Spreading The October Love

Spreading The October Love

Time to Spread the Love to all the readers who took time to comment during the month of October-you truly do make the Blind Pig & the Acorn a better place to visit-and I thank you.

Janet, Just Jackie, Julie at Elisharose, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay Ledford, Osagebluff Quilter, Warren, David Templeton, Glenda, Fencepost, Rick’s Whitetail Woods, Mary Life In A Cordwood Cabin, 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, Sheryl Paul, Kenneth M. Roper, Anastasia, Mike McLain, Nancy Simpson, Kenneth O Hoffman, Mamabug, Kat, Lonnie Dockery, Canned Quilter, Kathryn Magendie, Jim Casada, Don Casada, Charline, Bradley, Uncle Al, Rooney Floyd, Teresa, Rachel Sliding Through Life, Luann, Ethel, Sheila Bergeron, Jennifer In OR, Melissa P Misplaced Southerner, Wanda Devers, Bill Dotson, Donna W, Sandy Carlson, Janet Pressley, PinnacleCreek, Nancy A Rural Journal , Suzi Phillips, Debby Brown, RB, Pointless Picks, Lise, John Dilbeck , Mary Shipman, Shirla, downthelanegirl, Glynda, Sue Crane, Lisa At 2 Bears Farm, Gary Powell, Ed Myers, Dolores, Sassy, Baking Barb, Sherie Rowe, Charlotte, Mary Rutherford, Elizabeth K, Susie Swanson, Cee, Wayne Newton, Laurie Stone, NCMountainWoman, Tea4Too, Jackie Garvin, Bf, Ron Banks, Mary Berrong, John Stonecypher, Tom, Chip D., Lewis, Tim Mclemore, Sandy, Rosann Kent, Robin Naneix, Nancy M., Tony Foster, Brenda ‘Okie in Colorado, Carol Isler, Kristina in TN, Bill Burnett, Leon, Madge, Kimberly, Kim at Stuff Could Be Worse, Thurmon Allen, Ed Ammons, Laura Williams Musings, Carol, Juana, Ethelene Dyer Jones, Patty Hall, Joe Mode, Judy, Karen Larsen, Grandma Sallie, Janice MacDaniels, Christine, Lanny, Linda Kerlin, Sue Nugent, Brian Blake, Laura Cunningham, Dorothy Sanderson, Robin, Sam Ensley, Will Dixon, Alica Happily Married To The Cows, Kay, Paula Rhodarmer, Linda Chidress, Diane, Marilyn, Mary Jo, Dawn,  Sam at My Carolina Kitchen, HinTN, Rose C, John, Sherry Whitaker, Sarah Van Nus, Staci Prickett, Vera Guthrie, Lisa Bicknell, Malcolm, Barry, Debora Kerr, Crystal, Sandra Sarafian, Fishing Guy, Georgia, Eva, Toni Hodges, Rechelle, Gerald, Cheryl Soehl, Shirley Owens, Coffeemuses, Joe Penland, Granny Pam, Benny Watt Terry, Hummer, Joe Walker, Farmchick, John Ratterree, Katie Byrd, Tim Rice, Grandpa Ken, Ed Mahaffey, Trinity, Kaye, Sandy K, June in Miss, Nicole at Rare Bird, and Garland Davis.


This month’s prize is…us-music by the Blind Pig Gang. The winner gets to pick 10 songs from the music player in the top right of this page-making sure they are by Paul Wilson or The Pressley Girls.

And the winner is…Susie Swanson! Pick out your songs Susie-and email the list to me along with your address-and I’ll send a cd over the mountain and down the holler your way.



Don’t forget to click on a commenter’s name above (all the ones in orange have a website too) and go for a visit, I know you’ll be glad you did.



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  • Reply
    susie swanson
    November 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Ahhhh, Tipper this is awesome. I’m so thrilled and honored to have a CD. Shock is more the word for it. You are like a breath of fresh air. I love your posts and learn something new everytime I pass through.. You and your blog are such a wealth of history.I enjoy listening to all of those songs. Your family is so talented. Thank you again and I’ll cherish it forever..Susie

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    November 5, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Congratulations, Ms. Swanson!
    Tipper, sounds like you are gonna have some fun giving away all those prizes!

