Celebrating Appalachia Videos Granny Pap

An Appalachian Love Story

Pap and Granny

Today I’m sharing a video of Granny telling the story of her courtship and marriage.

I hope you enjoyed the story!

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    Rosamary Christiansen
    February 26, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Such a sweet love story.❤ My heart just ached when she would say how much she missed him and wished he was still there with her.

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    February 19, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Well, I finally watched this and thank you SO much for having Granny share this precious story!

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    February 17, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Oh, Tipper! Your mom is SO sweet. My goodness, what a precious, dear, little lady. I just wish I could give her a big hug. Maybe you can give her one for me? I miss my Mom SO much. She was real sweet like your Mom. I think Katie and Corie look a lot like your Mom in the photo of her and her Mom. I am so glad she chose to share her love story with all of us. For her to still feel so strongly about your Daddy’s kindness after 52 years of marriage, he must have surely been a very special man. Thank you so much for sharing this video with us. What a blessing it was!

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    Sue simmons Ritchie
    February 16, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you for Grannys’ Love story . Great looking couple, Granny was A beautiful woman.

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    Judy Lee Green
    February 16, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    How old were Granny and Pap when they got married? Loved the story!

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      October 14, 2021 at 7:11 pm

      About 26 and 23, according to Paul.

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    Carol Roy
    February 16, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Oh Granny I loved your Love Story ….you told it in such a beautiful way from beginning to end…..God Bless You and keep you ! xo

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    February 15, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    This was so wonderful.Your mother is beautiful and I am honored to have heard their story. Thank you

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    Betty Saxon Hopkins
    February 15, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    What a sweet love story. It reminded me of my own parents, only they eloped when Mama was 15. They got the preacher out of the field to marry them, then Mama came back home like nothing ever happened. She stayed home a couple of weeks and couldn’t bring herself to tell Grandma til Daddy finally forced the issue. He told her, “I’ve told your Dad, now you have to tell your Mom.”. She said, ” It’s the hardest thang I ever had to do.” She said Grandma got all nervous when she told her and said, “Well child, why didn’t you tell me? We’d a bought you a pretty dress and thangs. We did for Corie and it ain’t fair.”

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    Ed Ammons
    February 15, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    My wife and I swore an oath before God that we would stay together until death parted us. We took that oath seriously. When you stand before God and say you’re going to do something, you’d better do it. I think Granny and Pap felt the same way.
    When Yvonne died, and I’m sure Granny feels the same way, that bond was not broken. We are still married. We are apart but not of our choosing. And we will soon be back together just like it was meant for us to be.

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    February 15, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Reading the posts you write, Tipper, already let me know how terrific your parents were/are. That lovely video and pictures of that wonderful couple just added to your stories.

    Thank you for sharing the inspiring story, Granny & Tipper!

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    Betty Brantley
    February 15, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    What a precious memory for you and your girls! I love this!

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    Sherry Thacker
    February 15, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    What a wonderful story and so perfect for Valentine’s Day. If people now a days would work at their marriage and not give up at the first argument the world would be a much happier place. It is not always going to be roses. You have to have a little rain to make them grow. God bless her and may she always cherish those sweet memories.

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    Ron Stephens
    February 15, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    To hear folks spoken of with love long after parting and with happy anticipatuon of meeting again is such a blessed thing. Proverbs10:07a “The memory of the just is blessed: . “. Maybe that is where the phrase “of blessed memory” came from. I was touched to hear her say about your Dad, “I miss him so much” Truly, we never stop missing our loved ones while we live. And those who made it easiest we miss the most and the deepest. That is a legacy worth, as they say in KY, “all the gold in Fort Knox”, for starters anyway.

    Your Mom is soft-spoken, like you. I’m guessing her voice just raised a little carried more weight than some folks yells.

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    Gina Smith
    February 15, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing a beautiful family story with us.

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    Thomas B
    February 15, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    This story feels like it could be a scene in a movie. What makes this story so wonderful is Jerry and Granny were obviously people of strong character who valued the important things in life like God, family, culture and tradition. These are the people who build nations and make them great. I hope my daughter has a story like this to tell someday.

