Posts Tagged ‘Hugh Morton’

The Jelly Lady on 221

This November, Barbara Gragg will have run the jelly stand for 59 years.  Fifty-five of those years were with her husband, Floyd, whom I first became acquainted with years ago when I would see him playing his banjo at the jelly stand to draw in and entertain tourists.  “Floyd passed away 4 years ago,” Barbara […]


Mr. Morton is still alive on the mountain …

While attending one of the 60th anniversary events for Grandfather Mountain’s swinging bridge, both of Mr. Hugh Morton’s daughters were there. Catherine (Morton) said to me, “Houck, with your being here with your camera, I feel like my dad  never left the mountain.” With an instant lump in my throat, and a tear in my […]