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Blind Pig and The Acorn News

Blind Pig & the Acorn 2013 In Review

I have a few bits of blog news to share with you today.

  • The Blind Pig and The Acorn is now on Bloglovin so if you’ve been following your favorite blogs via Bloglovin you can now add the Blind Pig and The Acorn to your list.
  • Remember when the girls and I were in a real movie? If you missed all the hoopla you can check out this post: Chitter and Chatter are Headed for Hollywood. And if you never got to see the movie, If I Had Wings To Fly, you can now download it for free or watch it online for free.
  • Are you on Pinterest? The Blind Pig and The Acorn is-so please follow me and pin up some Appalachia on your boards. Are you on Facebook? The Blind Pig and The Acorn is so please like my page and share some Appalachia on your page. Are you on Instagram? The Blind Pig and The Acorn is-so please follow me and share some Appalachia with your fellow Instagramers! Are you on Twitter? The Blind Pig and The Acorn is-so follow me and tweet some Appalachia out to your followers. Are you on Youtube? The Blind Pig and The Acorn is-so subscribe to my channel and add our videos to your favorite Appalachian music playlist. Why should you follow me on other platforms? There are 2 reasons: 1. Sometimes I share things I don’t share on the blog that you might find interesting. 2. The more followers I have ensures my message of preserving and celebrating Appalachia travels farther and farther and reaches more and more people. Don’t do social media? I totally understand! Share your favorite Blind Pig and The Acorn posts with all your email friends. That works to spread the message of Appalachia too!
  • I’m planning a Blind Pig and The Acorn remodel. Don’t worry nothing will change with the way things work or the subjects I blog about. Think of it more as moving the furniture around in your living room for a fresh look.

Tipper

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24 Comments

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    Rosella
    November 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Whew – thought I’d lost you!!!! Your blog wouldn’t open anymore from the icon on my desktop. So glad to find you again – love, love reading your posts and the music clips.

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    Pamela Danner
    September 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Lord, you are one busy lady! I actually have not posted on my blog for a couple of months (just a little burnt out) but I will soon. I am am addicted to Pinterest and follow you there. I am on Facebook but again, don’t do a lot, but I also follow you there. I don’t tweet or do instagram but I do have a big mouth so I tell people about your wonderful blog.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    Ed Ammons
    September 15, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I am on Pinterest and subscribe to the Blind Pig. That’s about it. I have my own struggling little blog but it is hanging on to your coattails.
    I learned my lesson on Facebook. I am still on it but not as me. I only did that so I could keep up with what you had on there that wasn’t on your blog. I don’t have a cell phone or smart phone or ipad or iphone or any of that stuff. I lived close to half my life without even a telephone and wouldn’t even need one now if I wasn’t married with children and grandboys.
    My youngest grandson came to seem us today and I told him about the big black snake I saw on the carport the other day. I couldn’t get him to go back outside.
    Oh, I forgot about YouTube. Yes, I am on YouTube. I have two playlists saved. One is strictly The Pressley Girls. The other is everybody else.
    I must admit, I don’t play your playlist as much anymore because most of what I like is on my playlists on Youtube and I get to see what I am listening to. Plus, when there is something new I get an email.

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    TimMc
    September 15, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Wow,, when do you sleep.. I’m tired from just reading about all the places you are..

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    George Pettie
    September 15, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for the tips and guidance. I’m something of an old fogey, but I guess I’m not as “quair” as Jim Casada!

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    Tipper
    September 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    B-I have seen those jewelry items-and pens made from shells too! Very interesting! The Deer Hunter wishes he was a re-loader LOL : ) I’m glad you’ve still got some ironweed : )
    Tipper
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Tipper
    September 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Melissa
    Thank you for the comments! If you prefer to read the Blind Pig via email I wouldn’t fool with Bloglovin. The Bloglovin website allows you to read your blogs from their site. If you follow a lot of blogs that would allow you to read them all in one place does that make sense? I hope so!
    Tipper
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Ken
    September 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Tipper,
    I was with you and the Girls at the Henn Theater in Murphy back in the day, and enjoyed it alot. Thanks for the information.
    Like Jim said, I too, don’t
    patternize but a couple blogs,
    besides The Blind Pig and the Acorn. But I wish you Success in
    all your Undertakings…Ken

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    Bill Burnett
    September 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Great post, had I known I was in the presence of “Movie Stars” I would have asked for your, Chitter’s & Chatter’s autographs. I was really surprised at the end of the movie to see the segment with Bascom Lamar Lunsford dancing on the porch of my son-in-law’s grandfather William Cleve “Bill” McElreath with Bill picking the Banjo. Bill was a champion dancer in his own right. I’ve always heard that everyone is connected by differing degrees and that really holds true here in the Appalachains.

