Appalachia Blog

Even A Blind Pig Can Find An Acorn Every Once In A While

Blind Pig

I wish I could take credit for thinking of the name, but I can’t. Mr. Larry is responsible for the stroke of genius. I adore the name Blind Pig & The Acorn. I wanted the name to be Appalachian, meaningful, interesting, a real attention grabber. I ask lots of folks for ideas and come up with a few of my own. Then I remembered Mr. Larry, how he always seemed to know a bit about whatever topic I mentioned. So I sent off an email as quick as I could. Mr. Larry came through. He sent me a long list of names to choose from-a few were shall I say insane-but the rest were golden. And I had my name!

I immediately liked the name but what did it mean? I didn’t have a clue. The Deer Hunter (my husband) explained to me “It’s an old saying: Even a blind pig can find an acorn every once in a while. I’ve heard it all my life where have you been?” I called Pap to get his wise opinion. He had never heard it either-I guess he had been where ever I had been.

The meaning was perfect for me. With all the thoughts I had running around in my head: can I do this; should I do this; I don’t know how to blog; all these other people are doing it and they sound kinda like me so I should be able to stumble around and figure it out right?

Thank you Mr. Larry.


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    June 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Funny, just before I found your blog, I read the pig and acorn phrase for the first time, in a favorite cookbook, “Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread and Scuppernong Wine.” I took it to be similar to the old “even a stopped clock is right twice a day”!

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    October 9, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Well, I finally got around to finding your inspiration for the name. Have you heard this one?: That’s too much sugar for a cent.

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    Jennifer in OR
    March 30, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I had to come to this post to get the scoop on the name! Very creative, and a lovely blog altogether. Thanks for stopping by my Appalachian Accent post!

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    March 21, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I love this blog. Those are some awesome pictures of chitter and chatter. This blog really sums it up. I love the Appalachian. We are so blessed to live in these beautiful mountains. I will keep spreadin the word about this wonderful blog

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    March 19, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    congrats on taking the leap into blogdome. i love the name. made me chuckle. i am not from appalachia, but the midwest and i have heard the saying. very creative and nice of you to credit mr. larry.

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    Dedra Cook
    March 19, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    WOW! I am really excited about your blog. You have done a great job. I will pass it on to all my email friends! You never stop surprising me girl!

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    March 13, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I love the way you word things. Were you an English major in college? Journalism? Um . .. what about a major in coolness?
    Thanks for mentioning my quilt giveaway. You know that earns you extra entries!

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    March 13, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Oh my goodess! I’ve never heard the saying either, but it’s fantastic, and a truly wonderful name!
    I really love your site, by the way. So warm and rich and inviting. I can’t wait to read on 🙂

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    March 13, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Tipper, thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE yours. I am a mountain woman at heart and we are trying like anything to move there. I love the music on your blog as well. I will be back!!!

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    Miss Cindy
    March 13, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Yes, Mr Larry is a caution. On first glance you’d never guess how much he has stored under that ball cap.
    I didn’t get my Appalachian thoughts in yesterday so I’m sneaking them in today.
    When I think of Appalachia I think of:
    Old folks
    Home made Sausage–the best in the world!
    Self sufficiency
    Home made Jam and Jelly
    Feeding the Chickens
    And….sad but true…Deliverance!

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