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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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
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - The Hearse Driver January, 1985 Written by YKW
John Hayes Hollow - Daddy’s Jobs January, 1985 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Louzilla Patrick’s Mountain Memories January, 1985 Written by Louzilla Patrick
A Horse and Buggy Courtship January, 1985 Written by Hazel P. Hedrick
Growing Up On Tuggles Creek - Born Engineers February, 1985 Written by YKW
Holpin' Momma With The Cookin' February, 1985 Written by Rodger Goodson
Missing Fingers February, 1985 Written by Sandra Redding
Mountain Memories of Richard Bond February, 1985 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
When Pennies Made A Difference February, 1985 Written by Bob Heafner
From The John Hayes Hollow March, 1985 Written by George C. Parker