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Tipper
Appalachia
Celebrating All Things Appalachian!
Interests: *folk art *music-bluegrass, old time *appalachian heritage *blogs *gardening *cooking *canning/preserving *clogging *contra dancing *listening to chitter and chatter
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Granny with her mother Gazzie 1963 - Ranger NC We have always wished everyone Christmas Eve Gift and Christmas Gift...my family and my husband's both used this wish. My mother and my mother-in-law both said it came down through their... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Christmas Time near the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains written by Mary Lou McKillip This is very true story that took place in the Mountains of Marble North Carolina. The year was 1959. There was a blizzard of snow... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1. Our pressure tank has been acting up for the last few months. The Deer Hunter knew he needed to change it, but was hoping to put the chore off till after hunting season. A few Friday mornings ago the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I got the snow I was wishing for! Last week I heard folks at work teasing about snow coming in at the end of the week, but I really didn't believe it would snow and I was so preoccupied with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Paul, Tipper, Granny Gazzie, and Steve - Christmas 1980s When the girls were small and couldn't find something they wanted to eat I'd send them down to Granny's and Pap's to see what they had. Actually the girls are still... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem was written by Phillips Brooks, the pastor who spoke at Abraham Lincoln's funeral service. Before becoming a pastor, Brooks taught at Boston's Latin School. Brooks was discouraged by his students lack of interest and left... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few months ago the girls were contacted by the North Carolina Arts Council. The organization is making an effort to reach out to millennials who perform traditional music. Last week the girls were invited to attend the Millennial Traditional... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The winter of 1900 had been an unusually bad one. A true story book picture of what a Christmas scene must be like. It seemed as though the bad weather kept roaring into the Shooting Creek Mountains day after day... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This year Sow True Seed graciously donated extra lettuce seed so that I could deputize @ Large Lettuce Reporters during the fall gardening period. There are 12 folks taking part in the lettuce reporting including me. Here's a short update... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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If you've been reading the Blind Pig and The Acorn for a good while you already know I'm plumb foolish about snow. I just love it! I can only remember one or two Christmases that were actually white even though... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Many folks in the mountains of Appalachian don't think it would be Christmas without Ambrosia. Granny always made fruit salad for Christmas dinner. She calls it Heavenly Hash. As I got older I noticed other folks called their fruit salad... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Steve & Tipper Christmas 1971 Away In A Manger is the lullaby of Christmas songs. I've always thought the simple lines of the song make it sound like a folk song and the visuals of stars, hay, cattle, and meeting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sometimes we shorten words in Appalachia and sometimes we lengthen them. One way we make words longer is to add ed to them. Ed is often added incorrectly to words to make the past tense and past participle of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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In Appalachia grandmothers love their grandbabies beyond reason...which is a good thing if you ask me. Tipper p.s. The winner of the Jan Karon book and Granny's goodies is...Cheryl who said: The book looks wonderful, and Granny's crocheted goodies sound... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Angie-I have seen it before-so pretty! I tried to grow it once, but had no luck. I did not know you could make tea with it!
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2017 on Simple Christmas Tree Craft at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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William-thank you for the comment! Use this book search site to find a copy: https://www.bookfinder.com/
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A few days ago I told you about the discarded library books at the college where I work. Today I'm giving away another one of those books - The Christmas Barn written by C.L.Davis. The book is set in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I love to make Christmas decorations. I'm sure it's because Granny made Christmas decorations every holiday season. Actually she still does, although these days her creations are limited to the crochet variety. I found this simple tutorial on how to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jan-thank you for the comment! Yes Granny has taught both girls to crochet. I never sat still long enough to learn : )
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There are a lot of good things about working at a college. I love my co-workers and I love love watching and hopefully helping the students achieve their educational goals. I have a great office it even has a window.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Canned sausage "Mountain Cooking" by John Parris Souse Meat and Liver Mush - Laurel Branch Hog-killin time in the hills is a hard time and a busy time for the womenfolks. It means making souse meat and liver mush, turning... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The train has reached the end of the track on the Blind Pig and The Acorn Youtube Channel-at least for this year. I'm sharing the last song from our month long series of train songs. As with the others, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Blind Pig reader Allison Britt donated the four beautiful Christmas cards above for me to giveaway as part of my Thankful November. The cards are made from Allison's original paintings. As you can see, she's very talented! To be entered... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I'm sharing a few videos to let you hear the words and phrases. To start the videos click on them and to stop them click on them again. 1. Nary: not one.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I'll spend today down at Granny's with the rest of the bunch, eating good food, and thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for. Blind Pig Readers are at the top of my thankful list so you'll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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