Archives and Sickness

In all the years since I started blogging it’s a rare occurrence for me to feel too sick to post. What an amazing blessing: good health that ensures I can always muster the inspiration and strength to prepare something for you all to read, something to cast Appalachia in a positive light.

Unfortunately, I am under the weather. I wasn’t going to post anything today but as I sit here at three in the morning typing on my phone I feel better than I have in over a week. Again God has blessed me to be able to post.

We have been sick with Covid. It’s certainly been a Christmas we’ll remember. The girls are totally back to normal and The Deer Hunter is much improved. My symptoms led to a sinus infection and with the miracle of antibiotics I’m also feeling better.

As we continue to improve we will appreciate your prayers. Thankfully the virus hasn’t spread beyond the four of us. We knew there had been a direct exposure and were able to cancel Christmas with everyone.

Hopefully my complete healing is imminent. However in the meantime if you need a dose of Appalachia you can visit one of the suggested posts below, or browse through the categories in the right side of the page. If you’re on a phone the categories will be all the way at the bottom of the page. The blog is always here, so even if you don’t get your morning email you can still visit by clicking on a previous email or coming directly to

I felt like a newscaster who needed to offer a disclaimer about regularly scheduled programming being interrupted. Now that I’ve managed to accomplish that I believe I’ll get a big drink of water and get some more rest.


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    Wayne H.
    January 9, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Best wishes to you all for a full recovery without any complications

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    Sandra Myers
    January 9, 2022 at 11:27 am

    I am so glad to hear ya`all are feeling better! My best friend was just diagnosed with covid… I`m scared for him… he has had other health issues this winter too………..

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    January 9, 2022 at 9:28 am

    I’m so sorry for your illness!! Covid sure is not fun! Please rest and take care of yourself! I pray you will all be better soon!

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    January 8, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    I’m praying for you now. I just returned from taking food to a friend who seems to be recovering from a bout with Covid. If I lived closer to you I would bring you some of the potato soup I made today. Be well, we miss you. You are important to many people.

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    Barbara Parker
    January 8, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    It’s Saturday here now and I just watched you tube with Mountain Path 21. You are so sweet and kind to read to us even though you’re sick and have a sore throat. The story is certainly filling up with drama and strong feelings for Chris from Louisa. Makes me wonder what her life choice will be, whether to follow her big plans or to live her life with people that she has fallen in love with in beautiful Appalachia. You know what I hope she will decide to do, and I don’t even know if the story will include that part but I hope it does. I’m not rushing you (haha) but I can hardly wait to hear the rest of the story. May God give you and your family complete good health and happiness. Get well soon.

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    Marilyn Stanonis
    January 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Missin’ you, dear friend– please get well!

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    January 7, 2022 at 9:24 am

    Hi Tipper,
    Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Rest, drink plenty of fluids and I’m thinking the good Lord will be giving you new ideas for more blog topics. There are so many recipes on your blog that I can visit and try until you are back.
    Be rested

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    January 6, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Oh Tipper, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve all been ill. Glad to hear Matt and the girls are already on the mend, and I hope you’ll all be 100% recovered soon. Will be thinking of you.

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    Joan Owen
    January 6, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    You have my prayers for all of you and the GOOD LORD will continue to heal you,enjoy your blogs so much.

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    Betty Saxon Hopkins
    January 6, 2022 at 11:34 am

    So sorry to hear you are under the weather, Tipper, but glad to know your family is on the mend. Take this time out to rest and be good to yourself and know that your Blind Pig & Acorn fans will be here waiting for you when you recover. Love you and will keep you in my prayers.

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    January 6, 2022 at 7:33 am

    I have been really missing your good posts but completely understand the absence. Praying for a full and speedy recovery for all of you.

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    Tom Young
    January 5, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Praying you get well. I had symptoms of Covid, November 2019. Be very careful and rest it can hang around for a while. Cost me three days in a hospital. Drink a lot of hot liquids and flush out your system. Praying for your family from one West Virginian mountain boy.

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    Wanda Devers
    January 5, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Please don’t stress about the blog. I always enjoy it, but it’s more important for you to get well. Wish I was closer to yall–I’d make you a big pot of “tater soup”! Mama used to say that if that didn’t make you feel better you needed to get to the doctor.

    We all had covid last year–I was in the hospital on New Year’s Eve with low oxygen. We all recovered but my taste & smell are not good. Sometimes I smell a nasty smell. My nephew told me he has the same symptom

    I’ll be praying for you and your family. Yall all take it easy for a while–dont want to “take a backset” as Mama used to say.

