After reading this article in one of our local papers, I just couldn't resist.
Richard Landreth thinks the wood might be haunted. Tom Evans is sure tortured spirits inhabit it. The wood they speak of comes from a “witness tree,” specifically the tree that once stood in Mount Meridian in northern Augusta County. It is known as the Stonewall Jackson Prayer Tree.
“I take the short pieces of wood and scraps from the other turners to make the pens,” he said. “This allows full use of this very historic wood. As a result, virtually none of the wood is wasted or thrown away.”
Part of the proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors Project.