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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2014

“The winds of Thanksgiving always blew toward the big white house that used to sit back from the river here. Once a year they whistled up the clan, calling the kin back from city and town and the hills around. There was the pull of family in them, the yearning of kin to be with kin. Uncle Jake always said – and Aunt Minnie agreed – that Thanksgiving needed family.”

~John Parris

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I’m hoping the winds of Thanksgiving blow good things to you and yours today.

Tipper

 

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    Patti Tappel
    November 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Looks like you all had a wonderful thanksgiving. We did too, blessing my friends!

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    eva nell wike, PhD
    November 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Oh Tipper! Now I am a day late but not a dollar short! We drove up to our son’s ‘cabin’ in the Smokes – just for the afternoon – but the snow was coming down like forty when we arrived! Therefore we spent the night with our son and his family. Today the Sun took away all that white stuff and we eased down the mountains. But I can’t complain as it was a beautiful THANKSGIVING!
    Love to all, Eva Nell

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    Suzi Phillips
    November 27, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    It really was over the river and thru the SNOW for me today! Glad to be home safe and sound- hope you and yours had a great day. Thank you for all you do, you always make my day a little brighter!

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    Bob and Inez Jones
    November 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Tipper and Family- Happy Thanksgiving ! We have many things to be thankful for in the US and Canada. We are thankful for your sight here- all the interesting articles, all the music, recipes, the goings on at the John Campbell centre. Enjoy your turkey and pumpkin pie and especially your family. From your faithful viewers in New Brunswick, Canada.

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    Annette Casada Hensley
    November 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all from Michigan which is being warmed by a blanket of white!

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    Charline
    November 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for the poem, the collage, and all you share year round 🙂

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    Judith
    November 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    We had snow here in Ky. this morning, pretty to look at and even better it’s almost gone now. Happy Thanksgiving to every one it is my favorite holiday, no gifts, no pressure, just family and friends. Well, some pressure because everybody comes to my house since Momma and Daddy are gettin’ more seasoned but she still manages to do Christmas. I agree with Benny I wish we could leave the money making off until after Thanksgiving. I can only control that in my home I reckin.

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    lynn
    November 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    happy thanksgiving to you and yours tipper. sent with much love and hugs
    may you create happy memories and laughter…. enjoy the good Lords blessings… and make sure to listen to natures songs…

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    b. Ruth
    November 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    TIPPER,
    EVERYTHING IS DONE….LET’S US EAT! Oh shucks, I forgot I have to tote my “buzzard” over to the family’s house!
    Yep, John Parris is right, Thanksgiving is about family!

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    blindturkey&thegiblets
    November 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Happeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Thanksgiving!
    &#9835&#9834 and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants &#9834&#9835&#9836

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    blindturkey&thegiblets
    November 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Happeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Thanksgiving!
    &#9835&#9834 and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants &#9834&#9835&#9836

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    blindturkey&thegiblets
    November 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Happeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Thanksgiving!
    &#9835&#9834 and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants &#9834&#9835&#9836

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    blindturkey&thegiblets
    November 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Happeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Thanksgiving!
    &#9835&#9834 and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants &#9834&#9835&#9836

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    Sue Crane
    November 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Thanksgiving Blessings!

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 27, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Happy Thanksgiving from Florida to all!

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    Ken Roper
    November 27, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Tipper,
    I got an inch of snow out of this
    and I took pictures of my Jeep in
    case its all gone by the time the
    youngin’s get here.
    Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year and this Snow tops it off.
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone…Ken

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    Leslie
    November 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

    That was lovely quote!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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    George Long
    November 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the snow covered hills of West Virginia and many blessings to all.

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    Jane Bolden
    November 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Ken Ryan
    November 27, 2014 at 9:26 am

    From East Texas, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and to all your readers. I am so truly blessed.

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    Shirl
    November 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your gang! I searched and found The Deer Hunter’s recipe for dressing I remembered seeing on here last year. I tried to copy it until it “felt right” while using a large spoon to mix it. I hope my gang likes it as much as I do.

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    Garland Davis
    November 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Blind Pig family and readers from Hawaii!

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    Jim Casada
    November 27, 2014 at 9:05 am

    B. Ruth–I can’t speak for the Deer Hunter, but there are two regular Pigettes (or whatever you call readers) who know all about twisting rabbits; namely, Br’er Don and me.
    Sometimes there’s a twist to the twisting though. Once Daddy’s good friend and hunting buddy was twisting one out of a ground hog hole and he reached in to grab the cottontail when he got it close to the surface. The rabbit bit him and according to Don’s account (he was present–I had already gone off to college) what ensued was hilarious.
    Anyway, rest assured that the two of us had many a wonderful day dealing with cottontails.
    Jim Casada
    http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com

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    Richard Beauchamp
    November 27, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and the entire family !!!

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    benny terry
    November 27, 2014 at 8:41 am

    This is such a special day, I wish they would not corrupt it by starting Christmas before Thanksgiving. It needs to stand alone so families can enjoy the real meaning of Thanksgiving. If we keep it in our hearts and minds all by itself that will have to be enough, I guess.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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    Ron Banks
    November 27, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Tipper, may your day be filled with much love and joy and
    may we all be thankful for our many blessings!
    It’s spitting snow here this morning on Ogelthorpe Mountain! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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    b. Ruth
    November 27, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Tipper,
    The “buzzard” is in the oven, since 6 AM…All the fixin’s are done except the mashed arsh taters and giblet gravy. I bake my dressing, casseroles, rolls etc. last…Uh oh…gotta fix the veggie tray and stuffed celery…
    “Happy Thanksgiving to all”
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…all the pictures are great. I love the angel wings on Matt, I’m sure he is your angel!
    PS…Do you all have snow, if so, I guess Ken is happy. He just might go “twist out a rabbit”…Has deer hunter ever hunted rabbits this way?
    PS…we had a few flurries last night!

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    ron creager
    November 27, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Tipper Thank you for the Thanksgiving cheer. Wishing you a wonderful day from Ohio.
    ron

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    Jim Casada
    November 27, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Tipper–Happy Thanksgiving to one and all over Brasstown way.
    At his best John Parris was masterful, and your quotation today is a fine example.
    We’ve got a feast with a myriad of fixin’s in the works. Thanks to some of the good folks who form your readership there’s candy roaster pie on the dessert list, and I’ve also whipped up a delight I haven’t enjoyed in a ‘coon’s age, a persimmon pudding. I already cheated and sampled it a bit. It’s so scrumptious it would make a Greyhound bus take a dirt road.
    Jim Casada
    http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com

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    dolores
    November 27, 2014 at 7:35 am

    God bless your family today and may they enjoy a meal together! I am thankful for all the goodness you share each day.

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    Barb Wright
    November 27, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Happy Thanksgiving from northern Pennsylvania!

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    Darlene Debty Kimsey
    November 27, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to Wilson Holler!

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