Happy New Year!

The whole Blind Pig Gang sincerely hopes 2016 is exactly what you want it to be for you and yours. Each of us truly appreciate your support for the Blind Pig and The Acorn and we thank you for the richness you add to our lives. 


Drop by in a few days for a look back at my favorite posts of 2015.



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    Tony Maynard
    January 2, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Happy New Year Tipper and family! Here’s to a great 2016!

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    January 2, 2016 at 12:44 am

    I just had to wish you and your family a blessed New Year even at this late hour. Appalachia was always in my heart, but I kept it on a back burner. You challenged me daily to learn more about my beautiful area called Appalachia. Thanks to you I am not just “walking around down here”, but I am totally in tune with all that makes up my world. Hopefully it has rubbed off on those near and dear to me. It is a belief that folks just don’t wander into your life randomly, but they are part of a bigger plan. Thus my finding the Blind Pig while just searching for a kraut recipe. Happy New Year!

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    Suzi Phillips
    January 1, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Happy New Year to you! I can’t believe we are beginning our 6th year together- I’m so pleased I took the time to Google “Arley Phillips”. Thank you for all the hard work you put into The Blind Pig and the Acorn, Tipper, your effort and the love behind it are truly appreciated!

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    January 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Wishing the BP Gang and all your readers a healthy, happy, blessed and prosperous New Year!

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    José Luis
    January 1, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Happy Happy Happy New Year!!!, to my dear friends of Brasstown , Tipper and your beautiful family and all friends Apalachians. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, a big Hug for all, and God Bless You in 2016, José Luis. (Sorry for my bad english).

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    January 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    hi tipper,may gods grace and blessings be with all this new year.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    January 1, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    A wonderful part of almost every day since I discovered “Blind Pig” soon after it was first posted has been visiting, learning, sharing and enjoying this blog! Thank you Tipper, for your faithfulness! Thank you for both challenging and inspiring us! Thank you for giving us opportunities to share. The pictures of the Blind Pig Gang are all wonderful. May 2016 find all of you happy and healthy and continuing with this site where we all feel at home.

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    Shirley B
    January 1, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Happy New Year to you Tipper, and all the family.Thank you for taking the time to write every day !

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    Ron Banks
    January 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Happy New Year to the BP gang and all the BP readers. May the year ahead be filled with much love and joy for all.

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    eva nell mull wike, PhD
    January 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

    THANK YOU for keeping us ‘in tune’ with what is really important in our daily lives!
    Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD
    AUTHOR of Prize winning book with CD!: “Fiddler of the Mountains” WINNER of the NC HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARD with my Uncle Johnny’s music from the ’50’s!

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    Ken Ryan
    January 1, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Happy New Year to you, your family and the Blind Pig readers all over our nation. May everyone have a blessed year in 2016.

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    January 1, 2016 at 11:01 am

    A happy, healthy and successful 2016 to Tipper and the gang. I am looking forward to another wonderful year of learning and reading from the Blind Pig Family.

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    Ken Roper
    January 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Happy New Year to everyone. As one of your followers from the very beginning, I want to say Thank You for the daily dose of Appalachia and can you feel the Love flowing from these Mountains? …Ken

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    b. Ruth
    January 1, 2016 at 10:35 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the Blind Pig family and our Appalachian heritage connections…
    That goes fer the flat landers as well as our mountain connections and distant kin acrost the big pond!
    Thanks Tipper for all your mighty fine research and work everyday on this blog!

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    Garland Davis
    January 1, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Happy New Year from Hawaii to the Blind Pig Family and all who follow the blog!

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    January 1, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Henry-Thank you for the comment!! The photo was taken in Cades Cove : ) 

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    January 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Happy New Year to The Blind Pig Gang and all the readers of this wonderful blog that so many of us look forward to every day. Praying that 2016 is a better year for us all, especially Pap.

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    Henry Horton
    January 1, 2016 at 9:07 am

    And Happy New Year to you Tipper, family, and all the Blind Pig Gang in Brasstown and cyberspace. Nice collage of photos. Shot at upper right at the JCCFS? Blessings to all in 2016..

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    Mike McLain
    January 1, 2016 at 8:12 am

    And Happy New Year to the whole gang. And Thank YOU, Tipper, for helping us remember, understand, and celebrate our Appalachian heritage and lifestyle.

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    Jim Casada
    January 1, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Tipper–Happy New Year to you, your family, and all the extended Blind Pig litter. I’ll see you next week with your New Year’s surprise package.
    Jim Casada

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