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Appalachia Through My Eyes – The Fence Around The Graveyard

On our recent trip to Cataloochee I fell in love with the old fences that surround both the graveyards we visited. So daintily lovely-yet strong enough to last through the years. The video of the girls is coming along nicely. I’m so excited I can’t wait to share it with you. I will leave you with a nod at what’s to come:

Fairer than the sweetest flowers Restless as a wildest wind Born with a love deep as the ocean This was the boy that I did win.


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


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    June 19, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Love it!
    You know how I feel about fences. LOL

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    Suzi Phillips
    June 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Can’t wait for the video! And for Charlotte- many old cemetaries are fenced to keep the cows & other livestock out-they can really destroy the beautiful headstones.

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    Uncle Al
    June 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Looking forward to the video. Tipper if you have the words to “Glory Mountain”, or if you can send me a link to get them, I’d be most appreciative. My hearing isn’t as good as it once was and I can’t make out a few of the words. Sorry!

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    June 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Maybe you didn’t write the poem but, you could write one just as good or even better and I JUST KNOW THAT TOO! As for the winning thing; I guess it was a draw!

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    June 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Bradley-no I didn’t write it-but I wish I did : ) I know you’ll love the rest of it too!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    June 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    You know how much I enjoy poetry. You wrote this I just know it!
    I SAID ALL ALONG YOU COULD GET IT SAID! Now, what we need is more writing like this. I’m waiting and watching for MORE!
    That boy won too!

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    B. Ruth
    June 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    It wasn’t until I was much older that I heard people say cemetary instead of graveyard. I still say graveyard a lot of the time for emphasis! For instance,
    “If they don’t quit driving like manics they’ll be at Piney Grove Graveyard before they want to get there!” 😉
    I use the term Cemetary when talking to my Grandchildren about where their Great Grandma is buried..
    Thanks Tipper,

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    June 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    At the end of Dee from Tennessee’s
    comment, I think we all feel real
    close to Chitter and Chatter and
    all the Blind Pig bunch. One time
    I was at one of your concerts and
    after it was over, I just had to
    go tell Pap how much I enjoyed it.
    We talked awhile and as we were
    about to part he said those caring
    words my daddy always said: “Go
    home with me!”
    Can’t wait to see the video…Ken

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    June 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Tipper, I used to hear the expression, “Why does a graveyard need a fence? No one wants to get in and those in, can’t get out.” When I was a little girl there was a small lot with three graves surrounded by a fence, in our pasture. I never understood why it was there.

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    B. Ruth
    June 17, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Hey Tipper,
    “Undone in Sorrow” by Crooked Still
    Saw this inventive group on our PBS channel I think it was…
    Can’t wait to hear the girls sing it…
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Miss Cindy
    June 17, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Yes, you did win him, heart and soul and I am so very glad!

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 17, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Beautiful,the girls are so talented. I too love to wander through old cemeteries and read to tombstones. Some are so funny, others heartbreaking, but all are filled with so much meaning,

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    grannis little corner
    June 17, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I love the simplicity of this picture, it says it all. I think there could be no finer place to take beautiful pictures, then in the hills. Ohio is flat but, my heart is in the hills. I enjoyed listening to the girls singing that song, their very talented, i’m anxcious to see the video as well.

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    Patty Hall
    June 17, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Hi, Tipper! Getting caught up on reading your post. I love Cataloochee! It is so peaceful in that little valley. Looking forward to seeing the video.
    Patty H.

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    Dee from Tennessee
    June 17, 2011 at 5:19 am

    The girls were GREAT….and I am so so glad that the guitar was carried in! Can’t wait for the video. (While searching youtube for the song “Daniel Prayed” a couple of yrs ago, I stumbled upon a group called The Waymasters. Wow. They had recorded a live album — with only a guitar 🙂 — in one of the lil churches in the Cades Cove part of the Park. Oh my…if I had a dollar for every time I’ve listened to them singing “Glory Road,” I’d be rich. They have a great website, and they are so so nice and generous. I ordered that CD that was recorded live for several gifts.) But I do believe the acoustics where the girls recorded are better than the church they used in the Cove. I always like to explore those old “graveyards” too. Your girls are so so talented in so many ways — you are richly blessed Tipper! Eager to see the video!! I am just so proud of them as if I know them personally…LOL

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