Appalachia Sayings from Appalachia

Appalachian Sayings – Had The Lick

Had the lick

Had the lick = tired, exhausted, wore out, completely done in.

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Boy I’ve got all kinds of sayings going through my mind this morning. Ones about being tired (very late night), ones about being worried, and even ones about being late since this post is late according to Blind Pig standards.

But the one that keeps coming to mind is “Boys I’ve had the lick.” Probably because I heard Pap say it a few times yesterday.

Pap took a fall sometime early yesterday evening. Scared the living daylights out of himself and us.

As of 3 a.m. this morning he was on a ambulance headed to a hospital in Asheville. The verdict so far: 2 hip fractures and all that pain awakened Pap’s old nemesis – heart angina in triplicate.

We’d sure appreciate a prayer for Pap if you’re a praying person. I’ll keep you posted on his recovery. The local hospital didn’t think surgery would happen for the hip-I’m hoping they are right and its not necessary.

I’ll leave you with one more saying: “He’s a tough ole bird.” That’s what my sister-n-law allowed about Pap last night.

After his fall he somehow miraculously crawled (duck walked is what Pap called it) to the car and made it as far as Miss Cindy’s house before he had to pull over. There’s some construction going on nearby so she didn’t hear Pap and he said by the time he got there he couldn’t even blow the horn. But what do you know, Providence sent along one of Pap’s old friends. Pap got him to alert Miss Cindy and she got him home after that.

Tipper

 

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61 Comments

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    Janet Pressley
    May 17, 2015 at 4:07 am

    We had the house ready for you to stay over. We couldnt get ahold of anybody.

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    mark mojado
    May 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Payers for pap you and the family .

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    Glenda Beall
    May 16, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I am just reading this,Tipper, and I am so concerned for your father. He is a fine man. I hope this finds him doing much better and out of pain.
    My thoughts are with you all as you sing and perform knowing your thoughts are with your daddy. Give him my best wishes, please. I look forward to hearing an update.

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    Susie Swanson
    May 16, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Goodness, I’m so sorry and pray he’ll be alright. Praying that he won’t have to have no surgery either. If there’s anything we can do let us know Tipper. Hoping for better news soon.

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    Sarah
    May 16, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Prayers for Pap from South Carolina.

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    Rev. RB
    May 16, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Never heard that particular saying, but more importantly, am praying for Pap and for all who love him.
    Being all alone at his age when he fell, what was he doing, and all alone!!! I believe it’s only by God’s blessings that he survived, made it as far as he did before he flat gave out, and then that help came along when he could get no further on his own. Praise and Thank God!!!
    Asking all prayer warriors at our Spirit Prayer Warriors group and at Facebook to join with us in prayer too.
    Let God’s Will be done for Pap, In Christ Jesus name. AMEN!!!
    God bless.
    RB
    <>< P.S. - I didn't know he's a Jarhead, me too - long long ago. USMC Sergeant, 1969-72. Please tell Pap I said Semper Fi and God bless.

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    Suzi Phillips
    May 15, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I’m late seeing this! I’m so sorry to hear about Pap!!! But it does bring to mind another old saying- tough as an old pine knot- and I’m betting Pap is. Will keep all of you in my thoughts and sending prayers for a swift recovery.

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    Ann Applegarth
    May 15, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    You certainly have prayers from New Mexico for Pap and the entire family and the doctors and nurses and the LPNs and technicians and the folks who keep the hospital clean and any volunteers who help out. And I don’t think it was a coincidence that the old friend happened along when he did — you named it correctly.

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    Robert Wasmer
    May 15, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Sorry about Pap’s problems. My wife’s grandfather fell off his house roof when he was 76, trying to trim off a tree branch that was interfering with his attempt to paint the outside of the second story of the house. He was taken to the hospital with a broken leg. The hospital set his leg, but sent him home after two days after he insisted his wife bring in a bottle of his special homemade linament (it had turpentine, among other things). His explanation was a simple “I was all stoved up, don’t you know.” He lived until age 96.

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    Dale Anderson
    May 15, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Best wishes for Pap’s speedy recovery.

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    Peggy Lambert
    May 15, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Tipper, I’m sorry your Pap got hurt. Hope he heals really fast.Have him in my prayers.
    Love in Christ to your family.
    Peggy L.

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    TimMc
    May 15, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Wow.. Tell Pap we’re praying for him.. And all ya’ll..

