Appalachia Thankful November

Thankful November 2018

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It’s that time of the year again…the time to 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!

There’ll be a variety of giveaways throughout the month so be on the lookout for any that you might like to enter.

In years past, a few readers have emailed saying they’d like to donate something to be given away during the month. If you have something you’d like to share send me an email at [email protected] with the details.

Shepherd of My Soul by Jerry and Paul Wilson

The giveaways start today with two of Pap and Paul’s cd “Shepherd of My Soul.” For a chance to win one of the cds, leave a comment on this post. Giveaway ends Sunday November 4. Go here to pick up your own copy of the cd.


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    November 2, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I love reading your blog and the other post. You and my cup of coffee , what else could make my day go better ( besides my prayer to God) God Bless!

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    George W Moore
    November 2, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Thank you, enjoy reading Blind Pig and the Acorn every day

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    November 1, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Absolutely, thank you, Tipper, for this wonderful blog, my very favorite. Amen and ditto to Tina’s comments. And while the other readers are beginning their day with you, I always save the best for last and end my day with your blog. I ease back, relax and mentally return to that earlier time as I read what is on your mind for the day and enjoy the readers’ comments. Really! The commenter community is a big part of the richness of The Blind Pig and the Acorn. Thank you, Tipper! God bless.

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    Ed Ammons
    November 1, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I have the CD already but I wanted to let you know I have been rewarded far beyond what I deserve. I have had some tough times lately and you have done more than you’ll ever know to keep me afloat. Thank You!

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    Sherry Whitaker
    November 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I am so thankful for a day of actual fall coolness here in Florida today. Also I am so thankful for you & The Blind Pig! My heart is in those mountains. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful stories & applachian everything with us.

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    betty stephenson
    November 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    i love reading the blog every day and also listening to all your great musichave agreat day

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    Amanda Burts
    November 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Look forward to your blog everyday!

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    November 1, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Tipper, thank you for giving us a treat every morning with The Blind Pig. Thanks to Paul, also, for finding and updating some of the family’s and his and Pap’s old recordings. Also, Tina, beautifully said in your comment.

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    November 1, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Somehow I stumbled on to the Blind Pig and Acorn some years ago and I too want to thank you for your blog. It is usually the first thing I read when I have my cup of coffee in the morning. I don’t always have time to comment but I so enjoy reading “about a time that once was,” as mentioned before. A married woman, with children, holding down a full-time job, and being there for her parents, and putting out a blog every day – Amazing!!! Thank you, again!

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    November 1, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I am thankful for the day I was searching the internet for something else and stumbled on your blog. You have shared some wonderful recipes, let me get to know your family, brought back so many memories with Appalachian stories, words and sayings. The Blind Pig & The Acorn readers are the thankful ones!

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    November 1, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I enjoy your blog – especially the music and reminders of our old ways of doing things.

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    Ken Roper
    November 1, 2018 at 9:10 am

    I already have a cd of “Shepherd of My Soul”, so if my name pops up, please give it to someone else so they can enjoy. I always thought of Pap as the Greatest Generation anyway. …Ken

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    Colleen Holmes
    November 1, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Tip, love this blog. Keep iit coming.

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    November 1, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I’ve played 5string since I was 14. That’s 51 years. bg gospel has always been my favorite. Many’s the time we stayed up till all hours of the night singing gospel tunes. Finding blindpigandtheacorn has been a God send. Thank you Tipper for being here.

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    November 1, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Blind pig is the best way to start my morning each day. I have learned so much through this site. Hopefully, Tipper will continue to educate and share the Appalachian stories for many more years.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 1, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Every day my first order of business is reading the Blind Pig. So, thank YOU my friend, and the mother of my grandchildren!

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    Tina Bartlett
    November 1, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Reading BLIND PIG AND THE ACORN is a must every day. You take me back to a time that once was. One of God, family, home, and land. Too often it is forgotten where real peace and happieness comes from. My soul cries for the music from which the mountains sing. Thank you to BLIND PIG AND THE ACORN for the time and energy it takes to make this happen, for all of us who love the appalachian way.

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    Mary Lou McKillip
    November 1, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Tipper. You are a bright light that shines into so many readers. I can’t wait to see what Tipper has on her web site Thank you dear heart for all such wonderful ideals and information . God gave you and the girls so many talents which you are sharing with others. Thank you

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    Annette Casada Hensley
    November 1, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Thank you for being a bright light to start each of my days!

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    Don Byers
    November 1, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Thank you for making the Blind Pig and the Acorn possible!!! My morning coffee just wouldn’t be the same!

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