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    Suzi Phillips
    November 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Yay, Tipper! No one who regularly visits Blind Pig is the least bit surprised at your growing following. I always feel like I’ve had a lovely visit with an old friend. Thanks for being so personable & personal-

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    Miss Cindy
    November 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Congratulations to Suzie Swanson on winning this months music prize.
    And warm thoughts to Sue Crane and hubby as they venture to TX. Be sure to take warm socks, hand cream and chap stick, hospitals are notoriously cold and dry.
    Tipper, congratulations of passing the 1000 mile marker. I’m sure that number will continue to grow because of the love and quality you offer!

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    November 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Tipper, No surprises with the number of 1,000 plus, your blog is the best. I love reading it daily and as I’ve stated in the past I especially love your recipes. The love and time that you put into this blog is so appreciated, you truly are a very loving and caring person and even though I have never had the opportunity to meet you in person I feel as if you are a friend that I’ve known for years.

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    November 1, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Congratulations on breaking 1000 subscribers… I find a kindred spirit here… when I went ‘home’ to Sparta NC to visit family, it really was like going home, like where I belonged.

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    Darlene LaRoche
    November 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I am so glad I found your blog…just love to read it and to listen to the music!! Keep up the great job….thank you for sharing !!!

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    November 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Congratulations on breaking 1000! I can only hope to get there one day, myself. Thanks for the link!

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    Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings
    November 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I’m loving your blog Tipper! It’s like I met a kindred spirit who loves her Applachian ways as much as I do!

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    Laurie Stone
    November 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I can’t believe you are surprised that 1000 people want to hear what you have to say!
    The heartfelt love you have for your family, culture and home comes across with each posting.
    I love the way you’re able to poke good natured humor into the memories while keeping the dignity alive.
    Often, when I’m writing about my ancestors – I wonder if they would approve or disapprove of the characterizations I’ve given them.
    I believe your grandma’s and grandpa’s would be proud of the portrayals you’ve given them in the 21st century!
    To borrow a phrase I heard recently – You’ve put the flesh and bones back on them and their ways…
    Thank you Tipper for all that you have given us!

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    Vicki Lane
    November 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Congratulations on the thousand mark! You have one of the best blogs (with the best commenters) around for anyone who wants to know about out part of the world. I know I’ve sent quite a few folks your way.

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    Sue Crane
    November 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    @Cee & Tipper — thanks for the love and prayers, now there’s some true natural healing and medicine! Can’t have too many prayers and too many friends – and those whom we have never met but feel close to via such blogs are exceptional blessings.

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    November 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Congradulation to Susie Swanson for winning the Blind Pig Gang
    CD. I know you’ll enjoy it…Ken

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    November 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Congradulations and I hope those
    numbers keep rising. You’ve got
    the best blog out there because
    you speak from the heart, and
    people like that.
    And our prayers go with Sue Crane
    and her husband in this time of
    I’m so glad November is here, my
    favorite time of the year. Thanks
    for sharing your enduring love of
    Appalachian culture…Ken

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    November 1, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Congratulations Tipper, it doesn’t surprise me one bit that you have that many followers. Your blog is like a breath of fresh air! To Susie Crane, who commented her husband would be going for radiation – I pray everything goes well for him.

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    November 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Thank you Tipper, for what you do every day to preserve all our memories of the past and hopes for the future! 1,000 is just the begining and the sky’s the limit!

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    Granny Sue
    November 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Who would not want to read your posts, Tipper? They’re fascinating. Congratulations on the number of subscribers!

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    Sue Crane
    November 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

    We will be leaving home on Saturday for a 6 week stay in TX as my husband undergoes a cycle of radiation therapy. In listing what to pack I’m including things that are “home” reminders and comforts that we are used to. We are taking not one but two laptops so we can keep up with our favorites and be in touch. And your blog is a daily joy to me.

