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The Online Magazine FOR and ABOUT Southside Virginia







Aug '08 Contents

Aug '08 Cover


Discovering Southside
Finding the north line

Yellow Ribbons
Coming home to Southside

Berry Picking Time
By Gert Slabach



South Winds
(Dandelions Grow Tall in a Ditch Bank)

Born and Bred
(Why we don't leave Southside)

On The Funside
(Venison - Road Kill Style)

Ask Bubba - Advice


Editor's Page
(Thank You Southside)

Letters to the Editor

Festivals & Events

Past Issues

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Letters to the Editor

Let us hear from you !


  I truly enjoyed the first issue of Discovering Southside. It was sincere, humorous and enlightening.
  Loved it. All of it. Made me think, made me laugh and just about made me cry. The article of the kids doing the 30 hour fast for children dying of hunger was very touching.

  I look forward to July's issue. I might have to make a day trip to Southside before too long and check out it's people and a few of it's landmarks personally.

  Are there any fall festivals with fresh apple butter making and fried apple pies planned?

Diane from Roanoke


Glad you enjoyed it, Diane. Sorry we didn't get your letter in time to print it in the July issue. Hope you enjoyed that as well, and will keep coming back.

  Keep watch on our Festivals and Events page for this fall.

  If any of you readers know about upcoming events - please write us.



 A reader writes about the June & July picture contests.


   My name is Michael Ray. I live in Halifax Co. Va.. Our family's e-mail address is **********@gcronline.com. I don't have any idea where those pictures were taken. I don't get out of Halifax County enough. My wife Patty and I have a bit of a superstitious belief that if we leave the county, a serious weather event takes place.

 It all started with our New Year's Eve wedding in 1987. We went to Florida for a week and on the way home, a foot deep blizzard blanketed the east coast from Maine to South Carolina...
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Editor's Note:
This letter is so long, so funny, and so appropriate we decided to use it for this month's Born and Bred.


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