I heard your story this morning as I drove from Mt. Sidney, VA back to my home in Richmond. You immediately drew me into the story when you described your trip down to SW VA. I lived in Norton, VA (talk about far southwest) for most of my life. Although I got away as fast as I possibly could, I find myself longing for the pace of life I once had, the smells, and waking up to fresh biscuits.
What city is Hazel Mountain near? I would love to know more about where you visited in VA.
Thank you for your story. It was a great addition to my morning drive.
PS. You have such a great “radio” voice! Very easy to listen to. 🙂
Couldn’t get your essay to play on my ‘puter, so I’ll have to call in an expert (my 5yr old grandson). I do still have and treasure a copy the essay that you wrote about the mountain several years ago.