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
Love and Service In The Appalachians November, 1987 Written by Nancy E. Willis
Old Time Prayer Meeting November, 1987 Written by Yvonne M. Cole
Oscar and Clayton Boyd - Down On Old MacDonald's Farm November, 1987 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
They Waited Anxiously November, 1987 Written by Jeffrey Rowan Lockhart
This Is My Life November, 1987 Written by Fay Yates
Wishin': A Thanksgiving Memory November, 1987 Written by Sandra Vail
Our First Fifty Years December, 1987 Written by Ethel Vass
The County Chain-Gang December, 1987 Written by Philip T. Perdue
The Hatcher Place December, 1987 Written by Nancy B. Collins
A Country Boy January, 1988 Written by J. E. Hatcher
Asleep At The Reins January, 1988 Written by Jeffrey Rowan Lockhart and Michelle Emerson Lockhart
Games January, 1988 Written by Allie Mae Reed
Growing Up Memories January, 1988 Written by Mary Hylton Carney
Heading For The Hills: A City Girl Goes Home January, 1988 Written by Leah Fortson
Hobart Willard January, 1988 Written by Imogene Turman
Honeymoon: Virginia 1935 January, 1988 Written by Paula A. Kerns
The Bibb's Place January, 1988 Written by Edith B. Albertson
Barney and Martha Thompson April, 1988 Written by Imogene Turman
My Floyd County Roots April, 1988 Written by Gail Sutphin
Growing Up In The Country April, 1988 Written by Rachel Poff
On A Rainy Day April, 1988 Written by E. M. Thomas
Partyline April, 1988 Written by Conway Smith
Special People April, 1988 Written by Nancy B. Collins
Springtime April, 1988 Written by Josephine K. Boehm
The Cannery April, 1988 Written by Kenneth M. Hawks
The Day The Preacher Came To Dinner April, 1988 Written by Rachel Poff
The John Hayes Hollow - Superstitions April, 1988 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
A Birthday Celebration In The John Hayes Hollow May, 1988 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
A Day On Grandpa's Farm May, 1988 Written by Linda Collins
Clayton and Mama's Pumpkin Trees May, 1988 Written by Jeffrey Rowan Lockhart