“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 42:11\

Editor’s note: The following is a chapter from the manuscript titled “Ole Mean Carrie Buck,” written by Thomas Buxton of Columbia, S.C. The manuscript is based on interviews with his mother, Carrie Miller Buxton, about her life in Blowing Rock in the middle of the 20th century.

A packet of seeds, intended to catch my eye, arrived in the mail. A seed company in a far away state, trying to get my business, wants me to look at their catalogue. Their strategy backfired. I’m not happy with their little gift, in fact I’m rather huffy about it.

Ron R.K. Hartley, 80, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Mar…

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