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Happy Thanksgiving from the Blind Pig and The Acorn

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Like many of you, I’ll spend today eating good food and thinking of all the things I’m thankful for.

Blind Pig Readers are at the top of my thankful list. I am truly grateful for each of you who stop by for a daily dose of Appalachia.

I wish you a day full of blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving from the whole Blind Pig Gang!



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    November 24, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 24, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I am so happy to be a part of reading this site daily. I feel like I am a part of your life while learning about the Appalachian area. Hope everyone of your readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and found their blessings.

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    Susie Swanson
    November 24, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Happy thanksgiving to you and your family and God Bless you all!!

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    November 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    After a full, busy, happy, wonderful day, I come before bedtime to read today’s Blind Pig message past 8 p. m. Twenty-five members of my family (not nearly all of them, but as many as could come to Milledgeville, GA) gathered next door to me at my daughter Cynthia’s house for feasting both on fellowship and food. What a good time was had by all–even by the very newest to our clan, little Aubrey Clair Diaz, born October 4, 2016. She is a wide-eyed beauty who already notices to things around her and is such a sweet-turned, beautiful baby (my 15th great grandchild!). Amidst all the celebration, how thankful we were! As part of the before-meal-gratitude sharing, my little first grade great granddaughter, Elisa, read a Thanksgiving poem I wrote, “A Catalogue of Thanks.” She was so happy to do this, and so were we who heard her! What a day! We had our memory list, too, of dear ones who have passed during the year. So happy times can touch grief, too. But life goes on for the living. And to read the Blind Pig daily, and appreciate Tipper and her wonderful family (what an excellent picture of Katie, Korie, Deerhunter and Tipper!) helps us all to get on with our lives and appreciate our blessings!

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    Gina Price
    November 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Praise God from Whom all blessings flow…praise Him all creatures here below…Happy Thanksgiving Tipper and family and all the Blind Pig acorns out there !
    What a wonderful resting place we have on this blog !!

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    belva-jean mooner
    November 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Me again.I called my daughter in to read B Ruths comment, She loved it,shes makeing the dinner on her own this year and that how she feels. lol. Jean

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    belva-jean mooner
    November 24, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    MY dear Tipper and family.lovely picture.Gods Blessings to you and yours and all the Commenters, Jean

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    Janet Ernst
    November 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Tipper, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    I have been baking for a couple of days – can’t believe I do that, cause there are only 2 of us for dinner this time. I have our fav pumpkin pie recipe that a dear friend and her mother came up with at least 50 years ago, but decided to try Granny’s that you wrote about several days ago. I didn’t use the full amount of the evaporated mild, just 1 large can, plus about 1/3 of the second can. The recipes are similar, but we now have a new fav!!!!!! As you said – it is earthy and delicious. Thanks for giving us the recipe!!!!!!

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    November 24, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Tipper: blessings on this Tranksgiving, for you and all of your family.and also for all the little piggies out there. k.o.h

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    November 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I just finished eating all the goodies and talking to my girls and 6 grandgirls. The other 2 are great granddaughters and too small to talk to. But my oldest daughter’s youngest girl, Annabelle was nawing on a Turkey leg and I couldn’t quite understand what she was saying. She’s the only one in that family that likes dark meat and was waiting on the Apple Crunch Cake or Pie to start devouring.
    I had a nice Thanksgiving and everyone was well. I caught my oldest grandgirl, Traci,
    just before she had to go to work at Calaway Gardens. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! …Ken

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    mark mojado
    November 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Thank You ,for all you give Happy Tanksgiving

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    Ed Ammons
    November 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    José Luis thought of what we all should have. Pap is missing from your Thanksgiving table this year. But, he isn’t missing Thanksgiving. “Jesus hath a table spread where the saints of God are fed. He invites his chosen people, come and dine.”
    It’s Pap’s first Thanksgiving there. My Daddy has been there for 42 years now. My mind’s eye sees Daddy showing Pap around the dining room and introducing him to the all people seated there.
    Thanks José!

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    November 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Tipper , Chitter,Chatter and all of the Blind Pig gang; I feel particularly blessed to have been able to join the daily dose of Appalachian treasure that you share with us! Above all, getting to meet you and thePressley Girls when you came to sing for us at Wofford College was a delight and a privilege ! The students from my Legendary Lives of Appalachian Women classes haven’t stopped talking and asking for more ! Great music, wise sayings from our Appalachian folk, and new friendships– what blessings to be thankful for ! Happy Thanksgiving to all from Spartanburg, SC and Denver,
    CO !

