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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A Set Of Twins, E.J. and E.M. Cooley, Struggle for an Education Circa 1898 - Part 1 of 2 September, 1984 Written by E. J. Cooley
A Special Letter from Mrs. Olyer Turner September, 1984 Written by Olyer W. Turner
Fannie Langhorne Spangler - An Interview From 1935 September, 1984 Written by Charles F. Adams
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - The Lost Silver Mine September, 1984 Written by YKW
How Times Have Changed September, 1984 Written by Monroe Tipton
John Hayes Hollow - Brushy Mountain Memories September, 1984 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Mountain Memories Of Elliott Harmon September, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
The Mountain View Mission School September, 1984 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
A Set Of Twins, E.J. and E.M. Cooley, Struggle for an Education Circa 1898 - Part 2 of 2 October, 1984 Written by E. J. Cooley
All Wool And One Yard Wide October, 1984 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Henry Rufus & Buried Treasure October, 1984 Written by YKW
Tales Of The Civil War October, 1984 Written by Kay C. Bradford
You Can Go Home Again to John Hayes Hollow October, 1984 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Nettee Largen Martin - A Lady Of Beauty and Wisdom November, 1984 Written by Ninevah J. Willis
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Toledo Blade November, 1984 Written by YKW
John Hayes Hollow - Mrs. Molly Estep November, 1984 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Mountain Memories Of Grandma, Part 1 of 2 November, 1984 Written by Vada Vaughn Hylton
Old Time Turkey Drives November, 1984 Written by Imogene Turman
Recollections Of Aunt Bertie Gravely November, 1984 Written by Don Howlett
Stories Of A Southern Girl November, 1984 Written by Julia Montgomery Bowman
Coming Down From The Goodson Settlement December, 1984 Written by Rodger Goodson
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Amateur Cowboy December, 1984 Written by YKW
I Remember Mama On Washday December, 1984 Written by George C. Parker
Mountain Memories of Ted Rorrer December, 1984 Written by Theodore R. (Ted) Rorrer
Mountain Memories Of Grandma, Part 2 of 2 December, 1984 Written by Vada Vaughn Hylton
Old Fashion Wedding Customs December, 1984 Written by Monroe Tipton
A Shocking Episode January, 1985 Written by G. M. Allen
Do You Remember? - Old Fashioned Toys January, 1985 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Fire On The Mountain January, 1985 Written by Rodger Goodson
Gone Are The Days January, 1985 Written by Frances T. Craig