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
Old Time Camp Meetings August, 1991 Written by J. Carlton Smith
The Flighty Model T August, 1991 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
My First Car September, 1991 Written by Mae W. Ball
Maude and the Cowboy Summer October, 1991 Written by Bob Heafner
Memories Of My Childhood October, 1991 Written by Alice Vest Ayers
Mountain Memories of P. A. Early October, 1991 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Sandy Ridge Roads October, 1991 Written by Esther Kiser
Little House on the Mountain - Part 2 of 4 November, 1991 Written by Naomi Dickenson Wells
The Place On Peters Creek and Beyond, Part 1 of 8 November, 1991 Written by William J. Sowder
Treasures Of The Attic November, 1991 Written by Martha Cockrell Robinson
Butchering Day January, 1992 Written by John W. Stoneberger
Little House on the Mountain - Part 3 of 4 January, 1992 Written by Naomi Dickenson Wells
Memories Of The Old Days January, 1992 Written by Alice Vest Ayers
The Granny Lester Stories January, 1992 Written by Laverne Lester
The Place On Peters Creek and Beyond, Part 2 of 8 January, 1992 Written by William J. Sowder
William Carroll Montgomery January, 1992 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Down Memory Lane - The Milking Lesson February, 1992 Written by Martha Cockrell Robinson
I Remember February, 1992 Written by George E. Jackson
Memories Of Nannie Larkey February, 1992 Written by Ann Goode Cooper
School Days Of Isaac Booker Goad, Part 1 of 2 February, 1992 Written by Isaac Booker Goad
The Grapevine Telegraph February, 1992 Written by John M. Johnson
The Place On Peters Creek and Beyond, Part 3 of 8 February, 1992 Written by William J. Sowder
School Days Of Isaac Booker Goad, Part 2 of 2 March, 1992 Written by Isaac Booker Goad
The Place On Peters Creek and Beyond, Part 4 of 8 March, 1992 Written by William J. Sowder
Alice The Ridgerunner April, 1992 Written by John W. Stoneberger
Bringing Janie Home April, 1992 Written by Lois S. Poff
First Driving Lesson April, 1992 Written by Bobbie Bowman Clement
Magic Letters April, 1992 Written by Evelyn K. Lee
Pastimes April, 1992 Written by John C. Ewing
The Place On Peters Creek and Beyond, Part 5 of 8 April, 1992 Written by William J. Sowder