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    Crystal Richmond
    May 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Prayers. For Pap! Power in prayers! I agree he is a tough ” Ole Bird”!
    I enjoy this daily mail!!! Keep I it up!!! Crys in Arkansas

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    Ed Ammons
    May 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I feel a special kinship for Pap and all his family. When he hurts, I hurt. When he hurts, I worry. When he hurts, I pray.
    Last Saturday evening I slipped and fell in the shower. I landed hard on my right shoulder and hip. Dusty was gone and my wife was in bed at the other end of the house and couldn’t hear me. I was wedged into the tub and couldn’t move. On top of that I have claustrophobia. It took me a few minutes to gather my wits, but I finally was able wiggle and squirm my self loose. I still couldn’t get my footing and had to crawl across the side of the bath tub into the floor. Providence, as you call him, was with me that night and I was able to get to my feet and other than a little soreness I am fine. Needless to say I made a trip to wally world that same night and got 36 of those sticky grippy things for the bathtub.
    Is Pap doing better today?

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    Howland
    May 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Pap, it ain’t everybody our age that bounces when they hit the ground; I’m glad that you were one of them. Praying for you and hoping that all you get from it is another means of predicting the weather.
    One of my favorite sayings is “Old bones is easy broke and a long time in the mendin'” I say it to myself every time I meet a flight of steps, pick my way through the garden patch, get in or out of the tub, things like that.
    I hope you get over this real soon.

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    Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado'
    May 15, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Keeping your Pap in my prayers for quick healing and recovery. Tipper, this post made me think of another way to use lick. I’ve heard people say, He don’t have a lick a sense.

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    Dee Kimsey
    May 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Praying for Pap, that God will wrap His arms around Pap and ease the pain and heal him completely.

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    Richard Beauchamp
    May 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Sorry to hear about Jerry’s fall . When we get older it is easy to fall and hard to heal. I fell in Jan. at the age of 73 and broke my leg and crushed my ankle. Went to the Dr last Thursday and he said he guessed it was as well as it is going to be , but it still swells and hurts every day. Hope Pap recovers without surgery.

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    Mel H.
    May 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Hang in there, Jarhead….!

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    Tamela
    May 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Holding Pap and your whole family in my heart and in my prayers.

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    Garland Davis
    May 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Prayers sent! Hang in there Marine!

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    Ken
    May 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Tipper,
    About 7 years ago when you and Pap came to my shop, I looked into the eyes and saw you were a people of sincerity. Ever since that time, I’ve followed, whenever I could, and received a blessing at all of your family concerts. It’s nice to
    see a family that prays together.
    My prayers continue to go up for
    Pap…Ken

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    Pamela Danner
    May 15, 2015 at 10:54 am

    So sorry to hear about Pap! I will keep him in my prayers. I hope he has a speedy recovery.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    Shirl
    May 15, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Pap, get out of that hospital and back out in the garden! Mom fell down the basement steps and broke her arm when she was 73 years old. The only problem she had was not being able to work outside until the cast came off. I’m betting Pap is already worried about being cooped up while he heals.
    I will keep praying until I know he is back on his feet and giving orders out in the big garden.
    We love you Pap!

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    Jane Bolden
    May 15, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Prayers for Pap. Wishing for a speedy recovery.

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    Betty Richards
    May 15, 2015 at 9:27 am

    So sorry for Pap. Prayers that he is well soon. He has got some voice and we love to hear their singing.
    Betty

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    dolores
    May 15, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Prayers you shall have from this home. I can’t imagine how much pain he must be in. I think he will have to be a supervisor for a while and, hopefully, those bones will heal quickly. Do they strap the hips to keep them in place? Oh, your sayings – all new for me.

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    Cee
    May 15, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I will be praying for a quick recovery for your Pap. God Bless

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    Patsy
    May 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Sending healing wishes to your Pap!

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    Vickie
    May 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Prayers for your Pap and all of you.

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    Kerry in GA
    May 15, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Ringing the prayer bells for Pap & your family.

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    b. Ruth
    May 15, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Tipper,
    I was hoping by this morning that Pap would be feeling some better. I know he will be sore for several days.
    Tell him we are praying for him to get much better…We are still hoping to hear that sweet harmony, pickin’ and grinin’ in person one day soon…

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    Leslie
    May 15, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Praying for a quick and complete healing for Pap!

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    May 15, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Tipper, I am so sorry to hear about Pap’s fall. I am praying for him and for all your family.

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 15, 2015 at 8:02 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hang in there pap, I know you will be out and about in no time.

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 15, 2015 at 8:02 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hang in there pap, I know you will be out and about in no time.

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 15, 2015 at 8:02 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hang in there pap, I know you will be out and about in no time.

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 15, 2015 at 8:02 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hang in there pap, I know you will be out and about in no time.

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    Yecedrah Higman
    May 15, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I am praying for Pap to have a speedy recovery and a future productive life!! God is able to mend those bones right up. He can fix that ole ticker too!!

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    roger fingar
    May 15, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Tipper,
    Your Pap will surely be in our prayers. Not needing surgery would sure be a good thing. The hard part, for a guy like that (and everybody else, too), will be his restricted capacity during recovery. We are truly sorry.

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    Fay Nell Pitts
    May 15, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Pap. Prayers are going up for him to feel better soon.

