The Mountain Laurel
The Journal of Mountain Life

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Mountain Memories

Mountain Memories features the stories of hundreds of Blue Ridge and Appalachian old timers. Their stories offer a glimpse of the mountains of yesteryear. Many of the stories were written by people over the age of sixty and some by people over the age of ninety. The Mountain Memories section of The Mountain Laurel offers a link to a bygone era and a way of life that was unique to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains of the early twentieth century.

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Title Created Date Author
When Baseball Came To Meadows of Dan August, 1983 Written by YKW
Tucker’s Special Independence Day August, 1983 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Reminiscing with Mr. Coy Yeatts and Mr. Will Barnard September, 1983 Written by Bob Heafner
Mrs. Stella Strock, School Teacher September, 1983 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Snakes Alive September, 1983 Written by YKW
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - The Family Reunion September, 1983 Written by YKW
Insurance Circa 1925 September, 1983 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Threshing October, 1983 Written by YKW
Miss Flora Camana Dehart - 1889-1973 October, 1983 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
The Old Wildwood Store - Floyd County, Virginia October, 1983 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Stories November, 1983 Written by YKW
Making Old Fashion Mountain Molasses November, 1983 Written by Bob Heafner
These Things I Remember November, 1983 Written by Tootsie Cassell Pilson
A Chat With Lizzie Pack December, 1983 Written by Tootsie Cassell Pilson
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Christmas Tree December, 1983 Written by YKW
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - The Horseless Carriage December, 1983 Written by YKW
86 Years Ago - Alpha Pilson January, 1984 Written by Tootsie Cassell Pilson
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Devil Came to Mt. View January, 1984 Written by YKW
Two Veterans - Telephone Reader Interviews January, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Winter in John Hayes Hollow January, 1984 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Grandpa’s Store February, 1984 Written by Don Howlett
Growing up on Tuggles Creek - King of the Road February, 1984 Written by YKW
Memories Of Squirrel Spur February, 1984 Written by JAW
Sherman and Velma Sutphin - A Lifetime Together February, 1984 Written by Bob Heafner
School Marms - Telephone Reader Interviews February, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
The Half A Hundred Springs Of Mayberry February, 1984 Written by Y.O.C.
80 Years Observing Bees March, 1984 Written by Y.O.C.
My Great Uncle Wallace Hall March, 1984 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
My Uncle Volney’s Valley March, 1984 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Babies, Snow Storms and Memories - Telephone Reader Interviews March, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen

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