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    William Boone
    January 5, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    I am devastated to hear this news of your illness, but it seems you and yours are on the mend. I thank our Merciful God you are feeling better!

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    Kathy Gautier
    January 5, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Tipper, I am praying for all of your family’s recovery from Covid. My whole family had it Christmas of 2020. I know what you are going through. I pray you feel better every day. We miss your blog and our daily dose of Appalachia. Hope to hear from you soon.

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    Joshua Dykes
    January 5, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Praying for all of you. Get well soon!

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    January 5, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Dear Tipper and family, I am so sorry you are sick. Take your time and don’t feel rushed, just get better. I am praying for you.

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    ToniAnn Sprouse
    January 5, 2022 at 10:52 am

    I will be praying for continued improved symptoms for all of you. I tested positive on Tuesday of last week and was in some of the worst body pain I’ve ever been in, blessedly I was able to go to the infusion center in Augusta, Georgia on Friday for the monoclonal antibody treatment. Of course it wasn’t a cure, but the severe pain stopped and that was a huge blessing.
    I determined that this year I will be watching and rewatching all of your videos with a notebook in hand. I learn so much from you!! Thank you for sharing your precious family and knowledge with all of your viewers. Sending love from South Carolina!

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    Ray C. Presley
    January 5, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Dear Tipper. I thought you were a bit too quiet, and I sincerely hope that the worst is now behind you. Don’t you know that mothers are supposed to be immune from such things! Please allow yourself to be buoyed aloft by all the good wishes from those who love you and your blog. Hoping that Matt, Paul and the girls also recover well.

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    January 5, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Glad to hear everyone is recovering. Wish you all a complete, speedy recovery.

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    January 5, 2022 at 9:57 am

    Tipper, I’m sending my best wishes your way to you and your lovely family. Adie in CT
    PS: loving Mountain Path

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    January 5, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Don’t worry about us readers, you think about yourself. Get plenary of rest and let everyone be at your beck-n-call for awhile.
    God bless the family and a speedy recovery.

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    Miss Cindy
    January 5, 2022 at 6:47 am

    Tipper, I don’t know what to do in the morning without the Blind Pig. The first thing I do in the morning is read your blog, since the very beginning. Don’t even remember how many years it is since the beginning.
    I don’t know how I managed not to get it. I think I was there when you were exposed.
    Get well soon….we miss you!

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    Patti Tappel
    January 4, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Get well all of you! We had it November 2020, have had 2 shots already. Now our son, his wife, and his 20 yr old son have it. The other 2 kids don’t. It’s thicker then fog around mid-Missouri now.

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    January 4, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    A little late for my posting, but that is okay. My grandson came in, and hung out with friends through the holidays. Then he immediately got sick and tested positive. Since he was already with me he had to stay away from others, and then I got sick. I actually tested negative, but I do not believe it for a minute. Very fatigued, worst sore throat ever, with much upper respiratory involvement. I feel blessed though we came through as well as we did. Lots of fast food, food drop offs by family, and I managed to throw together a big pot of chicken soup with noodles. Both vaccinated, and wearing masks in public. Sadly, I lost a niece and 3 beloved cousins in September, I suppose with the Delta variant. It is a bad time, but we are a resilient people, and this too shall pass. So glad you all have come through this well. I am sticking with the old adage, “what don’t kill you makes you stronger.” May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

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      Ed Ammons
      January 5, 2022 at 5:43 pm

      There is the notion lately that if you test negative for Covid you can’t be sick. All the maladies that attack us all our lives didn’t pull back while SARS-CoV-2 went on the offensive. They are still there trying to destroy us too. Flu, strep, staph and a million more are surrounding us waiting for a turn to come in and munch on our tissues. Eventually they will win but with victory comes defeat. When they kill their host they die also.

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    Tennessee Smoky
    January 4, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Praying for you and your family. Get well soon. – Tennessee Smoky

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    January 4, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that y’all are sick! Covid is running through my house right now too. We’ve been blessed to have mild symptoms so far. Praying you and the rest of the Blind Pig family are feeling better soon! <3

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    Barbara Parker
    January 4, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Get well soon Tipper and family. I’m so thankful that your sweet Mother has not been infected. Please know that lots of loving thoughts and prayers are with you all and The Master looks on and is watching over us all. I’m glad you all are feeling better. Please take good care of yourself and know that we love you and we care for you all. With love, prayers, and get well wishes to you all from your friend you haven’t met yet, Barbara

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    January 4, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I’m so sorry that you and your family are sick. I’ll be keeping all of you in prayer. I hope you all feel better soon! 🙂

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    January 4, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I am sorry to hear that you and your family had Covid. I’m keeping you all in my prayers.

