Appalachia Thankful November

Thankful November 2018 – Foxfire 3

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 3.” which is about animal care, banjos, and dulcimers, hide tanning, summer and fall wild plant foods, butter churns, ginseng, and more. To be entered simply leave a comment on this post. *Giveaway ends Monday November 19.

The winner of “Dorie Woman of the Mountains” is Maxine Appleby who said: “As you know, I teach about Appalachia and its wonderful people- like you and your family. I continue to be pleased and excited by your blog, the music videos and your gift of the words and phrases used in Appalachia. All that you do helps preserve and make known to countless people the traditions, language and skills of our Appalachian homeland. Thank you, so very much for all your gifts. If I were to win the book, I promise you I will read it to my “Appalachian Women “ class at Wofford next spring!!”

Maxine 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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    Betty Jo Eason Benedict
    November 18, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Tipper I look forward to your posts every morning . We have so many of the same memories ……. a pleasure to read via your gift of putting them on paper!

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    November 17, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    We’ve had two friends die this week. As sad as that is, they both loved music: one mainly guitars; the other liked to make dulcimers, cigar box guitars, and other instruments- even some original ones. The family of the first one has donated his instruments to our church so that they may be given to a young aspiring musician who perhaps can’t afford a starter instrument. Nice way to keep the music playing. The music from the other one will be kept alive through his grandchildren who are already displaying musical skills and some of their grandpa’ other musical and creative talents – – and the beat goes on . . . .

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    Ed Ammons
    November 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Tipper – Maxine might be interested to know that Dorie’s family moved to Spartanburg County and worked in the cotton mills for a while before hightailing it back to the high country.

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    Terry L Stites
    November 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I got so lucky years ago and was loaned the Foxfire books. I still use some of the things I read. Please put my name in the hat. Thank you for all you do for us daily.

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    November 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Hi…so happy for the lady that won the book on Dorie….which I am curious now to read it …I will be ‘on the hunt’ for it. Again I love this blog I came across it by ‘accident’ many years ago and even tho I live on the far east coast of Canada I am intrigued by Appalacian life and times….keep up your great work…and thank-you for sharing with us all! The best!

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    Sam Ensley
    November 17, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I had Foxfire3 at one time, but loaned it to someone and never got it back. Would like to have it.

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    Maxine Appleby
    November 17, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Hey, Tipper!
    I am beyond excited that I was the Winner of “ Dorie , Woman of the Mountains” ! I can hardly wait to share it in my spring class !!
    What a treasure- thank you so much!

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    November 17, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations Maxine! Tipper you are such a giver. I would love to read and learn from this book, as my dad skinned and dried out hides. I went hunting with him alot. Help him skin a few things to. Also he played a guitar and bass. And picked a little on the banjo. And we need to learn all about the wild life of different kinds of plants. Thanks again Tipper for everything you do. God Bless!

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    November 17, 2018 at 8:45 am

    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.

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    November 17, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Congratulations Maxine!It’s really nice that you will be sharing the book with even more people 🙂

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    November 17, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Oh, my goodness! Congrats to MA, my good friend. You will enjoy that book.
    I used to go to the Middle Tyger Library while my kids were doing after school things, sit in the back corner, and read the Foxfire books and local history.

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    Colleen Holmes
    November 17, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Good job, Maxine. Happy morning to everyone. I love this blog. Tip, your girls look just like you.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 17, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Congratulations Maxine, I know you and your class will love the book!

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    Gayle Larson
    November 17, 2018 at 7:50 am

    November is a great month for us to say thank you to you for your blog. We all need a reminder once in a while to be thankful for the trials and tribulations our forefathers went thru so we could be what we are today. Sometimes I wish I could go back and enjoy some time with those who have passed but I know some day we will all be reunited.
    Thanks for keeping the memories alive.

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      November 17, 2018 at 10:09 am

      I second these thoughts. Thank you, Tipper, for sharing so much with us. We are all richer by far because you do.

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    Ron Stephens
    November 17, 2018 at 7:28 am

    You have made me pay more attention to the expressions people use, including my own. And I appreciate anything that helps me listen better. All too often I listen with my ears but the meaning doesn’t necessarily reach my head much less hear with my heart. As my brother once quoted to me, “I know you understand what you think I said but do you understand that what you heard may not be what I meant.”

    I think I have Foxfire 3 packed away so you can skip me.

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    William P Dotson
    November 17, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Sounds like an interesting book, Tipper.

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