Spreading January’s Love & Something New

Blind Pig

Time to Spread the Love for the month of January. I’m sending a great big Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment during the month-you truly do make the Blind Pig a better place to visit.

JanetJust JackieJulie at Elisharose, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay LedfordOsagebluff Quilter, Terry, Warren, LannyThe Fishing GuyPetra Michelle, David Templeton, Nancy M., GlendaFencepostRick’s Whitetail Woods, Mary Life In A Cordwood Cabin, Farmchick, Paul Saltcreek, B. Ruth, Vicki Lane, Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D., Sarah, Wanda, Stacey South Western PA, Lynn Legge, Pat in East TN, Jen,  Sandra, Betsy from Tenn, Granny Sue, Sheryl Paul, Kenneth M. Roper, Anastasia, Mike McLain, Rachelle, Greta Koehel , Nancy Wigmore, Nancy Simpson, Kenneth O Hoffman, Mamabug, Kat, Lonnie Dockery, Canned Quilter, Kathryn Magendie, Jim Casada, Rhonda Haslam, Don Casada, Charline, Vera Guthrie, Garland Davis, Vickie, Judith Alef, Dilli, Larry Proffitt, Granny Pam , Bradley, Elizabeth K, Uncle Al, Dee from TN, Misty, Trisha Too, Kay, SharonD, Uncle Dave, Rooney Floyd, Martina, Paul Certo, Teresa, Susan, Pappy, Cheryl Soehl, Patty Hall, Wayne Newton, Tom, Rachel Sliding Through Life, Luann Sewell Waters, Ethel, Mark Selby, Nancy- A Rural JournalEm, Carrie, Sandy, Matthew Burns, Sheila Bergeron, J.E. Smith, My Carolina Kitchen, Clint, Audrey, D, Apple, Anne, BasketsbyRose, Dolores, Jennifer In OR, Nancy, Melissa P, Wanda, Paula, Judy, M. Hawk, Yolanda, Barbara Gantt, Jan, Grannis Little Corner, Marlene, Downthelanegirl, Amy Jo Phillips, Amy, KGL, Bill Dotson, Marilyn, Meemsnyc, Donna W, Shane Moad, Michelle, Shirley Metts, Betty Blevins, Jerry McKelvy, Sandy Carlson, Linda, Sallie C, Susan Leist, Shirley Owens, DocHunter48, Joe Penland, Dean, Alana, Egghead, Charlie Fletcher, Janet Pressley, Elithea, PinnacleCreek, Sara Middlebrook, Farmwife at Midlife, Samantha, Megan, Nathanael Young, Dejoni, Glynda, Sue Fischer, Paula Rhodarmer, Phyllis Salmons, Sue, Sherri, jj, Michele, William R. Hughes, Jr., Bill, Robyn, Judy, Bonnie Pence, Will Dixon, Brenda Quick, Chef E, Betty Lance Pacher, Diana, Gary Powell, Alet
a, Wanda, Sid Gilchrist, Kayla, Mary Jackson Myers, Allen Fuller, Greensboro Daily Photo , Mary, Janet Iles, Richard Harrison, Rhonda-ravelly, Judith, Celia Miles, Steve Smith, Tammy Perkins, Debbie~auen, Laoi Gaul-Williams, Crystal, Robert, Nels Boehme, Ignatzz, PattyT, Ralf, Pointless Picks, JM, Sandy Kueng, and Marie.

January’s winner is… Steve Smith!

And he wins-Volume Twenty-three of the Journal of Kentucky Studies. Hope you enjoy reading it Steve!

I have something to tell you about. I’m starting a new series, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I kept putting it off-because I wasn’t sure exactly how it would work-actually I’m still not sure. But I’m tired of studying on it-and decided to just do it-and if I need to make changes along the way I will.

One of the things I’ve worried about the most is-not wanting to ask you guys to do anything more for me-you already help me preserve and celebrate my Appalachian Heritage-and I’m so grateful for your help-that I hate to ask you to do something else.

My new series-is a photographic journey of sorts. While I sincerely hope you’ll take time to click over and look at each pic-please don’t feel compelled to comment-unless you’re just busting at the seams to do so.



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    February 5, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations, Mr. Smith!!!!

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    February 2, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Just wanted to let you know Tipper that I gave you an award.

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    Sheryl Paul
    February 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I enjoy the pictures you post in the blog so much, I know I will enjoy the photo’s in your new project too.

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    February 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I love your new project. I really enjoy reading your blog since it takes me back to my childhood and my grandparents talking about home. The
    moved to Detroit in 1919 and only went back for
    visits every year. My grandmother always said the
    I was related to 90% of Polk and Rutherford counties and since getting into genealogy alittle. boy was she correct. I look forward to reading about your days.

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    Miss Cindy
    February 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations to Steve! Somewhere in “the box of pictures” is an old photo of my aunt Reva that looks very much like the picture on that book. Guess that shouldn’t be a surprise it is from the same era.

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    February 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I really do love coming here, it’s so… comfy, and sometimes challenging, just right.
    Worked in the Hot House today seeding artichokes and thinking of you in a moon signs sorta way. I seem to have a bit of a proclivity for stretchin’ the moon sign stuff, today was a good day for root veggies, but since artichokes need good roots because they are a perennial, I justified. Mostly ‘cuz I was supposed to be planting them early but couldn’t find the packet I knew I had so went out and got me another. Which of course caused me to find the misplaced one. Any way all that to say is the moon sign thing is difficult (but good) on procrastinators like me, and it causes me to think of you.

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    February 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    i have a photo of my dad’s sister and the dress is almost identical to the one in the photo. you had lots of visitor last month

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    B. Ruth
    February 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Tipper, Tipper, Tipper,
    Please take us another picture of that ‘LOVE Tree’ when the Sarvis trees are blooming behind it!…LOL
    Love the new photo site…!
    “Such a good idee!”…as Grandma would say..
    Congrats to Steve…
    Thanks Tipper,

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    February 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed yet another month of virtual travelling to the Appalachia and a unique journey through your heritage. I can’t wait to set out on your photographic journey and find out more about the Appalachia. Thank you, Tipper.

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    SandyCarlson (USA)
    February 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Great stuff. I will have a look at your pix. I enjoy your blog so much.

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