Appalachia Blog Thankful November

Thankful November

thankful november at Blind Pig and The Acorn

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 would 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.

Bet you could guess my first giveaway would be…

The Pressley Girls cd - when it ends in a walk

a Pressley Girls cd! All you need to do to be entered in the giveaway is leave a comment on this post. Giveaway ends November 11. If you’re interested in picking up your own copy of the cd go here.




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    Terry Huffaker
    November 6, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Sincere thanks for keeping stories and memories of Appalachian life alive, Tipper! They take me back to some of the very happiest days of my life! Look forward to possibly seeing a story of “one room schoolhouse” experiences one day. They had such great names like “Old Glory”, “Zula”, “Dry Hollow”, and Mt. Zion. So often there was a small Churchhouse of like name nearby.

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    Cynthia morris
    November 18, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    My favorite is What Child is This

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    Dianna Marie Thomas
    November 10, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Hi! Thank you soooo much for the link on the apples. I did do a run of these and of course you were right……they are really good! The Blind Pig & The Acorn really makes my day-every day. It takes me back to the days I spent with my Granny (who passed at age 97) & all the wonderful specialties in life that meant so much then and even more so now. Your girls & their musical talent is rare nowadays. i work in a high school & we all need to pray for our children coming up in this world. Thanks for taking your time for others. May God richly bless each and everyone of you! He with no doubt has and will continue.

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    Matt Bumguardner
    November 10, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Really like Blind Pig and the Acorn and would like a copy of the cd!!

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    Beth Brown
    November 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I’m a relatively new subscriber and have to agree with the other posters that your blog just makes me feel good! Reading your blog, listening to the Pressley girls, reminds me that this world is actually a pretty nice place! Thank you for sharing your blessings!
    Beth Brown

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    November 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I love Thanksgiving. Actually it’s really everyday I thank God for his blessings.

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    Barbara Gantt
    November 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Listening to the girls is like being back home. Love the music. I would love to have a cd of them.

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    November 7, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I too enjoy your blog. I would love to have a copy of the cd. You are an amazing family!

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    November 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I would sure love to have this cd of the wonderful and accomplished Pressley Girls! Congratulations to all on the completion of the project! Love the cover photo, too.

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    Leon Estes
    November 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I would be pleased to win the “contest” for a CD of the Pressley Girls. I often listen to the singing you present on YouTube. I listened again today to “Words of Life”. I also like what you share about on Blind Pig and The Acorn.

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    Brenda Schlosser
    November 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I have been watching these two beautiful and talented gals since they were little. Their talent has skyrocketed. I would love to win their CD. I can hardly wait to see what God has planned for their musical future.

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    Janis Sullivan (Jan)
    November 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I am just so grateful for all the blessings you all add to my life, and keep me from missing my folks so much. You bring me so many good things. I’d say music, laughs, and memories top them, and I enjoy them all. Thank you so for being in my life.

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    Lynda M Carter
    November 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I am thankful for your love of all things “Appalachian” and enjoy the music..especially the old hymns.

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    libby rouse
    November 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Blind Pig is my favorite blog, the memories and the music! Would love to win the CD!

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    Sherry Whitaker
    November 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Oh how I would love the girl’s cd! I am so very thankful for the Blind Pig blog…it just feels like family and I learn so much.

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    November 7, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Every time I come in and turn on my computer, the very first e-mails I look for is the Blind Pig and the Acorn and all the commenters. For about 10 years I have been Blessed by all the Folks in Wilson Holler. I’m so Proud of The Pressley Girls and their new CD. …Ken

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    November 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I look forward to your blog every morning. It almost always triggers memories pf past events in my life. I always enjoy the music and would definitely enjoy the cd.

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    betty stepheson
    November 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    would so much love to get a cd of the girls cant believe how fast they grow up we seem to just miss it you all have a great week and hello from christchurch new zealand

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    mark a mojado
    November 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Happy Native American Month .And Thank You !

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    November 7, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I’m thankful there are still people who appreciate good family life, being resourceful, sharing stories, supporting each others creative endeavors, and making music together.

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    David Templeton
    November 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

    We thank God every day for our parents and our families and we thank Him for our life in East Tennessee and Appalachia. For our church. And a great blessing: To know Blind Pig and the Acorn and the folks who love it as we love it. With all in our life, we are blessed.

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    November 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Blind Pig and a cup of coffee sure set me straight in the morning. Thank you for a reminder of simpler, kinder times, and what’s really important.

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    Gloria Strother
    November 7, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I enjoy Blind Pig so much! I would love to have the girls’ CD!

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    Ed Ammons
    November 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Now why in the world would I want another Pressley Girls cd. I already have two. I picked them up at the post office yesterday. They would have been here sooner but the Postal Service thought they needed to to go to “Somewhere”, Egypt first. But they were worth waiting for, let me tell you. Carrie Pretzel (must be their manager) even got the Pressley Girls to autograph them for me.
    Tipper, you and the Mister have been blessed and I have been blessed! A bunch of us have been blessed I think! The whole world could be blessed too if they would just open their eyes!

