or inside, look up. An everlasting love still shines in these dark days.

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22 Grandmother’s Pound Cake 23 Christine Green’s Crunchy Pumpkin Cream Pie

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Grandmother’s Pound Cake

Have you ever met someone and instantly feel like you would enjoy knowing more about them? When I got Ila Ford’s recipe entry in May, she shared Grandmother’s Pound Cake recipe she had clipped from Guidepost 2005. Ila is 90 and retains a beautiful handwriting in cursive, of course! She entered her cake in the Davidson County Fair and won the “Best in Show” blue ribbon. “According to Grandmother the most important thing about this recipe is to use top-quality ingredients. ”Diners of Rick’s Smoke House restaurant in Welcome will remember Ila’s cakes...she made them for that eatery for a time. This makes a huge cake...a slice and a cup of coffee would make a yummy any time of day! 1 pound Land ‘O Lakes salted butter 4 cups sugar 12 eggs 4 cups Pillsbury all-purpose flour 1 ounce bottle lemon extract Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare a large Bundt pan: flour/Crisco shortening. Cream butter & sugar together. Add one egg at a time, mixing well, 2 minutes each. Add flour gradually. Mix in entire bottle of lemon extract. Fill Bundt pan 1 to 2 inches from the top. Bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. Allow cake to completely cool

Ila Ford and her County Fair Blue Ribbon

Note: Do not double recipe. Cake freezes very well. Editor’s Note: Ovens vary...make the toothpick test; you may need to bake longer.

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We have met some super nice folks in our years of publishing Yadkin Valley Magazine. I met Christine Greene when I first moved to North Carolina. She wrote Pumpkin Eaters, a pumpkin cookbook. She surely would have loved to share the following recipe as she did when she wrote the Nana’s Kitchen feature in the magazine for several years before her health became an issue.

Reader Favorite

Christine Greene’s Crunchy Pumpkin Cream Pie 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 baked pie shell 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/3 cups sifted flour 1 cup canned pumpkin 2 eggs, well beaten Mix butter, brown sugar, walnuts and 1 cup flour with hands. Spread mixture in a 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake in 400°F. oven for 15 minutes. Stir. Reserve 3/4 cup of mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into 9-inch pie pan. Cool. Combine remaining flour, sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt and eggs in saucepan. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Pour into pie shell; sprinkle with reserved topping. Christine Greene with her granddaughters.

Join our Best Cooks by sharing a favorite recipe! The first time we publish your recipe in our Best Cooks Series we’ll send you $30 and a FREE copy of the Best Cooks Cookbook! Tell us a bit about the recipe, and why it’s a favorite. Is it a handed down family treat or one shared by a friend? Remember to include all the basics, from ingredients to dish sizes, baking times and temperatures. A photo of you with your recipe, just a shot of the dish or just your photo would be nice. Thank you! Send your recipe submission(s) to: or mail to: Best Cooks, Yadkin Valley Magazine 413 Cherry Street, East Bend, NC 27018 Septemb er/Octob er 2 0 2 2


For a FUN FALL GET-AWAY Featuring 3 NEW Deli Items Plus a Local All-Time Favorite! Our Awesome Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich ­ New! Delicious Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork BBQ, Topped With Yummy NC Local Dippity Dawg Dipping Sauce & Coleslaw on Toasted Sourdough Bread! With Our Generous Portions, This Sandwich Satisfies! The Dobbins Mill on Our Menu ­ Named After Our Historical Mill Here in Surry County

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Our Full­Of­Flavor Spinach­Strawberry­Chicken Salad ­ New! Bed of Fresh Spinach With Fire­Grilled Chicken Breast Feta Cheese, Pecans & Cranberries Topped With a Heavenly Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing! A Light & Delectable Meal that Satisfies ­ Perfect for Your Get­Away Bite!

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Cookbook Collector

The Art of Cooking Presented by the Davie Arts Council. A collection of recipes published in 2015 uses Davie County Arts Council Members artwork to divide their recipe categories. You can meet artists Bruce White, Carl Bishop, Susan Bostian, Linda Dean and Denise Harrison. This time of year we crave recipes for fall fruits and veggies. Look at the recipes I found for you... hope you like them.

Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole

Broccoli-Spinach Casserole

Pineapple Casserole

Alice Reason

Kathryn Snider

Jean Saunders

4 medium sweet potatoes 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled & sliced thin 1/4 cup apple cider 3 Tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

2 (-ounce) bags of frozen chopped broccoli 2 (10-ounce) bags of frozen chopped spinach 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 can Durkee’s French Onion rings

2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans crushed pineapple. DRAIN well. 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 roll Ritz crackers, crushed 1 stick butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake potatoes one hour or until skins are soft. Cool, peel, slice into rounds. Mix sugar, cinnamon & cloves. Layer half each: potatoes, apples, sugar mixture. Top with remaining potatoes, apples, sugar mixture. Pour cider around edges of baking dish. Place pieces of butter across top. Bake covered 40 minutes or until tender. 26

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook broccoli & spinach in water for 3 minutes. Drain well. In a large bowl, place broccoli & spinach. Fold in soup, sour cream, salt & pepper. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with cheese & onion rings. Bake at 350°F. 25 to 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine pineapple, sugar, flour & cheese. Spoon mixture into a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle crackers on pineapple mixture top. Evenly pour butter over the crackers. Bake for 30 minutes. The Art of Cooking Available at Daniel Furniture in Mocksville 336-751-2492

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foodsandflavors~™ in Amanda’s Kitchen

Amanda Joyner


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Pumpkin Pound Cake

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2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature) 1/4 cup Crisco 1 cup of milk 3 cups all purpose flour 5 eggs 3 cups granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup pumpkin purée 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Cream together sugar, butter and Crisco on medium speed for 3 minutes until mixture appears fluffy and white. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add salt, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice. Add 1 cup of flour & 1/2 cup milk; mix. Add 1 cup of flour & 1/2 cup of milk; mix. Add last cup of flour and mix. (scrape down the mixing bowl to ensure all combined). Lastly, add pumpkin purée; mix until combined. Transfer to a greased/floured pound cake pan. Bake at 325°F. 1 hour and 20 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Leave to cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out!

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Pork Chops & Fall Flavors 2 tart apples, sliced 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. 2 cups water 2 cups celery, chopped 7 Tablespoons butter 1/4 cup minced onion 6 cups seasoned stuffing 6 pork loin chops 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black

A Table Full of Seasonal Flavors Autumn Apple Salad 1 (19-ounce) can crushed pineapple 2/3 cup sugar 1 (3-ounce) box lemon gelatin 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 1 cup grated UNPEELED apples 1 cup Cool Whip In a saucepan, combine pineapple & sugar. Bring to boil 3 minutes. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Add cream cheese; Cool. Fold in apples & Cool Whip. Pour into dish; chill. NOTE: Yellow apples work best. Peel red apples. Serves 10.


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Combine water, celery, 6 Tablespoons butter, onion in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in stuffing. Spoon into a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Heat oil in skillet; brown chops on both sides. Arrange on top stuffing mixture. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Toss apples with brown sugar & spice. Place over chops. Dot with last Tablespoon butter. Bake at 350°F.uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes. Thermometer should read 145°F. Rest 5 minutes before serving 6.

…a perfect, pleasing autumn dessert

Sour Cream Apple Pie 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 Tablespoons flour 2 cups chopped apples 1 cup sour cream Beat egg. Add remaining ingredients. Bake at 350°F. for 30 minutes. Top with following crumbs. Bake an additional 15 minutes. Crumbs: 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup margarine

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla & pumpkin. 2 cups flour 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 1/2 cups mini-chocolate chips Grease cookie sheet. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla & pumpkin. Mix dry ingredients into wet mixture. Lastly, add chips. Drop by Tablespoons on cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F. 12 minutes.

Pumpkin Dessert Squares 1 box yellow cake mix 1/2 cup melted butter 3 eggs 3 cups pumpkin pie mix 2/3 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup butter


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Reserve 1 cup DRY cake mix. Combine remaining mix, melted butter, & 1 egg. Spread in bottom of jelly roll pan. Mix pumpkin, 2 eggs & milk. Pour mixture over top. Combine cake mix, sugar, cinnamon & butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over top. Bake at 350°F. 40 to 45 minutes.

Pumpkin Light 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup milk 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2 1/2 cups Cool whip Graham cracker crust: 3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 3/4 cup melted butter Mix crust. Press into a 9x13-inch dish. Mix other ingredients & put on crust. Put in freezer for 4 hours. Then move to refrigerator. To serve, add whipped topping.

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I am so thrilled cooler weather is coming. The older I get, the less I like hot weather. I also miss cooler weather foods. I was starting to think that I was going to start clucking from all of the summer chicken dishes or mooing from the cheeseburgers. I love summer for the vegetable garden and flowers, but the heat and humidity I can gladly do without! We need a special holiday to celebrate the man who invented air conditioning. So, it is finally time to enjoy fall leaves and soups and stews—I am ready—I am just glad for seasons. Have a great fall. Vicki

Roasted Red Pepper Soup / serves 4 2 Red Bell Peppers 2 garlic cloves/smashed and chopped 1 medium onion/chopped 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes OR 2 homemade quarts of tomatoes 4 Tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil 1 or 2 teaspoons salt (to your taste) 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 or 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda, added near end of cooking time 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 cup heavy cream, added at the end of cooking Grated Parmesan cheese added to soup when serving Clean peppers of membranes and remove seeds. Gas stove, simply and carefully hold peppers over the flame to blacken the outside, turning peppers around to char. No need to cut peppers. Conventional oven, cut peppers into strips. Broil until blackened on a foil wrapped, oiled baking sheet. Put whole peppers in a plastic bag OR cover with plastic wrap to cool. When peppers are cooled, scrape most of blacken skin from the peppers. To a medium stockpot, add oil, chopped onions, garlic, cooled/chopped blackened peppers. Cook over medium heat until softened. Add tomatoes, pepper, sugar & baking soda. Cook on low heat about 40 minutes. Put hot soup in a blender or use as stick blender to puree...not a chunky soup. Serve with crusty rolls, cheese spread or just a great grilled cheese sandwich. It is a light soup—good even in the summer. 34

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In a busy household like ours, the perfect dinner involves minimal dirty dishes and food prep! The best time of the year is here! A fresh school year, football, festivals, the first of the cooler evenings, saying "good riddance" to muggy summer weather and "hello" to fresh Carolina apples! I look forward to hitting the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival for my favorite honeycrisp apples to incorporate into my meal planning at every opportunity. Batch cooking on Sundays has made life a lot easier through the work week in this crazy season of kids, work and, well, life in general. Finding versatile protein recipes can be the star of hectic weeknight dinners have been a game changer. This pork recipe has just the right blend of sweet, savory and smoky flavors you don't get tired of. It reheats perfectly without drying out and is the ideal base to different dinners night after night. We will have a nice Sunday lunch with roasted sweet potatoes and slaw, then the pork in corn tortillas, topped with slaw for Taco Tuesday and finally, use any leftovers to top salads or make sliders another night. If you meal prep your lunches for work, this should be on your go-to recipe list!

