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Friars Hill Traffic Report

Friars Hill Traffic Report
By Sarah Mansheim
Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

High Water

I remember the flood of 1985. I was nine years old, and my aunt and cousin lived in Marlinton. I remember going there the day after, when the waters had receded. For all these years,...

The trees, they’re a-growin’

We’ve been trying to upgrade our satellite service. Living out in the woods, as we do, there’s no such thing as broadband internet or cable TV, so we depend entirely on satellite to get information...

The cobbler’s children have no shoes

I should have known; I mean, everyone warned me. But I was in love. And this time it was going to be different. When I was growing up, my dad honed his carpentry skills, and...

Happy camper

My husband doesn’t know me. I swear, he thinks I’m a princess and our mattress has a pea underneath it. You know, he thinks I’m a delicate, feminine flower. My mom thinks the same thing...

FRIARS HILL TRAFFIC REPORT

What are you going to be for Halloween? This year, I’m wearing my witch hat. It’s not a costume: it’s my true identity. (That’s a little joke. It kind of reminds me of the...

Hi, Mom (don’t kill me)

Friars Hill Traffic Report - April 22nd, 2017 I received the following note this week: “I am so happy you have decided to return writing your commentary. I have missed your 'take’ on events. Your column...

Keep On and Ya Don’t Stop

I’ve got the musical taste of a 14-year-old. This is a good thing, because my daily travel companion is also 14. We get down. What’s great about an hour-long daily commute from Friars Hill to Greenbrier...

Mitigating circumstances

It’s not fair. I spent last night in traffic court fighting a ticket that I had received from one of Lewisburg’s Finest last summer. The ticket in question was for no registration on my vehicle....

Twelve years and counting

August marks my 12-year anniversary as a Friars Hill resident. Only eight more years, and I’ll be considered a local! I still have a lot to learn: I can’t grow a proper garden, ride...

Friars Hill Traffic Report

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger I can’t breathe. You probably can’t either. I can’t claim to know too much about pollen and other allergens, and why everyone is sneezing right now, but I can...

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