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Appalachia Through My Eyes – Mother’s Day

My life in appalachia Mother's day

Mother’s Day in Appalachia is wearing red or pink flowers if your Mother is still among the living; it’s wearing white if she’s gone on to wait for you on the other shore. Mother’s day in Appalachia is potted flowers and plants or maybe a new apple tree. It’s small hands dipped in paint and pressed on construction paper. It’s misspelled words full of love and cards that cost way too much. Mother’s day in Appalachia is about gathering at Momma’s-Granny’s-Mamaw’s-Nana’s on Sunday afternoon for food love and thankfulness.

Happy Mother’s Day to all Blind Pig readers who are Mothers, Grandmothers, or both!


Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.



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    lynn legge
    May 13, 2013 at 12:36 am

    happy mothers day… tipper you are a special lady and deserve many blessings and love
    lynn l

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    jose luis
    May 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Hello dear Mrs. Tipper
    From far away, but from within our America, from the southern part of it, I send a ¡¡¡very Happy Mother’s Day!!!, With all my sincere and respectful affection for you, and I extend to all mothers who are regular readers of the Bind Pig and the Acorn. God bless you all, Jose Luis from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    (Excuse me,… for those who do not know me “The Argentine gaucho banjo player”)

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    RB Redmond
    May 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve never heard of the colored flowers before, what a nice tradition to honor mothers.
    God bless.

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    Jane Bolden
    May 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to everyone! Hope you all having beautiful like we are in the Atlanta area.

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    Janice McCall
    May 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day Tipper. Love the BP keep the postings coming. I read them every day and enjoy them all.

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    May 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day Tipper, Granny, Miss Cindy and all other mothers and grandmothers in the Blind Pig family!

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    Kim Campbell
    May 12, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Happy Mothers Day!!!

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    B. ruth
    May 12, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Happy Mother’s Day
    and memories to those Mother’s who have passed on, you were the best Mother that could ever be for
    be for all of us! We miss you!

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    Jim Casada
    May 12, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Tipper–Happy Mother’s Day to you and best wishes to those two snaggled tooth sprites in the picture.
    I was particularly glad to see you mention to old mountain tradition of roses on Mother’s Day, although it turns out the tradition is more widespread (never mind that I hadn’t heard it mentioned in years). Ann, who grew up in the little town of Chatham in southside Virginia, instantly remembered white or red roses on Mother’s Day when she was a child.
    Jim Casada

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    May 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Happy Mother’s Day Tipper! Enjoy your day 🙂

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    Tim Mc
    May 12, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Proverbs 31:26-27
    King James Version (KJV)
    26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
    27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
    One of God’s Greatest gifts
    “Happy Mothers Day to All”

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    May 12, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the wonderful mothers out there!

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    Lonnie L. Dockery
    May 12, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Tipper…and Congratulations!

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 12, 2013 at 8:16 am

    We celebrate the same way….still

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    Ron Banks
    May 12, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Happy Mother’s Day Tipper!

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    May 12, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Happy Mothers Day.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    May 12, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Love the picture of you and Chitter and Chatter! So expressive and precious! As a mother of two, grandmother of seven and great grandmother of seven (and more expected!), I can truly say that being a mother and subsequently a grandmother and great grandmother has been one of the greatest privileges and blessings of my life. Family is so important, and the place of a mother in that family is pivotal. May all of you have a wonderful time as you celebrate with your mother or remember your mother. If you want to check out my facebook posting, I say more there today about “Honoring Mothers”. I would be glad for you to visit. Happy Mother’s Day–all you loving mothers!

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    Benny Watt Terry
    May 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to you! I enjoy Blind Pig and all it has to say. From each one I see the love in your family and know how lucky your girls are to have you for a Mother. I look forward to many more years of Blind Pig and your wonderful family.

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    May 12, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Happy Mothers Day, Tipper, what you described here is how it was in my childhood… enjoy your day, love the pic of you and your girls.

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    May 12, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Happy Mothers’ Day to you, Tipper, and to all the Blind Pig mothers!

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    May 12, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Happy Mothers Day everybody; they are all the best! That photo is classic!

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