The Mountain Laurel
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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
Rucker and Lola Harris November, 1985 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
The Watch - In Memory Of Armistice Day, November 11, 1918 November, 1985 Written by Beulah S. Fox
Christmas Memories Of Mountain View School December, 1985 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Sugar Bill December, 1985 Written by YKW
John L. Jordan - Tobacco With A Twist December, 1985 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Olden Golden Rule Days - Part 4 of 6 December, 1985 Written by Virginia Webb Mitchell
The Martin Family December, 1985 Written by Lucille Thomas Muckenfuss
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Grandmother Meets A Yankee January, 1986 Written by YKW
Humility January, 1986 Written by Russel E. Pangle
John Hayes Hollow - Spanish Needles January, 1986 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Memories of Walter and Elizabeth January, 1986 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Memories Of Winter January, 1986 Written by Pam Hounshell
My Life At Meadows Of Dan January, 1986 Written by Nancy B. Collins
Olden Golden Rule Days - Part 5 of 6 January, 1986 Written by Virginia Webb Mitchell
A Special Letter From A Reader February, 1986 Written by Nell C. Thompson
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - The Hollow Hickory February, 1986 Written by YKW
John and Patty Hylton, My Great-Grandparents February, 1986 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
John Hayes Hollow - Treasured Moments With Mama February, 1986 Written by George C. Parker
Lord's Acre February, 1986 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Mayberry Memories February, 1986 Written by Coy Lee Yeatts
Not To Be Sneezed At February, 1986 Written by Lucille Jarrell
Olden Golden Rule Days - Part 6 of 6 February, 1986 Written by Virginia Webb Mitchell
Strasburg Virginia's First Pharmacist - A Personal Reminiscence February, 1986 Written by Bender B. Kneisley
Strictly Taboo February, 1986 Written by John Winfield Spangler
Reminiscence Of Bygone Days March, 1986 Written by Elma S. Menetre
Mr. Ben Boone March, 1986 Written by Lois S. Poff
Miz Sarah - 1863-1949 March, 1986 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
John Hayes Hollow - Locust Sprouts March, 1986 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Heartaches March, 1986 Written by Vadna L. Bush
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Fodder Stacking March, 1986 Written by YKW