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Happy Thanksgiving From the Blind Pig and The Acorn

Gazzie and Charlie Jenkins – My grandparents

I’ll spend today down at Granny’s with the rest of the bunch, eating good food, and thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for.

Blind Pig Readers are at the top of my thankful list so you’ll be one of the things I’ll be studying on.

I am truly grateful for each of you who stop by for a daily dose of Appalachia. Your visits and comments make me more determined to continue my endeavor of celebrating and preserving the rich culture and heritage of Appalachia AND they enrich the very life I’m living each day.

I wish each of you a day full of blessings!!

Happy Thanksgiving from the whole Blind Pig Gang!


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    Darrell Cook
    November 25, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Hi Tipper,
    I hope you and family had a great and blessed Thanksgiving. I did not get to visit Mom and family in Blairsville over the holiday. My wife and I had three college students from China and Japan. We had a great time with our kids. Our young man attending NYC University said, “you all are much different down here.” He said we were friendlier, happier, seemed more at peace.” Another Chinese student said, “my Daddy would love to swap places with you. He is rich, but always working, always stressed and will never have freedom to travel.” I talk to the kids about God, our culture and importance of family. Hopefully they have gained from experiences in America. Certainly my wife and I are blessed to have these kids in our life. We have much to the thankful of. I very much enjoy reading you daily.

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    Mary Lou McKillip
    November 24, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Tipper this was a blessed day. God grants us loving families to share a good meal with my family is slowly going to be with the Father. Being from an old family. When I write I say I’m from the old school as well as the new Knowing full well I am now the old. Thanks for the joys you share with us sweet Tipper

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    Tony Maynard
    November 23, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Tipper and family! God bless!

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    November 23, 2018 at 1:26 am

    What lovely comments from the BP&A readers. It is quite late in the day now and I sincerely hope Tipper and the family and all the readers had a blessed Thanksgiving with family and/or friends. For those who might have been alone, I hope that fond memories enriched your observance of the special day. Hubster and I shared our meal and happy thoughts of family far away and times past. But most of all we recognized the abundance of love showered down on us every day for the past 80 years by a loving Savior. Blessings to all!

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    November 22, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Hope you and your family had a great and Happy Thanksgiving Tipper. Thank God for you and all the Blind Pig and Acorn Gang. GOD BLESS!

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    Pamela Danner
    November 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the Blind Pig Gang!

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    Ken Roper
    November 22, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the Blind Pig Family and it’s readers that leave such tremendous comments about their lives. …Ken

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    Belva welch
    November 22, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Wishing you all a day filled with blessings!!

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    Allison B
    November 22, 2018 at 11:16 am

    A thoughtful day today…a day full of Thanks for many things. May everybody have a Happy one… always thankful for Tipper and the Blind Pig Gang.

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    November 22, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all your family Tipper …..

    and all of you in each place where you are….may your day and days be ever so enriched in Faith ,Hope And Love … your hearts filled with song, sweet remembrances, laughter , and bright promise with much Thankfulness…..Blessings All 🙂

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    Charles Howell
    November 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

    I am thankful, as are so many others, for you, Ti[pper, and your talented family as well. I think of my Ancestral home in the Smokies every day and your Blog keeps memories alive for me. Chitter & Chatter, Paul as well, are my favorite musicians and I play their music every day, well almost, every day. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Gratitude is what makes life work, I’m sure, and whatever one’s spiritual focus, giving thanks over food and music is the perfect way to express it. May God bless Pap, Grandma and the rest of your family and friends whether at your table or somewhere on “Life’s Other Side.”

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      Ed Ammons
      November 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      I’m like you Charles, I don’t listen to Tipper’s family every day but every time I listen to music I listen to them.

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    Kenneth Ryan
    November 22, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I wish you and all your family, as well as your readers, a very happy Thanksgiving. We all have so many blessings to be thankful for.

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    November 22, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Hi Tipper, I woke early this morning to finding Son in the kitchen butterflying the turkey,that a new one on me.Wishing a Blessed day to all.Belva-Jean

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    Sheryl A Paul
    November 22, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Jappy Thanksgiving to all

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    Betty Hopkins
    November 22, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Tipper. I am grateful for the things you and your family do every day to keep the Appalachian heritage alive, but especially on Thanksgiving. To echo Ron Stephens “The ‘salt of the earth’ folks are the ones who are holding things together”. You and your family are shining examples of that.

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    Garland Davis
    November 22, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to Tipper, her family, and all those I have met here. And on this holiday let’s remember those serving in the armed forces who may be in harm’s way.

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    Marion Potts
    November 22, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Marion Potts
    Thank you for the Blind Pig & Acorn and may you have blessed thanksgiving and many mor.

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    November 22, 2018 at 10:13 am

    I’ll spend part of the day helping serve 900 -1000 meals to shut ins and other folks in need and the rest rejoicing.

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    November 22, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Thank you and all your family for brightening the lives of so many of your readers
    all through the year.
    We are thankful for your big hearts, sharing, and creativity.

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    November 22, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Please remember in your gatherings today all those who protect and defend our freedoms and cannot be with their Families…

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    Ron Banks
    November 22, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Tipper and to all the BP readers.

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    November 22, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

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    November 22, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Pap was the first person I ever heard say, “Don’t bust your belly” when he talked about eating so much good food at Thanksgiving. I’m going to silently remind myself of that as I go back for second helpings today.

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    Ron Stephens
    November 22, 2018 at 8:14 am

    The ‘salt of the earth’ folks are the ones who are holding things together. They are rarely noticed by the passing parade. I am thankful for them and grateful to them. Among them are the BP&A folks.

    Finding gratitude in the darkest hours keeps the light on.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 22, 2018 at 7:57 am

    I wish a joyous Thanksgiving for the whole Blind Pig Gang!!

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    William P Dotson
    November 22, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family Tipper.

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    Larry Proffitt
    November 22, 2018 at 7:28 am

    A sincere thanks Tipper for your every day posts. Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Our flock will start rolling in about 11 and sampling the deviled eggs and whatever else they can find not tied down. A joyful time. Larry Proffitt

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    November 22, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Dear Tipper, May the Lord bless you and all your readers. I am very thankful for The Blind Pig and Acorn.

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    Fay Pitts
    November 22, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Tipper, I love reading your post every day and I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving Celebration for 2018.

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    November 22, 2018 at 6:29 am

    May many blessings be yours today….Happy Thanksgiving Tipper and family.

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    Tom Deep
    November 22, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Tipper. I wish you and your family a special Thanksgiving celebration.

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