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
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
Ma Sallie May, 1992 Written by Bobbie Bowman Clement
School Days In The 1920s And 1930s May, 1992 Written by Charlotte Snapp
The Place On Peters Creek and Beyond, Part 6 of 8 May, 1992 Written by William J. Sowder
I Remember Raleigh June, 1992 Written by Margie Moon Coburn
Little House on the Mountain - Part 4 of 4 June, 1992 Written by Naomi Dickenson Wells
Memories From Yesteryear June, 1992 Written by Edith Cox
The Place On Peters Creek and Beyond, Part 7 of 8 June, 1992 Written by William J. Sowder
A Birthday Dinner July, 1992 Written by Archie L. Goad
Fourth of July July, 1992 Written by Judy Barnes
I Remember Grandpa and Grandma July, 1992 Written by Betty Jean Hayes
Lard Bucket Flour July, 1992 Written by Sylvia Sampson
Leonard M. Addington - A Country Gentleman July, 1992 Written by Anne Goode Cooper
Old Buildings July, 1992 Written by Craig Estes
School The Hard Way July, 1992 Written by Nora V. Greer
The Place On Peters Creek and Beyond, Part 8 of 8 July, 1992 Written by William J. Sowder
The Ray Medicine Company July, 1992 Written by Boyd S. Ray
The Runaway July, 1992 Written by John C. Ewing
Mountain Moonshine Whiskey December, 1995 Written by John W. Stoneberger
Memories To Last December, 1995 Written by John M. Johnson
Perhaps You Can Go Back, After All December, 1995 Written by Lisa S. Jordan