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    Cheryl
    May 15, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Prayers for Pap and your family. I feel like I know him and your family through the Blind Pig blog and hope it’s OK to call him Pap too. My Grandmother (gone since 1083 now) was tough as “a pine knot” too. Ever heard that one? She was raised up working hard and then raised 3 daughers after my Grandfather died. I strive for some of her perserverance but fall short many times. Learned a lot from her. Hoping for good news about Pap real soon.
    Cheryl

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    Henry Horton
    May 15, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Prayers and healing energy your (and his) way. Thanks for the saying.

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    Charles Fletcher
    May 15, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Knew something was wrong at your house yesterday when the Blind Pig didn’t show up. I called every one in Brass town and when no one would answer I knew it was time to say a prayer for you all. Pap is one of my generation and i”m sure he will weather the storm.
    God Bless,
    Charles Fletcher

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    May 15, 2015 at 7:23 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Pap’s fall and complications. As soon as I read of the accident, I prayed for him, and will continue praying, using the promise in Psalm 118:17 to ask God to heal and bless him! “I shall not die but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” His music and wise sayings mean so much to us! We need him! Praying for you and the family, too!

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    PinnacleCreek
    May 14, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    I could not get this to go through this morning. Due to the urgency of prayer needed for Pap, I wanted to assure you prayers said throughout day. There is truly a mighty God, and healer is just a small part of what he can do. He is a good man, and just will pray that the Lord be with Pap and family during this difficult time.

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    Miss Cindy
    May 14, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Pap is, for sure, a tough ole bird. He is also one of the gentlest and sweetest spirits I’ve ever met. I am holding good thoughts for him.

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    Brenda
    May 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Prayers for Pap…hoping for quick recovery

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    Ron Stephens
    May 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I think I recognize the kind of spirit Pap has. The kind that accepts accidents and pain as part of life and as something to be overcome because that’s just what grown people do and it doesn’t merit especial note. My Dad, who was paralyzed over 27 years,said about it, “It’s just life I reckon.”
    I’ll be praying for his recovery and for this trial to be made a blessing “according to the working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.”

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    Tom
    May 14, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    We are praying for Pap to have a speedy recovery! Prayers for the whole BP Gang, God bless all of you!

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    Ken
    May 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Tipper,
    My e-mail just started working again, this morning I couldn’t get
    anything to work.
    Pap and your whole family is in my
    prayers right now. I trust that
    Pap will have a fast recovery from
    that fall…Ken

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    Ron Banks
    May 14, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about Pap getting hurt. We are praying for a speedy recovery. I’m sure he is one tough bird because he is a son of Appalachia. An expression my dad used and I still use is, “he is tough as a pine knot!”
    Get well soon Pap!!

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    Wanda Devers
    May 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I am so sorry that Pap fell & got hurt. He sure was tough & determined to manage to get to help. I will be praying for him & for you & your family.

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    Ed Ammons
    May 14, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Here is something that popped in my head as I read about Pap’s mishap.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QELNc8ozAYA
    If Pap still has work to do, there is nothing on earth that can hold him down. When God is ready for Pap to come home, there is nothing on earth that can hold him here!

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    Paulette Tonielli
    May 14, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Tipper, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s fall. I hope he recovers quickly – sending good thoughts to him and to you!

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    Sue Crane
    May 14, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Sending prayers for Pap (remember Jarheads are tough). All that pain & stress surely brought in the angina. Am hoping he doesn’t require surgery for the hip but he might wind up with a “hitch in his get-along”. Prayers for all of you, too, as I know this isn’t easy on loved ones.

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    Vickie
    May 14, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Bless his heart- March 27th I was in a car accident-a woman ran a red light , and my pelvis was fractured. I am 55- I am still on a walker. A lot of pain and the doctor informed me I wasn’t a spring chicken any longer! Your Pap is a tough ole bird for sure! I pray that he feels better and no surgery!

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    Dee Parks
    May 14, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Tipper, As soon as I read your post, I prayed for Pap. He will be in my prayers and I hope there wasn’t a large amount of damage to his hips. As he improves, his heart should calm down. The most common phrase I remember “plum tuckered out”.

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    Denise Duckett Mauck
    May 14, 2015 at 8:30 am

    He is a tough old bird if he managed to get himself as close to help as he did. Positive thoughts for a speedy healing.

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    Gina S
    May 14, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Cold chills danced up and down my arms as I read this. Sorry as can be to hear about Pap’s fall. Praying for his recovery. God bless you all.

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    b. Ruth
    May 14, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Tipper,
    I am so sorry to hear about Pap. I hope by this afternoon he will be feeling better. He sure sounds as if he had a lick! That feller is going to be sore all over for a few days…Maybe when he gets calmed down from the shock and pain his angina will slow down as well. Thinking of him and the family and he is in our prayers.
    “I’m licked” or “plum tuckered out” was the most common phrase and used around here..

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