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    Tony Maynard
    November 24, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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    Paul Certo
    November 24, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Y’uns!

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    José Luis
    November 24, 2016 at 11:02 am

    My dear friends in the distance. From the most extreme southern country of our common home, America, sending this greetings and I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving, unfortunately the first fault on the table, dear marine, PAP is my remembrance for Him, that He Surely will be At The table with Our Lord. From Argentina, a greeting to all of you, neighbors and friends of the Appalachians, Jose Luis. (And I like to say, the only “gaucho”, Banjo player, LOL!) God bless, … FRIENDS !!!

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    Garland Davis
    November 24, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to your family and to all the Blind Pig readers. Please don’t forget those young men and women serving in our Armed Forces at sea and on foreign station this Thanksgiving Day.

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    Ed Ammons
    November 24, 2016 at 10:44 am

    An historic day! The Mr. is clean shaven.
    Lovely Family! Beautiful day!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 24, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Happy Thanksgiving from Wisconsin. Still out deer hunting. 16 year old grandson got a 10 point, for which he was very thankful.
    Was a surprise seeing “The Deerhunter” with out his beard. What a handsome man! My husband got his beard on a hunting trip out west for elk. My boys were about 6 and 8. He has had the beard ever since and boys are now 46 and 48. They have no memory of Dad without the facial hair. I know that under that beard is still the man I married. But it would be a surprise to see him.
    We are all very thankful and wish the best for you and your family. Bless you all. Happy Thanksgiving Blind Pig Gang

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    Allison Britt
    November 24, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, and many more blessings to everyone. So much to be thankful for. The Blind Pig blog is truly an all-year-blessing.

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    Mike McLain
    November 24, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Blind Pig Gang and all of the “Acorns” who subscribe to the site. I am thankful for all the info and fun that Blind Pig and the Acorn brings!

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    Wes Bossman
    November 24, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I wish all who can read this a truly thankful, and already blessed Thanksgiving. Tipper and family, I wish you all the best. Readers and “commenters”, I wish you all the best as well. I am new to this community, and thanks to the Blind Pig, have another source of blessings throughout the year, contributed to by all of you that share the truly important things in life. Happy Thanksgiving all! Wes Bossman

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    Pam Danner
    November 24, 2016 at 9:59 am

    What a lovely photo! Wising you a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Thank you for all you do to share Appalachian heritage my friend!

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    Richard Beauchamp
    November 24, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to the entire Blind Pig Family !! I read you every day and really enjoy it. I look forward to your posting every day !!

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    b. Ruth
    November 24, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
    Got up weary early this mornin’ but and so I hink I dot it rone dight!
    The Orkey is In the Toven, the dress has been stuffing, the maters have been tashed, the sasserole has been broccolied, the sauce has been cranberried and bumpin hi has been raked…so I’m ready to go bring it on!
    All we’re waitin’ on is the Ruberts solls to rouwn and bubber!
    Am I tared ? noooo, at 76 this granny can still cook a mean Thanksgiving….however it sometimes causes a few slip fires in the synapse of my brain and I talk funny until Black Friday!
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Ann Applegarth
    November 24, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to your family, Tipper! Like Mr. Karshner, “I’m thankful for the Blind Pig giving me a life line to sanity and home.” It is my daily touch with reality in this crazy world.

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    Cynthia Schoonover
    November 24, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I feel like you are my neighbors!

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    Wanda Devers
    November 24, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Tipper. I always look forward to visiting with you every day!

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    Bill Burnett
    November 24, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the Blind Pig Gang and all your friends on The Blind Pig and Acorn Blog.

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    November 24, 2016 at 9:01 am

    We had our family get together on Sunday. We’ll spend about 4-5 hours today preparing takeouts and serving shut ins in our county. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

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    Janice McCall
    November 24, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I’m grateful that I found your blog several years ago, and really appreciate your daily dose of Appalachia.

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    November 24, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Thank you, Tipper. Enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday. My kitchen is a bustle, counter filled with tools of the trade for meal preparation, extra table and chair need to be brought in.
    Later bright smiles, warm hugs and ketching up with family.
    God is good.

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    Ed Karshner
    November 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I’m Thankful for the Blind Pig giving me a life line to sanity and home.
    I wish a wonderful day of food and family for you and yours.

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    Pinnacle Creek
    November 24, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to Tipper and her wonderful family. As for this picture I will use an old expression to describe each and every one, “Easy on the eye.”

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    Candy Davis
    November 24, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy the food and the fellowship, and the beauty of Appalachia.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 24, 2016 at 6:47 am

    What a beautiful family you have/are and a joyous thanksgiving to you!

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