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
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
Puttin' On A Little Weight June, 1996 Written by Boyd S. Ray
The Telephone Company June, 1996 Written by Philip T. Perdue
Cat Head Biscuit Memories January, 2001 Written by Sandra Bennett
The Face That Wasn't January, 2001 Written by Steven D. Lefler
Wash Pot Memories January, 2001 Written by Bob Heafner
Preparing Winter Food for Livestock July, 2014 Written by Jim Link
Send the Mountain My Love October, 2014 Written by Rose Carter Parmer
Foot-washing Day at Crooked Oak October, 2014 Written by Wayne Easter
Our Goodest' Years! November, 2014 Written by Wayne Easter
The Table on Timbertree Branch November, 2014 Written by Rose Carter Parmer
The High and the Low: as foot logs go November, 2014 Written by Wayne Easter
That Old Bed November, 2014 Written by Rose Parmer
The Pack House November, 2014 Written by Wayne Easter
Easy Street December, 2014 Written by Wayne Easter
Mabry Mill - Mac Dale's Story December, 2014 Written by William "Bill" Lord
Remembering the Civil War in the Blue Ridge December, 2014 Written by Eula Golding Walters
Ode to an Agronomist December, 2014 Written by William "Bill" Lord
If the Hills Could Talk December, 2014 Written by Rose Carter Parmer
Joe Rippey's Store December, 2014 Written by Wayne Easter
Mayberry – The True Story January, 2015 Written by Bob Heafner