While stopping at Charley Starcher's store on Slider Fork, inquiring about his well being, he would frequently reply: "Bye gracious alive, they're stealing me blind."

He would then recount the latest incident, including one where a Rowels Run youth came to the store looking for shoes, tried on several pair and left without making a purchase.

A few days later, Charley found his old worn out muddy shoes in a shoe box, making a trade

We will not quote what he said.