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
Life On The Mountain May, 1988 Written by E. M. Thomas
Maydays In The John Hayes Hollow May, 1988 Written by George C. Parker
My Floyd County Roots - Gail Sutphin May, 1988 Written by Gail Sutphin
Playing Indians, from Growing Up On Coon Fork May, 1988 Written by Allie Mae Reed
Tales My Mother Told Me May, 1988 Written by Lois Poff
The Lewis Mountain Feast May, 1988 Written by John W. Stoneberger
The Old George House May, 1988 Written by Nancy B. Collins
I Remember Grandpa Vaughn October, 1988 Written by Thomas W. Dunn
Lasting Love October, 1988 Written by Ina T. Wray
The Good Ole Days October, 1988 Written by Joanne Seay
The Light In The Window - Sam and Annie Stevens October, 1988 Written by Roger Stevens
We Gather Together November, 1988 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Albert and Dollie Hylton's House November, 1988 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
An Aunt Alice Thanksgiving November, 1988 Written by Kenneth M. Hawks
Heritage November, 1988 Written by John W. Stoneberger
My Baloney Thanksgiving November, 1988 Written by Carolyn Bertram
Papa November, 1988 Written by Sarah Hammett
Personal Commitment November, 1988 Written by Bob Heafner
Stove Irons and Octagon Soap November, 1988 Written by Margaret G. Murray
A Joke On Papa December, 1988 Written by Beulah Goad Richardson
Grannie Nannie December, 1988 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
The Mountains Grew December, 1988 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
A Busy Mother January, 1989 Written by Nancy B. Collins
A Skunk Story January, 1989 Written by Beulah Goad Richardson
Chalk Dolls, Bear Banks and Crazy Glue January, 1989 Written by Carolyn Bertram
Early Memories January, 1989 Written by Dora P. Maine
Getting Into Trouble January, 1989 Written by Jeffrey Rowan Lockhart
More Memories Of Grandpa Vaughn January, 1989 Written by Thomas W. Dunn
A Saturday Night Scare January, 1989 Written by Beulah Goad Richardson
Did You Ever See A Memory? February, 1989 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick