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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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After my post last Monday about Aunt Faye's Chocolate Cream Pie, more than a few of you asked for my Butterscotch Pie Recipe so I'm re-posting this recipe I shared back a few years ago. I'm still making the pie... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Granny and I were both with Pap when he died. He'd had a terrible rough night and had prayed aloud to God more than once for mercy. He also spoke of Job and his wife in the hours before his... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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My post earlier this week about smoke following beauty reminded me of a few other old sayings about fire-things like: If you play in the fire you'll pee the bed tonight. (Years ago Pap was burning off a small garden... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Broom sage (Broomsedge) has made a comeback in my area of Appalachia. Pap said when he was a boy he thought a field of waving broom sage was one of the prettiest sights he'd ever seen. As change and development... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.Ruth-thank you for the comment! Pap never did work at the copper mine that I know of. But several of Granny's brothers and other family did.
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B.Ruth-no I don't use cream of tarter but I've read a lot of recipes that calls for it : ) Thank you for the great comments!
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Jim-thank you for the great comments! I do not know what kalmias are-so please tell us : )
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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I'm sharing a few videos to let you hear some of the words. To start the videos, click on them and then to stop them click on them again. Take it and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Earlier this week we took advantage of one of the ridiculously warm days to do some outside work. We tackled the chore of burning a pile of wood that had literally been waiting on us at least a good 7... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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handwrite noun Handwriting, style of penmanship. 1973 GSMNP-83:26. They was sixty words wrote, and they was two handwrites. 1995 Montgomery Coll. He had a good handwrite [= cursive writing] (Cardwell). [OED handwrite n Scot, Irel and U.S. 1483-; cf SND... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Aunt Faye, Granny Gazzie, and Granny Aunt Faye was Granny's oldest sister. She was the second born child of Gazzie and Charlie Jenkins-and she was their first child to live. Faye married Woodrow Rogers. Faye and Woodrow were fixtures at... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The girls learned the fiddle tune Whiskey Before Breakfast from Lynn and Liz Shaw in the spring of last year. Well, I should say they were introduced to it by the Shaws. Its one of those tunes that's tricky to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"You might see some water dripping, but don't fret none its just where we washed it." ----------------- Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And The Acorn by Email Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Ethelene Dyer Jones. Photo provided by Polk County News Fiddling George Barnes, Last of the Copper Haulers By Ethelene Dyer Jones A considerable amount of romance (meaning legend, mystery, adventure) is tied to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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blinked, blinky A adjective Usu of milk; soured. 1956 Hall Coll. Del Rio TN You cain't drink it. It's blinked. 1961 Seeman Arms of Mt 38 We are a long way from a cow; besides, without ice, the local milk... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1. Just like the rest of the country, Snap Chat has taken Appalachia by storm...at least the younger generation anyway. One day Chitter entertained Paul and me with the latest filters that were available. Things like turning yourself into a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It seems only yesterday I was telling you about the goals I had planned for the Blind Pig & the Acorn during the new year of 2016 and now that entire year is gone and behind us. I've been studying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I got some snow over the weekend-and I'm still excited about it. We got 4 inches of white and everything was just beautiful! I usually don't make snow cream when it snows now, but we always did when I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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After Pap passed away I couldn't bear to watch any of the videos we've filmed over the years. I guess I was afraid it would be like pouring salt into an open wound. Right from the start Granny and Paul... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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old woman is losing her feathers, old woman is picking her geese phrase It is snowing, esp in large flakes. 1931 Combs Lg Sthn High 1307 The old woman's a-losin' her feathers. (Snow is falling.) The old woman's a-pickin' her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today is Old Christmas. Last year I shared the definition of Old Christmas from the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English and I especially enjoyed the comments left on the post from January 6, 2016. I thought I'd share a few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tammy-thank you for the comment! Adding a T to words is fairly common in Appalachia. Along with the sallet you mentioned I've also heard onct for once and acrosst for across and there are others : ) If you follow this link you can learn more about creasy greens: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/edible-wild-plant-creasy-greens-zmaz84zloeck Have a great evening!
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Erik-thank you for the comment! You're right hop scotch and double dutch are good ones too : )
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bad to adjective phrase Having an unfortunate, undesirable, or excessive habit, inclination, or weakness for (doing something). The term usu expresses a speaker's disapproval or derogation, but sometimes lends only emphasis to a statement (thus "She was awful bad to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I'll always remember 2016 as the year I lost Pap and that makes me want to say it was a horrible terrible low down mean year, but I know that ain't no where near the truth. The truth is even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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