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Calhoun County and West Virginia is becoming a favorite destination for visiting relatives in our family!


Two weeks ago, my nephew, Jim Hart and his family of nine, were visiting at Canaan and had been there 30 minutes when a cousin asked if I had brought a Calhoun Chronicle with me. I had two copies and they began to read, especially the real estate listings, and then moved on to the news and each columnist. They are from a busy area in Virginia, but like the idea of a less hectic life, with more time for their families.


Several went skiing and, in the evenings, we had some lively Gin Rummy games. A Sunday trip to Blackwater Falls commenced with worship service at the lodge, followed by a brunch in the dining room that included selections pleasing to children and adults. Their heart’s desire for the next West Virginia trip is to visit the land of the Calhoun Chronicle.


Last weekend, Sarah and Todd arrived about midnight with six young people, who spread sleeping bags out on the living room floor to get a little rest before starting their farm life.


Sally, Levi and Will (from Ohio) joined them on Saturday morning for a hearty breakfast prepared by Tom Brinkley and Todd. They were all outside the remainder of the day, helping with farm work, cleaning the barn, feeding cattle and horses, going to the river, and riding four-wheelers over the hills.


Three of the older ones went to cheer for the Mountaineer basketball team on Saturday evening. Even though they got home in the early hours of morning, all were up in time for church. After lunch, they packed in a few more hours of riding the horses and four-wheelers It was a tired van load of North Carolinians who finally loaded up for the trip home, but assuring us that they would be back.


I am telling you about this because these groups will return! Jim Hart wants to bring his group to Grantsville to experience country living and Calhoun friendship. The Rhodes’ family usually has a list of friends who want to come. Then there is the group from Dudley Shoals Baptist Church who don’t wait for an invitation. They just come!


Tom Brinkley is spending several weeks here while he is between jobs. He has met many of you from all sections of the county and feels like this is a special place. Thank you, Calhouners, for your friendship.

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