Instant Pot Apple Cider Pulled Pork with Cilantro Lime Slaw

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1 Tablespoon avocado oil 4 pound boneless pork shoulder or loin, cut into 6 equal pieces 2 medium yellow onions thinly sliced 1 honeycrisp apple, peeled, cored. Slice into 1/4-inch thick slices 2 cups apple cider 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup coconut aminos (soy-free substitute for soy sauce) 1 Tablespoon Frank’s Hot Sauce or Texas Pete 1 Tablespoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon paprika Use the sauté feature on your Instant Pot to sauté onions in avocado oil for 5 minutes. Turn the pot off. Lay apple slices on top. Pour in apple cider, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos & hot sauce. In a bowl, mix all dry spices to make a rub for pork pieces. Coat each one on all sides. Place pork on top of onions, apples & liquid in your Instant Pot. Seal the lid; set to high pressure for 1 hour and 15 minutes. While pork is cooking, mix together slaw ingredients. Chill in the refrigerator. Once cooking time is complete, do a quick release of the steam. Open lid when depressurized. Use tongs to move pork pieces to a plate Shred meat using two forks. Pour liquids, apples & onions from Instant Pot into a blender; puree. Then pour over the pork. Slaw Ingredients 1 pound bag of shredded cole slaw mix 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 cup mayo Salt and pepper to taste


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foodsandflavors~™ Lisa Prince WRITER & PHOTOS Lisa Prince, Director, NC Egg Association Lisa is sharing recipes from Chef Pat E. O’Dawe, chef at Grandover Resort & Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons. Eggs are amazing! From aioli’s and soufflés to custards, cured yolks, meringue, and even real Caesar dressing…there are endless possibilities, recipes, and techniques to learn and to cook with eggs. And, the egg and poultry industry are very important for our state. In fact: Poultry is the #1 agricultural industry in North Carolina. The poultry industry creates over 148,350 jobs for North Carolinians and generates an economic impact of $39.76 billion. Over 5,700 farm families produce poultry and eggs in North Carolina—home to 9 million hens that lay 7 1/2 million eggs each day. “I have been a chef for close to 20 years and have yet to scratch the surface of the incredible EGG. We have all made deviled eggs before, so here is my alterations to a classic recipe—BLT Deviled Eggs. This recipe has evolved from its humble beginning and isn’t your usual BLT. Not a BLT at all—but it is a familiar name, so people usually eat their full before asking what’s on them because they are so pretty!

Beet Pickle Mix 3 large fresh whole beets (peeled and cut into quarters) 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup pickling spice

Beet Pickled Eggs (egg salad) 1 dozen large eggs 1 cup Duke’s mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard 1 teaspoon sweet pickle juice 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar Sprinkle of turmeric Salt & pepper (to taste) Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot, bring to a boil and strain into a container, let mixture cool completely before adding cooked egg halves. Let egg white halves sit overnight in beet pickle liquid.

Candied Bacon 15 strips of thick cut bacon 1 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven at 325°F., perfect temperature for bacon. Place bacon on parchment paper. Grind black pepper heavily on raw bacon. Sprinkle brown sugar on top. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, depending on oven. Keep sugary bacon fat for other recipes. Let bacon cool on cutting board. 38

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Cut into strips. Boil eggs 13 minutes in a salted pot of water. Remove eggs; put in an ice bath. Crack eggs on the side of the sink, peeling eggs under running water, separate the whites and yolks of the egg. Make the egg salad with the remaining ingredients. Reserve the whites for pickling. Assemble by piping egg yolk mixture into each half


of the beet pickled egg, top with candied bacon and a sliver of fresh jalapeño. Done…enjoy! Or use the same process Top with fried pickles. Visit for more egg facts, recipes and info, or check out the N. C. Poultry Federation to learn more about NC Poultry.

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When I think of fall, I think of apples. From the delicious aromas of fresh baked apple cakes, pies, apple butter, dried apples, and cooked apples, I love them all. The wonderful smell of homemade applesauce brings extra special memories. Growing up in northern Indiana, my grandmother used Cortland apples for her applesauce which resulted in a beautiful pinkish delicacy. Warm, right off of the stove, it was smooth, delicious, and difficult to stop with one bowl. My parents have continued the applesauce tradition, even using grandma’s vintage cone shaped strainer with the wooden pestle. Our children loved going to Mamaw and Papaw’s to make applesauce. They would watch with excitement as they stirred with the pestle squeezing the applesauce out of the hundreds of tiny holes in the strainer. The results made all of the hard work worth the effort. One summer, our 4-H food preservation class had the experience of making homemade applesauce. The highlights of the day were cranking the apple peeler, slicer, corer and cooking the apple rings to make the homemade sauce. The youth couldn’t believe how simple applesauce is to make, just apples and sugar. We used a stick immersion blender in the pot we cooked the apples in to magically make the texture smooth. They were surprised at the difference between store bought and homemade applesauce and how delicious it tasted. One participant summed up the thoughts of the group. “There is apple sauce and then there is APPLE SAUCE!” The 4-Her’s came back for seconds and thirds until the applesauce pot was scraped clean. Fall is the perfect time to can or freeze some extra applesauce to enjoy throughout the year. The recommended processing time for applesauce in a boiling-water canner - hot pack pints for 20 minutes and quarts for 25 minutes. In a weighted gauge pressure canner, process at 10 lbs. of pressure – hot pack pints for 8 minutes and quarts for 10 minutes. In a dial gauge canner, hot pack pints for 8 minutes and quarts for 10 minutes at 6 lbs. of pressure for up to 2000 feet altitude. To freeze, cool prepared applesauce and spoon into freezer containers, leaving ½ inch headspace for pints and 1-inch headspace for quarts. Frozen applesauce is best if eaten within 8 to 12 months. Keep freezer at 0 degrees and thaw in refrigerator when ready to eat. A benefit of apples is the long storage life compared to many other fruits. Select apples that are firm

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to hard and have been kept refrigerated. Apples will ripen and therefore turn soft 10 times faster at room temperature and nearly 5 times faster at 40 degrees F. Cold temperatures keep apples from continuing to ripen after being picked which can result in a mushy texture. Place apples in a plastic bag and store in the crisper of your refrigerator for up to six weeks. Check the bags frequently and remove any apples that have started to decay. For longer storage, apples can be canned, dried, or frozen. For more information on any of these techniques, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension at This year, we have even more reason to enjoy one of our favorite fruits. Join kids and adults across of North Carolina on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 12:00 noon by crunching into a locally grown apple. This event is about uniting together to celebrate North Carolina agriculture, National Farm to School Month, Early Care and Education Month, apples grown by local farmers, and healthy eating. Use your favorite apples, Pink Lady are one of mine, to make some Crunchy Apple Salad on Crunch Day with this easy recipe the whole family will like. For an even easier snack, just sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon. Enjoy some apples prepared your preferred way today.

Homemade Applesauce 6 pounds apples 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar (optional) Peel apples, core & slice or cut into chunks. Measure water into large stock pot . Add apples. Cook on high until apples are tender, approximately 15 to 20 minutes depending on variety/ripeness of apples. For smoother applesauce, put cooked apples through a food mill or sieve OR use an immersion blender. Chunky applesauce: keep apples in pieces. Add sugar to desired sweetness. Makes 4 pints. Can be frozen. OR processed 20 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.

The Scalloped Apple recipe is one of my family’s favorites for cooked apples made in the microwave.

Scalloped Apples 10 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 8 medium) 1/3 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 Tablespoons butter, cubed (optional) Place apples in a 2 1//2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, & nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples and toss to coat. Dot with butter. Cover; microwave on high for 11 to 12 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir every 5 minutes. 42

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Apple Flapjacks 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 cup applesauce 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg Non-stick cooking spray Measure & stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Wisk together milk, applesauce, vanilla extract, cinnamon & egg in separate bowl. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients; stir gently. Batter should be pourable, can add more milk if needed. Lightly spray entire surface of a large pan on a stovetop burner with non-stick cooking spray and turn heat to medium high. Use a tablespoon to scoop batter and pour onto the hot pan. Be careful to not let them touch. Wait about 2 minutes for bubbles to appear on surface of each flapjack. Then flip them with a spatula. Cook for about 1 minute more. Lift the corner of flapjack with the spatula or a fork to take a peek at the bottom side to see doneness. Serve with applesauce, fresh apple slices & a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serves 4.

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Crunchy Apple Salad 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 Tablespoon light mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 Tablespoons walnuts (optional) 2 Tablespoons raisins (optional) 2 large apples, one green and one red, washed 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, in juice, drained Wisk together first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cut unpeeled apples into bite-sized pieces. Stir apples, pineapple tidbits, raisins, & nuts into the yogurt mixture. Chill until ready to serve.

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For many years, Cooperative Extension hosted a Farm Safety Day for high school students at the Upper Mountain Research Station in Laurel Springs. Presenters always looked forward to break time and this fresh apple cake made by volunteer, Twyla Kennedy.

Fresh Apple-Pecan Cake 3 large eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 4 cups peeled, chopped apple 1 cup chopped pecans Confectioner’s sugar to dust Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease/flour a 10-inch tube pan. With electric mixer, beat eggs at medium speed until thick and pale. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Add oil and vanilla; beat at low speed until blended. In a large bowl, mix flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir liquid mixture into dry ingredients until well blended. Mix in apples and pecans. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Place cake on a wire rack; cool for 5 minutes. Dust when cooled.

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Breaded Pork with Peach Maple Sauce The other day I bought a whole pork loin. I cut out two pieces for pork roasts and sliced the rest into ½ inch thick slices. I kept looking at the slices and some fresh peaches sitting on the counter and wondered how I could combine the two. My mind thought about some schnitzel I had way back when. The wheels in my mind started rolling and I came up with this recipe. I didn’t have any bread crumbs, so I substituted Ritz Crackers and the recipe turned out better than I thought it would. Your mind is a wonderful machine. When you want something different to eat, look around at what you have and think about how you could make it delicious. It works for me. That’s how I come up with a lot of my recipes. Good Luck!


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Breaded Pork with Peach Maple Sauce Flour for dredging 12 Ritz crackers, crushed 1 egg, beaten 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 4 slices pork loin 1/2-inch thick, pounded, or use boneless pork chops Salt Pepper Trim excess fat from pork. Between two pieces of plastic wrap, pound each piece of pork to a little less than 1/4-inch thickness. Season both sides of each piece with salt and pepper. Set aside. Dredge each slice of pork in the flour Then through the egg. Coat with crushed Ritz crackers. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes to seal the coating. Heat vegetable oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add pork. Cook both sides until browned. Remove to a warm platter until all the pork is cooked. Cover each piece with the Peach Maple Sauce (see recipe) and serve.

