MOUNTAIN LORE INDEX

The early settlers of these Appalachian Mountains were often a good distance from their nearest neighbors.  After a long day their evening was spent with all the family gathered around discussing the events of the day, reading the Bible, and telling stories of family history or tall tales.  A visit from a neighbor, a weary traveler spending the night, or a community gathering was indeed an event. 

The telling of a good story or tall tale was an art which is still enjoyed today.  Some of my fondest memories of childhood are of times spent sitting on the front porch swing in the late evening with Mamaw Lucy listening to the hootowl, bobwhite, and Mamaw telling her tall tales.

I hope you enjoy reading these stories.  Putting them down for you has given me an opportunity to again enjoy them and remember the loving atmosphere where I first heard them.  I have included a few of my own stories also.  Enjoy your visit!

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD HORSE

THE BEAR AND THE BRIAR PATCH

THE OLD RED ROCKING CHAIR

STORM OF RAINDROPS OR TEARDROPS?

COON HUNTIN'

BABAW KEEN'S COUNTRY STORE

I sincerely hope you enjoyed reading these stories.  Please take time to go by my homepage and sign the Guestbook to say hello and let me know what you think.   I will be adding stories frequently.  Come back soon to check out new tall tales!

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