Appalachia Appalachia Through My Eyes

Appalachia Through My Eyes – My Life

Bits and pieces that make up my life. You can see: my eye on the past-as I wonder what Papaw was thinking when the picture of him was taken. My eye on the present as I wonder at the beautiful daughters we’re raising and try to figure out what happened to the chubby banshees they used to be. My eye on the future as I began a new season of putting food up to last through the winter.


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


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    Nancy M.
    April 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Great pictures! I hope y’all had a good Easter!

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    April 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Tipper: happy Easter to you and your fine family. as time goes on ,we keep planning that special trip to God’s country. i hope that these crazy gas price’s don’t ruin our quest.we are so looking forward to seeing our old, and new friends. best wishes . k.o.h

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    lynn legge
    April 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    tipper i love the collage.. photos are my favorite treasure of anything i own.. they are priceless and so are your thoughts without even saying any words.. 🙂 much love to you and yours and may you have a blessed easter and everyday to come . big ladybug hugs

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    Suzi Phillips
    April 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Happy Easter to you & yours, Tipper! Thanks for sharing your family life with us-

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    April 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Happy Easter to the whole Blind Pig crew!!

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    April 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Love the collage and all the meaning behind it. Nothing more important than family.

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    April 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    What beautiful pictures and all
    those memories you’ll have. Thanks
    for letting us be a part of your
    lives, cause we’ve been there with
    you and for you since the very
    beginning of the Blind Pig and the
    Acorn. I’ve tinkered a lot on the
    Internet over the years, but I’ve
    never found anything as soothing
    as the way ‘our girl’ looks at
    life in Appalachia…Ken

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    April 24, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Hope you and your family have a good day. Enjoyed seeing the pics.

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    Pat in east TN
    April 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Happy Easter to you all. Beautiful collection of pictures.

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    April 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Something happened to this computer, and I forgot to tell everyone

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    April 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Happy Easter Tipper.

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    April 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Your collage and collection of memories are great (as usual). When a person has heart it always comes through!
    That photo on the last post showing Chatter (I think) and Aunt Hazel is a winner! Did you take that one? I bet you did; I just know it! Someone once told me that no matter how talented a person might be, unless that person had a style of their own, it would be to no avail from an artistic stand point. Well, guess what, that picture had you all over it. Your own style is very recognizable. Remember Rex Harrison from the movie “My Fair Lady” when he told everyone about Audrey Hepborn, “By George, I think she’s got it!” Yes, I think you also have the knack.

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    April 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I do love the collage and ai do love stopping by when I can to read your blog.
    God bless all and Happy Easter.
    Whitetail Woods™

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    April 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

    May God bless you and your family at this very special time of year. Hoping your Easter Sunday is full of happiness and the love of family!

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    Patty Hall
    April 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Hope ya’ll have a blessed Easter. Love the collage. Thank you for letting us have a glimpse into your life.
    Patty H

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    B. Ruth
    April 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

    “Oh Happy Day”….(old Gospel hymn)
    Happy Easter to all…
    Love the collage…and looking forward to more pictures and posts the rest of the year..It appears that the sun will be shining on our egg hunt this afternoon..We have 4 excited grandchildren that have a hard time trying not to peep out the windows to see where the Daddys and Pappaw are hiding the eggs…ha The front yard egg hunt gets divided into (shared) even amounts..The back yard hunt is a (understood), baskets, plastic grass, eggs and grandchildren go flying everywhere in a race to pick up as many as eggs as possible..What amazes me..when they realize one of the little ones didn’t get as many they automatically start giving their eggs to the least one…I always wondered if it was because we had the shared egg hunt first…

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    Miss Cindy
    April 24, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Happy Easter to all the big Blind Pig Family!
    There is a world of thoughtful things in that collage, Tipper. The past, the future, and the present….grand daddy, great great grandaddy, daughters and daughters of the future….and apple pie!

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    Debby Brown
    April 24, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Yesterday it struck me that Easter wasn’t the same to me anymore. I remember how irritated I used to get sometimes when I did not feel good and yet I had to go hide the eggs for the 100th time. My two children are grown now.. but as Mama always said, “They will still be your babies till the day you die, even if you are a hundred and they are 80 years old!” haha. And so yesterday I went into the CVS and bought two chocolate bunnies for a grown man and woman. Two people I sometimes barely recognize until I look into their eyes, and there I find my two curly headed babies, running ahead of each other, screaming to get to find the most eggs. Right then is when I know, that for as long as I live, they will always have at least one Easter bunny.

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    Sue Crane
    April 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Happy, Blessed Easter to you and yours. We are off to Easter breakfast and egg hunt with four generations (of which Roy and I are the oldest) –that’s our blessing.

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    Sheryl Paul
    April 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

    And what a wonderful life it seems to be Tipper.

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    My Carolina Kitchen
    April 24, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Tipper, happy Easter to you and your lovely family.

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    April 24, 2011 at 6:12 am

    when the collage came up, my eye went first to the past and papaw. love that photo. this is a great collage Tipper.

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