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Shenandoah Valley has lost another of the greatest generation

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A sad loss this week for Polly Campbell, long-time volunteer for the Republican Party of Virginia and secretary of RPV’s state central committee for 40 years. Her husband, Loren, passed away on Tuesday after losing his battle with pneumonia.  I have written in the past about Polly and her connection to Shenandoah National Park (see Polly Yager Campbell … growing up in the shadow of Shenandoah National ParkLunch with Polly Campbell … surprise presentation of RPV resolution, Resolution honoring Polly Campbell for 50 years with Republican Party of Virginia, Judge James Turk … ‘his one wish was to become a judge’).

Our thoughts and prayers are with Polly and her family at this sad time with gratitude to Loren for his service to our country.

December 18, 1922 – January 6, 2015

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The mountains were calling

??????????By Lynn R. Mitchell

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” –Psalm 121:1

I had a million things to do today. I should have gotten my work done. But I couldn’t get my mind off a friend in Richmond who is going through some serious health issues and is back in the hospital for a third time. I could have done any one of the many items on my list today but sometimes it seems life is too short.

The mountains were calling.

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Tonight: ‘American Pickers’ stop in Shenandoah Valley

American PickersBy Lynn R. Mitchell

The American Pickers guys are in the Town of Shenandoah in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for an episode tonight at 9:00 on the History Channel with Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and Danielle Colby Cushman.

Shenandoah is the town where Polly Campbell lives in Page County north of Elkton (see Polly Yager Campbell … growing up the shadow of Shenandoah National Park).

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Polly Yager Campbell … growing up in the shadow of Shenandoah National Park

By Lynn R. Mitchell
September 25, 2013

Polly looks from Big Meadows Lodge over the valley where she grew up.
(Polly’s story and more photos below the fold.)

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