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
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Falling Branch Campground March, 1985 Written by YKW
School Money March, 1985 Written by Russel E. Pangle
The Real Mayberry March, 1985 Written by Addle J. Wood
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Games We Used To Play April, 1985 Written by YKW
John Hayes Hollow - Mad Dog April, 1985 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Mama - Effie Peters Edwards - Remembers April, 1985 Written by Gladys Edwards Willis
Mayberry Memories - Wild Hog In The Woods April, 1985 Written by Coy Lee Yeatts
Mountain Memories of Gladesboro, Virginia April, 1985 Written by Opal Leftwich and Elsie Samuel
Benefields Store May, 1985 Written by Bob G. Tannehill
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Trout Fishing May, 1985 Written by YKW
I Remember Grandma Hylton May, 1985 Written by Minnie Ruth Belcher
John Hayes Hollow - The Path Taken May, 1985 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Mayberry Memories - How Mayberry's First Party Line Saved A Home May, 1985 Written by Coy Lee Yeatts
Spring Planting and Mama's Garden May, 1985 Written by George C. Parker
Those Interesting Days And Events May, 1985 Written by William P. Swartz, Jr.
Where Have All The Hobos Gone? May, 1985 Written by Russel E. Pangle
A Civil War Story June, 1985 Written by Ulysses J. Morris
Entertaining The Preachers June, 1985 Written by Larry Andrews
Good People I Have Known June, 1985 Written by William P. Swartz, Jr.
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Lightning Strikes Twice June, 1985 Written by YKW
John Hayes Hollow - The Trials Of Aunt Texie June, 1985 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Mayberry Memories - T.D. Scott and the Panther Spring Fishing Hole June, 1985 Written by Coy Lee Yeatts
Sourwood Mountain June, 1985 Written by Bob G. Tannehill
The Day Grandma Got Her New Washer June, 1985 Written by Beulah S. Fox
Yesterday's Neighbors June, 1985 Written by Laverne Sutton
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Big Will July, 1985 Written by YKW
John Hayes Hollow - The Cherry Tree July, 1985 Written by George C. Parker
The Paths Across The Hills July, 1985 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Old Lady August, 1985 Written by YKW
Old-Timey Chestnuts August, 1985 Written by Lawrence Bechtel