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    November 1, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I’m not at all surprised to learn that your subscribers have reached 1,000. Once a person finds The Blind Pig, it’s almost impossible to start the day without coming here first. I’m doing my share to keep those numbers climbing.

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    B. Ruth
    November 1, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Congratulations for a wonderful month filled with interesting posts of haints, ghosts, spooky happenings, ravens, crows and warts…LOL Loved it!!!!
    I know you worked hard getting everything together and all the photos fit perfectly…
    What a great following. I see more walking the web that will participate with their mountain experiences…It’s like coming home!
    Thanks Tipper, and congratulations to Susie for winning the cd!

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    November 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Congrats to Susie! Sounds like November is gonna be a fun month too!

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    Uncle Al
    November 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for a “spooky-ful” (sp) 🙂 October. Tipper, you should be the one who is thanked. We all probably don’t realize just how much time you put into your blog. I can’t count how many interesting, funny, useful and helpful things I’ve gotten from your blog. As you know I love experimenting with cooking things and usually try some of the recipe’s. ( I do most of the cooking at our place) Just made “Aunt Mary Jo’s apple pie for last Sunday evening’s Pastor appreciation meal. Thanks again!

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    Jim Casada
    November 1, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Tipper–Good going on the 1,000 followers. As someone with a web site in my own right, I have a sense of how gratifying it is to see those numbers rise.
    Now, to turn to a suggestion. I enjoyed your themed segments in recent weeks (crows and haints) and would like to suggest another one. How about something on enduring mountain Thanksgiving traditions? I know you have something along that line planned for Christmas and December, but November offers its own distinctive nostalgia.
    Jim Casada

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    Thurmon Allen
    November 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Tipper as has been said above thank you for all the spooky stories in October. November is a specail month to me and my family as it starts the Holiday season. Lots of cooking will be going on at the Allen house along with being thankful for all that we have. I wish all of your readers a blessed Thanksgiving.

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    November 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Tipper, I had just recently got myself this computer always telling folks I was to olde to learn this —so a friend sent me a link to your blog since I live in an olde log cabin and do live much like you do in the hills of of Appalachia and now every day I can hardly wait to here from her and now you as well for I feel like you are an olde friend—your Crow week and now the month of October was of much interest–I am looking forward to all your news in this month of November. You do a great job and therefore I am not one bit surprized you have so many folks that follow you. Many Blessings Linda Kerlin

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    November 1, 2011 at 8:32 am

    congrats on reaching the 1000 mark. i love your blog because it stirs my memories

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    Ed Myers
    November 1, 2011 at 8:30 am

    With all due respect to the Deer Hunter, you are one wonderful woman, Tipper.
    I, and I’m sure the other readers, very much appreciate the time and effort you devote to this blog.
    What better living history than this, a virtual general store from the old and new southern mountains, complete with cracker barrel and sour pickles.

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    Karen Larsen
    November 1, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Tipper– Thank you for the wonderful Spooky October full of stories. The one yesterday was so beautiful and moving. I love October and am a bit sad it’s over with for this year. But November will bring its own joys. Thanks for all you do. Although I live just a bit above the Mason Dixon line, I find Appalachian culture fascinating and I’m glad you are keeping it alive and well. Blessings to you, your family and all of your readers! K

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    Lisa @ Two Bears Farm
    November 1, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Wow, 1000 subscribers! Congratulations – that’s awesome. And happy November 🙂

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    November 1, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Sounds like it will be an exciting month. Not only will the readers continue to remember or learn more about the Applachain old ways, but it is a way of spreading ideas. Thanks, Tipper! I am looking forward to the next two months, especially.

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    Mary Shipman
    November 1, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Tipper, you are following in the tradition of Native Americans, who believed it was more important to give away than to keep. You freely give the wondrous history of your area to those of us who hunger for simplicity and wisdom in the world we live in. Thank you for the gifts you provide every day in your blog.

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