Sunday, September 27, 2009


I ran across these pictures this morning of my beloved Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  In this post is a picture of the Mutual Drugs (was Mutual Pharmacy) that Adriana Trigiani writes about in her Big Stone Gap book.  Also, two pictures of our house on Wood Avenue across from the Library, and Museum; and a picture of my brother at my grandmother's grave in Glencoe Cemetery, behind the old Country Boy Inn.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Now you have me even more confused about where your house was. I thought you were near Mrs. Mac's house. BUT--if you were near the library --that is farther up Poplar Hill. Is your house on the right going OUT of town--and going up the hill???? Is the library right next to your house????

If so, that brick house is the one where my friend Bobbie Terry used to live?? We used to walk to school together. I have lost track of her.

I lived on West First --not far from the museum. We used to sleigh ride down the hill in front of the museum --long before the library was built.

The first picture you showed (Mutual) used to be called Botts Drugs. The mutual was up the street farther beside Jack's Department Store.

Thanks for the memories, hometown friend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Meant to tell you that all of my family is buried in Glencoe. George and I have plots there also.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Girlie...I DID live near Mrs. Mac's...I used to ride my bicycle to her house..but it was a few blocks away. We lived at 14 Wood Avenue, which was on the left side going up the hill. The library and museum are on the right side. Our house was right in the middle of 3, I believe. There was a big hill back behind our house...someone's yard..where we used to sleigh ride LOL...Now, are you still confused about where it was? We were a tiny bit further down the hill than the library and museum. In fact, I'm not sure the library was there then, in the early 70s? I know the museum was...

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

omg..Betsy, that is so unusual. You have plots there at Glencoe? I hope you won't be needing them any time soon!!!!!!!!!! My grandmother is buried the FIRST ONE on the right as you go into the cemetery. LuLu Frey.