Merry Christmas from Blind Pig and The Acorn

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Sending wishes for a very Merry Christmas to each of you from all of us here at
Blind Pig and The Acorn.


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    Bob Thomas
    December 26, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Hi Tipper, I just saw a post to you on a friend’s FB page and thought I would drop you a note. I have a large early sheet music collection and one of the pieces is titled “B-L-I-N-D Pig”. Now it may be a leap, but it seems arcane enough to think it might be related to your Blind Pig. I would love to make you a gift of it if you would like to have it. I’ll root it out today and have it ready to send if you’d like it or I can take a photo of it and send you an image of the cover. Let me know – Bob Thomas.

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    Bob Thomas
    December 26, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Hi Tipper, I just found your connection on a friend’s FB post. I have a large collection of early sheet music and in it is a piece titled “B-L-I-N-D PIG”. I would love to make a gift of it to you whether or not it has anything to do with where you got the name Blind Pig. If you’ll send a mailing address to my email address I’ll send it off to you. I live in Rabun County so we might be neighbors. Mary Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    Don Byers
    December 25, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Merry Christmas!!

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    Ann Applegarth
    December 25, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Merry Christmas to all — and to all a good night.

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    Yecedrah Beth Higman
    December 25, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Merry Christmas Tipper!! I did find your blog in my junk mail and fixed it!! Thank you for your help

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    Ed Ammons
    December 25, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Have a Merry Christmas my dear friend and a Happy and Healthy 2020!
    Since next year is 2020, will I still need my glasses?

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    Jane W Bolden
    December 25, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    Hank Skewis
    December 25, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    And to you and yours Tipper! And all blessings for the New Year. Hank

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    December 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yourn. My computer died last week and is in for diagnosis and hopefully repair. Today I dug out an old one so I can at least keep up with you and others. This one doesn’t have a “touch screen” but I keep touching it anyway. Frustrating, but it still works for most of what I do. I guess it was a blessing in disguise. I’ve been reading the Appalachian Christmas book and remembering Christmases past. Much of the stories and anecdotes are familiar from my childhood. We did the “serenading” at Halloween rather than at Christmas. As a youngun I heard the older folks reminiscing but linked it to pranks for the end of October. One prank we did often was to hide behind the road bank and shoot rocks onto a neighbor’s tin roof. We used “FLIPS” that people now call slingshots. The old man would come out and shoot a couple of times and we would yell,”I’m hit!” or “We give up.”and he would go back in the house. We resumed the attack until my dad would pull up and command, “Get in the truck.” Sometimes there were 8 – 10 of us and he would take everyone home. When the old man died his youngest son had the county crew that cleaned and shaped ditches to cut down the bank. There was no place left for us to hide so he could sleep in peace. Today we would be locked in juvenile detention for that kind of stuff.

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      Ed Ammons
      December 25, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      By chance did the foreman of the “county crew” carry a shotgun? They did a good job with the ditches and roadbanks, much better than tractors with mowers and bush hogs and graders with tilted blades. We need to return to those days.

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    Pamela Danner
    December 25, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Here’s hoping you and the Blind Pig Gang have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! Thank you for all you do on your wonderful and very informative blog!

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    December 25, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Wishing a blessed Christmas to the entire Blind Pig Family!

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    L C BARN
    December 25, 2019 at 11:22 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and may GOD bless you and yours.

    Happy Birthday – JESUS

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    Miss Cindy
    December 25, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    Ed Karshner
    December 25, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Merry Christmas! We’re listening to some Blind Pig Christmas music right now!

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    Kenneth Ryan
    December 25, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Merry Christmas to all y’all from east Texas

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    Evan Kruppenbach
    December 25, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Merry Christmas!

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    Gayle Larson
    December 25, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Merry Christmas to the whole gang and may you sing and dance thru a happy and healthy new year.

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    Allison B
    December 25, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Merry Christmas and Joy to all the Blind Pig readers and writers!

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    December 25, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Merry Christmas to the BP&A family and all the dear ones that leave wonderful comments. You all enrich my day. God Bless!

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    December 25, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Tipper!

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    December 25, 2019 at 9:34 am

    And Merry Christmas to all the Pressleys and Wilsons from Northeast Mississippi

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    December 25, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Merry Christmas gift!!

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    Ron Stephens
    December 25, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Praying each and every one of the BP&A family and virtual family have a blessed Christmas and 2020. Each of you all have been a blessing to me. One reason is that you all collectively remind me of what the Lord told Elijah when he ran for his life and rested under the juniper tree; a message of consolation and hope.

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    Ken Roper
    December 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your Family and all the Commenters of Tipper’s blog, even the ones who never comment. …Ken

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    Bill Burnett
    December 25, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Wishing you the same my friend for you and yours!

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    Bill Fuller
    December 25, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Merry Christmas to you all! Your gifted family is a source of joy. Only my morning prayer time comes ahead of my visit with the BPA, well ahead of any “news” from the world around us. Godspeed in 2020! Hoping to make a Pressley Girls event soon. – Bill – Montgomery, Alabama

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    Robert Mitchell
    December 25, 2019 at 8:11 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and GOD Bless you!

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    December 25, 2019 at 7:44 am

    And to you and your’n!

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    John A Hickman
    December 25, 2019 at 7:41 am


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    William P Dotson
    December 25, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Tipper.

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    Dan O'Connor
    December 25, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Merry Christmas and best wishes in the coming year to you and your loved ones!

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    December 25, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Mary Christmas to u and your, thanks for the great blog it puts a on my face each day, pleas keep up the great work!

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    December 25, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your day is peaceful and blessed.

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    marshall reagan
    December 25, 2019 at 6:28 am


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    Nina Chastain and family
    December 25, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Merry Christmas to you all !

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