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
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
Beginning Teacher September, 1985 Written by Beulah S. Fox
Cider Run September, 1985 Written by Russel E. Pangle
Country Living 1850-1900 September, 1985 Written by Addie J. Wood
George Shelor's Steam Tractor and Memories of the Old Huff Cannery September, 1985 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
John Hayes Hollow - Flutter Mills September, 1985 Written by George C. Parker
Olden Golden Rule Days - Part 1 of 6 September, 1985 Written by Virginia Webb Mitchell
A Harvest of Mountain Memories October, 1985 Written by Bob Heafner
Down The Country In A Covered Wagon October, 1985 Written by Lois S. Poff
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - The Chinquapin Patch October, 1985 Written by YKW
John Hayes Hollow - Making Sauerkraut October, 1985 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Molasses Making Time October, 1985 Written by Connie Worrell Jackson
Olden Golden Rule Days - Part 2 of 6 October, 1985 Written by Virginia Webb Mitchell
The Great October Auction October, 1985 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
A Lot To Be Thankful For November, 1985 Written by Debbie K. Marshall
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Concord Primitive Baptist Church November, 1985 Written by YKW
John Hayes Hollow - Grandma Parker November, 1985 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Mayberry Memories - Hunting Accident November, 1985 Written by Coy Lee Yeatts
Mountain Grandpa and Grandma November, 1985 Written by Kathy Robertson
My Family November, 1985 Written by Myrtle R. Reynolds
Olden Golden Rule Days - Part 3 of 6 November, 1985 Written by Virginia Webb Mitchell