Yesterday's Mountain Woman: A Legend in Her Own Time
By Wayne Easter © 2015
Online: March, 2015
Wayne Easter, mountain writer(Editor's Note: Wayne Easter lives in Mt Airy, North Carolina with his wife of 57 years, Helen. He has written three books about his early years growing up, "way out in the weeds at the foot of the Blue Ridge." His talent for taking one along on memory trips to his early days on Stewart Creek's, makes reading his stories a genuine pleasure. He has written three books, "Stewart's Creek: (The End of an Era) ," "In the Foothills of Home: Memories of growing up in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains," and, "Roads Once Traveled: In the Foothills of the Blue Ridge." All are available on amazon.com.)
If you traveled the back roads of the Blue Ridge in the early years, you may have met a lady, whom for want of a better name, we'll call Rhudella Singletree. She was a hard-working soul who lived in a log cabin, and cooked meals on a wood stove, three times a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year.