Pap Update

First off- Pap, me, and the rest of the gang say THANK YOU for your many prayers and well wishes. I can’t tell you how good it feels to know we have an army sending up requests on behalf of Pap’s health!

Pap is still in ICU and still struggling. The pain from the breaks seems to be lessening or at least improving slightly but the other issues are still there along with a high fever.



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    Ed Ammons
    May 18, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I don’t worry so much for Pap as for those who depend on him. Pap is a winner either way. I just pray that when God decides to call him home, he will just slip away and join the precious souls that await him. I pray that those who look up to him will always look up to find him and will aspire to the beliefs that placed him there.
    Thank you!

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    b. Ruth
    May 18, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I hope things are continuing to improve. When you can, keep us posted…Praying for Pap and you all on this Monday morning!

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    May 18, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Tipper; prayers for paps speedy recovery. and blessings for you and all your folks. old bones take a little longer ya know. your friend k.o.h.

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    Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado'
    May 18, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Continued prayers for your Pap. Praying for quick and complete recovery and back to his old self soon. Love to you all.

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    José Luis
    May 17, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Dear Tipper: Yesterday I sent you a private message as it was not safe for my bad English if Pap had suffered an accident. Today I confirm and I see with pleasure that the old marine is a hard bone to gnaw, as we say here. From below, the southernmost point of our common home, America, this friend in music keeps him in their prayers, and tells him, Pap! swells your chest, look forward, and, remember, ..,. Semper Fi !!!, and quiet, our Lord Jesus Christ is helping you, everyone .A friendly greeting, Jose Luis, from Buenos Aires, Argentina .

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    Ed Ammons
    May 17, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I have been waiting all day for an update on your father’s condition.This one doesn’t offer the the relief that I prayed for. Let us remember though, no matter which way his path may turn, he is going to be OK. I am so sorry that you and all your family, especially your father, are having to go through this. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. I can’t do much but I will do all I can.
    I know you will but please look after your mother. I am praying for her too!

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    b. Ruth
    May 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    As I was transplanting some periwinkles this early afternoon, I saw my Red Hot Pokers sending up stalks like crazy. I immediately thought of those by the silo near Murphy, and you and our picture game, and then of course Pap and wondering how he was feeling and improving by this Sunday afternoon…It was almost like they were garnering my attention AND saying to me, “Remember Murphy and your friends there, and send up another prayer for Pap”! As yesterday evening they were very short, barely noticeable! Yes, I believe plants talk to us in their way! I have never had so many stalks before…but I could only think of you and your family in Brasstown and of course Pap…
    Thinking of you tonight and hoping things are going well!
    Love you guys,

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    Annette Casada Hensley
    May 17, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Prayers for Pap and your family. It was great seeing you and the girls last weekend!

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    Rev. RB
    May 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Continuing in prayer for Pap’s steady improvement. We know that it is God’s will for all of His children to “prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers” (3 John 1:2), and we’re believing without any doubt that our prayers for Pap will be answered because we are certain his soul is healthy and strong.
    Praying for those who love him too because we know it’s difficult to see treasured loved ones in need or in pain.
    God bless.

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    James Pease
    May 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Dear Ones:
    We have really been under the gun here and I just found out that Pap had taken a fall. I will place him on the Steppingstones prayer list, and start praying for him starting now. Please tell him all of us from the Called to Serve at band UMC Bartlett, Texas are praying for him and you family

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    Yecedrah Higman
    May 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Glad to hear your pap is some better!! Sometimes even “tough ol’ birds” can get hurt pretty bad….so I want to say thank our God, who is a healing father, for healing pap and making him whole again!!

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    Maurice in Greenville, SC
    May 17, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    To Pap, Continued prayers that God will grant you swift and complete healing. Get well soon. Those kitchen walls will not ring right until your voice is back inside them. To Tipper and family, continued prayers for you all for strength and safety as you travel to and from the hospital to help Pap weather this storm.

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    Phyllis S
    May 17, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Love and prayers for Pap and his
    wonderful family!

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    Peggy Lambert
    May 17, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Tipper and Family,
    Hope Pap is better this morning. He is still in my prayers and I hope the Love of Christ
    holds him in his arms and makes him better and protects him from all harm and hope he will be well and strong again soon, Love in Christ.
    Peggy L.

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    Peggy Lambert
    May 17, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Just got your up-date on Pap and your concert on Saturday. I didn’t get anything from the Blind Pig yesterday. Glad he is some better. Love in Christ and prayers.
    Peggy L.

