Eaves dropping 2021

“I sent you something yesterdee. I made a extry one and wanted you to have it.”

Last night’s video: Dorie Woman of the Mountains 14.


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    Miss Cindy
    April 30, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    That’s so sweet! It’s always nice to have something shared with you!

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    Susan Stufft
    April 30, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    I have really enjoyed your reading of Dorie Woman of the Mountain. My best friend goes by the name Dorie and is like my sister. We’ve been friends for just shy of 50 years. She is very resourceful and could have made out like your Dorie back then. I love family histories and have researched some of my ancestrty to find out where my family came from. Seems like we are German or Dutch. Love your cooking videos. And loved Corie and Austin’s wedding video and photos. I feel like you all could be part of my family. I’m a Pennsylvanian but so enjoyed your family events. Thank you for your NC historu tales.

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    April 30, 2022 at 10:46 am

    I’ve heard that one before! Thanks for the memories from yesterdee! 😉

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    Ed Ammons
    April 30, 2022 at 9:25 am

    I spell it yisterdee. In my lifetime it has gone from yisterdee to yesterdee to yesterday! I’ll bet that was your Mama who said it and I’ll bet she makes extree just so somebody will come by to see her.

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    April 30, 2022 at 9:00 am

    My friend Benny said scotch that tar. I knew what scotch meant from reading your blog.

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    Mary W
    April 30, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Your daily doses are keeping me healthy!

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    Ron Stephens
    April 30, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Sounds familiar to me, folks thinking of others as a common thing. Reminds me to of your video where you talk about the seeds and plants your readers have sent you. They “had extry” and “wanted you to have it”. And oftentimes the attitude that goes with it is, ‘Oh, it wasn’t anything special. I just didn’t want to see them go to waste.’ That is an Appalachian characteristic, being uncomfortable with praise. I’m that way myself.

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    April 30, 2022 at 8:34 am

    It’s always good to make an extry.

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    April 30, 2022 at 8:30 am

    I sent it over to you in a poke. It needs to be cold so be sure to put it in the Kelvinator when you get it 🙂

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    Dennis M Morgan
    April 30, 2022 at 8:22 am

    I have used yesterdee, have heard it all my life and understand what it means. You did something yesterdee!

    Tipper I have read comments in your blog that some people said they like hearing your accent. You don’t have an accent to me! You could have grown up where I did or I could have grown up at Brasstown. It is all these other people that have accents. Dennis Morgan.

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    Angie Graeber
    April 30, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Really enjoying the book, Tipper, and hate to see it end. What’s next? Now you have us all hooked on tales of the mountains. “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” was a good one that I read some time ago. Wouldn’t mind hearing it again.

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    Vann Helms
    April 30, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Facinating, Tipper. Grandma saved Daddy’s life when he had pneumonia at age four in 1920. Very interesting about the onion poltice. Have you ever heard of a “Mustard Plaster”? She swore by them.

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      April 30, 2022 at 5:14 pm

      Vann-I have heard of mustard plasters but never seen one. I’d like to see how ones is made 🙂

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    April 30, 2022 at 7:03 am

    A lovely example of Appalachian generosity.

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    Don Byers
    April 30, 2022 at 6:54 am

    “Much obliged fer the flares ye sent fer Paw’s buryin”

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