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
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
The Alphabet December, 1995 Written by Pat Hadley Davis
A Dose of Castor Oil March, 1996 Written by Martha Cockrell Robinson
A New Suit for High School Graduation March, 1996 Written by Boyd S. Ray
Decoration Day March, 1996 Written by Margie Moon Coburn
Mudpies To Moonbeams March, 1996 Written by Pat Hadley Davis
The Green Bean Venture March, 1996 Written by Boyd S. Ray
Waiting For The Rolling Store March, 1996 Written by Lucy Tharp
Lou and the June Bug June, 1996 Written by Bobbie Bowman Clement
Old Spot June, 1996 Written by Myrtle R. Reynolds
Precious Playthings June, 1996 Written by Margie Moon Coburn