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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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Several months ago I came across a small cookbook titled Mountain Makin's in the Smokies. The book was published in 1957 by The Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association. Most of the recipes in the booklet are centered around cornmeal,... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Lorraine Thank you for the comment! Glad you enjoyed the song : ) Paul and I are playing along too-just out of view of the camera. Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Most everyone is familiar with the Dolly Parton classic Jolene. According to an NPR article, the song is Parton's most recorded song. The Taste of Country website shares a story from Parton about a baby named Jolene being left at... Continue reading
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Top Ten Surprising Things About Civil War Medicine written by Carole Adrienne 1) There wasn’t an ambulance to be found. The American Civil War spurred a revolution in emergency rescue and evacuation. Union Major Jonathan Letterman devised the first dedicated... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tamela-thank you for the comment! The saying means if youre going to eat or hang around with the Devil you better be careful. Sort of like the old saying a few commenters shared if you lay down with dogs you'll get up with fleas. Have a great weekend : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Ed-the picture is of a spoon just before Chitter turned it into a ring : ) The spoon is laying on The Deer Hunters dirty work bench. I haven't a clue what the numbers are but would guess it is a part number or a phone number he jotted down. I've never been to Shelby NC nor to Memphis TN : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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If you're going to sup with the Devil you need to use a long spoon. In other words: you better be careful if you're hanging around a rough crowd or a bad person. --------------------- This saying is well known in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guestpost was written by Leon Pantenburg, who blogs at Survival Common Sense. I ordered by inter-library loan a book named “Three Years with the 92nd Illinois: The Civil War Diary of John M. King.” My great-great-grandfather, Pvt James Hallowell,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few months ago I received the following email: Dear Ms. Pressley - I have enjoyed browsing your blog because language means so much and because, sadly, our many variations of language are becoming overly homogenized. My family has deep... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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James Jasper Scroggs Confederate Solider "Two-thirds of all Civil War deaths were a result of disease, not battlefield injury. Most died of diarrhea, typhoid fever and dysentery, but the cause of four soldier deaths was officially listed as "nostalgia," or... Continue reading
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Strawberries aren't my favorite fruit. They're good, but they just haven't ever been at the top of my list. But this time of the year, when you can get fresh local strawberries, I can see why other folks choose strawberries... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chatter and Chitter learned many of the old songs they perform from riding in the backseat of my car for so many years. These days they're driving themselves around and my backseat is empty-something I'm still getting used to. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I can't believe how much our tomato seedlings have grown over the last few days. Even though, there's been more rain than sunshine lately the tiny plants seem to be getting enough light anyway. We've used large paper cups to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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My father used to do something like Mr. Davenport but not to that extent. He also played the spoons. Sometimes after dark he would drum his fingers on the table to make galloping horse sounds and recite: Whenever the moon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-thank you for the comment! YES Granny says uses scads like that sometimes : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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I wish! The banjo player wasn't one of the girls but I'd love for Chatter and Chitter to learn to play one : ) Hope you are well! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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B. I know what you mean about the rain! Let us know how your gourds do this year! They sound great : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Dolores-thank you for the comment! Applesauce, soup beans, onion, and cornbread : ) yes its a common Appalachian meal and I love it : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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George-thank you for the comment! Juice harp is just another name for Jews harp. I've also heard folks call them mouth harps and jaw harps. But juice harp is the most common in my area : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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"Grab and growl, supper's ready!" ------------------------------ I first heard the saying grab and growl from The Deer Hunter. After we were married I learned the saying came from Miss Cindy's parents. For years, I assumed it was a family saying... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B. Yes you can just barely see the girls. And YES he was playing the spoons and the harmonica. He was really good with those spoons-made me want to give it a try! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Musicians gathered in a circle to play; people with listening ears gathered in the grass and on plastic chairs to observe; and it all took place on a beautiful college campus in Appalachia. Tipper Appalachia Through My Eyes - A... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 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! Raggedy Raise up Rattle Trap Redd up Rimption Raggedy: ragged. "Don't wear that ole raggedy shirt! People will think I don't know how to take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Susan I don't know if the crosses made it to Iowa. But I hope they did! Thank you for the comment! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Jamie-I have never heard that about spinach : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2015 on How To Make Creamed Spinach at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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