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Happy Mother’s Day from Appalachia – 2020

mother and babe

Granny and Tipper

The Louvin Brother’s wrote and performed my favorite song about mothers, “God Bless Her Cause She Is My Mother.” I like to hear the song anytime of the year, but it always pops into my mind on Mother’s Day.

Pap and his brother used to do the song and it always made me cry because I thought of each of them thinking of their mother and knowing they missed her.

God Bless Her Cause She Is My Mother by The Louvin Brothers

I’m thinking of a little lady, she bears her load without fret
The one who rocked me in my cradle and through the years she loved me yet
The roses on her cheeks have faded and when they pass her on the street
Would break my heart to see them mock her although she may not dress so neat

She was the first to ever love me, the first to hold me to her breast
God bless her cause she is my Mother and she’ll be the last one I’ll forget

Her ways may seem a bit old-fashioned, and some may laugh when passing by
I’m not ashamed to call her mother, my love for her I’ll n’er deny
Each lock of grey tells of her sorrow as day by day she’s growing old
Her tender smile each day grows sweeter, each day she’s closer to God’s fold

She was the first to ever love me, the first to hold me to her breast
God bless her cause she is my Mama and she’ll be the last one I’ll forget

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers who read the Blind Pig and The Acorn. Your families and the world are better off for having you.


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  • Reply
    Donna Schneider
    February 4, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Tipper the mother’s day song was beautiful. How do you read the Blind Pig and the Acorn. I’d love to read it

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    May 10, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    That is a sweet song, and Happy Mother’s Day to all …hope your day has been a lovely one 🙂

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    May 10, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

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    betty stephenson
    May 10, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    good morning hope everyone is well and safe it was mothers day here sunday 10th yesterday in new zealand have an awesome week

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    Ken Roper
    May 10, 2020 at 10:57 am


    When my oldest brother went off to the Korean War, he carried the only Baby picture ever taken of me in his pocketbook. One time when the North Koreans broke through, he had just enough time to grab his belongin’s, and leave with the skin of his teeth. My Baby picture was lost forever. Our boys had just taken a hill the day before, and the enemy wanted it back. When they got to safety on another hill, they noticed some haystacks in the distance. The next morning someone noticed the haystacks were getting closer, and there was tractor tracks behind. Our boys let loose a barrage of firepower like nobody’s business and those Gouts came running with their hands up. …Ken

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    Brenda Moore
    May 10, 2020 at 9:09 am

    There’s nothing like a Mother’s Love, other than the love of God. A Mother’s Love is closest to the love of God. Unconditional. Personal opinion.
    Tipper, thanks for sharing all these wonderful stories & memories every day. I look forward to them.
    Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who practices the loving art of mothering!

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    May 10, 2020 at 8:54 am

    All those old songs about mother make me cry. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle by Glen Campbell will make any grown man or woman cry.
    Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Sue McIntyre
    May 10, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers, past and present. Thank you for all you did and all you will do, by the grace of GOD.

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    Ron Stephens
    May 10, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Happy Mommy’s Day to all the Moms. Mine is not with us here. I miss her yet and will for all my time I expect.

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    aw griff
    May 10, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Fathers do love but a Mothers’ love is more special. Happy Mothers’ Day Mothers.

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    Margie Goldstein
    May 10, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there! It’s the toughest job around! Who loves without limits or ends? Who will take your call any hour of the day or night? Who always welcomes you no matter what? Who loves you more than your mother besides God????

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    William Dotson
    May 10, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there wherever you are.

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 10, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all

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    gayle larson
    May 10, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all.

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