Peach Maple Sauce 2 Fresh peaches, chopped 1 teaspoon butter 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup In a sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Add peaches & sauté until softened. Add maple syrup. Cook until hot about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Pour over pork. Note: You can substitute 1 cup of frozen or canned peaches if fresh peaches are not available. Note: Let the sauce cool and you can put some on a slice of pound cake or put on top of vanilla ice cream.

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Before having my son, I spent time making a batch of freezer meals to make life easier with a newborn. It was so convenient to pull a meal out of the freezer rather than stress about finding the time to cook. It was also nice to know I had control over the food we were eating. Since then though I have not prepared freezer meals in bulk. As were going through a very busy season at home, getting meals on the table has become a battle. A wise mentor reminded me that I should carve out a chunk of time to prepare a batch of meals again. I decided to take her advice and surprisingly whipped out a month’s worth of meals in a few hours! Regardless of your family size or life stage, freezer meals can be a time and energy saver. If you choose to fill the freezer with meals, consider these things before jumping in. Recipes - Think about the meals you enjoy most. Center your planning around those recipes, now is not the best time to try something new. Consider recipes that will freeze well, including meats, soups, and casseroles. Foods that do not freeze well include raw or hard-boiled eggs in their shell; potatoes; instant rice; pasta that is frozen by itself.

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WRITER/PHOTOS Courtney Tevepaugh Family and Consumer Science Agent, Wilkes County North Carolina Cooperative Extension Follow along on Facebook @wilkesFCS

Freezer Meals for Your Busy Family A home-cooked meal is something I prioritize for the health of my family. Family meals can strengthen relationships and help young children develop positive eating habits. Not to mention cooking at home saves money while allowing individuals to have control over the ingredients in their food. With a busy family, getting dinner on the table in the evenings is no easy task. Many turn to freezer meals to save money, provide a healthy home-cooked meal, and encourage their family to share a meal.


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Plan - List ingredients needed for the recipes chosen and take inventory of what's available in your pantry. From this, you can make a shopping list. Remember to include quality freezer bags, storage containers, aluminum foil, and foil pans if needed. Prepare - Before the cooking day shop and prepare your workspace. I don't recommend shopping, prepping, and cooking all in one day. Keep in mind if you are planning to prepare a month's worth of meals the grocery bill will be higher than your normal weekly shopping and take a while longer. Clean out the freezer to make space for the meals and clear off countertops for extra work area. If a recipe calls for a cooked component, for example, browned ground beef, make it before to save time. Cooking Day - Be prepared to spend a few hours prepping meals for a two-week supply. If choosing to prepare a month of meals it may take the majority of the day. For cooked foods, cool slightly before adding to freezer bags. Freezer bags can melt if food is too hot. While cooking, remember to check the serving size of the recipes. If your family is small and does not enjoy leftovers it's probably best to divide the recipe before freezing. Enjoy - Finally, enjoy your hard-earned work. Create a meal plan based on the meal prepared to be sure they are not forgotten in the freezer. Make note of the recipes your family enjoyed the most to make on your next cooking day! There are more blog posts on the internet featuring freezer meals than I can count. The trouble is when I read these, I find myself thinking…" that's a great idea, but my family will not like it". I don't want to waste my precious time prepping meals that are less than desirable. So, I have combed my resources to find freezer meals my family enjoys. I want to use quality ingredients, and make them healthy, with little prep or cooking time. Bonus points for recipes that can go straight into the slow cooker or instant pot! Here are two favorite freezer meals.

BBQ Ribs 3 to 4 pounds country style ribs 3 cloves minced garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/3 cup chopped onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 Tablespoons brown sugar Label a gallon-size freezer bag with cooking instructions Add ribs. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour over ribs. Seal, remove as much air as possible, and freeze.

To Cook in Instant Pot Add all contents to pot. Cook on high pressure for 50 minutes (from frozen) OR 45 minutes (from fresh). Allow for a 20-minute natural pressure release.

To Cook in Crock Pot Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours (from frozen) OR on low for 5 to 6 hours (from fresh). Place ribs on a baking sheet topped with your favorite BBQ sauce. Broil in oven until sauce is caramelized. Yields 4 to 6 servings. Serve with baked potatoes or corn on the cob!

Homemade Stir Fry Kit 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes 1/4 cup cornstarch (optional) 2 Tablespoons sesame or olive oil 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce 1/3 cup rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen stir fry vegetables Add chicken & cornstarch to a gallon size freezer bag Shake to coat pieces. Seal. In a small quart size bag combine sauce ingredients (oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic). Label a new gallon freezer bag. Add bag of chicken, bag of sauce & frozen vegetables on top. Seal together and freeze. To Cook: Thaw chicken & marinade in cold water or overnight in the refrigerator. In a large skillet on med-high heat add 3 Tablespoons oil. Stir fry chicken until crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add vegetables & stir fry another 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in sauce. Continue cooking for another minute to let sauce thicken. Yields 4 to 6 servings. For quicker prep substitute homemade sauce for one cup of bottled stir fry sauce. Serve with rice or noodles. Septemb er/Octob er 2 0 2 2


Girl Scout Rachel Weiner Earns National Scholarship Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Rachel Weiner of Forsyth County and a member of Girl Scout Troop 41621 has been selected as a National Gold Award Scholarship recipient from Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). The GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship recognizes one outstanding Gold Award Girl Scout from each of the 111 councils across the United States. Recipients are selected based on their project exemplifying the core components of the Girl Scout Gold Award and demonstrating extraordinary leadership driving lasting change within the community and beyond. Weiner was awarded a total of $2,005 in scholarships monies. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Weiner created the Gold Garden at East Forsyth Middle School to give students a place to learn hands-on about gardening so they could go home and create their own gardens on a smaller scale. The produce grown in the Gold Garden is used in Home Economics Life Skills classes and in science classes. Weiner also created the Gold Garden Booklet, which includes details about gardens and produce, instructions on container gardening, recipes to cook with produce and science experiments to do with both gardens and harvested plants. The middle school has started a Garden Club to take care of the Gold Garden and has many exciting plans to expand the garden in the upcoming seasons. “We are so proud of Rachel and the hard work she has put into making her Gold Award project a success,” said Jennifer Wilcox, CEO. “Being nationally recognized for her efforts is exciting, and her accomplishments will impact families and communities for years to come.”

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The sounds and sights of summer are fading into memories as fall approaches. Autumn reminds me of a warm, inviting, cozy room of a home where love lives. And I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for some cooler temperatures. To go with those cooler temps comes all my favorite things. Like, fuzzy socks, and oversized hoodies. The sound of falling leaves rustling on the wind, and bonfires with s’mores. Oh, and the smell of fresh apple pie straight from the oven. What would fall be without the sight of pumpkins, corn stalks and of course fall mums. Garden mums are the variety that is typically seen in the fall at nurseries and garden centers. Under the right circumstances they can be a perennial. That is if you actually plant them in the ground rather than leave them in the pot till the ground cools. You could make a mum bed and add your pumpkins and cornstalks to it in the fall. With any luck you would have a fresh mum bed in the spring. Provided that the winter is not too tough. Let’s not forget the ‘faces’ of fall. Pansies are another autumnal favorite. These beautiful little babies will last through the fall AND the entire winter. They can withstand freezing temps without damage. In fact, pansies that are planted in the fall look superb in the spring. You can enjoy their bright 58

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happy colors and bring some joy into the drabness of winter. Who doesn’t love a little pansy face staring up at the sun, or peeking through the snow? While we are on the subject of autumn beauty, have you ever noticed the morning dew on pink muhly grass? In the morning light of the season, it is magical. You almost expect to see fairies and pixie dust. The lighting that autumn provides is unmatched by any other season. No matter what choices you make for autumn plantings, the light is sure to make everything even more beautiful. Now let’s talk about the things you need to plant. Autumn ushers in a whole new planting season. Whether it is cool season veggies, such as kale, broccoli and lettuces. Or trees and shrubs for spring blooms. Planting in the fall will usually give you beautiful new growth and blooms in the spring. Until then though, grab a cup of hot cocoa and get out on the porch in your fuzzy socks and hoodie, oh, and pants please don’t forget the pants! Take a look around. Make note of the way the sunlight lays so gently upon the surface of everything that is nature. Autumn is short, so soak it up while it’s here. Make some s’mores and gather friends and family by the fire pit. But most of all make some memories. HAPPY GARDENING!

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In Autumn’s Woodland Bounty (Yadkin Valley Magazine, September/October 2020) I wrote about the forest resources available to indigenous cultures of the Yadkin Valley. The article touched on the American chestnut tree, (Castanea dentata), a magnificent tree that once dominated a range that dipped into the Deep South and extended all the way up into parts of New England. In North Carolina, the chestnut was abundant throughout the Appalachian Mountains, extending into the foothills and portions of the Piedmont including Yadkin, Stokes and parts of surrounding counties. Where are they now? Tragically, the American chestnut succumbed to the chestnut blight fungus, (Cryphonectria parasitica), within a few generations. First observed in New York in 1904, the fungus, introduced from the seeds of immune Chinese chestnuts, quickly reduced ancient groves of these towering giants into mere sprouts. In times past, chestnut trees were vital to the well-being of Native Americans and settlers. The tannic acids in the bark ironically produced anti-fungal properties when used for preserving leather. The straight-grained, rot-resistant wood produced shingles, cabins, siding, barns, furniture, fencing, paneling and firewood. However, the first frost of autumn revealed the most valuable commodity when the prickly outer burrs opened to signal the beginning of another year’s nut harvest. Chestnuts produced a plentiful and dependable yield, providing sustenance for wildlife and a form of nourishment for people that was consumed raw or roasted, dried for storage, or ground into flour for bread. The surplus fed livestock, with enough left over to barter or sell. Biologists have described the American chestnut blight as the single greatest ecological disaster of the twentieth century. Their 60

