Eaves dropping 2021

“Would you look at that rig a coming up the road.”

“Why it ain’t big as nothing.”

Last night’s video: Mountain Path 23 – The Last Chapter.


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    Angelyn McLain
    January 25, 2022 at 9:08 am

    What a surprise ending! Not at all what I thought it would be. We were out of town and I had to wait until we got back to listen to the last chapter. It was such a great book even though the ending wasn’t happy. I can’t wait for the next one Friday night!

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    Carolyn Gross
    January 24, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Please read another book! I am have very low vision and ypur voice and comments are so much better than audio books. I have listened to Mountain Pathj 3 times already. I wAs raised in a coal camp in WV in the 50’s and never miss anything you say.

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    January 24, 2022 at 9:31 am

    I enjoy hearing some of the old mountains saying. Some I grew up hearing and saying myself, some I’ve heard a little differently and some I’ve heard for the first time, thanks to you Tipper. Thank you for keeping the Appalachian Mountain language alive as you’re Celebrating Appalachia with us all.

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    Barbara Parker
    January 22, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Tipper, I enjoyed listening to your readings of Mountain Path. It sure was interesting and I love the way Harriett Arnow describes life so vividly. I love the way she described the Appalachian children, the teacher, and the good people in her book. It sure did have a sad ending though. I will be looking forward to hearing you read the next book! I know it will be a good one, with you doing the picking! Thanks for all the thoughtful things you do Tipper. You and your family are precious.

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    January 22, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I loved you reading of Mountain Path! Can’t wait to start the next book with you!! Thank you, Tipper!!

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    The apple doll lady
    January 22, 2022 at 11:24 am

    I agree with all the comments. And I loved your reading Mt Path although it had a sad ending. Being kept inside recently I’ve really looked forward to each chapter. I can’t wait for the next one. As I said in the last comment, I now not only start my day with you but end it with You Tube of you and your family regularly. Thanks for all you do.

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    January 22, 2022 at 10:35 am

    I love our old sayings maybe better than any other part of my heritage. Sis and I discuss just that occasionally. She told me yesterday she had advised her granddaughter she was “rough as pig iron.” This prompted a discussion that included other family members. One thought it was what you scraped the hair off of a pig

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      January 22, 2022 at 3:49 pm

      I grew up hearing “rough as a cob.”

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      Ed Ammons
      January 22, 2022 at 7:11 pm

      A pig iron is was you use to smooth a wrinkled pig!

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    Ed Ammons
    January 22, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Heard that, said that!
    Have you heard “a big bunch of nothing”?

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    Angie Graeber
    January 22, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Can’t find the proper place for this, but I have listened along as you read “Mountain Path” and last night’s chapter was a complete surprise ending. So sad to know that Chris died and Louisa will be
    leaving the people she came to know and love. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.

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      January 22, 2022 at 9:35 am

      Angie-So glad you enjoyed the book!

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    Miss Cindy
    January 22, 2022 at 8:23 am

    I love it, our language is wonderful! Ain’t big as nothin, heart all my life! And how about cute as a speckled pup!

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    Ron Stephens
    January 22, 2022 at 8:02 am

    You did it again, made me recall one of Dad’s sayings that is. About something little he would say, “no bigger than a warshin’ of soap.” I never have known just how big, or rather little, that was.

    I heard the “no bigger than nothing” to but never stopped to really think about it. When you get right down to it, that’s kinda saying it don’t exist. Unless “nothing” is big enough to be “something”?

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    January 22, 2022 at 7:57 am

    That reminds me of the “smart cars”. When I see one I wonder about the “smarts” of the driver.

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    donna sue
    January 22, 2022 at 6:45 am

    I have never heard “it’s as big as nothing”, but I like it! That will be a phrase that I will start using!

    Donna. : )

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    January 22, 2022 at 6:28 am

    I could hear it said as big as nothing or as big as a minute or as big as a minner.

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