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Happy Mother’s Day

Granny and Tipper

Granny and Tipper

I never realized the worth of my Mountain Momma until I had my girls. Almost immediately a curtain was pulled back and I could see the whole picture of being a mother. I thought “Oh, now I see what you did Momma and gosh I’m not sure I can do it as good as you did.”

It’s interesting how people shorten the word mother or use it in different forms. I’ve always thought it sweet how some older folks use the word mommy when speaking of their mother.

My brothers and I use the common momma, and the girls call me momma too.

Chitter went through a phase where she called me ma.

Pap and his siblings used the actual word mother, I always thought that was so endearing.

My favorite song about mothers is The Louvin Brothers’ God Bless Her Cause She is my Mother.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!



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    betty stephenson
    April 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    such a beautiful tune great photo as well

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    Sue Crane
    May 7, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Granny is such a lovely lady. Happy Mother’s Day to you both.

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    Sheila Bergeron
    May 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Happy Mother’s day to you and Granny. God bless you both!

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    Kerry in GA
    May 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

    My Aunt’s mother-in-law called her parents “Mommy & Poppy” & I loved to hear her say that. I always thought that was so sweet. Hope you had a great Mother’s Day.

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    Suzi Phillips
    May 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day, Tipper!!

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    Rev. RB
    May 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I remember calling our Mother “Ma” one time, her turning and looking at me and saying don’t call me that again, so I never did. We called her “Mom.” (Funny the things we remember. LOL)
    Happy Mother’s Day to all out there – those who gave birth and “mothered” their young, and those who did not give birth yet still cared and loved enough to “mother” others.
    God bless.

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    Pamela Danner
    May 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Love your beautiful photo. I called my Mom Mommy when I was little then Mom as I got older. Have a wonderful Mothers day!

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    Ron Stephens
    May 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I was executor for my Mom and during that experience came to realize I had never thought of her in any other way than as applied to that relationship. I came to see her ‘in the round’ so to speak as being a strong woman in her own right, outside of our mother-son relationship. I suspect that is a commonplace in being a parent; our children tend to take us somewhat for granted and underestimate us until, as parents themselves, they gain understanding. It is a great blessing when grown children appreciate their parents.

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    Ron Banks
    May 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!
    That is a sweet picture of you and your mother.
    I called mine momma at home but when I was talking about her with people outside our immediate family she was my mother. I miss her very much.
    By the way, I like the car in the photo. A Pontiac Catalina I believe.

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    Ed Ammons
    May 10, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I never called my mother anything other than Mommy. That’s what she called her mother too. I didn’t call my grandmother Granny unless I was prepared to run.
    Happy Mommys Day!

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    May 10, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I like that Lovin Brothers song too. It brought tears to my eyes
    and reminded me of those memories
    so many years ago.
    I was only about 3 months old when mama had a stroke and left her paralyzed on her left side. She was the kindest and best Christian I’ve ever know…truly
    “A Queen without a Crown.”
    Happy Mother’s Day to all the

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    Sue Crane
    May 10, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Happy Mothers Day to you, Granny, and Miss Cindy! Thank you for allowing us a peek into your loving family and, of course, sharing the great music.

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    Bill Burnett
    May 10, 2015 at 10:44 am

    After meeting Katie & Corie it’s obvious you did well. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers still with us and those who have gone on but still live in the memories of their children.

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    Gina S
    May 10, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I am a Mama’s girl who became known as Mom and now I am Gigi. No matter the word used, the love between mother and child comes forth in the sound of the beloved name on the lips of the child.

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    May 10, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I called her Mommy when speaking to her and Mom at all other times. My girls will occasionally call me Mommy Dearest…LOL
    This will be a sad day for me and my oldest daughter as we try to get through the recent loss of our precious seventeen year old son/grandson. Please pray that she will be strong for the little ones.

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    Don Casada
    May 10, 2015 at 8:46 am

    In our family, it was Mama (regardless of how you spell it), still is, and ever will be.
    Have you ever noticed how the words Mothers and Others not only rhyme, but just plain go together?
    Others, Lord, yes others.

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    May 10, 2015 at 8:33 am

    May you have a blessed day!

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    May 10, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Happy Mothers Day to all..

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    Miss Cindy
    May 10, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Happy Mother’s day, Tipper. You are, beyond a doubt, the best Mother I’ve ever known!

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    Dee Kimsey
    May 10, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Happy Mother’s Day, Tipper! Thank you for your blogging! Most enjoyable!

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    b. Ruth
    May 10, 2015 at 6:10 am

    I don’t recall ever calling my Mother “mommy”…but probably did when I was an infant. My names for her changed as I grew up. I called her Mother most of the time when I was in elementary, junior high, etc.
    When speaking of my Mother in this sense I used, “Mother said, or my Momma said”, an so forth…If the statement I was repeating was coming from my Mothers mouth to your ears as the “law from my Mother”! LOL
    Most of my grown up years I called her Mom. Nowadays I reference to her as my Mother or Mom…
    Wish I could go by today and take her a card, gift and flowers (her favorite, if you went ahead and planted them for her) but will just have the memories of those days…
    Thanks Tipper,
    Happy Mothers Day to you and all!
    and don’t forget the Fathers that are having to stay at home for different reasons beyond their control. Those that are carrying two roles of Mother and Father!
    I think they deserve a special blessing! So, Happy Mother’s Day Fathers!

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