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    Charles Ronald Perry, Sr.
    November 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Would love to win the CD. You are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family

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    Grady Stanley
    November 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Your Blind Pig blog is something I look forward to reading every morning. It always reminds me of my Daddy’s family. They were just country folks from eastern NC (Smithfield) but their habits, traditions, terminology/language and overall culture just were not that different from the Appalachian culture you share with us all. Reading Blind Pig makes me feel like I’m sitting at my grandmother’s table with all the family, and I’m right at home again!

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    Richard Beauchamp
    November 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

    What a wonderful keep sake this would be after watching the girls grow up on this Blog !

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    November 7, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Makes my day everyday,makes. Me homesick for the foothills of NC.Thank You for sharing your life and Your Families GOD given talents

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    November 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I subscribed to the blind pig after I left my roots in NC,I love your post,and the music that you share is the music I grew up listening At My grandparents House,and I miss them dearly.thank you for sharing your life with all of us.I love the blind pig

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    November 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Love the music you share on the blog but it’s made even more enjoyable because of the stories you include.

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    Richard Moore
    November 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Blind Pig is my favorite read every morning. I learn from every post and comments with smiles and laughs thrown in for good measure.

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    November 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I have already got my CD! Just in case I wear it out or it ends up stolen, it wouldn’t hurt to have a spare on hand.

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 7, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I would love a CD by the girls. Not living in the area I have only be lucky enough to catch them 3 or 4 times at events.

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    Leilani Worrell
    November 7, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I would love to have the CD! Their harmonies, choice of songs, and angelic voices are alway an inspiration to me.
    The talent in your family is phenomenal, and I am so glad you keep this blog going.

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    Jim Casada
    November 7, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Tipper–Gracious giving is surely a byword for you, and I suspect the same holds true for many of your readers. In looking at the photos accompanying today’s blog, all sorts of warm thoughts are evoked, but the most immediate is just how much I enjoyed a jar of the apples from the run pictured here (Tipper generously donated them, along with other items, to the annual Southeastern Outdoor Press Association auction, and I was fortunate enough to be the winning bidder on the silent auction lot in which they were included).
    Jim Casada

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    November 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

    exciting and thankful time of the year – along with good music, the best time of the year – would love to have the girls cd!

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    Gayle Larson
    November 7, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I don’t know if it is me slowing down and paying more attention but it seems the leaves are more beautiful and lasting longer this year.
    This warm weather makes for good sittin on the deck and taking in all of the smells of fall.
    Hope all the Blind Pig readers are enjoying this beauty also.

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    Bill Buntin
    November 7, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I love your posts, the videos of Pap, Paul and the Girls. I am from west central oHIo and have traveled the world but find myself akin to the Appalachian culture. I still have my GranPa’s old fiddle and my Uncle’s Gibson guitar.
    Keep up the great job and thank you for all the great memories of a time gone bye!!

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    November 7, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I am so excited ya’ll are sharing your God given gifts with the world in the form of the new cd. I am blessed to have several other of your cds and would love to add this one to my collection. Be assured, if I am not chosen I will be contacting you for my own copy.
    Your family is such a blessing to so many, thank you 🙂
    Many blessings on your day!

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    November 7, 2017 at 8:23 am

    This blog gets my day off to a good start. I’m grateful for your preservation of Appalachian life.

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    Barb Wright
    November 7, 2017 at 8:17 am

    How fun! I’d love to win a CD..the girls are so talented, as well as beautiful!!

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    November 7, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Oh, how wonderful! I would love to win a copy of your dear girls’ CD!! Thanks for the chance to win!! God bless you all. 🙂

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    milner smith
    November 7, 2017 at 8:14 am

    your daughters remind me of my grandaughter in charleston, sc
    she is also very talented.

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    Ron Stephens
    November 7, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I have belatedly figured out in the last few years that every single thing we can be grateful for enriches our lives be they big or small. I am thankful for BP&A. We hear too much yammering these days about inconsequential stuff but you are a relief, like the good news from a far country the Bible speaks about.

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    November 7, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I would love nothing more than winning this ne of the girls’ first CD. I have been a reader for many years and followed the successes of the girls and your marvelous mountain information. Yahoo!

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    Miss Cindy
    November 7, 2017 at 7:04 am

    But Tipper, the picture on that CD is grown up young women! Where did Chitter and Chatter go? You know, the little rug rats you’ve been showing us pictures of for years. How can that be that they are grown women now? I just can’t figure it out. One minute they’re throwing rocks in the creek now they have their own CD! Time sure moves on, how long have you been doing the Blind Pig? Time sure does funny things, that’s all I can say!

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