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loss as a functional forest tree was not just a blow to biological diversity, but to the people that had come to depend on their annual bounty. For post-blight generations it might be tempting to consider other native nuts as acceptable alternatives, but not all nuts are created equal. Most derive their nutritional value from high concentrations of fat, producing a calorie dense source of energy, but “walnuts roasting on an open fire” just doesn’t have the same ring…or taste…or composition. Chestnuts are low in fat but high in complex carbohydrates—in some ways more like a vegetable. Their starchiness yields a mild sweet flavor, which is intensified by drying or roasting. Other benefits include a cholesterol free source of fiber, protein, B-complex vitamins, vitamins A and C, folate and minerals including iron and calcium. Moreover, they are not a hard nut to crack compared to hickories or walnuts. Readers may be wondering about the chestnuts that show up in grocery stores and farmer’s markets each fall. These are most likely imported European or European-Japanese hybrids, or locally grown Chinese chestnuts, which can be eaten roasted or prepared into a number of tasty dishes. But are they the same? Chestnut aficionados describe the homegrown variety as superior in taste and texture. And if size makes a difference, the smaller American chestnuts are more efficient at converting starch into sugar, yielding a sweeter flavor while retaining their crunchy “nuttiness.” So how would one come across American chestnuts? Fortunately, the American chestnut tree is not extinct. The fungus invades the bark through natural fissures or other openings. Cankers form and eventually girdle the trunk, killing the aboveground portions but not the roots, which are protected by natural soil components. Shoots emerge from old roots to

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produce new roots that continue to perpetuate the species. Some shoots grow into small trees that live long enough to produce a couple of generations of nuts before becoming infected. It is a lucky forager indeed that stumbles upon such a treasure, but unlike other forest gems, (I keep the location of morels all to myself), this finding needs to be shared. Two non-profit organizations are working to restore the American chestnut tree. The American Chestnut Foundation ( and the American Chestnut Cooperators’ Foundation ( take different approaches, but both use science-based research to chart a course that may someday restore chestnut groves to their former glory. So harvest when possible, but take a citizen scientist approach and report any findings. The ACF provides a link to an online Tree Locator Form assessable by clicking on “Resources” and then “FAQs” from the home page. Both organizations also provide instructions for planting wild seed nuts. Why would one plant seeds that will sprout into trees will most likely be doomed? Because planting an American chestnut tree is planting hope. The shoots emerge will produce new roots that can go on living even after the blight strikes. If we are able to perpetuate the species long enough, trees with natural resistance may someday evolve. The more we plant, the greater the genetic diversity, and diversity gives rise to the adaptations that help our native species survive.

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In the meantime, here’s a few tips for selecting and enjoying the store-bought varieties: Shriveled nuts indicate a lack of freshness, or the work of chestnut weevil larvae, which produce pinholes in the shell after emerging. Store nuts in the fruit drawer of the refrigerator until ready to use. For best results, chestnuts should be boiled, roasted, or microwaved prior to eating or using in recipes. Most instructions recommend using a sharp knife to carefully cut an “X” pattern through the shell, or punching holes to allow steam to escape. Use an internet search engine to find detailed online instructions. Chestnuts pair well with wild rice and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, or Brussel sprouts. The ACF website offers a Fact Sheet for Eating Chestnuts that includes several recipes. Click on “Resources” from the Home Page and then “TACF Factsheets”. Your non-native chestnut creations will be tasty, but the chance to eat an American chestnut will yield a more potentially satisfying experience, it not through taste alone, then through the experience of reaching back into the past and enjoying a treat that helped sustain our ancestors. Visit a chestnut foundation website today, and learn what you can do to help bring back this American treasure.

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Parents and caregivers have an important, but heavy task: keep our children safe. From the time our children are first born we worry and plan for things that may cause them harm. We buy the safest baby equipment, we check that their toys are safe, we put away dangerous items and teach them rules to keep them safe. Even when we are out in public, we still take action like properly using car seats every time, using sun screen or teaching them fire prevention. As a Health Educator, I agree all these things are important and I have written about many of these topics. But all these things have one thing in common: they are all things we can see or touch. But how do we protect our children from those things we can’t see? How do we prepare our children for unkind words or actions? How can we raise our children to be kind and inclusive?

The PACER Center operates a National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC). Advocacy from the Center included the creation of National Bullying Prevention Month, which is observed each October. According to their website, one out of five students is bullied. Other statistics show less than 50% of students report bullying that is taking place, but that bullying interventions can decrease bullying by 25%. In addition, 49.8% of tweens (9 to 12 years old) said they experienced bullying at school and 14.5% of tweens shared they experienced bullying online. The Center reports children report being bullying for a variety of reasons including physical appearance, race/ethnicity, gender, disability, religion and sexual orientation. The Center defines cyberbullying as the use of technology to repeatedly and intentionally harass, hurt, embarrass, humiliate, or intimidate another person. Cyberbullying has been increasing over the last several years. Information on cyberbullying shows this is more likely to happen in middle school and girls are more likely to be victims of this type of bullying. What are the effects of bullying? How would we know if our children might be experiencing bullying? The NBPC goes on to share that these children are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, lower academic achievement,and dropping out of school. Students will have negative opinions of themselves, see a change in their relationships or a change in their approach or success in school or physical health effects. Physical health effects could include headaches 70

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and stomachaches or other physical representations of stress or poor mental health. These negative effects may be seen whether the bullying is happening in person at school or through cyberbullying in online platforms. Seeing bullying taking place can also have a negative effect on children. Not all children being bullied will show signs or symptoms. (an initiative of the US Department of Health and Human Services) shares that when children do show signs, they could include: Unexplainable injuries Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch. Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide

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Our entire community has an opportunity to help stop and prevent bullying among our young people. We can start by teaching children it is okay to report bullying to their teacher, parent or a trusted adult. Many school systems have methods children can use to report bullying, even anonymously. Adults in the lives of children can be trained to recognize when bullying may be taking place and how to address these situations and how to help support victims. Also, adults should be mindful of their own behavior and ensure they are setting good examples for their children by not speaking rudely about people that are different from them or treating people in a disrespectful manner. Most importantly, though, is teaching our children to be kind, accepting and inclusive. Knowledge and education around tolerance and respecting others while maintaining their own sense of self can help prevent bullying from taking place. also shared signs that a child is acting as a bully. These include: Get into physical or verbal fights Have friends who bully others Are increasingly aggressive Get sent to the principal’s office or to detention frequently Have unexplained extra money or new belongings Blame others for their problems Don’t accept responsibility for their actions Are competitive and worry about their reputation or popularity Understand bullying is not a “rite of passage” that all children should, or do, go through. Bullying can have serious mental, emotional and physical effects on children which can be long term. Do not assume that the children in your family are immune to being a victim of bullying or bullying others. This can happen to anyone. Talk to the youth in your family about how to recognize bullying, what to do if they are bullied, and to make it clear being a bully will not be tolerated. Adults should educate themselves through training and knowing local resources. I highly recommend parents, educators and adults involved in youth activities research these so they have the tools needed to address this as a community. The National Bullying Prevention Center has a great website with these resources available, including youth activities and information. Visit or for more information.

Different Headaches and Chiropractic Care Adults may experience many different kinds of headaches. A primary headache is a one not a part of another disease process. Secondary headaches can come from a poor eyeglass prescription, diabetes, flu or even a brain tumor. The most common primary headaches are tension-type, migraine and cervicogenic (from the neck). Tension type headaches feel like a tight band around your head. Stress seems to aggravate them. Women tend to get this type of headache more frequently. Females are also more affected by migraine headaches. There are two types of migraine: classical and common. The classical migraine headache may start with nausea or sickness in the stomach and proceed to an intense throbbing pain on one side of the head. The common migraine lacks nausea and is more common. In cervicogenic headache, neck function is prominently disturbed. In addition to neck pain, there are usually tight neck and shoulder muscles and a limited range of motion. Recent research shows the three above described headaches can also overlap with one another. In chiropractic, we look to the spine as an often overlooked factor in headache treatment. By objectively analyzing spine function, the doctor will identify the joints restricted in range of motion or show abnormal posture and alignment. Many patients on x-ray or through external postural analysis from the side, can show forward head posture. This is where the neck seems to arise from the front of the chest rather than back over your shoulders. The head is very heavy and with this poor posture, the muscles at the back of the neck must contract to restrain this heavy load. There isn’t one particular bone treated for these different types of headaches, the premise being the headache is a symptom of another problem in the spine. Chiropractic care has an excellent safety profile. Several studies have shown patients with headaches positively respond to chiropractic care without the side effects often seen with drug treatments. Chiropractic care is one of the most researched non-drug options available for patients. Unfortunately, many patients choose over-the-counter and prescription medications and don’t consider more natural approaches that may get at the cause of the condition rather than just its effects. If you would like to try chiropractic care or discuss your health concerns, just call Dr. Jyll Downey, Yadkinville Chiropractic Center, 336-679-8500.

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The following is an interview with Juliette Lipford Webster of Ferguson in western Wilkes County. Justin Smith is Juliette’s grandson who sometimes delivers packages to my door from the familiar brown truck. On one visit he told me about his 86 year old grandmother and the Lipford family. Their history intrigued me and I could not wait to meet her. For our interview we were joined by Phyllis Connor, Juliette’s daughter and Juliette’s sister Mary Jane Lipford on the Lipford homeplace. Also, their Lipford cousin Tracy Thomas made contributions.

Memories of the Lipford Farm with Juliette Webster “I was born up near Elk Creek off Highway 268 on June 8, 1936. My daddy was Bud Lipford and my momma was Mary Ferguson. When I was real small we moved down here to this place [Ferguson]. Daddy built the house here. Mary Jane lives there now. Grandpa Belve[Lipford] lived with us and my other Grandma and her two sons too. Grandpa Belve lived to be 109 years old. He was born over in Stony Fork area. This is what we were told and this is how it all came about. When he was a little boy, his momma took him to his father’s and left him on the porch steps. Grandpa said she told him she was going to pick blackberries and said, ‘I guess she’s still pickin’ berries.’ She never came back. Belve always said he fell into good hands. We think his father or his father’s family took him in and raised him. His mother was white and his father was half black. Some of the family think his mother did not want him but we do not know what happened. Grandpa never went to school, he could not write his name but he could read the Bible. He read it through every year and maybe more. He fasted every 76

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WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER Mary Bohlen Wednesday and stayed in his room and prayed. Came out for water or for the bathroom. He told us fasting brought him closer to God. On Sundays we didn’t do anything, just went to church. No cooking or ironing. We ate sandwiches. Some Mennonite missionaries out in Kansas came here to the mountains to teach black children. They would have Bible Study on Saturdays at our house. In the summer they had summer camp here for two weeks. They started churches here at Laytown, Darby, Beech Bottom, Westend, Bushtown and Boone. My son, Terry Hunt has been a pastor for the Mennonite Brethren Church for 30 years. Church is very important in our lives. Our family farmed and daddy logged, too. Had a sawmill. He and his brothers, Dallas and Harley worked together. They hauled logs down to Brown’s lumber. That’s where Smoot Park is. Whatever money they got they divided three ways. Our family has always shared and helped each other in whatever way. We had a big garden, grew everything. Everybody worked and we all

shared. The families helped each other. Had two milk cows. Every family had a cow. It was me and my older sister’s job to milk. We would bring in the milk and Momma would strain it with cheese cloth. She would set some aside for buttermilk and to make butter and put the rest in the Kelvinator. Then she would wash out the cheese cloth real good and hang it up to dry for the next time. I used to churn butter with that up and down dasher. Daddy grew lots of corn, popcorn too. We had our own grinder to make cornmeal. You ground it by hand. Momma made cornbread in a big rectangular pan. By the time I was older, I had nine brothers and sisters and all of the rest and that was 15 people in one house to feed. When we got older we did start having Sunday dinner which always included fried chicken and whatever came out of the garden. Aunt Mandy made gingerbread, called it Pinch Cake. Everybody would just pinch off a piece. That was what we always did. Didn’t cut it.”

