Every January I take a look back at what I’ve written during the course of the year. It helps put things in perspective for me. I’m always surprised at the various subjects I wrote about-many of which have completely fallen through the cracks of my mind by year end.
I’ve listed my favorite posts for each of the last 12 months below-along with some of my favorite posts from the Appalachia Through My Eyes series. (if you want to revisit any of the posts-just click on the words in orange)
My favorite regular post for the first month of 2014 was Doney-Gal. I came across the phrase in a John Parris book and fell in love with it-sort of like I did the first time I ever laid eyes on my own doney-gal.
Some of my favorite writing of the whole year showed up in the month of January under the Appalachia Through My Eyes series. When I read over Appalachia Through My Eyes – The Creek Is Full I’m filled with conflicting feelings. I think the writing is too good to have come from my fingertips yet know the words fit me so well no one else could have written them.
My Dearest Dear tops my list for the month of February. I was inspired to write the fictional story of Elizabeth and Rosanna after listening to Chatter and Chitter sing the traditional ballad My Dearest Dear.
Appalachia Through My Eyes – The Least Leaf is my favorite for the 3rd month of 2014. I’m still awed and inspired by the wealth of love and camaraderie one can send to another in a few written words with the sweetest leaf slipped in between the lines.
Granny and Pap celebrated 50 years of marriage last April-and Granny out did herself with the crocheted cake. Along with their monumental achievement I had a surreal moment listening to The Pressley Girls sing Where the Wind Blows.
What an exciting month! I got to celebrate Appalachia with my community and with the Blind Pig & the Acorn. I even got to meet some of you in person. My favorite post for the month shared the details of the night Wish You Could Have Been There. Hmmm…now I need to do it all again this year right?
Meet the Blackberry Pickers was my favorite regular post for July. Even though picking berries is work and it can be hot sticky and sweaty-I say the fun of picking berries with friends and family far outweighs the work. The post Appalachia Through My Eyes – When You Need Help With A Fiddle Tune was also a good one-it shows the funny side of the Blind Pig family.
The first post of the month is my pick for August-Aprons In Appalachia. I don’t usually wear aprons-but in this post I detailed the back story of how Chatter and Chitter came to wear theirs.
The post Appalachia Through My Eyes – Archaic Language And The 21st Century still makes me smile-love the example of using phrases from the 1800s with our modern smart phones.
A Hike Near Home was my favorite post from the month of November. Writing about Pap’s memories of the three pretty sisters had Brasstown all a buzz.
Jingle Bells Take 2 was the perfect post for December. Having all the kids together to help us play Jingle Bells was a present unto itself.
2014 was a great year for the Blind Pig & The Acorn. My blog readership grew to new heights which means I was able to celebrate and preserve Appalachia to a wider auidence.
Drop back by in a day or so and I’ll tell you about my plans for 2015.
I’m very thankful for each person who reads the Blind Pig & The Acorn-for without you there’d be no reason to write.