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Happy Mother’s Day from Appalachia

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Granny and a three day old Tipper

In Appalachia Mother’s Day is bouquets of flowers for the kitchen table along with hanging baskets and potted plants for the porch and yard. It’s mothers crying tender tears as they ponder on the love being showered on them by those they love most.

Mother’s Day in Appalachia is mothers offering to pitch in and help with the festivities while being shooed back to the couch or the porch to rest on their special day.

The day is full of remembering mothers who have gone on while holding on tightly to those who may soon take leave of this ole world. Mother’s Day in Appalachia is full of handmade cards and fistfuls of flowers from the yard gifted by the young who can’t fully understand what their mother will mean to their lives.

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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.

Tipper

Appalachian Cooking Class details

Come cook with me!

MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley

Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.

Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. The Folk School offers scholarships you can go here to find out more about them. For the rest of the class details go here.

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11 Comments

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    Ed Ammons
    May 12, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Mother’s day hit my children hard this year. They lost their mother just over a year ago and the the 21st would have been her birthday. I’ve been trying to be both father and mother to them but I don’t have the energy for one much less two. It wasn’t supposed to be this way!
    I hope your day went well!

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    SusieQ
    May 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to all ….. Such a sweet picture of your Mother and you …..

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    Wanda Devers
    May 12, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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    jean
    May 12, 2019 at 10:40 am

    A Blessed Mothers Day to ALL.God Bless,Belva-Jean

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    Miss Cindy
    May 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Tipper. You are, by far, the best mother I’ve ever known! Always going the extra mile in teaching, loving, and protecting your daughters!
    Thank you for that!

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    Lily
    May 12, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Happy Mother’s Day Tipper and y’all-
    Today’s a day filled with so many emotions and memories; not only of my dear departed Grandmothers, Mother, but also of my two sisters who passed away. I’ll wander today, taking pictures of the wild flowers and wildlife and send up prayers of gratitude for the loving women who raised me.

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    Sheryl A Paul
    May 12, 2019 at 9:48 am

    First you look just like your mother, Happy Mothers Day to all of the Blind Pig Gang

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    Bill Burnett
    May 12, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I hope you and all other Mothers have a wonderful Mothers Day!

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    Ron Stephens
    May 12, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I can see you and your girls in your Mom. Amazing how family resemblance is so durable across even centuries, yet each person is still unique.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms reading BP&A. Us sons know the meaning of the saying about ‘the hand that rocks the cradle.’

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    Ken Roper
    May 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Tipper,
    As with most folks on here, I think Mamas are a Special Gift to the World. Mine has been with the Lord since ’86, and I’ll always Miss her. God sure knew what He was doing when He made Mama. When one of us had done wrong, it was her that softened Daddy. That Talking-to hurt just as bad as a whipping. Thanks to all the Moms on Mother’s Day. …Ken

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    Tmc
    May 12, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Neat picture looks like you were trying so hard to blow up your fist. Happy Mothers Day

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