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    Jeanne Fugina
    May 17, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Tipper, you and your family are of concern for me and I keep you all in my prayers. This will be a long “lick” for you, but healing is happening every day. We have our 102 year old mother in the rehab unit of our hospital, as she fell and broke her upper arm and pelvis 6 weeks ago. In those 6 weeks she has gone from 0 to 100 and is looking forward to the days ahead, doing much for herself and walking on her own two feet. It was long and hard for her, but PT and OT along with all the care from everyone in health care were so kind and caring to her. I hope that Pap will have such good care and that his “goal”, and positive attitude will give him strength to carry him over the long days of recovery. Again, I send my prayers and positive thoughts to you @all.

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    Ron Stephens
    May 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Twice in my life, in times of need, I have felt the power of other’s prayer for me. Except for the need part, I would that everyone might experience it. There are no adequate words.
    You speak of your blessing but there is also the blessing for us of knowing you and yours are blessed. This was Paul’s “unspeakable gift”.

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    C. Ron Perry, Sr.
    May 17, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Sorry to hear about your father. Our prayers go out for him and for you and your family.

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    Sheila Bergeron
    May 17, 2015 at 9:06 am

    He might be a tuff ole bird, but he’s your Pap and I know you’re worried –so are we.Am praying for him and your Mama.

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    Bob and Inez Jones
    May 17, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Tipper and family- So sorry to hear of “Paps” fall. I’m sure you are all very concerned. Please be assured that Bob and I will be holding him up in our prayers.We love you all and pray that God will be your strength and comfort in the days ahead.

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    Jim Casada
    May 17, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Tipper–Thanks for the update and Pap and like many of those who are regular followers, all of you folks have been in my thoughts and prayers. It speaks mighty highly of the whole lot of you that even in the midst of this time of trial you are making your special music at Stecoah to uplift others and raise their spirits.
    Jim Casada

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    May 17, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I didn’t know Pap was in ICU! That news will make me pray a little harder. When I turned the computer on today, I sorted through tons of emails until I found yours with Pap’s update. Try not to worry, Tipper. Everything is going to be ok. Tell Pap to sing for the nurses if he wants some special treatment in there!

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    Bill Burnett
    May 17, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Our prayers are still with all of you, Bunny will add Pap to our prayer circle this morning.

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    May 17, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Sending prayers. And we will keep praying for the whole family. Hang in there and as you know you are not alone. Take care of yourself, and we’ll keep an eye out for updates.
    Lisa in Gibsonville, NC

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    May 17, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Prayers are still being said for Pap. God bless your family.

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    May 17, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for the update, still remembering yall… Try to have fun..

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    Kim Campbell
    May 16, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Oh no! I will keep Pap and you all in my prayers Tipper. My Daddy’s had 3 hip surgeries and a 5 way bypass in the past 10 years. Lots a tough Ole birds around! Much blessings and love

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    Jackie Jentzsch
    May 16, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Give him a hug for me. If I can do anything for you’all, let me know. Love the whole Blind Pig Family.

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    May 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Tipper,I continue to pray for Pap and all of you,I know its a difficult time.God Bless.

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    b. Ruth
    May 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    We are glad to hear that Pap is doing somewhat better….
    It may take a few days for his body to calm down from the pain and trauma (shock)from the fall. I know he wishes you good luck with your program and that going on with it will ease his mind. Wish we could have been there as well….maybe next time…
    Thanks Tipper
    Hope we get to see the video as well….

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    Ed Ammons
    May 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    If the prayer of a righteous man availeth much, imagine what an whole army can do. Pap has been knocked down but not out. He’ll win this fight!

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    Wanda Devers
    May 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Continuing to pray for Pap & you & family.

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    May 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Thanks for update, Tipper; I’m adding prayers along with the rest.

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    Susie Swanson
    May 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your pap. I’m sending up lots of prayers. Please forgive me for just now finding it out.

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    Sue Crane
    May 16, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Still sending prayers, many prayers.

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    May 16, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Sometimes Prayer is the only thing
    we got to hold on to, and believe
    me it helps!
    I will continue to pray for Pap.
    And I trust the Blind Pig Gang will
    deliver a great concert at Stecoah
    today at 4.00 pm…Ken

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    Susan C
    May 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for the update and so sorry Pap is still in ICU. Prayers continue for Pap and all his caretakers. Love you all!

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    May 16, 2015 at 9:43 am

    We must keep the prayers going! Appreciate the update.

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    Patty hall
    May 16, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your Pap’s fall. I will say a prayer for him. From you previous post,he does sound like a tough old bird. I can’t imagine pulling himself into the car much less sitting on those hips! The pain he must have been in.

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    May 16, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Oh my, Tipper, I just saw your post from yesterday, and for sure Pap and all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers! Tough old bird, indeed. Amazing what we can do when we have to! And now Pap will “have to” do a lot of healing which may be slow, but good gracious, worth the time invested!
    Big hugs all around, and I know you all will be making a special video of a special performance to deliver to a special person.

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