Appalachia Overheard

Overheard

Overheard-in-Appalachia

“He ain’t got as much sense as last year’s birds nest.”

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Tipper

p.s. Pap update: To make a really long story short-when Pap fell, the VA Hospital he is a patient of was on diversion and couldn’t accept him as an emergency patient so he ended up at another hospital. Earlier this week was his first appointment back with his regular docs at the VA and it turns out his hip break was worse than what we were originally told. The good news is-he still doesn’t need surgery – Whooo Hooo!! But he will need a much longer recovery time than we were told originally. Pap is in good spirits and feeling stronger each day. He is also very thankful for all the well wishes, prayers, and cards sent to him by Blind Pig Readers – you guys are the BEST!

Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia

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28 Comments

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    Tipper
    June 15, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Gayle
    Thank you for all the great comments! Put your tomato seeds in a glass of water for a day or so and most of that goop will drift off of them. Once you’ve strained them-lay them out on a paper towel to dry. And don’t worry if they stick to the paper towel-I’ve had great luck planting the seed sticking to its little piece of paper towel : )
    Tipper
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Tipper
    June 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    N Sky -YIKES! I’m not sure what you can do for the ants! Maybe someone else will chime in with a tip or two. The only thing I can think of is seems like I’ve read they don’t like hot sauce-but LOL I don’t know if you’ve got enough hot sauce for that many : )
    Hope you have a great week and the ants disappear soon!
    Tipper
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Pamela Danner
    June 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    So happy to hear that pap doesn’t need surgery! I may take a little while but he will be better before he knows it!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    Becky
    June 13, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Oh, no, I am just finding out about this. I am so sorry for the pain that Pap is experiencing, but very glad to hear he is doing well. I will keep him in my prayers.

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    Patty hall
    June 13, 2015 at 7:46 am

    good to hear no surgery is required for your Pap. Still praying for quick healing.

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    Mary Shipman
    June 13, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Good to know Pap is doing better!

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    Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado'
    June 13, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Prayers continue for Pap and family.

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    jose luis
    June 13, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Hello Tipper
    I gives me great joy to know that the old marine remains firm and the rifle on his shoulder, drink to that !!!.
    Now he has a lot of patience.
    Let him take his time to writing and singing new songs, and thank a lot to our Lord Jesus Christ at his side having a daughter like you, and the whole family in the rear to support him in everything you need.
    Give a big hug from me, José Luis from Argentina.

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    Suzi Phillips
    June 12, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I just got in from a wonderful WV vacation and I don’t see myself driving anywhere tomorrow- I’m really disappointed I’m going to miss y’all! I can’t wait to see the pictures though 🙂 I’m sorry to hear the news about Pap’s hip, but I’m so happy surgery isn’t necessary- it sounds like he has the right attitude!

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    Ed Ammons
    June 12, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I’ve always heard “he ain’t the sense God gave a goose!” but that’s just me.

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    George Pettie
    June 12, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Never heard the saying. Pretty good report about Pap, considering…

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    Rev. RB
    June 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Never heard that saying, but surely do understand it. LOL
    Glad to hear Pap is doing better. Might want to contact some of your congressional members regarding the VAMC ER diversion, because they’re suppose to be working to try to make sure things like that are rare and short lived at VAMCs anymore, and Congress needs to hear about those things when they occur to accurately and appropriately monitor, and control them.
    God bless.
    RB
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    Dolores
    June 12, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Happy to read Pap will not need surgery,however, I bet he is still in pain. Prayers are still coming!
    I would be surprised if the old bird nest would be habitable; probably a sloppy used ‘home!’ Shows a lack of sense.

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    Wanda Devers
    June 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    “ain’t got the sense God give a goat” is what I immediately thought of.
    Praying for Pap right now!

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    Quinn
    June 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Very glad to hear Pap will not need surgery, and I hope he continues in good spirits to aid the healing process. Keeping him, and the Blind Pig gang, in my thoughts.

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    Sue Crane
    June 12, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Good news indeed. Healing may take a bit longer but so worth it not to have to undergo surgery.
    My grandmothers expression was “he don’t got the sense God slung in a wiggle worms gut”.

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    Ed Ammons
    June 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Without a big loving family surrounding him, Pap might have done gone on by now. Yes, he has someone to see to his needs but more importantly he sees that he is needed. Many people in his situation would be languishing in a skilled “care” facility by now with no reason to heal.
    Be careful! It might not be last year’s bird nest. The Bird family might have gone down to the coast to help with the ant problem!

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    Ken
    June 12, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Tipper,
    I liked the saying about not having as much sense as last year’s bird nest. That’s a classic!
    My Prayers still go Up for Pap and all the family, along with B. Ruth and her loved one.
    Good luck to Chitter and Chatter
    Saturday evening at 2:00. Hope
    they got some Air or fans blowing
    for them…Ken

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    N Sky
    June 12, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Tipper, on a different subject, usually this time of the year fleas and mosquitoes top our neighborhood conversations down on the coast. This year it’s ANTS. we’re being swarmed with them. Clean houses or dirty, rich or poor, we all have a common plague. I’ve never seen anything like this in my sixty years. They’re even invading cars. We’re stumped down here about getting rid of the hords. Your folks up there have any wisdom on getting my house back to normal and getting my cats down off the bookcases. Help!

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    Susie Swanson
    June 12, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I’m so glad he doesn’t have to have surgery and in good spirits. We’re still praying for him. thanks for the update

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Still wishing Pap a speedy recovery

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Still wishing Pap a speedy recovery

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Still wishing Pap a speedy recovery

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Still wishing Pap a speedy recovery

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    Gayle Larson
    June 12, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Prayers still going out for Pap.
    I would like to start saving veggie seeds but since I have only saved flower seeds in the past I need info on such things as tomato seeds.
    They just came out a goopy messs and I could not get the seeds to release from the pulp. Help anyone!!!

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    Miss Cindy
    June 12, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Pap is amazing! With all he’s been through he still maintains the same sweet steady outlook on life. He is a sweetheart with a core of steel!

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    Jim Casada
    June 12, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Tipper–It’s heartening to learn Pap continues on the mend and I trust such will continue to be the case in the days and weeks to come.
    Jim Casada

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    PinnacleCreek
    June 12, 2015 at 4:33 am

    It is great to hear that Pap remains in good spirits, and it will be wonderful when he can get back to some normal activity. I am sure it will really help if he can get in on helping with the garden bounty–my Mother’s eyes would just light up when I would bring in a big pan of beans for her to snap. She was also a wonderful seed saver, and would sit for hours salvaging the seeds from the biggest juiciest tomato. Actually just great news!
    Sometimes x-rays give a much better picture once the bone starts showing evidence of mending. He is blessed to have the family he has to help during this time of recuperation.

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