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Happy Thanksgiving From The Blind Pig & The Acorn

Thanksgiving blind pig and the acorn 2013

The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway
Thanksgiving comes again!

Author unknown


Happy Thanksgiving to each of you from the whole Blind Pig Gang. When I count my blessings on this Thanksgiving day-each of you Blind Pig readers will be among the words which spring forth from my lips.


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    Juanita Stamper
    November 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Just found this page today and I am ejoying the music and singing while I explore the site. I love it and will be returning often!

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    November 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Tipper!

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    lynn legge
    November 29, 2013 at 2:52 am

    hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving, love the pictures.
    have been listening to the christmas cd and probably will wear it out before christmas gets here lol
    have a great weekend.. big ladybug hugs lynnl

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    Peggy Lambert
    November 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    November 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving!

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    Joy Newer
    November 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    To Tipper and her family i love you all,and to each of you who have posted DITTO. LOVE is the key to get us through these times of change we are all experiencing. everyday i look forward to seeing The Blind Pig The Acorns in my hotmail and to see all the posts,to hear the wonderful music.
    Joy Newer.

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    Ken Roper
    November 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! Last night I
    had 1 1/2″ of Snow, so this morning
    I made my first wonderful Snowcream.
    It was like “manna from Heaven.”
    And there’s still another batch in
    the freezer to help settle today’s
    Special Feast. Blessing to all…Ken

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    Rev. RB
    November 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I pray a multitude of Thanksgiving blessings and traveling safety for those traveling – to all.
    God bless.

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    Glynda P. Chambers
    November 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Tipper and all of your family. I really enjoy reading your blog every day and like you, I have so much to be thankful for each and every day.

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    C. Ron Perry
    November 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Blind Pigs there. Thank you for bringing your readers so much joy and laughter through the year.

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    Ron Banks
    November 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

    From the Banks house to all of you, Happy Thanksgiving!
    Tipper, thank you so much for what you do. For the many things that I am thankful for, discovering your blog is one!

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    Uncle Al
    November 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the Blind Pig gang. I concur with Judy.

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    Ken Ryan
    November 28, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I am truly blessed and I am truly thankful. I hope you and your family, and all your readers, have a very wonderful Thanksgiving day.

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    b. Ruth
    November 28, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Inspired by the posting of the poem by Tipper.
    “Late Night Prep, No Mornin’ Drip”
    My husband hollered with a “Oh no”, and a shout!
    B. did you know that the coffee pot is out?
    We can’t wake up without,
    our mornin’ brew very stout!
    The “brewer” water was brought to a boil..
    Opened the lid, then we poured.
    Hot water spilled over the coffee in the filter.
    It began to drip a little off kilter.
    It’s workin’ and if this is all that goes wrong, hey…
    we’ll have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all…and to all a sleepy restful afternoon!

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    Jim Casada
    November 28, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Through the hills chill winds blow,
    Carrying with them a hint of snow.
    But down in the hollow oh so deep,
    Where fruits of the harvest we reap.
    Good folks gather at the old home,
    Called back from where e’er they roam.
    Together they say a simple grace.
    Knowing their highland’s a special place.
    All of of are blessed by roots in the high country, a love for the deep hollows and steep hills, and a special sense of connection to a part of the world which truly is, in the words of the late Bryson City poet Leroy Sossamon, the “backside of heaven.”
    All the best to each and every Blind Pigger on this Thanksgiving Day.
    Jim Casada

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    Bill Burnett
    November 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Thanks for another great year of sharing our love of Appalachia, have a wonderful day with your wonderful family.

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    Garland Davis
    November 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Tipper, I wish you and your family and all the readers of the Blind Pig the Happiest of Thanksgivings. As the Hawaiian people say: Hau‘oli Lā Ho‘omaika‘i – Happy Thanksgiving.

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    November 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Happy Thanksgiving…love you guys!

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D.
    November 28, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Tipper: I just had to read your Thanksgiving greeting before I get busy making that BANANA PUDDING for all the fellows in my life! Today is bright and beautiful in TENNESSEE!
    Kindest regards,
    Eva Nell

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    Sue Crane
    November 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

    What a great name for a holiday — THANKS – GIVING! Something we should be doing everyday.
    Don’t over-turkey!!

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    Granny Sue
    November 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Tipper and all!

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    Lola Howard
    November 28, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
    May God Bless you all.

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    November 28, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! May many of you be thankful for what you have – little or a lot, for family, friends, and a country with many freedoms. God bless and protect all your readers!

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    Judy Mincey
    November 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I think I speak for a lot of your readers when I say I am thankful for your sharing your family, music, thoughts and wisdom with us. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

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    Jane Bolden
    November 28, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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    November 28, 2013 at 7:49 am

    May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving day!!!

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    William Dotson
    November 28, 2013 at 7:49 am

    A Happy Thanksgiving to you and the whole Blind Pig gang

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    November 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

    And Happy Thanksgiving to you all.. and thanks for sharing your gifts and talents with us… We’re thankful our internet is running again after many days….

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    Annette Casada Hensley
    November 28, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Back at ya, Tipper. Wishing all the Blind Pig gang a very happy Thanksgiving!

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    Miss Cindy
    November 28, 2013 at 7:39 am

    And a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you at the Blind Pig. We’ve shared a lot this year and have a lot to be thankful for!

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    Bob and Inez Jones
    November 28, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Tipper and all your family. Enjoy your day together with your family.God bless. Bob and Inez Jones

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    Leo Windham
    November 28, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I still enjoy your posts. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all from chilly Florida

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    November 28, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of YOU!!

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