Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tillie Wood, Hostel Hostess

The Roanoke Times of 17 October 2007 carries Amanda Codispoti's memorial piece -- obituary, really -- for Tillie Wood, the late proprietor of Wood's Hole Hostel in Giles County. She had been welcoming hikers there for 20 years. Wood died on Sunday 14 October 2007 in Roswell, Ga. She was 89. Her granddaughter Neville Harris plans to continue the hostel come next Spring. The 100 acres of land on which the hostel sits was protected last year by an easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

The article is titled "Hostel owner ran a quiet oasis for AT hikers; Several hiking message boards and blogs included stories of memorable stays at Tillie Wood's accommodations."

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