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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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Lola-good to hear from you! I think the hominy will be fine : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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pie eating contest: usually held at a community event to raise money for a school or other cause, involving the participants to eat pies with their hands held behind their back, using only their mouths to scoop up the pie.... Continue reading
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We have our instru ments and we're ready to play and sing for you! ---------------------------- If you've ever taken a class at the John C. Campbell Folk School you've probably attended Morning Song. If you've never got to visit the... Continue reading
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Col. Sharpe's horses, Falmouth, Va., April, 1863 - Library of Congress Camp near Clinton East Tennessee May 24th 1863 Dear Father I now seat myself to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well hoping... Continue reading
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Janice-thank you for the great comment! When I was little Granny made a lot of my clothes too. I'm not sure I really appreciated them then-but when I look back through old photos I'm always impressed with her handy-work : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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"Momma made me a dress that had a long waist. I wore a belt with it and wore it for ages. Most people today wouldn't like it cause it was homemade. But my I thought I had hit the big... Continue reading
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My mistake. Thank you for finding it Ed! Yes Ron Rash was there too.
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Several weeks ago I told you I was about to walk on strange ground, the strange ground I hinted at was the annual conference of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA). It was over a year ago that I was... Continue reading
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in 2012. The Deer Hunter and I only have to worry about wood for our heat. When Pap was a boy, wood was needed for heat in addition to every... Continue reading
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I've got a lovely waltz for you today. Chatter and Chitter, aka The Pressley Girls, learned Midnight On The Water during last summer's Dance Musicians Week at the John C. Campbell Folk School. It's a song we're familiar with-it's often... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I never did like stripedy shirts but the girls wear them all the time. stripedy: having stripes. Tipper Appalachia Through My Eyes - A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia. Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test-take it and see how you do! Name Natured Neumony fever Notion Nowheres Name: mention. "Did he tell you he quit his job?" "No he didn't name it to me." Natured: disposition; naturally... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I know he said that the house burned down, just like your story. Ill get more details and let you know. Misty Sent from my iPhone On Nov 13, 2014, at 8:43 AM, Tipper Pressley mjpressley3@yahoo.com wrote: Misty-NEAT! Now I want to know more! Since it had been so many years since Pap told me the story of the 3 sisters-I called him to see if I had my story right-I didnt : ) The 3 sisters actually lived in a house that sit where the bench does-in the middle of the big oaks. And he said they called the place the Estes Place. So now Im wondering what happened to the chimney house where you said Nick lived. Ask Nick what happened to it when you get a chance! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Misty-NEAT! Now I want to know more! Since it had been so many years since Pap told me the story of the 3 sisters-I called him to see if I had my story right-I didn't : ) The 3 sisters lived in a house that sit where the bench does-in the middle of the big oaks. And he said they called the place the Estes Place. So now I'm wondering what happened to the chimney house where you said Nick lived. Ask Nick what happened to it when you get a chance! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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A couple of weeks ago the girls started begging to go on a hike. It was late Sunday evening and I still had a ton of things to do before bedtime. They cajoled me saying things like "Awww come on... Continue reading
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YES : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Mark-so glad youre enjoying the Blind Pig the Acorn!! Im happy it reminds you of fond memories : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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B-I've never measured but I'm thinking your 1 1/2 cup to 2 cups would be about right! Glad you having soup for supper and not those little white things LOL : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Years ago when The Deer Hunter was working out of town, he ate at a restaurant that served Roasted Red Pepper Soup. He kept talking about it until I decided to make some myself-I've been making it for us ever... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Veteran's Day in Appalachia is school hallways lined with gray haired vets...along with some lady vets and young vets sprinkled in-all of whom look uncomfortable with the gratitude being showered on them. It's flags floating along porch railings and mailboxes.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Mark-never heard it before-but I'll check it out! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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NIta-no duh questions around here : ) YES they are twins. Chatter used to tell folks who asked "Yes and were sisters too!" LOL : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Over the weekend, The Pressley Girls performed for the Cherokee County Office of the NC Cooperative Extension at Mountain Folk Center Day. The Cherokee County Extension Office is trying to revitalize the Mountain Folk Center. The facility is located west... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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According to Wikipedia, There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere was written in 1942 by Paul Roberts and Shelby Darnell...Darnelle was actually Bob Miller writing under a different name. The song became one of the most popular war songs of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few months ago Genie Wilson, a Blind Pig Reader, sent me the following email: When I was a child, my Mom would give me 'little black croup' pills that she acquired from a mountain doctor. Do you know what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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