Appalachia Thankful November

Thankful November 2018 – Foxfire 2

Thankful-November 2018

During the month of November I host a variety of giveaways as a way of saying THANK YOU to Blind Pig and The Acorn readers. If you didn’t know it, you’re the best blog readers in the whole wide world!

Today’s giveaway is a used copy of “Foxfire 2.” which is about ghost stories, spring wild plant foods, spinning and weaving, midwifing, burial customs, corn shuckin’s, wagon making, and more. To be entered simply leave a comment on this post. *Giveaway ends Friday November 23.

The winner of “Foxfire 3” is Jackie  who said: “I’m sure I would enjoy it. I have been here over 12 years and still get strange looks over some of the way I phrase some things as well as when I talk about some of the things I remember from my youth.”

Jackie please email me your mailing address at [email protected] and I’ll get the book to you!

Be on the lookout for more Thankful November giveaways.


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  • Reply
    lynn legge
    November 21, 2018 at 8:21 am

    tipper…we are grateful for YOU….your blog gives me such joy..and heck…it teaches us about history…facts..plants…people…etc..youre a walking dictionary….id be grateful to be entered in the giveaway…have a blessed thanksgiving
    sending big ladybug hugs and love

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    Terry Stites
    November 21, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Thank you for letting me experience your mountains. Please enter me in your contest.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    November 20, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Although I read Blind Pig (I’m a faithful fan!), I have not been able to get my comment to post in awhile. What am I not doing that I used to do? I’ve even written for Blind Pig in years past, several times. And now I can’t get my comments to post! Let’s see if this one goes through! A Happy Thanksgiving, Tipper and family, and the large Blind Pig readership family!

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    Ed Ammons
    November 20, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    I just got back from the Post Office with a copy of Foxfire 7. I thought I had one here but might have given it away. Anyway pages 77 through 87 are about my father in law Clyde William Nations Sr. and Jr. They are both deceased now. Both were Freewill Baptist preachers. A lot of their beliefs and practices in the Church are described in those pages. They also express their knowledge of even older Baptist preachers who preceded them.
    Do you have #7? Have you read it? If not, would you like to? It is almost entirely about religious practices in Southwestern North Carolina and Northeast Georgia. I haven’t gone over it with a fine toothed comb but I wouldn’t be surprised to find mention made of Reverend Wade Earl Wilson. If not it should have been!

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    November 20, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I’m looking forward to getting the Foxfire book and devouring it. My ancestors were among the first settlers in Cade’s Cove and much of the Virginia and North Carolina mountains. Thank you in advance.

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    Jim Kennington
    November 20, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I’d love to win the Firefox 2. I’ve read two of the Firefox books, checked our of my library. Although I rarely comment, I never miss my daily dose of Tipper’s writing and Appalachian wisdom. And it’s always a treat to hear the expressions that I grew up with. At least once every few days, I get interrupted and asked to explain what I meant by poke, no count, or three sisters. Don’t seem likes there’s too many country folk new me in Southern California. Please keep writing and I promise I’ll keep reading every day.

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    Betsy Longoria
    November 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I collected some of the Foxfire books back in the seventies when I was in college. They disappeared somewhere between then and now. I appreciate my Appalachian roots even more now.

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    Jeanette Queen
    November 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Congratulations to you Jackie, the FoxFire Books are just great. One of my biggest enjoyments was when I went to the festival there and played music, so much fun. Tipper, I hope you and your wonderful family have a blessed Thanksgiving, I know you’ll have lotsa good food !

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    Jeanie Crutchfield
    November 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I always tried to save up my money and get me 1 book when we would go to the mountains. I loved to read and see pictures of how things were done in yesteryear. I would compare them with how my grandparents did them in another area mostly the coast. Basically were the same just a different location. I love Foxfire. My favorite books to get or a story of Cades Cove area. I have most of Carolyn Tyree Feagans books. Enjoy your morning post . Goes good with my first cup of the day.

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    Janis Sullivan
    November 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Thank you Tipper for all you do for all us readers. You are one of the people I am most grateful for. Trying some of your great recipes for the holidays. Again, thank you to all your family. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 20, 2018 at 9:01 am

    The Foxfire books are the most interesting books a person could ever read. I already have volumes 1, 2 and 3 and felt like I had won the lottery when I received them. I doubt I could give one of mine away. Knowing that you are offering the books as part of your giveaway lets us know how truly thankful you are.

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    November 20, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Tipper i recieved my cd. Thank you, thank you so much. Im going to get my family together and we’re going to listen to it. Im going to take a picture and send you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I am so thankful for my family. We have so much to be thankful for. Be praying for our Revival coming up. December the 17th. God Bless!

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    Maxine Appleby
    November 20, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations, Jackie!! Tipper, Deer Hunter, Chatter and Chitter—Happy Thanksgiving to all of you- and thank you for sharing your family and many talents with all of us!!

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    richard beauchamp
    November 20, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to your entire family!! I would like to be included in the Fox Fire 2 give away.

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    Teresa Estepp
    November 20, 2018 at 7:40 am

    During this time of Thanksgiving, I am thankful I discovered your blog. As a new reader of your daily posts, I enjoy being reminded of the talk and the ways of my family members whose roots are in Western North Carolina. That generation has passed on but I am thankful for the legacy they have left us. And I am thankful to be able to share some of their ways and traditions with my children and grandchildren. I am proud of my Appalachian heritage.

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    November 20, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Hi….enjoy your blog each and every day….I find it very interesting and learn so much. We in Canada have already celebrated our Thanksgiving ….always always so many things to be thank-ful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 20, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Congratulations, Jackie! In this grateful month we all have a lot to be thankful for! I would make a list but there are too many things to count but I will say the number one top of my list is my family and that’s you, Tip, and the rest of the Blind Pig gang!

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    November 20, 2018 at 5:08 am

    I can remember when my wife and I first married and going to the Library down town where we lived, and finding the fox fire books, made me home sick to get back to the country. Took us about 3yrs to get back. City life is not for this country mouse.

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