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
All About Ocie Conner Hill April, 1984 Written by Tootsie Cassell Pilson
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Craftsmen April, 1984 Written by YKW
Henry Harris - Coal Miner and Horse Trader April, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
John Hays Hollow - My Happiest Easter April, 1984 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
My Childhood Days April, 1984 Written by Olyer W. Turner
My Only Doll April, 1984 Written by Mae Clifton
Remarkable Blue Ridge Ladies - Telephone Reader Interviews April, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
The Floyd Wagons April, 1984 Written by Gladys Edwards Willis
Why I Never Made a Fox Hunter April, 1984 Written by Y.O.C.
Bell Spur Baptizing, 1901 May, 1984 Written by Imogene Turman
Coal Mining In The 1920's May, 1984 Written by Theodore R. (Ted) Rorrer
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Chores May, 1984 Written by YKW
John Hays Hollow - Mountain Memories May, 1984 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Mom Gracie May, 1984 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Four Very Nice People - Telephone Reader Interviews May, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Tricks and Pranks in Dugspur, Virginia May, 1984 Written by Monroe Tipton
Alonzo Newton Hylton June, 1984 Written by Minnie Ruth Belcher and Dale Belcher
My First School June, 1984 Written by Addie J. Wood
A Mountain Lady Of Love July, 1984 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Floyd Hawks July, 1984 Written by Imogene Turman
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - The 4th Of July July, 1984 Written by YKW
July 4th, 1900 - A Celebration To Remember July, 1984 Written by Bob Heafner
Monroe's Memories of Flournoy Dalton July, 1984 Written by Monroe Tipton
Mountain Memories of Theodore R. (Ted) Rorrer July, 1984 Written by Theodore R. (Ted) Rorrer
Summer In The John Hayes Hollow July, 1984 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
August Meeting - Dinner on The Grounds or at The Bridge August, 1984 Written by Don Howlett
Ferrum Training School 1919-1920 August, 1984 Written by Josie Anderson
Grandma and Grandpa Clark August, 1984 Written by Kay C. Bradford
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - The Marble Yard August, 1984 Written by YKW
Charles Lowell Hall's Mountain Memories August, 1984 Written by Charles Hall, Jr.