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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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"If it goes down one of them holes it'll be ruint!" Tipper p.s. On March 2, 2017 6:30 p.m. Don Casada will be presenting a history of the Bryson City Cemetery and stories of some of those who are buried... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Cynthia-thank you for the comment! Yes you can visit the cabin. It is on the premises of Fontana Village Resort. You could give them a call to make sure they about when they are open-seems like there is a gate at the main entrance. Go here to visit their website: http://www.fontanavillage.com/
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on The Gunter Cabin at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Gunter Cabin - Fontana Village NC Welch Cove Pioneers: The Gunter Family Jessie Gunter was born in the Stecoah Valley to Hiram and Bettie Gunter. He and seven siblings grew up helping work their small farm. When Nancy Catherine... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Photos courtesy of the Cherokee County Historical Museum high sheriff noun A sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer of a county, in contrast to deputy sheriffs, constables, and other officers. Cf short sheriff. 1939 Hall Coll. Gatlinburg TN My daddy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few weeks back I told you I was featured in the February/March issue of Smoky Mountain Living. Blind Pig Reader Jim Casada wrote the piece. I had nary a clue that he planed to write it nor that it... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I didn't used to be a fan of cooking cubed steak. I always fried it like Granny did and like Granny's, sometimes it turned out good and sometimes it was so tough you could barely chew it. A few years... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back a few years ago the girls learned the Dolly Parton classic Jolene. I shared the video of them doing the song in my weekly Pickin' and Grinnin' in the Kitchen Spot in April of 2015. As often happens when... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ann-LOL I dont know what the sayings mean either : )
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Have you ever been around someone who used the same word or words in every sentence? Years ago, I was introduced to a man who at the end of every sentence said and what not. I remember being obsessed with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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In Appalachia... courting = dating sparking = dating sweet on = means you like someone he-ing and she-ing = hugging and kissing slip off = elope serenade or shivaree = a loud noisy celebration occurring after a wedding courts like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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mingledy adjective Mingled in color. 1997 Montgomery Coll. (Adams, Bush, Cardwell, Norris, Oliver, Weaver). Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English -------------------------- Chatter got the prettiest mingledy scarf you ever seen from a friend about this time last year. I don't kow... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Did you ever play any of the embarrassing games designed to instigate contact between the opposite sexes when you were in school? I was in about 8th grade when one of my friends had a boy/girl birthday party. Until then... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Dear Louzine Hope you are feeling well. Guess I am o.k. This fine wether is just about to give me spring fever. Seems every one gets a little lazy this time of year. Louzine they put me on the second... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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saucer noun, verb B verb To pour (esp coffee) into a saucer to let it cool before drinking. 1981 Whitener Folk-ways 82 Mine's already been sassered and blowed. 1994-95 Montgomery Coll. (Ogle); He always sassers his coffee so it can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Blind Pig Gang playing in Blairsville GA back in the day With the day for celebrating the one you love coming up quick I've been thinking about the songs we do that could be considered love songs. Right at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"I stuck a bread stick in my pocketbook to bring you, but it when I got home it was flat as a flitter." Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Several weeks back Luke Bauserman interviewed me about the Blind Pig and The Acorn and my endeavor to preserve and celebrate Appalachian Culture and Heritage. Luke is a fellow Appalachian-he just lives a little farther north than I do. He... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Papaw Wade and his dogs Since I first started writing here on the Blind Pig one truth has proved itself over and over: you never know where questions will take you. As will often happen, I already had the thought... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sow True Seed has once again signed on to sponsor the Blind Pig and The Acorn garden as well as the Blind Pig & The Acorn Reporters @ Large planting project for the growing season of 2017. This year Sow... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tipper and Pap 1980 something spark B verb (also spark with) Esp of a man; to woo, court; hence sparking = courting. Cf. talk. 1859 Taliaferro Fisher's River 118 I sparked her a little that night, and told her I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Since several of you mentioned crumbling bread in coffee on last week's Chocolate Gravy post, I thought I'd re-share this post about soakey that I published back in 2011. Several months ago, Vera Guthrie sent me a cook book she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I started writing this post four years ago. Two different things inspired me to write it, well actually I guess it was three different things. Maybe I should start at the beginning. When Paul and I were growing up we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Doney-gal means sweetheart, an expression British sailors picked up in Spanish or Italian ports and preserved by backwoodsmen whose ancestors for two centuries never saw the tides." -John Parris Roaming The Mountains ------------- Doney-gal isn't a phrase I'm familiar with,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sherry-thank you for the comment! Ill ask Miss Cindy about her recipe. Here is my macaroni-n-cheese recipe and its very good too! http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2013/01/the-best-ever-macaroni-and-cheese.html Have a great weekend!
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2017 on Memories and Food at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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