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    January 4, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Sending you and your family lots of get well wishes. Please, do not worry about us acorns for the time being. We will all be right here when you are fully recovered.
    I’m so very glad Granny is okay. This virus is a horrible disease. I was with two of my family members when they passed away due to Covid. Get Well Soon!!

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    January 4, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Heartfelt prayers from snowy, frigid Alberta.

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    Dennis M Morgan
    January 4, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Sure hope you feel better soon. I wilI be praying for you and your family. I am sorry you had to cancel your Christmas plans; I know how much you were looking forward to it. I often wonder how you come up with interesting things to post every day; that would be really hard for me to do. Don’t start posting again until after you feel better. There are plenty of things already posted we can look at until you feel better. Dennis Morgan

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    Bill Dotson
    January 4, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Prayers for fast recovery for you and your family.

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    Melissa P. (Misplaced Southerner)
    January 4, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Ah, TIpper! Take good care of you and yours. I’m so sorry that y’all had to endure Covid over the holiday – Covid any time is bad enough. Seems this Christmas was not to be a happy one for many. My own dear Mama went to be with God on Christmas Eve. She would have been 94 yesterday, so she had a long, full life. Each of us “kids” talked to her during the week leading up to her departure and she knew she was loved. God took her home, peacefully in her sleep. God is so merciful. May He smile on you and yours and bring you rapid healing.

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    Hazel B Jones
    January 4, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Tipper, I am so sorry you guys have been so sick. We are praying for you and your family. Praise the LORD He has been so good to my husband and me. We have been vaccinated because we are seniors. Have been exposed 3 times and not come down with Covid. Hope you get well soon.

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    Kimberly Moore
    January 4, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Sorry to hear y’all were stricken. Rest well. Our grown kids came home for Christmas and one tested positive after the first day together. Our “ideal” Christmas did not happen either. When I was more stressed I’d watch Celebrating Appalachia on YouTube. That’s one of my comfort things to do. Thank you and speedy recovery

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    January 4, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    So sorry to hear about your sickness in the family. Prayers for you all. We definitely know what Covid is all about. We all had a year ago with pneumonia. It was awful but thankfully God was with us. We will continue to pray for you all. God Bless! ❤

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    Gloria Hayes
    January 4, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    So sorry that you all are going through this but prayers for healing are being sent your way.

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    GoodGriefLouise (Bill)
    January 4, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Glad to hear everyone is on the mend. Prayers going out for all of you to continue the healing process. God Bless.

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    Uncle Al
    January 4, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Praying for a speedy recovery.

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    January 4, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Tipper, my condolences to you and Matt and the girls. Prayers will continue for your recovery. Rest well and forget about us until you feel better.

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    Karen Brown
    January 4, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Praying for a quick recovery.

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    Donna Brewton
    January 4, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Good Grief !!! No one seems to be immune, social distancing , vaccinated or not. Three souls passed in my church family, so when I recovered from the Delta covid I was so thankful I only had extreme fatigue to contend with. Unfortunately, I guess b/c of a weakened system I came down with bronchitis and have spent since Sept. 3rd. getting well. Soo…… give yourself a break, rest and rest and rest. We’ll appreciate your new posts even more and enjoy the older ones until you are well again.
    Much love and gratitude.

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    Janice Southerland
    January 4, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Praying for you and your family to have full healing soon. There is blessing in rest, being still. Before long, life will be in full swing again. His blessings to you.

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    Sandra Henderson
    January 4, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    I appreciate you letting us know so we can pray for you. There is so much content on your blog from years, that it would take a long time for us to go back through and read older posts. For me, I’ve only found your blog a year or a little more ago. So, I have a plethora of posts and information that I need to read. It’s a treasure trove that you’ve accumulated. You deserve some kind of an award for making this content. Perhaps you can publish your blog into a book one day.
    Just rest and think of spring, as one commenter said. Yes, flowers will be blooming and garden growing very soon. I love the four seasons here, but it can get cold and dreary. I need to get some handwork out. Some quilting or needle pointing or rug hooking. Take care and thanks for all you do.

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    betty stephenson
    January 4, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    get well soon and look after each other take care

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    Carol Roy
    January 4, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    These are ‘trying times’ so sorry about your families illness….hoping you are better soon. Take good care of each other. Be Well! <3

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    Dan O'Connor
    January 4, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and a health coming year!