Harvest time was a busy time. “Momma always canned everything she could. We canned a hundred jars of green beans, a hundred jars of blackberries, a hundred jars of peas, a hundred jars of corn. Canned on a wood stove. Canned tomatoes, made chow chow and she made kraut in a big crock and put a plate on top of it and a rock on top of the plate to hold it down. Made pickles, too. We made molasses. Everybody that could pick up anything was helping. [Picking up cane stalks]Daddy had a horse that went round and round to grind the cane. The juice was cooked in a long pan over the fire. Put the syrup in jars and it was divided up with his brothers. The children made molasses candy, too. We got muscadines and simmons, black walnuts and hazel nuts. Momma dried apples. She layed the apples out on something like tin in the hot sun and put screen over it to keep the flies off. The day after Thanksgiving was hog killing day. We would kill two or three. Daddy and his brothers rubbed the hams, side meat and salted down and rubbed in pepper. They were put in sacks and hung up in the smoke house to cure. Momma canned sausage and spare ribs. We had livermush and cracklings’ and rendered lard. Daddy finally got a Ford Tractor and that was a big help cause before that he plowed with a horse. He had tunnels dug into the side of the woods up behind the house to store sweet potatoes and cabbage. Grandpa hand dug our well at the house but other people need water too so there was a good spring up the hill and he fixed it up so the spring water came down to where the houses were and everybody could have fresh running water. And we always went to church. Some in our family could sing. They loved to sing and some played instruments. Grandpa Belve played the banjo. He was a spiritual man and a great inspiration to us all.” May I express my gratitude to the Lipford ladies who graciously shared their family story with me for our Yadkin Valley Magazine readers. Sometime soon I hope to learn more about the legendary Lipford family anchored in Ferguson, for I suspect there is much more to learn. Each year the Lipfords have a family reunion. As many as 400 plus gather, many coming from out of state. Tracy Thomas, family historian said ,“If you are a Lipford, you are family and we love our family. It doesn’t matter if you are black or white you are family. All of us go back to George Lipford who was born in 1855 and lived to be 104. His son Belve lived to be 109.—Mary Bohlen.

Aunt Mandy Lipford’s Gingerbread “Better known to us as “pinch cake” because sometimes the cake would sink. We would walk by and just take a pinch”, says Phyliss Connor who shared this treasured family recipe. 2 1/2 cups All purpose flour (sifted if possible) 1 egg 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup white sugar (leave off the sugar or use a 1/4 cup for less sugar – if diabetic) 1 cup molasses (homemade is best) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt A little vegetable oil 1 cup hot water Sift together all dry ingredients. Add applesauce, molasses, oil & water. Mix well. Bake in rectangular pan at 350°F. until cake springs bake to touch. (about 40 minutes).

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MEET KATHERINE “KAT” JACKSON Collections and Administrative Assistant Mt. Airy Museum of Regional History


In her wildest dreams, Australian born and raised Kat Jackson never imagined NC would be her forever home. “I am so happy to have found this place,” she said. Tucked away in the mountains this area is a perfect setting for Kat and her husband to put down roots. “It was so exciting to see snow for the first time!” she gushed. Kat is passionate about history and has touched upon various historical aspects in her studies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a research university in Melbourne, Australia. Kat also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian from Hunter College in New York. For her internship in International Relations, she was assigned to the Women’s Education Project in New York City, where she met her husband, Bruce, a NC native from Lexington. When she and Bruce married and moved to WinstonSalem, she began volunteering at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Her knowledge and expertise soon earned her a paid position as the Collections and Administrative Assistant. When I met Kat, she was working the front desk, wel78

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coming visitors, collecting admission, and explaining what wonderful exhibits the museum had to offer. Everyone was mesmerized by her accent. “You aren’t from here,” they would observe. “I love the way you talk.” In addition to tending the front, Kat is one of the writers of the weekly history column in the local paper. She also handles membership drives and is part of the social media team. She is responsible for generating flyers and creating the graphics for museum events. For Kat and her colleagues, there is never a dull moment. The entire staff at the museum works as a team when it comes to setting up new exhibits or doing whatever is needed to make the museum run like a well-oiled machine. “I firmly believe everyone should visit the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History,” Kat proclaimed. “There’s so much to see, learn and experience.” In her “spare” time, Kat loves to read. Right now, she’s focusing on the classics. Robinson Crusoe is her current book of choice. “I am also teaching myself to embroider,” she told me. “I really enjoy creating those tiny flowers with the delicate stitches.” Recently, Kat and Bruce purchased a house in King. With three dogs and a grumpy cat named Steve (Bruce says she spoils him), they’re enjoying living happily ever after. Traveling from the Land of Oz to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kat feels right at home.

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Founder, Shirley Doub

Baltimore Church U.M.W. Ladies Crochet Club

Baltimore United Methodist Church in the Forbush Community is home to our caring hearts this issue. The church is celebrating its 150th year anniversary. What a perfect time to recognize this ladies group of volunteers. Shirley Doub, the fearless leader, collected her stitchery army in 2020. Members include Tracy Doss, Christine Martin, Becky Matthews, Betty Wyatt, Debbie Griffin, Kathy Doub, Peggy Phillips, Ann Matthews and Sherry Gibson. For our interview, the ladies had filled multiple church tables with samples of projects they had already created and distributed to folks in a variety of human resource organizations.While they are currently working on Fidget Aprons, Twiddle Muffs, (colorful, captivating sensory therapy tools made of yarn and other fabrics, knitted, and slipped on one arm of the patient) are next on the list…to keep folks with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, busy with their restless hands, calm and warm. Each Twiddle Muff is unique and can be designed to fit the ever-changing needs of the individual. Since 2020, the ladies have made 75 afghans for a hospital, caps for newborn babies in the NICU, hats for cancer patients, scarves and blankets, stuffed animals with hats and faces for Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, and small knitted bags for youngsters in transition to Foster care and anyone who needs one. Extra excitement grew talking about a large, impressive quilt they worked on in the church’s vestibule. Church members were invited to create a square of their own creation. I wanted to pull up an office chair and read the entire quilt as the Crochet Club described every square in the was obvious the ladies were close to each other as they give their time for others!

The fabric for this quilt came from the "stash" of Miss Zola Speer who is now in her 90s and was for many, many years a very active member of the United Methodist Women at Baltimore. In honor of her the United Methodist Women are selling tickets for $1.00 each for a chance to win this quilt. Tickets will be available at all Church events, Cruise-In in late October and at the UMC Chicken Stew on November 12, 2022 when the drawing will take place to see who wins this quilt. Septemb er/Octob er 2 0 2 2


ooks B Profiles in Excellence: Legendary Athletes, Teams, Coaches and Educators of Yadkin County, 1927 - 1967 You can be or not be a sports aficionado to enjoy this large paperback book by Dr. Cleve Holler. The author was born and raised in Yadkin County and still resides there with all his research and personal memories he interjects between the pages along with his athletic acumen. You will enjoy his comfortable writing style and some fabulous vintage photographs b/w and color as you marvel at the differences in uniforms, sneakers, shoes and hair styles! Cheerleaders have not been forgotten with some routines of the day. In addition to traditional sports programs still in today’s schools he has inserted out of school activities/pastimes that were competitive in the neighborhood such as: Slingshot, Bows & Arrows, Ice Skating, Marbles, Billiards, Knocking Rocks, and ready for this? Persimmon Throwing! Dr. Hollar has donated a copy of his latest 2022 book to the Yadkin County Public Library for loaning, 336-679-8792.

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South of Heaven Author: Patti Frye Meredith “Always remember, no one loves you like your family.” Leona, p. 211.

Read by: Cindy Martin In her amazing debut novel, South of Heaven, Patti Frye Meredith depicts the dynamics of family relationships, allowing the reader to get up close and personal with her endearing cast of characters. Through keen attention to detail and masterful use of dialogue, this gifted storyteller guides us through a family’s struggles to survive when confronted with mistakes from the past and the uncertainty of the future. Sisters Leona and Fern square off when Leona’s husband is accused of Medicare fraud and is asking for a divorce, prompting Leona to return to her hometown to sort things out. Fern and her son Dean are distressed when Leona suddenly appears on their front porch, suitcase in hand, claiming she’s there for a visit to ensure their dementia-ridden aunt is receiving adequate care. To make matters worse, Doyle Blue, a former friend of Fern’s, is back in town and wants to make amends for his past transgressions. Both Fern and Doyle mourn the loss of Fern’s husband who has been MIA in Vietnam for decades. Meanwhile, much to his family’s chagrin, Dean has plans to invest his inheritance in an emu farm! This book will make you laugh, make you cry, and keep you turning pages from beginning to end. You won’t want to put this one down. South of Heaven is available for purchase at local, independent book stores, as well as Amazon and other online booksellers. Patti Frye Meredith has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis. Her stories have appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Still: The Journal, and Mulberry Fork Review. Patti, her husband, Lee, and their Springer Spaniel, Maggie, now reside in Chapel Hill. For more information, email Patti at

Yadkin Valley Magazine contributor and renowned open-hearth cook, Mary Bohlen’s book Heritage Cooking Inspired by Rebecca Boone continues to garner great reviews! The book is available in the gift shop at Wilkes Heritage Museum 100 East Main Street in Wilkesboro. Open Monday-Saturday 10-4.

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Autumn's Red, Yellow, & Orange

Blue Ridge Parkway WRITER/PHOTOS Dwaine Phifer

Geographically NC is distinctly unique. Using a major stretch of creative imagination, NC can be thought of as a rectangle blessed with uniquely geographic diversity. There is the roiling Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side and the rolling expanse of the western Blue Ridge Mountains. The Piedmont, like a good buddy, holds the two together in the middle. The Blue Ridge Parkway, a major National Park, albeit a elongated one, begins at US 441 in western NC, near Cherokee, and ends 469 miles later as the Virginia Skyline Drive at US Hwy 250 in Rockfish Gap. The Parkway is also home to Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River. This long stretch of scenic highway is consistently rated the “most-visited park” by the US National Park Service. The Parkway had its beginning in September, 1935, near Cumberland Knob. NC. With the advent of WWII, construction came to a complete stop. In the 1950s, due to National Park Service support, much of what is today's Blue Ridge Parkway came into being. By 1966, the Parkway was near completion. The major exception was a missing portion located near Grandfather Mountain. This break in what is now the continuous Parkway was corrected when the Linn Cove Viaduct opened in 1987. The seven-mile construction was designed and engineered to wrap around the mountain to ensure minimal environmental and structural damage occurred to the side of “the Grandfather.”


