Chatter and Chitter

It’s The End Of The School Year

end of school year
The school year is only hours away from being over for us. The past few weeks have been busy with end of grade tests, award ceremonies, special activities, and field trips. It seems every day has been filled with things to do and places to be-all related to school.

singing in the rain

However, we have found time to sing in the rain,

riding bikes

ride bikes, and

hanging out with papaw
hang out with Papaw.

The ending of this school year is bittersweet for us. As usual, we’re anxious for summer and the relaxation it brings. We’re glad to put another year behind us. But since the girls graduated from 8th Grade, it also brings to close a part of their childhood. Next year they’ll be high schoolers. Where did the time go and how in the world am I old enough to have kids in high school?

I’m proud of Chatter and Chitter for graduating 8th grade, for winning a few awards, for being in the Beta Club, but most of all I’m proud of them cause they truly are good girls. Kind, caring, and funny. They’re both the kind of girl I always wished I was.

For those of you have been reading the Blind Pig for a while, I had to show the photo of the boots. Chatter has worn those things every day since she got them-another thing to make her Momma proud.



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    Steve Allen
    June 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Pretty young ladies, they seem so happy in these pictures. My son is the same age and I’m sorry but I get tender hearted watching them grow. Funny how life is, we can’t wait to grow up and then after a certain point time just flies by and the older we get the faster it goes. Can’t help but relate it all so well with the country song “You’re Gonna Miss This”. It sure is true, I miss the time when they were growing up and discovering so much for the first time.

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    June 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations Chitter and Chatter! You’ve done your family proud! I know about seeing them grow up so fast, Tipper. I’ve watched my nieces and nephews already having their own children and can’t believe I’m a great-aunt sometimes. I still feel like a young hippie girl inside.
    Love the boots and those little strappy shoes too. So different, yet so alike in heart the girls are. xxoo

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    Fishing Guy
    June 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Tipper: Oh man, high schoolers, can you believe it.

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    June 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Teresa-yes the Blind Pig gang will be performing once again at the John C Campbell’s Fall Festival. I don’t know the exact times yet-but when I get them-I’ll let you know!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Music, Giveaways, Mountain Folk
    All at

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    Matthew Burns
    June 11, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Congrats to the girls for their accomplishment. So, what are there plans for the summer? I remember my mother used to have us sit down on the last day of school and have us write down things that we would like to do that summer. If there was anything that was something that we couldn’t do alone, or somewhere we wanted to visit that was far-off, she would make sure we each got to do at least one thing off of our list for the summer.
    I’m sure y’all have lots of stuff in the coming weeks. They are lucky to have a mama like you.

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    June 11, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Your girls have a deep beauty that shines through and makes them some very pretty young ladies. I understand your sentiment about havin’ daughters the likes of what you had wished you had been, me too.

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    June 11, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I know exactly what you mean. How can I have adult kids with kids of their own. And my baby will be graduating 8th grade next year. I love to see them growing and becoming who they are destined to be. But sad to seem them go.
    I am sure that your girls are exactly who you used to be and are…beautiful, kind, talented…

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    June 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I love the feet pictures. I adore the boots. But then, you are a reader at maggiegrace so you know about the feet and shoe pictures at my place.
    Have a great summer. Are any of you performing the mountain fair? Will you be going? I was thinking we might hook up if possible?

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    June 10, 2010 at 11:55 am

    This post made me smile!

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    June 10, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Your girls are growing up fast. I never knew they had graduation ceremonies for the 8th grade. Time does fly, at least they aren’t old enough to stop having fun wading in the creek, though. I used to do that all the time, loved it.

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    June 10, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Sometimes it’s just worth it to get the higher quality stuff. Cute Boots.
    Congratulations on 8th grade graduation.

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    June 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I LOVE THE BOOTS they have character just like the girls…You and the Deer Hunter have done a Fantastic job raising them, My youngest will hopefully be a Senior next year. LOL Though he goes through each day with the outlook that is very very laid back, a real country boy you could say. Tipper I truly love your blog more than anything. Keep up the good work.

