Thankful November

Thankful November – Deer Hunting and Winners

Collage of 2021 photos

The response to this year’s Thankful November has been wonderful! I’m sending a big thank you to each person who has taken time to comment and enter the giveaways!

The winner of “Dorie Woman of the Mountains” is Sarah Grimes who said: “Those words are majestically written just as I know those mountains are. I love reading your posts Tipper and would dearly love reading that book. Happy Thankful November to you and yours.”

The winner of “Grandma Gatewood” is Wanda Benzing who said: “I would love to read this book.”

The winner of “The Wilson Brothers at John C. Campbell Folk School & on Radio” is Regina who said: “Thank you so much for all your posts. They remind me of the good old days.”

Sarah, Wanda, and Regina please send your mailing address to me at [email protected] and I’ll get your things in the mail!

Today’s Thankful November giveaway is a copy of “Tales of Whitetails Archibald Rutledge’s Great Deer-Hunting Stories” edited by Jim Casada. To be entered in the giveaway leave a comment on this post. *Giveaway ends November 16, 2021. Jim has a great website, click here to jump over for a visit.


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    Rebecca Campbell
    November 15, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Just scouring through YouTube and found your channel. Love the way y’all talk!
    Now I’m here looking at vintage brogan boots and site came up. How awesome is that!!!
    From Oklahoma and I’m coming to the Appalachians one of these days. That area seems so appealing to me.

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    Barbara Parker
    November 12, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I love reading your posts. We all need this uplifting, informative way of life in Appalachia. Thank you for your time and work that you devote to it.

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    Lori Hughes
    November 12, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners! This latest book you mention sounds interesting as well. I love getting your posts every morning in my email. Starts the day off right! Thank you Tipper

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    Sandra Henderson
    November 12, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    I love Jim Casada’s writings…thanks for turning me onto him. I’m on his mailing list for his updates on his posts.

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    Donna Brewton
    November 12, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Another opportunity to read how others live, love and make their way in the world. That’s what this newest giveaway book sounds like. It would be fun to read and have on the shelf to loan out with the promise of returning. Please enter my name and once again thank you for making my world a brighter place to be.

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    November 12, 2021 at 10:54 am

    My husband is a deer hunter. He loves to hunt and loves the outdoors as well. He would love this book. I would love to win this for him and it would be a great Christmas present for him.

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    Sherry Whitaker
    November 12, 2021 at 10:51 am

    So happy for all the winners! Would love to win this deer hunting book for my son-in-law, who is headed for somewhere in Indiana with a grandson! I cannot thank you enough, Tipper for how much you bless all of us with your love of family, Appalachia & the Lord !

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    November 12, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Congratulations to the winners. I get Jim;s monthly letter and find him to be an interesting writer. This book would also be great.

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    Margie G
    November 12, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Tipper, you are THE AMBASSADOR OF APPALACHIA!!!! You bring out the goodness and fullness of life in this unique geographical location and people read your blog from all over this nation and all over the world! Thank you for cultural enrichment you contribute every day. BTW the many topics you discuss pique interest from eventually every reader who is welcomed into your circle…. it’s a BP&A family if you will!!! Blessings to all of you!!! You just make my life a little MORE joyful and happy and you give me hope as to what I can accomplish in the home. I’ve learned a lot from your blog. You’re a wonderful lady, Miss Tipper!!!

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    Oliver Holder
    November 12, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Would love to win this book. Casada is the real mccoy when it comes to these mountains as you are.

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    Greg Church
    November 12, 2021 at 8:35 am

    I would be interested in reading these stories. Some of my favorite times with my dad was hunting and fishing , usually with other “characters” along on the trip. Pranks among friends in a hunting camp make lifetime memories.

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    November 12, 2021 at 8:29 am

    My dad was a great hunter but believed in doing it in a humane & conservative way. He ‘supplied ‘ acres of soybeans (all the corners of his fields near the woods) so he had a vested interest in culling them. Tho I hated having those lovely animals killed I had grown up with livestock turning into our meals. My two younger brothers hunted along with Dad.

    It’s been over 20 years since Dad hunted the family farms here in SW Ohio. My brothers would still be hunting except for being struck with MS & Parkinson’s. I think all 5 of Dad’s children would enjoy deer hunting stories.

    Thank you for the beautiful uplifting blogs & music to brighten lives so many of your readers!

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    Ron Stephens
    November 12, 2021 at 8:12 am

    The only problem with Archibald Rutledge books is that he didn’t write enough of them. The plantation home of his stories is now the Hampton Plantation Historic Site. Parts of the house date back to the 1700’s. Mr. Rutledge poured a lot of work and money into restoring it before it was donated to the people of South Carolina. Just as you do for Appalachia, Tipper, he had a heart for the South Carolina tidewater; the people, the land and the plants and animals and it comes through in his writing.

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    November 12, 2021 at 8:09 am

    I have wanted to read this book for a long time, it’s in my wish list. Deer Hunting and Appalachian Heritage go perfectly together. I have Alot of happy memories hunting with my family, so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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    November 12, 2021 at 8:05 am

    As a new homesteader out here in East Texas, your blog is such a delight ti read. It gives me hope, useful tips, food for thought and reflection, and most important of all, humor. This year is the first hunting season and I wonder what great stories we will have to tell over time. Thank you for brightening my days.

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    Danilee Varner
    November 12, 2021 at 7:41 am

    My deerhunter would love this!
    I’m thankful this November for you and your family!

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    Kimberly Moore
    November 12, 2021 at 7:25 am

    I so enjoy your blog and videos. Recently made the black walnut cookies but decided they needed a dab of maple frosting on top. Yum!!!!!

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    Jane ODell
    November 12, 2021 at 7:22 am

    I am so grateful to have found your website. This was, for sure, one of the biggest blessings of the Covid lockdown: spending time with your wonderful family and being reminded of so many of the great blessings of being raised in the Appalachian mountains. Though I have moved to a neighboring state, my heart is still in the mountains and they call me frequently to come and visit. So much love, from SC, Jane

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    J. David Chrisman
    November 12, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Thanks for sharing your November thankfulness and Appalachian insights all year round! Tossing my hat in the ring for the “deer hunting stories” book. Thanks!

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    Martha D Justice
    November 12, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Congratulations to all the winners. I know yall will enjoy your books. I am thankful for The Blind Pig and Acorn posts. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there. I and two of my sisters were born on Thanksgiving Day , just in different years. Love to all ❤

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    Bill Powers
    November 12, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Please enter my name on the deer hunting stories giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog first thing every morning

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    November 12, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Congratulations to the winners! I love to hunt deer and since I was a boy reading stories of the hunt has been a favorite past time.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 12, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Thank you, Tip! These are trying times and you provide a bright spot first thing every morning to start our day!

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    John Hart
    November 12, 2021 at 6:07 am

    You and Casada! BP&A everyday and Jim once a month. It does not get any better than this.

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