About Tennessee Mountain Stories


Hi, I'm Beth Durham and I thank you for checking out my stories.  I'm native to the Cumberland Plateau - Clarkrange to be specific.  While I now make my home a couple of hours away, my heart and my heritage will always be on the Plateau.

I have always been inspired by history – not the kind that makes it into textbooks, but the history that the common man lives every day.  Therein are the struggles of life, crying for another’s pain and rejoicing together.  There we see unlikely and unbreakable bonds formed.  There we can laugh at our own failures and our friends’ foibles

In Tennessee Mountain Stories, I will share tales I've always known and tales I'm just now learning, sometimes including fictional short stories based on real lives and real experiences.  We’ll also take a look together at books written by local authors or set in our region.  We’ll visit local events and discuss what we can learn from commemorating our shared history.  I invite you to post your comments on the stories, fill in details and expand on the story.  Do you have a story?  Maybe we can hear from a guest blogger.

Come back often, we’ll sit on a virtual porch and spend the afternoon in a good visit.