I’m so thankful for everyone who joined in by commenting on my Thankful November posts. Celebrating Blind Pig and The Acorn readers with giveaways is always a lot of fun for me.
Several winners haven’t sent their mailing addresses.
Here’s a round up of past winners along with an announcement of the winner of “A Smoky Mountain Boyhood.” If you see your name below please email your mailing address to me at [email protected]
Winner of “The Foxfire Book”: Maxine Appleby who said: “Tipper, As you know, I am really interested in learning about the old ways that Appalachian folk used to have as they went about their lives. Food preservation and storage was critical to eating during the winter months. I have loved learning these ways and teaching about them in my Appalachian Women courses at Wofford. So, I would really love to have a copy of Foxfire that smells of wood! Put me on the list for entry to win it, please!! Thanks for continuing to enrich our lives with the stories, music and people of this beautiful land.”
The winner of “My Life in Brasstown” is Colleen Holmes who said: “Love your blog. First thing in the morning I read it with my coffee.”
The winner of “Appalachian Values” by Loyal Jones: Becky Burnett Nunnaley who said: “I grew up the same way. My grandpa had a saying when someone who had dropped in was invited and accepted the invitation to eat: “You see what we have. Eat it if you can. If you can’t, don’t mess it up, because we have to! My husband is from California. He didn’t know what to think when I invited the sweaty, dirty worker who was remodeling our house to eat supper with us when he worked really late a couple of times. I just found it impossible to sit down and enjoy a meal with him outside and hungry.”
The winner of “Dorie Woman of the Mountain” by Florence Cope Bush: Yvette H Ridenour who said: “I grew up hearing stories of my Granny’s childhood and adulthood (she was born in 1911 and died in 2007) and how her grandmother and mother, and later she, too, made lye soap. Our background is British, too. I have had so many experiences of “sensing” something before it happened–it would take hours for me to recount them all. It’s something I began experiencing as a young adult, mostly through dreams, but sometimes just a feeling about something that later proved to be true. On the night Granny died, I was sitting with her and my husband was supposed to come to relieve me. I called him and told him that I thought I would stay–I had a strong feeling that she would die that night, and she did. I am so glad I was there when she breathed her last–she was the person in all the world who had the most impact on who I am and what I believe. I had a dream in 2010 of seeing her in heaven, and I know someday it will be fulfilled.”
The winner of “A Smoky Mountain Boyhood” Melinda who said: “Wonderful for Jim to publish the fruit of his labor of love! And you being highlighted in it – wow, just great to have both of you benefiting & encouraging each other! Feels good to hear positive examples of the good in our world.”