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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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I recently read a most unusual love story in the book My Mountains My People written by John Parris. The story took place in Valle Crucis NC. Parris tells of a man named Johnny Holsclaw, who happened to be a... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guestpost was written by Keith Jones. Shotgun Wedding written by Keith Jones When my Dad Grover Jones was a boy, my granddaddy Jones and the family lived way out in the country. It was the middle of the depression,... Continue reading
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The word sweetheart is used as a term of affection or love for another person. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary the word has been around a long long time: sweetheart (n.) late 13c. as a form of address, 1570s... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-you know I'm hoping I do : )
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I've mentioned Chatter's interest in natural remedies to you more than a few times-even going so far as to call her my little granny woman. Chatter's desire to take care of our medical and personal hygiene needs in a healthier... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-thank you for the comment! You're right the cow is sort of light purple. Now what do purple cows drink? Please share the riddle with us!
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Mosie Lister, of Southern Gospel fame, wrote the song Where No One Stands Alone in 1955. Lister wrote, sung, and arranged many gospel songs that have become standards in Southern Gospel circles. Lister was born in 1921 and passed away... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I greatly enjoyed all the comments left on the post about the cow that kept turning the light on. Nice to know many of you need a little help with your eyes too. The cow I'm sending out is the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Do you ever lose things? Seems like some people are more prone to lose things than others. The old saying about losing your head if it wasn't attached was made for Chitter. That girl can't keep up with nothing! Both... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in January of 2011. The Deer Hunter and I only have to worry about wood for our heat. When Pap was a boy wood was needed for heating, washing, cooking,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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U. R. Pate of Pigeon Roost, our retired mail carrier, reported that his milk cow for the last several weeks has been switching on the electric light in her barn stall every night. The reason she turns the light on,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This high mountain holler used to echo with the deep mouths of trailing coon dogs; the woods rang with the whistles and shouts of the dogs' masters who tagged along after the chase on cold winter nights. The holler lies... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I inherited Granny's copy of the cookbook Favorite Recipes of the John C. Campbell Folk School. The book was published in 1971. My Mamaw Marie (Pap's mother) worked at the folk school and I believe she gifted Granny with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Spending any amount of time at the VA Hospital in Oteen makes one think of old men. The hospital certainly serves female vets as well as young veterans...even younger than me. But the majority of the patients are old men.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in 2010. Several months ago, Peggy, a Blind Pig Reader, asked me if I'd be interested in reading a letter that had been handed down through her family. It seems... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back in January of 2011 I shared some of the comments Blind Pig Readers had left about sayings. One reader, Kris, pointed out every region of the world, Australia in his case, has their own unique sayings. Whatever the area,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"How do you feel? I want to make sure this is helping your pain." "Ma'am, I'd be glad if you could just knock the shadow off it." -------------------------------------- The conversation above took place this week at the VA Hospital in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in 2011. If you play in the fire you'll pee the bed tonight: Years ago Pap was burning off a small garden area. One of the littlest cousins kept playing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Mighty aggravating to rick up the wood you just split when someone keeps sticking their cell phone in your face, just ask The Deer Hunter if you don't believe me. The other day on the Blind Pig Facebook page and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guestpost was written by Charles Fletcher. Charles Fletcher's Grandpa Pressley in later years. Grandpa Pressley’s New Ground written by Charles Fletcher When I read Tipper's article about New Ground it reminded me of a true story that happened over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pastor Hoyt Brown with arm raised in prayer; Pastor Aud Brown with head bowed; small child in white Tipper Pressley; Pastor Buddy Pittman to the left - Church Baptizing 1970s held at the Maple Hole just across the Georgia line.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Several readers haven't been getting their daily Blind Pig and The Acorn email. I wish I could blame it on the winter storm Jonas but the fault lies with Google's Feedburner app. When you sign up to subscribe to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I haven't shared a Kale Report since last November. Sow True Seed sponsored my Kale Reporting @ Large Project. If you missed the details of the project you can go here to read about it. I planted 5 varieties of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Last February Barbara left this comment on the Blind Pig: Just wondering...what do you know of the different names that folks call these clothes I'm wearing under my street clothes these cold days? You know...long underwear, thermal underwear, Long-handled underwear,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The old oil lamps were put back in use again Wednesday morning, the time the electric lights were off in all the Pigeon Roost section for twelve homes. A tree blew down in the wind storm in the hollow below... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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