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    June 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    aww tipper i know how you feel.. my girls were a year apart and its so sad in a way to see them becoming grown ladies when you still picture them as the chubby cheeked babies.. 🙂
    congrats on their achievements and they are sure beautiful.. you have much to be proud of.. i love the boots.. and the difference in the girls.. isnt is strange that they are the same age.. but not alike in so many ways.
    i hope you and yours enjoy a wonderful summer filled with lightening bugs and birdsong.. and many new memories.. and thanks again for your page.. i do love it..
    big ladybug hugs

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    June 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Congrats to your daughters… 9th grade next year, huh???? WOW–Kids grow up so fast. Enjoy them now for it won’t be long ’til they are gone and on their own… Sigh!
    Love the boots.

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    Julie at Elisharose
    June 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    My boy will be in high school next your, too. I can’t believe it. Time does fly.

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    Farm Chick Paula
    June 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    It’s so hard to believe it’s time for school to be out!
    Love Chatter’s boots- my mom and dad never could afford the name brands, no matter how much I begged for them, but boots would have been my choice of footwear, anyway!

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    Nancy M.
    June 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Congrats to them both! My oldest is going into 8th this fall, I can’t believe it, either!
    Love the boots! I would love to wade in the creek! I’ll bet it’s nice and cool!

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    June 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to Chitter and Chatter!!!!
    And by the way, I love the boots! 🙂

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    June 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Love the boots! Congrats Chitter & Chatter, they are officially Freshman. My oldest will be a senior next year. Looking forward to the next stage of her life & mine. The talk now is of college & careers. It is exciting and sentimental all at the same time.

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    June 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    It’s amazing how fast time flies! I’m beginning to feel old as my former students’ children enrol in my classes. Your girls are gorgeous and I’m sure high school won’t be too tough for them. Over here, most kids seem to dread high school. But it’s not a monster after all!!

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    June 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Congrats for finishing another year and enjoy the summer. I know Tyler is counting the days until he gets out.
    Oh ya, I like them boots too.

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    Miss Cindy
    June 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Chatter and those boots!!!!
    I normally would not think a pretty girl, cowboy boots, and graduation ceremony would go together but I must say Chatter pulled it off very nicely. lol!

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    June 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Congratulations to the girls! I love that Chatter wore her boots with her gown, (and her p.j.s!)what a delightful character!
    Congratulations to you, Tipper, on raising two beautiful girls you can describe as kind, caring and funny – no small feat in today’s world!

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    June 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

    What wonderful daughters; they grow up way too fast. Love the boots! Remember my first pair of cowboy boots; I wore them forever.

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    June 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Love, love the pic with the boots. You go, girl! Talking about where does the time go–my granddaughter just graduated eight grade! It has sure been a good ride, though. Thanks for your blog.

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    June 9, 2010 at 8:37 am

    This reminds me of when my daughter was young and got her first pair of boots. She wore them forever. Really enjoy your posts.

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    Patty Hall
    June 9, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Love the last picture!! Each a unique individual.
    Patty H.

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    June 9, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I didn’t realize you had twin girls. I love how they show different personalities by their shoe selection.

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    Vicki Lane
    June 9, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations to the girls — and to you for raising such a fine family!

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    June 9, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I walked on over to the boot story and what a story. glad i read it. when I was there age, the thing to do in Summerset KY was jeans, daddy’s white shirt and of all things Majorette Boots with the tassels our school colors. I wore those white boots until they had holes in them. the only pair i ever got that all the other kids had. we were dirt poor and no money, but i did get the boots for Christmas. I wore hand me downs, used and twice a year got new shoes, NOT brand name. in sept i got school shoes, almost always brown and white saddle oxfords and for Christmas I got sunday shoes. thanks fro sharing and tell Chitter and Chatter they are beautiful and congrats on making it to high school.

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    Eva M. Wike, Ph.D.
    June 9, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Hey Tipper: I can’t believe those girls are just finishing 8th grade! They make Miss Julie in the movie ‘Pretty Woman’ look ugly!
    I enjoyed your SQUASH site! I had missed it but now I will DO the Crooked Neck Squash like your recipe!
    Have a wonderful summer!
    Eva Nell

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    June 9, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Congrats for making it through 8th grade…all of you!

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    Pat in east TN
    June 9, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Congratulations to the girls and hope you have a great summer!

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    Just Jackie
    June 9, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Tell the girls I’m really proud of them. They are good kids. You and the Deer Hunter have done an excellent job !!!!

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