Ghost Stories

Spreading The September Love


I’m sending a big Thank You to all the Acorns who took the time to comment during the month of September. You went along with me as I preserved food for the girls lunches, saved flower seeds the way Granny taught me, ate some delicious food at a pig pickin, finally got my fall garden planted, helped the boys pick out the Midnight Special, listened to the katydids, cured the toothache-and the itch.

Each comment you leave on the Blind Pig makes it a better place-and I thank each of you:

Sandy Carlson, Rick M., Cathy, wkf, Janet, Mary’s Writing Nook, PaulaKathleenAmy, Carolyn A.Just JackieThe TexicanJulie at Elisharose, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay LedfordSheila, Osagebluff Quilter, Dee from Tennessee, MarleneKim Campbell, Terry, Matthew Burns, GrannyPamWarrenThreecollieHelen G., LannyThe Fishing GuyKristi, Mary Traveling HammerPetra Michelle, SolsticeDreamerLisa, David Templeton, Jennifer in OR, Teresa AtkinsonTwosquaremeals, Jenny-JennyGreta KoehlFarmchick PaulaNancy M., Julie Curtis, Glenda, LeslieNancy SimpsonFencepostRick’s Whitetail Woods, Martina, IcecreamShirleyTrisha Too, Brenda S ‘Okie in Colorado, Valarie, Mary Life In A Cordwood Cabin, My Carolina Kitchen, Kelli, Caution Flag, Picture Girl, Pat Workman, Farmchick, Old Red Barn Co., Randy, Emily Cole, Kay, Mary-Annies Goat Hill, Michelle, Molly, Marie, Nancy, Patty H, Mike Mclain, Marydon Ford, Sheila, Kat, Shirley Bullock, Apple, Egghead, Tammy, Christina’s Joy, Coach Daily, Peggy P, Granny Sue, Christina Bumblee Bee Bags, Paul Saltcreek, Carole Corlew, Yolanda, Toni Love Hyder Williams, Eva M. Wike, Lynda Lawerence, Shirley, Chris, Suzanne, GaFarmWoman , Patty Hall, Doug D, Ger Kusterman, E, Kristee, Ginger Leigh, Kikithespunkymunkey, Paul Wald, Far Side Of Fifty, Phil, Crowjoy, and TenZen.

I want to give you a heads up on some things that will be going on here at the Blind Pig. Starting soon-I’ll be adding a new monthly feature. I’ve written about writers from Appalachia before, mostly poets, but in the future I’m going to make a real effort to support Appalachian Writers. Doesn’t matter to me-if folks write for the masses and the money or if they write for their own creative outlet-I believe they all should be supported and celebrated-so be on the look out for this new feature.

Today is October 1st-this begins the month of black cats, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and trick-or-treaters. I plan to share some spooky stories during the month-and I hope you’ll help me by sharing some too.

The stories can be funny, silly, eerie, mysterious, scary-just something that fits this month. Got more than one?

Now back to spreading the love. The prize for September is a small altered digital photo-made by me. The winner is…

Janet -Hope you like the prize! And I hope the rest of you Acorns keep commenting!



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    October 5, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Hey there Tipper. I wrote a “scary” story for you on my blog. I was gonna use your “Scary” picture and link to your blog. The problem with wordpress is I do all the work. Could you email me that picture and the address you want the scary stories to link to? I would try to get you a couple good ghost stories before Halloween. BOO!

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    Carole Corlew
    October 5, 2009 at 12:15 am
    This is one scary story!

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    Shirley bullock
    October 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    There was a man in eastern Ky. that whittled away all that he made with hard spirits.
    His wife and children suffered terribly for it.
    A new preacher came to town and was appalled at the lazy, druken man.
    He was even more upset that the previous pastor and deacons had not succeeded in changing the man’s ways.
    The man prayed, “Oh Lord I need your help, it is going to take nothing short of a miracle.”
    Well, the tavern the man frequented was just past the grave yard, and the preacher was inspired.
    The next night the man was skipping, swigging and singing as he approached the cemetery. He dropped his bottle, out of the cemetery floated a being!
    The man started to run and the white wraith ran right behind him.
    They ran for a couple of miles and the man’s drunken legs gave out.
    Sure he was going to meet his doom, the man plopped down on a log, gasping for air and holding his aching sides.
    The Ghost sat down beside him barely winded, turning to the man he said “Well, that was quite a run, wasn’t it?”
    The young preacher was sure now was his opportunity to help the man change.
    The man looked upon the preacher with eyes wide in terror. “Yup, as soon as I catch me breath, we’re gonna have another one!”
    That night the preacher chased the man all the way home.
    Do you know that man changed his ways and even became a deacon in the church.
    This happened in the late 1880’s in eastern Ky.

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    Farm Chick Paula
    October 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Congrats to Janet! Wonderful prize, Tipper- that’s a beautiful picture!

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    October 2, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations, Janet!
    Good luck, Chitter and Chatter!
    And, Tipper, you know how I love Halloween!!!

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    October 2, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Hey – where is the fall festival this weekend? This weekend is the only one we have open before THanksgiving and we were going to get out and ride some.

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    October 2, 2009 at 6:34 am

    You should have been in marketing. You have extraordinary talent in that area. Thanks for all of your good ideas.

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    October 2, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Hi Tipper, you are creative with your blog and I look forward to anything you propose. I have a funny story about my father when he was a young man. I think I’ll use it on my blog and link to you.
    Look forward to your family performing at the Fall Gestival this weekend.

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    Amy - parkcitygirl
    October 1, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Good luck to Chitter and Chatter – they will do great!

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    October 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Thank You! I can’t believe I won.
    Good luck to your girls, I’m sure they’ll do great.

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    Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado'
    October 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I’m looking forward to the Appalachian stories and poems and the scary stories for halloween. I know the girls will do great. They are so beautiful and talented. Thanks again for making my day a little brighter. You have been such a blessing to me Tipper.

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    Miss Cindy
    October 1, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Congratulations Janet, that is a lovely picture!
    Hey, thanks for the sneak preview…..give us something to look forward to.
    I’m really looking forward to the Fall Festival. Seeing Chitter and Chatter dance and sing, this will be their first time singing at the festival!!
    Also a little bird told me that Tipper would be playing the guitar with Pap and Paul.
    I can hardly wait!

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    October 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I want to say thank you to you for having such a wonderful place to come visit, learn and read!The new montly feature on the writer’s sounds wonderful. And yes, I have a scary story or two…and they are real! I will email them to you later. Blessings,Kathleen

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    October 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I’m in the Hallowe’en mood this year, more than any other…looking forward to stories that make me shiver!;D

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    October 1, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Great ideas! It’s a lot of fun to follow you through your blog. Good Luck to the girls, all that practice will pay off! Happy October!

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    October 1, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Congratulations Janet, that is a awesome prize.

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    October 1, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Wish I was there to watch the girls. I wish them good luck!
    That painting you did is beautiful!!!

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