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For a September-October family outing, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers many relaxing and colorful day-trip options. There are not only numerous roadside picnic areas, scenic overlooks, and a myriad of recreational offerings, there are some of the most spectacular panoramic vistas to be found anywhere. Great care has been given to preserving important historical features. Numerous connecting highway entrance/exit points along the Parkway ensure visitors have options for how much time and distance they want to spend traveling the Parkway. Too, there are important historical sites and interesting recreational attractions to enjoy either scattered along the length of the Parkway or “down the mountain” in nearby towns. For Parkway first-timers or those who have not visited the Parkway in awhile, doing research ahead of time is important—very, very important!

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A few things to consider: 1) Fall clothing and sturdy, comfortable footwear are essential. It's more reassuring to take too much and not need it than regret not being prepared. When it is cold on the Parkway, it is COLD! Having a blanket or snugly throw could come in handy especially for small children. Cold rain, heavy fog, or even snow can occur any time from Fall to late Spring, especially at higher elevations. Parkway weather changes rapidly. 2) It is a good idea to have plenty of bottled water: Drink it, wash hands with it, or even clean a dirty windshield to improve the view. Small individual serving-size bags of favorite snack foods can be a delight, especially for kids. 3) Restroom “pit stops” can be few and far between depending on the time of the year and locations. Expect large numbers of travelers at rest-stop facilities during the fall leaf spectacular. While planning a Parkway trip, do the necessary homework and locate “facility” locations and decide where to take periodic rest breaks. 4) It is important to research current 2022 COVID information and plan proactively. 5) Pets should be on leashes when out of a vehicle. Such thoughtfulness is for the comfort of others as well as for responsible pet safety. A lost, frightened pet in an unfamiliar wilderness area with lots of traffic is a recipe for heartbreak. For weekly Fall leaf color reports use This is an outstanding service provided by Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology. Finally, before leaving home for a Parkway outing always check for construction/road repair or weather/storm related closures at Strong storm winds can fell trees and litter the Parkway with large, broken limbs any time of the year.


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6) As of this writing, there are two major Parkway construction projects in progress; thus, Parkway travel includes a number of detour miles at each site. Again, careful planning and thinkingahead has to be a priority. Always check for closures! 7) Although September-October are still Daylight Saving Time months, dusk in the Fall comes quickly to the Parkway because of hulking mountain shadows and the Autumn sun's quick race toward the horizon. 8) Mornings and evenings are times wildlife is typically the most active. Because the Parkway meanders through open farmland, densely forested areas, and heavily shaded sections, deer, bears, wild turkeys, or an assortment of smaller animals may be on or near the roadway. The twilight hours of dawn or dusk are especially busy times for wildlife movement. Drivers should be constantly on the lookout for wildlife dashing onto the roadway. Too, it is also necessary to be on alert for hikers, photographers, and bicyclists throughout the day. Frequent stops at overlooks give drivers a chance to safely enjoy the scenery while ensuring traffic continues to move smoothly. It should go without saying that the average speed limit of 45mph is the law-- not a suggestion! The speed limit also drops in congested areas or when roadwork is taking place.

For a 2022 blaze of color, consider a Blue Ridge Parkway SeptemberOctober visit as a gift worth enjoying. Careful planning which includes Parkway rules and seasonal/emergency closures is mandatory. Having up-to-date weather information is a make-orbreak factor for a fun-filled, safe parkway visit. Always check weather reports in advance before heading to the Parkway. Recognize that weekends and holidays will tempt more visitors to travel the Parkway. Mondays through Thursdays usually afford more leisure driving and sightseeing.

Blue Ridge Parkway Snackin' Mix The sour bear candies are a GREAT flavor surprise. by Dwaine Phifer 1 cup each of rice, corn and/or wheat waffle-type cereal squares* 1 cup bite-size cheese crackers 1 1/2 cups multicolored chocolate candy disks 1 cup large semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup small pretzel sticks or bite-size rounds 1 cup of raisins (dark, golden or a mix) 1 cup of raisin-like cranberries 1 cup mix of chopped dried fruits (For example, apples, apricots, peaches, pineapple, banana chips and/or dates depending on preference.) 1 cup of unsalted peanuts 1 cup of unsalted mixed nuts 1 cup of small mixed-flavors gummy candies 1 box of snack-size plastic zip-top bags Directions: Pour ingredients, one at a time, into a very large slide-lock food storage bag and mix by rotating the bag several times after adding each ingredient. Ensure there is a fairly equal distribution of the ingredients. Hold the snack bags over the snack mixture bowl and fill with a large spoon, leaving enough room at the top to ensure the snack bags lock securely. Given allergies and/or personal preferences, this mixture can be altered to suit everyone's taste preferences and/or dietary needs. Add in, leave out, or substitute ingredients. The idea is to have fun and create a bit of delightful indulgence for road trips. *A cereal mixture is tasty and fun; however, the goal is to have three cups total of dry cereal regardless of type. Septemb er/Octob er 2 0 2 2


Lake Hampton WRITER/PHOTOS/ Wendi Hartup Find more of Wendi’s Lake Hampton photos on the Weekends page at Wendi Hartup

Just past Yadkinville about 30 minutes from Winston-Salem is Lake Hampton. This fantastic park is relatively new as it was completed in 2010. I've written about this place before but they've added so much, it's worth writing about more.

One of the things I love most about Lake Hampton is all the natural vegetation they've left alone. I don't know if they've added more with seeds but there is such a variety of shoreline vegetation that is rarely found along a public park. Most parks either mow all the way to the edge and eliminate all the shoreline vegetation which causes an immense amount

of soil build-up over time. Fish have no way to filter sediment from their gills so the more plants along a shoreline the better. There are trees everywhere that make you feel like this is your private lake that has been here for generations.Thanks to Piedmont Land Conservancy, over 266 acres of wooded buffer is protected under an easement around the lake. That

Deringer, Elisa, Shelia and Ruger Mauer on Lake Hampton means no cutting of the trees, ever! As a person who cares about water quality and reducing erosion, this type of management for a park is amazing. Unfortunately, you cannot swim or wade in this lovely reservoir. This reservoir is Yadkin County’s future drinking water supply on South Deep Creek, ensuring clean water and recreation for generations to come. There is a State rule about no physical contact allowed in public drinking reservoirs. They also don't allow motorized boats on this lake which can also cause erosion due to too much wake and another lesson other public lakes should take from Lake Hampton for beautiful, stabilized shorelines. 86

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Things you can do...get on the water with a non-motorized device, fish, walk lovely wooded trails, play disc golf, primitive camping, utilize the shelters and playground equipment and enjoy the wildlife. They have a dog park area for both small dogs and larger dogs. The primitive camping has a bath house and they hope to have RV camping options in the future. I took some friends, the Maurer family, to go kayaking later in the day. The park has single and tandem kayaks as well as a few small boats for rent per hour with life jackets. Kids 12 and up can have a kayak to themselves. All the rules and amenities are listed on the Yadkin County website (

Park). Instead of going toward the dam, we went left to where the lake narrows. It was kind of magical with the mist over the water. We stopped and got the kids to be silent for a bit to see all the turtles pop their heads up, saw a rock that looked like a giant snake head, herons and tiny frogs. There is a new bridge behind the dam that connects the 18 hole disc golf course to the main shelter. You can also drive

to the disc golf course if you don't want to walk the 2 miles. This is a neat course and will be fun to try out this Fall. If you start at the disc golf course and go to see the dam, it's only about a half a mile. The bridge crosses a lovely creek that has lots of vegetation preventing erosion. They don't allow fishing or swimming near the dam but it still is a lovely area to enjoy and try to identify all the dragonflies.

Safety to consider while at the lake: 1) Bring sunscreen, water and snacks. Many of these public lakes are so far away from stores that it isn't convenient to get to one. 2) Wear life jackets at all times regardless if you can swim. This is usually part of the lake rules anyway. 3) While swimming is not allowed, if you fall in, don't panic. Just try to hop back in your boat or use someone else to help you get back in the boat. Try not to swallow any lake water. Did you know there are all kinds of waterborne diseases? Most will affect a person's stomach and intestines, skin, or respiratory system within a few hours to a few days. If you or your family member have something come up, don't wait it out. Go ahead and see a doctor. 4) Take a shower when you get home if you get any lake water on you from paddling. You never know if you could have a reaction from what is in the water. 5) Know your limits of how far you can paddle. Lastly have fun. Septemb er/Octob er 2 0 2 2


Yadkin Valley Wines JOLO Winery and Vineyards WRITER/ Jim Collins Retired Wine Superintendent Mid­Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

JW Ray and wife Kristen are co­owners of JOLO


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As Cheryl and I left the hustle and bustle of traveling on US 52 near Pilot Mountain onto NC 268 toward Elkin. NC, we entered a whole new world. The quiet serene countryside of Surry County. After about 3 miles we turned left onto JOLO Winery Lane. Beautiful entrance, immaculate grounds, pristine vineyards on either side of the road and a beautiful rustic but elegant building ahead that welcomed us to the world of JOLO Winery and Vineyards. We were greeted as we approached the building and escorted inside the tasting room to a beautiful private room called the Library to wait for JW Ray, co-owner and wine maker. The whole building just burst with warmth and elegance. We were informed that JW was running late because he was busy pulling out a mower machine off a deer fence that had slid down a bank in the vineyard. In the meantime, Levi, a very warm, friendly and courteous person and the Brand Ambassador, brought us a glass of wine. Bang! How wonderful these wines were. Instant relaxation and stress free. They were wonderful. Cheryl had a glass of Golden Hallows and I had a glass of Pilot Shadow. Kristen, JW’s wife and co-owner, joined us just before JW burst onto the scene. We knew when JW arrived because the audio level rose and the whole building shook with enthusiasm. The four of us had a very warm and pleasant conversation about the winery and how JW and Kristen got interested in starting JOLO Winery and Vineyards. They were both in the corporate world and had a great fascination and love for wine. Most or all of their vacations revolved around wines and visiting wineries. JW had always wanted to own a winery. They searched around several states before they settled on North Carolina. They wanted to be on the ground floor of shaping the wine industry in this area. They bought the first property in 2010 and planted their first vines and moved here permanently the next year and planted more vines. They also bought the adjacent property. They named the winery and vineyards after their two sons, JOey and LOgan. They have planted 80 acres of vines and are now the largest vineyard in North Carolina. The grape varietals include traminette, vidal blanc and sauvignon blanc for their white wines, and cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit Verdot, marquette, chambourcin and cynthiana for their red wines. From these grape varietals, they produce 15 award winning wines, two sparkling wines, two white wine, one rosé wine, eight red wines and three dessert wines. You can enjoy these wonderful wines to your hearts content in their tasting room or on their sunkissed patio or covered seating looking over the four acre lake and the majestic Pilot Mountain. JW was very interested and still is in preserving the environment. He doesn’t want to use commercial pesticides that harm the environment so he uses organic sprays at the JOLO location. I’ve never heard of so many oils like rosemary, spearmint, clove and thyme and the likes of copper, sulfur and hydrogen peroxide he uses in his spraying. He even uses neem oil and capsaicin for Japanese beetles and other diseases. All through our conversation, JW and Kristen kept insisting that we try some food from their restaurant, The End Post. We each got an appetizer. Cheryl got the Muddy Paws Cheese Dip and I got the JOLO House Made Meatballs Marinara. What a choice, what a taste, what a delight and what an enjoyment. De-