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    Jane ODell
    January 4, 2022 at 11:17 am

    Tipper, I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m glad the other three of you are on the mend (just a bit ahead of you). Count on it: I am praying for you now and continuing on that you continue to heal and breathe easier. Antibiotics are definitely a gift from God. Drink lots of water and rest as much as you can. So grateful for Our Great Physician that loves, holds and heals us because of His great love for us.❤️

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    Julie Humphreys
    January 4, 2022 at 11:04 am

    So glad to hear you’re doing better! My 34yo daughter had the COVD-flu in November and she was really sick. Her doctor put her on ivermectin and steroids and she was almost immediately better. Only took about 36 hours and she was about 90% back to normal. I hope you heal up just as fast. You have a lot of people who love you. God bless and keep you and your family in the new year!

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    Ron Bass
    January 4, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Sorry that y’all are going through this. We love y’all enough to understand if you don’t feel up to posting and praying for a full recovery for everyone.

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    Greg Church
    January 4, 2022 at 10:33 am

    I hope that your Covid is a mild case and all your family fully recovers quickly. Christmas in quarantine must have been hard for your family oriented clan but hopefully stopped the spread.

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    Patricia Wilson
    January 4, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Please take the Grace that I am sure all on this list offer you – when you’re ill, just write one word: “Sick.” We’ll understand and be praying for you.

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    Sharon Cole
    January 4, 2022 at 10:16 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. God will take care of you and your family. Rest and I will be here when the Lord restores your health. God bless you!

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    January 4, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Praying for complete healing for y’all.

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    January 4, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Oh no, bless your heart. I’m so sorry to learn you have been sick. Glad you are on the mend, but yes, you still need to get lots of rest. Don’t concern yourself with us. We will always want you to get completely recovered first! Thanking God He has protected you from getting worse, providing you with medications that are helping you to heal and helping you rest. Praying you and all your family will fully recover from this dreadful virus. Stay warm, stay safe and know when you are fully recovered we will be hear to share in your love to celebrate Appalachia.

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    Patricia Small
    January 4, 2022 at 10:06 am

    Hope you feel better quick!

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    Ann Applegarth
    January 4, 2022 at 9:53 am

    You are all in my prayers for healing!

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    Ron Pries†
    January 4, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Tipper I remember a long time ago we , Sally and Ron, had just traveled from FL to GA and you didn’t want your girls to visit with us because you were afraid of Floridians possibly having COVID. When you finally cleared them to come over I told Corie not everyone in FL has the cooties. Well, here we are about 20 months later and we, in FL, still haven’t had COVID but it was your turn, please please get well and stay well. Love hearing from you and the girls.
    Ron Priest

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    Robyn Thomas
    January 4, 2022 at 9:43 am

    I’m sorry you’ve all been ill. Get Well Soon.

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    Tina Huffman
    January 4, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Thank the good Lord! You all take good care! Praying for you!

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    January 4, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Prayers for y’all!

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    January 4, 2022 at 9:36 am

    My wife and I had covid in nov. 2020 and she later had a heart attack. Don’t know if that’s the reason for the heart attack but have read heart attacks and strokes happen sometimes after covid and sometimes by the jab.
    There has been 3 of my graduating class of 66 that died recently of covid and several more in late 2020 and early 2021.
    I am so glad you and your family are getting over this killer disease.

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    January 4, 2022 at 9:35 am

    You get well Tipper. You and your family are in our prayers.

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    Lana Stuart
    January 4, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Wishing you a fast and complete recovery!!

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    Kimberly H. Glenn
    January 4, 2022 at 9:18 am

    I’m so sorry that you and your family have been sick, but grateful you learned you’d been exposed in order to keep others from being exposed. We were in the same situation last year. Hope you all continue to improve.

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    Matt Laminack
    January 4, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Praying for complete healing and recovery for you, Matt, and the girls. I hope y’all haven’t lost your sense of smell and taste as much good food as you guys have. That would be awful, but not the worst I guess. Take care and God bless.

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    January 4, 2022 at 9:03 am

    My wife and I wear masks any time we go out, which is rare and use a lot of hand sanitizer. We’ve been lucky so far. We mostly stay at home and have few visitors. We hear almost daily of someone we know that has contracted the virus. We have one friend that has been in the ICU for about 60 days now and on a ventilator much of that time. One small church near us had 16 people with it at the same time. Take care of yourself. If we miss a daily dose or two of your wisdom we will survive. We will be praying for you.

