Appalachia Overheard




“I’ve been trying to do that facebook thing where you post something you’re thankful for each day of November. I could not think of what to put yesterday. Actually it wasn’t that I couldn’t think of what to put-it was that I had too many things to choose from. I finally realized-having so many things to be thankful for-is something to be thankful for in itself.”


Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia

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    Karen Larsen
    November 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I believe there is something to be thankful for every day. Might be a pretty sunrise or a smile from a stranger or finding your lost keys. Something! I give thanks every day when I go out to open up the henhouse and let the girls out for their morning scratch. I’m thankful for what I have. It’s not too much or too little. It’s just enough.

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    b. Ruth
    November 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Ed…that was kinda what I was trying to say….but I don’t just don’t go totally our of my way and say I’am thankful for all these here “potholes” in my life (no bumps here, more of a headon collision type mountain), since I know for sure good will come from them…
    Sure enough you are right…My neighbors cousin just got a order for new high priced tires, that increased his daily income good at his “Tire Sale fix and Change Shopee” where I have been hittin’ and bustin’ tires in the potholes! LOL
    Get my drift….LOL

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    Ken Roper
    November 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Congradulations Brenda on your
    win, you’ll love this Christmas CD!
    I don’t do Facebook or the Twitter
    thing, but I got the Blind Pig and
    the Acorn and I’m Thankful for that.
    Looking forward to Thanksgiving!

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    Ed Ammons
    November 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    We ought to be thankful for the bad things too for it is they that make the good things seem so sweet. The bumps in the road are there to keep us awake so we don’t miss anything along way.

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    Susie Swanson
    November 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Congrats to the winner. I also have to many things to list.

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    November 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations to Brenda! What a lovely prize 🙂
    I’m a “think of your mercies” type, and it generally makes the harder things easier to bear. So I suppose…since counting my blessings comes naturally, that is another blessing to be thankful for!

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    Granny Sue
    November 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Agreed–life has given me some hard things to deal with, but there is so much to be thankful for. Health, security, this beautiful land, the sun rising every morning, and family, friends, music and stories. I am content. Getting to know you and your family through your blog is on my thankful list too, Tipper 🙂 Blessings on you all!

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    b. Ruth
    November 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Wow, it is morning again! I woke up, got my coffee, looked out the window at the birdies in the feeder, read the obits in the paper, my name wasn’t there, (or any of my friends) so I REJOICE, REJOICE and thank you Tipper for all you do for everyone!
    I too am thankful for so much that if I were to start thanking individually for each and every thing, I would be afraid I would leave one off the list that could be critical!
    So I thank all good and kind things that happen to me and my family and all people of the earth!..I don’t thank the bad, but then good does come from the bad always, so I let the bad sleeping dog lie and accept the good and be thankful for what comes from it!…Does that make sense! Well, I never said I was a genius!
    I had a 101 philosopher profesor tell me once..”B., you would make a great philosopher if one could understand what you are sayin’!” LOL
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…congratulations Brenda!

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    Mike McLain
    November 21, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Too much to be thankful for, Tipper, but one of the things I am thankful for is Blind Pig & the Acorn. Always interesting to see what will be next.
    This morning, I saw a story on Today show about a college kid at Indiana University who found out on October 29 that he has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. His male friends at Indiana University started growing beards for No Shave Month (November) as a show of support for him and Men’s Health Month. They have raised over $57,000 this month for Lymphoma research.
    Sometimes, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking our society is going to the dogs, but things like this reassure me that the new generation coming along has its good people along with the bad, just like we did.

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    November 21, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Interesting that you couldn’t choose, but I have to admit that I too would have difficulty picking something, only one, that I would be thankful for. Life in itself, having good health and a place to live, alone are a biggy. I thank the Lord every day for all that I do have and sometimes the extra things I think I want.

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D.
    November 21, 2013 at 8:33 am

    OH MY! Since I just ‘overheard’ Brenda’s idea, do you reckon you could mail my CD before THANKSGIVING? I PROMISE the check is in the mail!
    But you have probably ‘overheard’ that statement! So I will just say, “Trust me!” I also PROMISE to take the CD to the TOP OF RICH MOUNTAIN and share it with my family as we celebrate ALL for which we are THANKFUL – which by the way, includes you and yours!
    Eva Nell

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 21, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I too am thankful for so many things it would be hard to post them in just 30 days

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    Miss Cindy
    November 21, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Congratulations Brenda! I can’t think of anything better than cooking Thanksgiving Dinner and decorating for Christmas to the sounds of the Blind Pig Gang Christmas songs!
    Tipper whoever you overheard is, indeed, a rich person with too many blessings to count! I feel that way some days when I’m thinking of You, the Deer Hunter, Chitter, and Chatter.

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    November 21, 2013 at 4:49 am

    I’m very excited that I won the CD…I sent my address to your email….Thank you so very much!

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