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    Melissa P (misplaced Southerner)
    September 15, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Tipper, while I also blog, I’m really not up on all the newest. What is Bloglovin? Will I still get your emails?

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    Julia Hall
    September 15, 2015 at 11:12 am

    FUN! Love your blog and following you on social media! Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂

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    b. Ruth
    September 15, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Tipper,
    Just got thru watching part 2 of the Ridgeline video…Loved it..
    Those girls sure do smile a lot! ha
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…Will get to the movie soon, but I think I saw most of it…but want to refresh my memory!

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    PinnacleCreek
    September 15, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Tipper, I do some social media and avoid others. Pinterest works great for the hobbies I love in the winter such as making purses, doggie paraphernalia, sewing machine quilts, and family genealogy books for the family reunions. It is truly interesting to take a character from my ancestors, research, ask older family, and then write a story about their lives from a mix of fact, oral history, and imagination. FB is how I keep in touch with scattered extended family–they scattered all over after the booms and busts of coal! I’m torn between some much needed deep Winter cleaning (too busy in the Spring), and pursuing hobbies. Might just leave that deep cleaning for some young folks when I’m gone–I can just hear them fussin’ already. I do other things, but truly faithful to The Blind Pig gang.
    Now don’t go movin’ stuff around in my Tipper house until I can’t find it. Nah trust you completely!
    Every now and then like to throw out an Appalachian expression–I’ve been on a diet and I have “fallen off” something fierce. I thought I was a “go getter”, but you have me beat by a country mile.

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    dolores
    September 15, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Sounds like a lot of moving around to me, but, hopefully, there will be no glitches or very little. I look forward to the changed ‘living room.’ (I think. You are the only blog I use and enjoy!)

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    Leslie
    September 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Thanks! I look forward to the movie and your pins.

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    Shirl
    September 15, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Exciting news! I can’t wait to find time to settle down and watch the movie.

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    Jack
    September 15, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I’m impressed. How do you find time for all that. You must be a world class multi-tasker. My life looks drab compared to your endeavors.

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    Ann Applegarth
    September 15, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Et tu, Tipper? Must everything change? Sigh.
    (But, like Miss Cindy, I’m sure I’ll adjust.)

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    Gina S
    September 15, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Oh my, I opened Pinterest in another window and repinned several of your sayings. What fun! I already have a number of your music videos on my Pinterest boards. Look forward to adding more. I’ll still be reading your blog posts, though.

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    Jim Casada
    September 15, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Tipper, breakfast is just gone and you’ve already worn me with all this social media stuff. I don’t do it and hope you understand. I reckon I’m too old, too quair, and too set in my ways for all those grand mysteries. Reckon I’ll just have to keep scribbling and hope there’s a soul here and there who still reads stuff that is actually printed.
    That being said, I’m tickled pink you are enjoying some success and thanks for the tip on the free movie. I’ll enjoy it when I have some time to spare.
    Jim Casada

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    b. Ruth
    September 15, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Tipper,
    Well, is this Fall cleaning you are about to do? Hummm, I can’t even get my keyboard to reach my fingers just right! I am sure I could never move all the
    “furniture” around on your blog!…As long as I can still find my way around your page, then we’ll be fine.
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…I know this is definitely off subject…but have you seen the earrings made out of the “firing end-cap business” of empty ammo shells? I think ammunition used in rifles and shot guns…Deer Hunter may reload his shells?
    I saw some gals lined up buying these round metal earrings at a show. It took me a minute to figure out what they were…Cute if you are a woodsy, hunting type gal or not! Or it could relate, “Don’t mess with me, I have ammo to waste on earrings!” ha
    Note:
    My husband came in the house yesterday evening with a long green stem with purple flowers in a nice cluster on top. “What is this”, he asked. He found my Ironweed plants down near the edge of the woods…”I mowed around them.” He continued, and there are a few outside the fence behind the chicken yard”! Well, I thought they were lost due to chicken house building and fence. The back wood edge ones were hidden, by a overgrown Crepe Myrtle…ha
    I now have the stem in a old bottle, awaiting a drawing today!
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD
    September 15, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Well Tipper, I don’t follow all this blog stuff. BUT I probably should just to spread the word about “Fiddler of the Mountains” being available. What I need is for one of those daughters of yours to just take up my cause over there in Young Harris. Hope their studies are going well!
    Eva Nell

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    Sheryl Paul
    September 15, 2015 at 7:08 am

    I am glad you are sticking around, I enjoy reading, even if I don’t always comment. I do follow on facebook and will check out the other spots

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    Miss Cindy
    September 15, 2015 at 6:22 am

    WOW Tip, that’s a lot to digest, but I’ll warn you, if you go moving the furniture I might whine. I’m not big on rearranging. LOL! But, I’ve liked everything you’ve done so far so I’m sure I’ll adjust.

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