From the grounds to the wines, everything is spectacular about JOLO. licious, delicious. JW said that the meatballs were his mother’s recipe. They were so moist and tender. JW and Kristen kept on insisting that we try an entrée. Cheryl ordered the 3 Cheese Manicotti and I ordered the Frutti De Mare. This fruit of the sea consisted of scallops, shrimp, salmon and capers with fettucine. This food was even more awesome. The taste, the aroma, the satisfaction and total enjoyment. I would compare this food to any high-end restaurant that I

have ever eaten in. If you enjoy good food, awesome atmosphere, unbelievable service and the warmest and friendliest staff, please visit The End Post Restaurant. About this time JW had a bottle of JOLOTAGE Reserve, that was just now being bottled, brought in. I don’t know how he keeps doing it. This wine was awesome, wonderful and very delicious. Easy on the pallet and warm to the tummy. I can’t say enough about his wine. Just like his awesome restaurant the wines are also great. If you want to

taste some fine wines, excellent food and enjoy a wonderful experience, I encourage you to visit JOLO Winery and Vineyards. For more information about hours of operation, directions, reservations, weddings, dinners, schedule of events, menus, information about the winery, etc. visit their website at or call 1-855-JOLOWINE or 336-614-0030

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Happy 25th Anniversary Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival! The Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival is one of the Yadkin Valley’s favorite family fall events. To celebrate there will be commemorative Tee-shirts and new for the 25th anniversary are spiced pumpkin candles from Soyworx - all to benefit the festival. The Kid Zone on Standard Street in Historic Downtown Elkin offers a bouncy house, pony rides, petting zoo, a trackless train and the ever popular Touch a Truck on Bridge Street with an assortment of emergency vehicles for kids to explore. Lookout for the Dunkin’ Booth! The Pumpkin Weigh-In needs your pumpkin entries at 8a on Standard Street; judging will be at 10a. Be there to see some huge entries vying to be the best of show. Enjoying all this fun will create an appetite! No worry, Solid Rock Baptist Church is cooking ribeye sandwiches, hots and burgers, 13 Bone’s brings BBQ, Soul to Bowl will be on the grounds, Chicfil-A and the typical sweet festival fare will have you saying, “Oh, why did I eat all that? Because it was all sooo good!”

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White grubs are turf pests found throughout N.C. They have cream colored bodies with yellow to brownish heads, six legs, are usually found lying in a “C” shaped position and are 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches in length. White grubs are the larvae form of several types of beetles the most important and destructive of which is the Japanese beetle. They have a one year cycle, 10 months of that being spent underground. The female Japanese beetle burrows into the soil in mid-July to lay her eggs. The eggs hatch in mid to late July to early August. The young grubs move up in early August and begin feeding on grass roots severely damaging the root system. Feeding continues until cool weather arrives in October at which time the grubs move deeper into the soil in preparation for winter. As the weather warms in March the grubs return to the root zone to resume feeding, now however, as full size adults. The larvae pupate in late May and emerge as beetles in early June. Birds, moles, skunks and raccoons all enjoy feeding on grubs to some extent. The presence of those animals and perhaps unexplained brown patches of grass serve as indicators of grub problems. All grasses are susceptible and can be destroyed by an unchecked grub infestation. Animals rooting or burrowing in search of grubs cause further problems. You can check for grubs by peeling back one square foot sections of turf over several areas of your lawn. Cut down about three to four inches and examine the root zone area. If you average five or more grubs per sample, treatment is recommended. Grubs are easily controlled with pesticides but timing is critical. Treatments applied in early September are recommended because the grubs are small and very close to the surface.


Enjoy Wonderful Yadkin Valley Wines with friends, foods and music Simply add to the featured wineries, live entertainment with opener Larry Wishon, noon to 2 and new to the festival, Juke Box Rehab performing 3 to 5 and you’ve got the start to a fun day. Now add food vendors the likes of Tacos Costa Grande, Rascal Jack’s Sandwich Shack, A-maize-ing Kettle Corn, Soul to Bowl Food Truck and Mr. People Feeder, craft vendors and a festival souvenir booth…well, you have the perfect Saturday already planned! Wineries attending are Brandon Hills Vineyard, Carolina Heritage Vineyards, Golden Road Vineyard, Hanover Park Vineyards, Haze Gray Vineyards, Native Vines Winery, Sanders Ridge Vineyards, Shadow Springs Vineyards, Star Dust Cellars, Stony Knoll Vineyards, Surry Cellars, Weathervane Winery and Windsor Run Cellars. That’s a huge assortment of Yadkin Valley Wines to sample and discover great new favorites. Get your advance tickets today for the 18th Annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 11 to 5. Advance tickets are $20. Tickets at the gate are $25. Cash, checks, debit and credit cards are accepted. Show your active or retired military ID at the gate and your ticket is $20. Once inside the gates, wine tasting - wristband and complimentary wine glass require a ticket. Advance tickets are from the Grape Festival website, the Yadkin County Chamber or by printing out and mailing in an order form from the website: Yadkin County Chamber & Visitors Center, (205 S. Jackson St., Yadkinville, 27055) or POB 1840, Yadkinville, 27055. NOTE: Advance group specials are available! As always the Chamber offers a free shuttle service to the wine festival. Be sure to register in advance at 336-679-2200 to make arrangements for Jonesville, Yadkinville and Boonville hotels only. You’ll find lots of free vehicle parking with easy access to the festival grounds in Yadkinville. The Yadkin Chamber appreciates the main festival sponsors: Town of Yadkinville TDA, Yadkin County TDA, Jonesville TDA, First National Bank, Nextera Energy and Skyline National Bank. Huge bunch of thanks go out to all the volunteers! Any additional questions call the Chamber at 336-679-2200 or 877-492-3546, email

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Returning for a 10th consecutive year of operation, Alpha & Omega Corn Maze fall season will run from September 10th to November 12th, 2022. Explore this 20-acre agritourism complex, featuring maze trails, hayrides, horse drawn wagon rides, and many more engaging activities. Van & Jennifer Hemric along with partners Jason & Lori Walker began operating the agritainment complex in 2013, entertaining customers that first fall with meager beginnings. What started with a field of corn and a tent filled with pumpkins has evolved to what it is today. The farm consists of : Giant 5 acre Corn Maze, Hay bale Run, Corn Cob Express, Fun Zone, Corn Box, Picnic Pavilion, Hay Rides, Animal Acres, Farmer 500, Pipe World, Bounce Pillow, Pony Rides, Pig Race, Duck Race, Toddler Town, Corn Hole, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Axe Throwing, Tractor Pull, Barnyard Basketball, Football, Baseball & lots of Photo Opportunities.

whole family. “This type of recreation is educational for our kids, and we as parents often enjoy re-visiting our own childhood memories vicariously through this farm. The 5- acre field is cross-planted in late June with more than 200,000 corn kernels. Once the stalks reach 12 inches or higher, a mower outfitted with a global positioning system (GPS) device is used to cut the pathways. These serpentine paths connect in specific patterns to form a picture. Maze explorers can venture through a main trail that provides a total of 1.8 miles of walkways. Separate areas are available for birthday parties, school field trips, or corporate events. Indoor restroom facilities are on site.

New this 2022 season, our Alpha & Omega Barn Grill! Savor the best of a farm-fresh menu, like slow-smoked pork, grilled chicken wrap, the 6 Oz famous farm fresh burgers straight from the grill to your plate. Dine in a spacious outdoor pavilion, complete with gorgeous views of the farm, corn maze and haybale art. They can’t wait to share this experience with you. Separate areas are available for birthday parties, school field trips, or corporate events. Indoor restroom facilities are on site.

Evening visits for church groups, school groups, and college date nights are growing in popularity. Check out their Facebook page or the website @ for posts & updates on special events. Feel free to contact Alpha & Omega to schedule your event @ 336-466-5402.

The festival grounds are open for families to view pumpkins and take fall photos with our fall decorations. Pumpkins are priced separately and you only pay for what you want to take home. Additional activities include the Bonfire area in addition to Apple & pumpkin cannons. Customer’s post they are drawn to farms like this as they search for a wholesome and unique outdoor activity for their 336-466-5402 email:

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A big bunch of cuteness!

This is Baylee. She is 13 and 1/2 years old and loves her boat rides on Belews Lake

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We just wanted to take a moment to say Thank-You to the folks at Mock- Beroth for sponsoring the What Is That? Contest. We receive hundreds of entries for each issue’s item. Readers really enjoy playing the game! We also appreciate the stories you share about the What Is That? item that include many a fond memory. Remember you can visit any of the Mock-Beroth locations listed on page 104 to pick up your Free copy of each new magazine. Be sure to say Thank-you to the staff for making the contest possible.

Collectors A place to Buy, Trade and Sell Calling all toy model collectors— it’s the Yadkin Valley Farm Toy Show! Mark your calendar for farm toys, construction vehicles and trucks, in and without boxes, for Friday, November 4th - 6:00p to 9:00p and Saturday the 5th - 9:00a to 3:00p. The Moose Lodge in Yadkinville provides the perfect space for more than 50 display tables. Mark Williams started collecting model toys in the late 1980s and now is one of the show’s coordinators, along with his wife Leah who keeps all the bookkeeping and paperwork going! Dustin Calloway, owner of Double B Auto Parts in Yadkinville is also one of the event coordinators. Dustin who also sells farm toys at his store will be displaying too. All three pay tribute to the people who started this much anticipated yearly event, Brent and Leshia Hunter. Every effort is made to cover all equipment brands in toys for kids and collectors priced from $5 and up you’ll going to find something you can’t go home without. The youngsters will especially enjoy farm scene displays. Dealers come from NC, SC, VA, TN and Ohio. Collectors come from as far away as GA! What farm toy collector doesn’t stand in awe of actual farm equipment. You’ll enjoy a display of farming equipment at the show too. Food is available for Saturday morning breakfast and lunch. BBQ is provided by Smokin’H.

