Archive | July 2008

Bought a house…rode it home ???

This home currently sits about 6 miles west of Bluefield, VA
on Route 460 – Bluefield Tazewell Road
The above picture was published in the Sunset News Observer on
Friday, September 2, 1966. Atop this “mobile home” was
Buddy Buckland, proud owner. He said that he was
the first man to buy a house and ride it home.

The Bear

L.W. “Buddy” Buckland, Jr., Porter Jones, Robert Buckland,
Jackie Jones, Cecil Buckland, Who’s the last real man
with the white shirt on???
Men in Appalachia are known by appointed names like Leman or Jacob or Elijah. When harvest time is over, they cloak themselves in long johns, flannel shirts, and heavy winter coats and disappear into the woods. This time of hunting bear and deer, and sometimes rabbit or squirrel, seems to be their passion. After a season, Appalachia’s rugged mountain men must go back to working serious jobs like coal mining or railroading.

more of this short story, Beneath the Shadow of the Mountains

Will you come to a BUCKLAND REUNION???

If we have a BUCKLAND reunion will you come?
When is the best month to have a reunion? June, July, August,
around Thanksgiving??
Should it be catered or covered dish?
Would you want to have it at Lucille’s or at a city park or ??
Give me ideas and I’ll run with it:)


I remember the Davis reunions held at Pisgah Church near Whitten’s Fort in Tazewell County around 1962-63 and some special gatherings at Grandma Davis’ house. Aunt Grace climbing the crab apple tree with those “old lady” black shoes with high heels. Aunt Lillian with her wonderful smile that brightened even the darkest day. Aunt Russ had that giggle and cute personality that made you happy.
Uncle Holly was always taking his teeth out and trying to scare me, really, he did that! He was soooo funny and he and Uncle Lacy loved each other so. The food was fabulous and the family devine. Aunt Joe was the best cook ever! Uncle Vaden seemed ever so shy with that slight little smile. Uncle Preacher Mundy, Uncle Mace, Al , Uncle Sleepy, & Daddy.
Most of those have gone on to be with Jesus, but I love the memories of fun times and love. …and of course, Grandma Davis. I loved her and she loved us all.

A Time for REUNION


Altha
Vaden, JoElla, Lillian, Russ, Lucille, Lacy
Grandma (Altha), Grace, Holly

Lillian, Al Berman, Holly
Mace, JoElla, Lillian, Russ, Grandma, Lucille, Grace

Summer is definitely time for REUNION.

I remember the Davis reunions held at Pisgah Church near Whitten’s Fort in Tazewell County around 1962-63 and some special gatherings at Grandma Davis’ house. Aunt Grace climbing the crab apple tree with those “old lady” black shoes with high heels. Aunt Lillian with her wonderful smile that brightened even the darkest day. Aunt Russ had that giggle and cute personality that made you happy. Uncle Holley was always taking his teeth out and trying to scare me, really, he did that! He was soooo funny and he and Uncle Lacy loved each other so. The food was fabulous and the family devine. Aunt Joe was the best cook ever! Uncle Vaden seemed ever so shy with that slight little smile. Uncle Preacher Mundy, Uncle Mace, Al , Uncle Sleepy, & Daddy. Most of those have gone on to be with Jesus, but I love the memories of fun times and love. …and of course, Grandma Davis. I loved her and she loved us all.

Currently Lucille and her baby sister Elizabeth are the only living siblings of the Asa Davis – Altha Brooks family.

By the way, does anyone remember “Sene” (three pictures of her in the slide show). She was about my age (now 54, but about 10 at that time). Sene lived next door to Grandma Davis and we always played together and she always went to the reunion with us. I’d love to see her again, does anyone know who or where she is?

July 4, 2008 Independence Day FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE

Thank you Leman Clifton Davis

Thank you Walter Graham

FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE

Thank you Ellis Haynes Buckland

David Forrest Buckland

Larry Charles Buckland

Brian Keith Buckland

Charles Nye Buckland

Walter Edward Buckland

If anyone has pictures of others in uniform,

please attach in an email to sherrykelly@comcast.net

JULY 4, 2008 Independence Day FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE

Thank you Walter Edward Buckland
Thank you Walter Graham
Thank you Richard McHaffa

Thank you Leman Clifton Davis

FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE
Thank you Charles Nye Buckland
Larry Charles Buckland
Ellis Haynes Buckland
Brian Keith Buckland
David Forrest Buckland
If anyone has pictures of others in uniform who have served to
protect our freedom, I would love to add those to this tribute.

Please attach in email to sherrykelly@comcast.net