14 May 2011
BY CHASE PURDY
The News Virginian

SHERANDO -- Hours before the mountains cast a shadow on the Sherando Grocery, a band of regulars assemble there for lunch.

Chatting over cheeseburgers and cherry colas, conversation turns to bear hunting. And through a panoramic window, they see 87-year-old Jesse Bridge walk up and step inside.

“He’ll be bear hunting in his grave,” said Lenard Balsey, a Sherando mechanic.

Sitting nearby, bushy-bearded David Patterson nods in agreement.

Bridge orders a hot dog and grabs a Mountain Dew, his drink of choice.


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