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
Do You Remember School Days? September, 1986 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Grandma Nettie's Domain September, 1986 Written by David Winston Nelson
Grandmother's Washing Machine September, 1986 Written by Donald F. Blanford
Grandpa Burned The Barn September, 1986 Written by William P. Swartz, Jr.
Kelly View School September, 1986 Written by Vadna L. Bush
Peabody School September, 1986 Written by Lois S. Poff
John Hayes Hollow - School Money September, 1986 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
There Will Be A Way Provided September, 1986 Written by Lee G. Stallard
Culler In A Wood Pile October, 1986 Written by Phyllis S. Culler
Delayed Funeral October, 1986 Written by N. C. Jackson
Living Heirloom October, 1986 Written by Marie P. Perry
Memories of Mrs. Wenger October, 1986 Written by Paula A. Kerns
Remembering The Good Old Days October, 1986 Written by Hobart Anderson
Sunshine Tales October, 1986 Written by Inez Hughes
My Grandmother's Grandmother November, 1986 Written by Nancy B. Collins
Memories of A Mountain Road November, 1986 Written by John Pedicord
The Bank Lot November, 1986 Written by Inez Hughes
The Mayberry Music Man November, 1986 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
The Old Joe Meadows Store November, 1986 Written by Olyer W. Turner
The View From The Concord Tree November, 1986 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
John Hayes Hollow - Tobacco Time November, 1986 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Myrtle Belcher December, 1986 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Papa John December, 1986 Written by Jeffrey Rowan Lockhart
1911 Tragedy January, 1987 Written by Imogene Turman
Love With A Capital 'L' January, 1987 Written by Ruby H. Underwood
Remembering Grandpa Herman Hall January, 1987 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Sunshine Tales - When Mama and Papa Were Baptized January, 1987 Written by Inez Hughes
Work and Play Down On the Farm January, 1987 Written by Nancy Cornette Kessler
Expensive Joke February, 1987 Written by Jeffrey Rowan Lockhart
Love 1919 February, 1987 Written by Nancy B. Collins