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Happy Thanksgiving From The Blind Pig & The Acorn


Everyone here at the Blind Pig & the Acorn hopes you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

As I thought about wishing all you Blind Pig readers a Happy Thanksgiving-I began to think of all the welcoming greetings we use in Appalachia-things like:

  • Stay and have a cup of coffee.
  • Won’t you just stay a while?
  • Come in and have a seat.
  • Come in the house.
  • You ought to just spend the night.
  • Now don’t be a stranger.
  • Have you eat yet?
  • Sit down and rest a spell.
  • Just come on home with us.
  • Eat a bite of supper with us.

As I read over the list-it makes me wish you all lived close enough for me to visit with on occasion. It also makes me think of one more saying: I’m proud to be here-And I am proud to be here among all of you who help me celebrate and preserve Appalachia.



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    Sam Ensley
    November 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Here are some I remember:
    Stay and eat. We;ll show you how pore foks live.
    Alight and look at your saddle.

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    November 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well! Many blessing to you:

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    lynn legge
    November 23, 2012 at 1:18 am

    happy thanksgiving… and im thankful for you and your blog..and the wonderful music you have brought to my life 🙂
    sending big ladybug hugs and lots of love…

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    Paul Certo
    November 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    The one I recall most, and most fondly, was from my wife’s Ma. “You children better stay all night!” Every time we visited, even living only 20 minutes away,she wanted us to spend more time. You don’t feel much more welcome than that.

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    Suzi Phillips
    November 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm


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    November 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

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    Ed Ammons
    November 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Guess what! I had to work today. But I’m thankful I have a job. I would be more thankful if I could figure out how to retire on social security and the little bit of savings I have managed to accumulate in spite of you know who. Right now, the way I have it calculated, if things don’t get worse, I will be able to retire when I am 93.
    Hope you and your litter had a happy Thanksgiving and didn’t need no Alka-Seltzer.

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    mike echols
    November 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    The blind pig is good!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all y’all.

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    Susie Swanson
    November 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Here’s wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours..

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    November 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    HI Tipper,God Bless you and yours!Many THANKS for your blog that has blessed me each morning since I found you a few months ago.Jean

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    Benny Watt Terry
    November 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I have never been one to wait on folks to invite me. When I sold Electrolux I was in the country and saw a man & woman sitting on a porch with four big rockin’ chairs. I stopped and asked if I could sit and rock a spell; they said sure, come on up. It was nice just sitting and talking with them and I would up selling them about $220 worth of products.

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    Garland Davis
    November 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I would like to wish everyone in the “Blind Pig Family” a very Happy Thanksgiving Day. I am especially thankful to and for the young men and women serving in our Armed Services today. Be safe on this Thanksgiving day my Brothers and Sisters.

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    Mrs. K
    November 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Many blessings and a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you; Tipper and family, as well as all the folks who read the Blind Pig.

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    Glynda P. Chambers
    November 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Wishing you and yours the best and
    most blessed Thanksgiving ever. Thanks to you for giving us the wonderful daily stories that I enjoy so much. You bring a lot of joy to lots of folks and we say
    Thank you.

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    November 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Wishing everyone a wonderful
    Thanksgiving of Joy…Ken

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    B. ruth
    November 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

    My first post must’ve got lost…
    I wished everyone a
    “Happy Thanksgiving”….
    Thanks Tipper and all the gang!

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    November 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Today as we gather for family Thanksgiving celebrations, may we also celebrate roots–for the tradition in America goes back to 1621 when the Pilgrims celebrated with their Indian neighbors a year in the new land of America. Survival was a part of that celebration, and a good crop in the new land. Wish you could come in and sit a spell with me and have a bite (well, more than a bite, a feast, ’cause it’s Thanksgiving!). We would talk about all we’re thankful for and count our many blessings. But they’re so many, unlike the hymn, we can’t rightly “name them one by one.” Some will escape our notice–not that we’re not thankful for all of them; they’re just too many to number and name!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are!

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    dolores barton
    November 22, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Whatever your thankful tradition, may it be blessed. It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate this day. I am proud to be an American.

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    Ron Banks
    November 22, 2012 at 8:47 am

    From the Banks Clan to yours…Happy Thanksgiving!
    I am proud to have found the Blind Pig!!

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    November 22, 2012 at 8:46 am

    To Tipper and family as well as all of our American friends, we wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving Day. In spite of a lot of today’s goings on in the world, we truly have so much to be thankful for. Have a great day with family and friends-and don’t eat too much turkey and pumpkin pie!Bob and Inez Jones

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    Miss Cindy
    November 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Tipper, I lingered in the bed this morning thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for on this 2012 Thanksgiving day. I finally got up and tuned in to the Blind Pig and the Acorn and right there at the beginning of today’s post is a collage picture of all the things on my list that I am most thankful for in this life.
    Happy thanksgiving to the Blind Pig Family. That means you guys in the picture as well as the bigger Blind Pig Family that reaches round the world!

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    B. ruth
    November 22, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I just thought of something while I was getting ready to stuff my celery…
    Does anyone string their celery anymore?
    That was my job when I was a child. I think the celery was older, probably tougher and that made it more stringy..We never heard of a celery heart until you got inside of the big stalk you were stringing. What I mean is my Mom didn’t buy such a thing as a celery heart. Which of course is more tender and less stringy…
    We just eat our celery, strings and all…unless I’m cutting them in sticks and happen on strings,
    like I did this morning and take’em off…Mostly I use the hearts for my stuffed celery!
    Just pondering the thought…
    Back to the celery!
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Ray P. Algee
    November 22, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Great Pictures! Thanks for sharing and Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    November 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

    We’re having venison and other wild game today rather than ‘traditional’ turkey.
    Am mighty proud to know you, too, Tipper. Wishing a blessed and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and all your readers.

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    November 22, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Yes, I have heard all the above. It used to scare me a little when we would leave someone’s house and Mama would say, “Ya’ll come go with us!”

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    Barbara Woodall
    November 22, 2012 at 7:57 am

    “Take a load off your feet.”

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    Karen Larsen
    November 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Tipper and all the Blind Pig gang. I give thanks every day for what I have….enough food, enough money to pay my bills, enough friends to make my life fulfilling, enough time to do what I love to do. Many blessings to all of you today and every day!

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    B. ruth
    November 22, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
    Thanks Tipper and gang,

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen
    November 22, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours. I hope your day is filled with everything you love.

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 22, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all

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    November 22, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Hoping you and your family have a good Thanksgiving. My kids will be here. Can’t wait to get hugs and just be with them for the day.

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    Gorges Smythe
    November 22, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I hope that y’all have a nice Thanksgiving.

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