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    January 4, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Tipper, I am so sorry to hear that you and your family have been sick. I will be praying for your speedy recovery and also praying that Covid will soon be nothing more than a bad memory for us all.

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    Denise R
    January 4, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Prayers for a total recovery, covid is a nasty virus. While we’ve not had it, so far, some of our grandchildren have come down with it. Thankfully when the grandchildren have picked it up it was not passed on to no one else in their respective households, which I find interesting. Get rest and take care of yourself as we all lift you up in our prayers.

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    marilyn stanonis
    January 4, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Oh, so very sorry that you were all visited with The Virus! So-o-o glad the girls are well and your husband is improved — now praying for your recovery!
    The crocuses will be up in one month from yesterday here in western Kentucky! Probably sooner than that where you are. Maybe it will cheer you to think of them, though probably you already have! Blessings – Marilyn S.

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    Mark Taylor
    January 4, 2022 at 8:47 am

    I pray that you and your family are well soon. It’s so sad you had to cancel your usual family Christmas, but as you say, thank goodness for modern medicine. I’m amazed that you continued to post during your time of illness. Such dedication to your passion. Thank you for all the joy you’ve brought through your blog and videos and know that your readers will be here when you feel better.

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    John T
    January 4, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Hoping you get well soon!

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    Lori Hughes
    January 4, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Praying for you and your family to get better soon!

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    John Adams
    January 4, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Hope you all feel better and that covid is in the rear view mirror.

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    Ron Stephens
    January 4, 2022 at 8:32 am

    You all are greatly loved and appreciated. We know of your dedication and diligence but I much doubt you need have concern about us. We will be here when you get out from under the weather. Who knows but what, as the old saying is, “absence makes the heart grow fonder” so if you have to take time away we will be even fonder of BP&A because we will better realize how much it means to us. As so many have commented, we begin our day with your ‘early bird’ posts. You are a light in (it often seems) an ever-darkening world. I’m sure you have known for a long time that what you began as a celebration of Appalachia has become much more. You were, and are, needed in such a time as this. Now is our turn to give back.

    I am sorry your gathering with family was so upset. I think maybe that has been the hardest thing for you in multiple ways.

    Remember what Paul wrote. “I have learned, whatsoever state I’m in, therewith to be content.” Rest easy. It shall be well.

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    Betty C Ledwith
    January 4, 2022 at 8:25 am

    I send prayers out to you and your family. God Bless each one of you for a full recovery. Tipper, do not worry about doing a post daily. There are so many things to read on your site and it’s a year’s reading. Thank you for all you do for trying to put a smile on our face every day, which you do.

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    January 4, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Lord, thank you that Tipper’s family is improving. Please place your hand of healing on Matt and Tipper for complete healing soon.

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    January 4, 2022 at 8:21 am

    I’m so sorry to hear your sick and your husband and daughters were too. Good to know they are much better and praying you will be too! I thought of your Mother first and was happy to hear it had not spread from you four. I’ve marveled at how you could post faithfully for so many years. I’ve heard so many tell about being sick this last three weeks from family and friends spread out all over the U.S. I have stayed at home the last couple weeks streaming my church service and if I did go to the grocery store, I wore my mask. I will hold you all in my prayers!!! Tipper, I hope you get some good rest, I enjoy reading the old posts too!

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    January 4, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Glad to hear you all are on the mend. Wishing you health and wholeness through the New Year !!

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    Brad Byers
    January 4, 2022 at 8:11 am

    So sorry to hear you all have been sick. Please take care of yourselves and each other. The blog can wait.

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    Philip D Mundy
    January 4, 2022 at 8:10 am

    Sorry to hear you and your family have been sick, especially over Christmas. I’m praying for you all and hope for a speedy recovery. My family had Covid back in Sept 2021 and I know the prayers people prayed for us helped pull us through. Take care and get plenty of rest.

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    Kevin Knight
    January 4, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Tipper, praying for you and your family. When you recover in a couple of weeks, consider taking Kefir to restore the pro biotics that the anti biotics effected. Food for thought. Please take time to heal. God bless.

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    Margie G
    January 4, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Well, Tipper dear, I’m sorry to hear the bad news but delighted to hear the Pressleys are on the mend. Here are prayers and well wishes to you all and asking that the Lord bless and restore you to optimal health. Check into the Tesla Biohealer. I got one and since October, my mind is clearer, my pain has greatly diminished, and I am stronger and healthier than I was last year and can feel the difference. My blood pressure is perfect and Oxygen saturation is up to 99 percent from 95…. I highly recommend it- highly!!! These units are pricey and I want a second one…. it’s worth it let me promise ya.