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    Ann Applegarth
    February 15, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    So beautiful! The perfect valentine! Thank yiu so much!

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    February 15, 2021 at 11:52 am

    This is such a sweet story! By the end, I was all teary-eyed. They were an attractive couple, and I can see how your Mama fell for your Daddy.

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    Judy Hays
    February 15, 2021 at 11:40 am

    What a beautiful story. It really touched me. Your mother reminds me so much of my mother. Thank you for sharing.

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    February 15, 2021 at 11:35 am

    A beautiful story saved on video for your whole family. That is a treasure!! My parents married the same way, except they had my dad’s oldest brother and my mother’s older sister with them when they drove to the preacher’s house. Actually, I think their preacher came out and married them under a huge oak tree in his yard. When they went home to tell their parents both Mother’s cried. They had no idea their children were getting married. They were married 69 years and I remember my Mother telling me, “I really love your daddy,” before she passed away. I had no doubt. And the grandparents knew how good they were and considered them, as a new daughter or son in the family. Your Mother is a special treasure you all have and i think ya all recognize that fact. By the way, I remember my Aunt telling us all as children that our people were the “salt of the earth.”

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    Darrell Cook
    February 15, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Thanks Tipper,
    I really enjoyed this video of your Mom and her telling how she and Jerry met. This is a wonderful Valentines Day story!

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    February 15, 2021 at 10:04 am

    What a beautiful love story. Reminds me of how proud my mother was of a special cake for their 50th anniversary. Good people have good marriages and raise great children.

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    Wanda Devers
    February 15, 2021 at 9:58 am

    You and your girls favor your mom!

    This is a precious story. I’m so glad your parents had such a happy marriage. It was a real joy to me to hear her story. My M-I-L also moved north to her sister’s to work but, like your mom, she got homesick for TN.

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    Sallie the apple doll lady
    February 15, 2021 at 9:39 am

    What a sweet story! You can tell she knew her mother would accept him after getting to know him. I couldn’t help but think that having parents like that helped you to choose a good husband as well. And you are all examples for your girls. I love the cake idea! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    February 15, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Granny, I am also glad you got homesick and came back home. Nearly every sentence in the video was spoken with true love for Pap. I’m sure he would say the same thing about you, Granny.

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    February 15, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Their story makes you feel good. I only know them through Tipper’s videos but I get the impression they were good simple salt of the earth people. I also think they worked together to make their marriage a success. Between their love for God and their devotion to each other they had a happy successful marriage.

    I think in their time it was common for couples to run off and get married even though it was not because of what I have heard called a have too. It was just the way it was done. My wife’s parents did the same thing even though both of their families were good friends and they had each of their families blessings. My parents married in my mother’s parents home. My daddy died at 69 years old and they were just short of being married 50 years.

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    Miss Cindy
    February 15, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Such a sweet story, thank you for sharing with us! I thought Jerry was one of the finest men I ever knew!

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    Dona DiBernardo Silver
    February 15, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Well Tipper I would call this love at first sight for sure!
    I am laying here listening to my grand babies run up and down the hall with tears running down my face. What a wonderful story and a treasure for all of your family to have Granny tell it on video. I was wise enough to do the same while my dad was alive. Unfortunately mom passed when I was in my twenties and I was just too young and thought she would be here forever to even think of filming her.
    I have tears of happiness because like you I know how blessed I was to witness love for decades because of my parents
    I can write many stories about that gift but I will leave here saying Thank You once again for sharing your life.

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    Sheryl Paul
    February 15, 2021 at 6:34 am

    What a beautigul story.

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      Margie Goldstein
      February 15, 2021 at 8:51 am

      Your mother is absolutely beautiful inside and out! I liked when she said “ Jerry could talk me into anything!”- that made me laugh. When she said she crocheted the biggest and prettiest cake with roses for their 50th anniversary- well that got me in my heart. The way she speaks and reminisces of her beloved Jerry really touches me. She KNOWS they’ll be together again some day. That lady knows exactly what it’s all about!!! You’re blessed and highly favored, Tipper.

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