Yadkin Valley Farm Toy Show! November 4th and 5th, Yadkin Moose Lodge 1422 Country Club Road, Yadkinville

Follow the show for more information on Facebook: Yadkin Valley Farm Toy Show These scenes from previous shows tells you there will be a lot to see at this year’s show! Septemb er/Octob er 2 0 2 2



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No charts, graphs or fancy words. Just common cents. WRITER David L. May Jr.

Live & Give Generously Live on less than you make Avoid unnecessary debt David L. May, Jr.

The above simple strategy works. It works in times of prosperity and when times are a little uncertain. Give your time, an encouraging word, a smile, a pat on the back. Share your talents and skills with others who need your help or can’t do things for themselves. Look for opportunities to lift someone up when they look like they’re dragging. Offer to go to the store for a neighbor or a friend. Pray for and consider the needs of others. All this fits into the category of living and giving generously. Buy someone lunch without expecting anything in return. Spread a good word about someone when they’re not around to hear it. Give someone the extra vegetables out of your garden that you can’t eat. Find someone you know that needs something more than you do. All of this is living and giving generously. If you live like this, it will put a spring in your step and encourage others to do the same. If you have $100, only spend a maximum of $99 or less. Those extra ones will begin to add up over time. They will be there for you when times are a little uncertain like they are today. Spending

$101 or more when you have $100 will seem okay at first until the road gets a little bumpy. Those bumps will jar you harder and harder and eventually lift you out of your seat and throw you on your head! Separating your needs from your wants is a good way of living on less than you make. This can be a hard process because we all get used to living a certain way and we don’t want to change. It’s more comfortable to keep doing what we are used to doing and not rock the boat. Many of us are like electricity. We take the path of least resistance. The practice of focusing on living on less than you make drives you to examine and scrutinize how and where you spend your money. Whether you have an abundance or not, this step is important for all of us. Debt is like having a ball and chain around your ankle. It’s heavy, annoying, slows you down and very uncomfortable. It’s always with you night and day. It’s a bad dream you never wake up from. When you wake up, it’s there. When you go to sleep at night, it’s there. Unnecessary debt is a much larger ball and chain. Now you’re really slowed

down and excessively annoyed. It’s not just a dream, it’s a nightmare. Debt is sneaky. It creeps up on from behind putting a sleeper hold on you while you’re not watching or having too much fun to notice. The best way to deal with debt is to write it down and acknowledge it. Living and acting like you don’t have a problem when you know deep down you do is dangerous behavior. You must understand that to get out of the hole, stop your digging and put the shovel down. Prioritize your needs and wants. Sometimes if the hole seems too deep, easy answers are not right around the corner. Choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. If you need help developing a plan to reduce, eliminate and get control of your debt consider an accredited, nonprofit credit counselor in your area by contacting the National Foundation for Credit Counseling at 1-800-388-2227 or Having a plan and a willingness to change directions makes all the difference.


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The Business Section

When should you adjust your investment mix? There are no shortcuts to investment success — you need to establish a longterm strategy and stick with it. This means you’ll want to create an investment mix based on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon — and then regularly review it to ensure it’s still meeting your needs. In fact, investing for the long term doesn’t necessarily mean you should lock your investments in forever. Throughout your life, you'll likely need to make some changes.

folio. When the market has gone through a decline, as has been the case in 2022, you may not want to tap into your portfolio to meet short-term and emergency needs, so having sufficient cash on hand is important. Keep in mind, though, that having too much cash on the sidelines may affect your ability to reach your long-term goals.

Of course, everyone’s situation is different and there’s no prescribed formula of when and how you should adjust your investments. But some possibilities may be worth considering.

Even if you decide to adopt a more conservative investment position before you retire, though, you may still benefit from some growth-oriented investments in your portfolio to help you keep ahead of — or at least keep pace with — inflation. As you know, inflation has surged in 2022, but even when it’s relatively mild, it can still significantly erode your purchasing power over time.

For example, a few years before you retire, you may want to reevaluate your risk exposure and consider moving part of your portfolio into a more conservative position. When you were decades away from retiring, you may have felt more comfortable with a more aggressive positioning because you had time to bounce back from any market downturns. But as you near retirement, it may make sense to lower your risk level. And as part of a move toward a more conservative approach, you also may want to evaluate the cash positions in your port-

Changes in your own goals or circumstances may also lead you to modify your investment mix. You might decide to retire earlier or later than you originally planned. You might even change your plans for the type of retirement you want, choosing to work part time for a few years. Your family situation may change — perhaps you have another child for whom you’d like to save and invest for college. Any of these events could lead you to review your portfolio to find new opportunities or to adjust your risk level — or both.


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You might wonder if you should also consider changing your investment mix in response to external forces, such as higher interest rates or a rise in inflation, as we’ve seen this year. It’s certainly true that these types of events can affect parts of your portfolio, but it may not be advisable to react by shuffling your investment mix. After all, nobody can really predict how long these forces will keep their momentum — it’s quite possible, for instance, that inflation will have subsided noticeably within a year. But more important, you should make investment moves based on the factors we’ve already discussed: your goals, risk tolerance, time horizon and individual circumstances. By reviewing your portfolio regularly, possibly with the assistance of a financial professional, you can help ensure your investment mix will always be appropriate for your needs and goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC

Left to right: Tanner Joyce, Logan Draughn, Audra Cox, Paul Bunke Aaron Misenheimer, Michael Warren, Andi Schnuck, Frank Beals, Barry Revis, Dale Draughn, Mike Russell, Kody Easter, Tammy Joyce, Christopher Funk


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Paul J. Bunke, Sr., AAMS

Andi Draughn Schnuck

Financial Advisor 124 W. Kapp Street, Suite C PO Box 407 Dobson, NC 27017 336­386­0846

Financial Advisor 496 N. Main Street Mount Airy, NC 27030 336­789­1707

Audra Cox

Financial Advisor 140 Franklin Street Mount Airy, NC 27030 336­789­0136

Financial Advisor 124 W. Kapp Street, Suite C Dobson, NC 27017 336­386­0846

Elkin Frank H. Beals Financial Advisor 965 North Bridge Street Elkin, NC 28621 336­835­4411

Barry Revis, AAMS Financial Advisor 116 E. Market St., Elkin, NC 28621 336­835­1124

Jonesville Aaron L. Misenheimer Financial Advisor 1530 NC Hwy 67, Suite A Jonesville, NC 28642 336­258­2821

Dale Draughn, AAMS

Logan Draughn Financial Advisor 492 N. Main Street Mount Airy, NC 27030 336­789­3323

Kody Easter, AAMS, CRPC, CFP Financial Advisor 304 East Independence Blvd Mount Airy, NC 27030 336­789­2079

Pilot Mountain Mike Russell Financial Advisor 106­B South Depot Street, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041 336­368­2575

Michael Warren Financial Advisor 101­D Shoals Road, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041 336­368­0782

Yadkinville Christopher L. Funk Financial Advisor 128 South State Street PO Box 790 Yadkinville, NC 27055 336­679­2192

Tammy H. Joyce, AAMS Financial Advisor 136 W. Lebanon Street Mount Airy, NC 27030 336­789­6238

Tanner Joyce Financial Advisor 136 W. Lebanon Street Mount Airy, NC 27030 336­789­6238 Member SIPC

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Thank God for Caregivers WRITER/ Sandra Miller

Closing Thoughts from



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When I got out of the hospital after a horrific car accident, I was determined to proceed with life as before, well, as much as possible. No wife sitter for me! No stranger, friend, or foe was going to come in our house and take over my stuff. Period. But I was young. And thankfully, I learned to walk again and found out with hard work and much effort I could do almost everything I needed to if I’d accept the challenge. Almost. It would be Jerry, our son Kip, and me—no more, no less— just like before. As the years rolled and life happened, pushed in the back of my mind was the ugly thought that things might change. As my mobility yielded to age, I found myself reaching for aides I’d stuffed in the basement after my condition plateaued. I was slowly reverting to what I’d worked so hard to overcome, and the dreaded fall happened five years ago. Once again I learned to walk, but this time brought change. I’d need help. My songwriting and singing took a backseat. I let go of treasured equipment and traded my office for a lift chair and a laptop, thankful I could still write articles. And thankful I still had the passion to do so. But we had to have help. My sweet daughter-in-law with CNA training tackled the first year. And then my mom needed someone, so April left me to help Mema. It was time to swallow my pride and let an outside-the-

family caregiver come in. Only God and someone in my shoes can know how important the role of caregiver can be. Not only have my caregivers taken on my physical needs, which have become many, but they’ve had to adapt to the way we like things done. Not always an easy task. A woman’s kitchen, for instance, is a sacred and personal place. Watching another woman “do it her way” in your space isn’t easy. A caregiver who can take on your chores and understand your feelings of abandonment to a chunk of your life that now belongs to her with empathy is a pearl of great price. “How do you make your cornbread?” is such an uplifting question. She could have done it her way and left me out of the equation. But my input matters to her and that’s a gift to me. She understands when I’m melancholy and just need a nonjudgmental hug. That’s not something you can purchase. She finds out what I like (body lotion after a shower, my ears scratched, a bowl of ice-cream) and makes sure she works it in. See finds the good in me and when the not-so-good emerges, she’s quick to forgive. She listens when I need to unload and shares her struggles when I need a focus change. She mothers me, lets me mother her, and her family becomes mine. If there’s a selfish bone in her, all of them, I don’t see it.

When you’re at someone else’s mercy, modesty flies out the window. They see you at your best and at your worst without judgment. They get wore out and still have their own maladies to deal with when they leave. They know when to reach out and when to allow you independence. You don’t have to perform; you can just be yourself. In her book Thoughtful Caregiving, Rebecca Hecking says it best, “Courage and compassion: that in a nutshell is the unexpected gift of thoughtful, mindful caregiving.” Caregiving is not for the fainthearted. It’s hard. But when God gifts someone with the talent to care for another’s needs, they need to prayerfully consider the pros and cons of the task, whether it’s a career move or taking care of a family member. It truly is a gift. And now, my mom is living with us—something I didn’t foresee. Mom has been strong for me and now in her nineties, it’s time to pay it forward. The only problem is, I can only supervise her care. My caregivers are now “our” caregivers. Our grandson moved in to take the night shift. Our house is getting full. But what a blessing this 18-year-old has been! So, for the angels who’ve become family to us I say “thank God for caregivers.” Thank you for praying with me and for me. Thank you for picking up after our teenage grands. Thank you for loving my mama. Thank you for making my husband’s favorite dishes. Food is important to men; just make sure I’ve got ice cream!

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