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    Angela J Short
    January 4, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Sending prayers to you & your family & everyone else who is under the weather. Take care.

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    January 4, 2022 at 7:52 am

    I’m so sorry to read that you and your family have had Covid. May God heal you all quickly and completely.

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    January 4, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Tipper, I have been sick over the last few days with sinus or cold like symptoms myself. I feel a lot better now. My son got up last night to go to work and he was sick. We have not been exposed to anyone with COVID as far as we know. The symptoms are so much alike you don’t know what you may have. It was announced at church Sunday that several members were sick with sinus like symptoms. I hope you and your family get well soon.

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    Rita F Speers
    January 4, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Loving you and asking the Father to complete your healing. Anyone can see that His hand is on your life and the lives of your family. Take your time and get your strength back. Spring’s a-comin” and your flowers and garden will be excited to see you again!
    The hour that you wrote your post made me think of Psalm 30:5. Not sure how this applies except that “in his favour is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

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    Donna Allison
    January 4, 2022 at 7:04 am

    Hello Tipper! So sorry to hear that you have been feeling under the weather .I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope you continue to feel better. I can’t wait to see all that lays ahead in this new year .

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    Maggie. Peacefulwife
    January 4, 2022 at 6:54 am

    Praise the Lord ya’ll are on the mend.
    I saw Corie a wee bit sick on a video and I wondered.
    Take care. I’m praying for ya’lls recovery.

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    Martha D Justice
    January 4, 2022 at 6:51 am

    So sorry to hear that you all have been sick. Our family has been struck with covid and double pneumonia. They are better, thank God, but have a long way to go to get back to good health. I am praying for yall. Rest and take care, we will all still be here waiting for your blogs when you are well. ❤

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    January 4, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Tipper, bless your dear hearts! I am so sorry to hear you all have been so sick. I am so thankful to know that Jesus is still the Great Physician, and He is able to heal all manner of sickness and disease and nothing catches Him off-guard or surprises Him, no matter what name man puts on an illness or where that illness comes from. I pray He soon restores your health completely, and I am so thankful the rest of your family are all healed and back to normal. He has brought our family through so much, and He has proven time and time again that He is faithful. I am so grateful He gave you the strength to post. I have often admired your dedication and diligence to post every single day all these many years. May God bless you to be able to do that for many years to come, my friend. Sending much love to all of you and praying for you.

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    John Hart
    January 4, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Get well quick!

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    Danilee Varner
    January 4, 2022 at 6:24 am

    Will pray for your speedy recovery

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    J. David Chrisman
    January 4, 2022 at 6:06 am

    Praying for continued healing for yall!

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    donna sue
    January 4, 2022 at 4:57 am

    Tipper, I am so sorry that your family came down with this. I am very glad to hear it did not go beyond your house to your Mom. I have been absent from making comments since Saturday because I honestly feel your sickness, literally! Yes. My family that is visiting from San Diego, has had the dreaded bug here, too. Not everyone actually came down with it. A few did, though, me included. I started feeling a scratchy throat on Thursday, and by Friday evening I knew it was not good. I was laying here in bed feeling frustrated since about 3:30 this morning, because I hate being sick. I read your post a little after 4-ish, and debated writing a comment. It takes too much energy to tap my finger on my phone’s keyboard. Sad state of affairs that is. And I have had to delete and rewrite almost all of this so it makes sense and has only some mistakes. It’s almost 5 am now. It has taken me this long to write this! It’s amazing how much we take for granted being able to automatically do what we want when life is normal. I am very thankful for my comfortable bed. Yesterday I did get up and sit in my rocker here in my bedroom for about 15 minutes. I hope to do longer today. Progress. Don’t feel apologetic about not being able to write on your blog/channel. I totally understand! I couldn’t even summon the brain to write a short comment the past few days, and I am hoping this one makes sense. But I had to let you know I am commiserating with you, in the truest way. Misery loves company, doesn’t it?! I will be praying for you guys. Prayerfully the worst is over for all of us, and it is just getting back on our feet now. Take care!

    Donna. : )

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      Maggie, Peacefulwife
      January 4, 2022 at 7:52 am

      Donna Sue,
      I will pray for you too. I learned one thing about being sick. There’s excellent reading material in God’s waiting room. The Great Physician.

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