Thursday, March 31, 2011

deep breaths

ok. I am about to hyperventilate
trying to calm down to type.
some of you know this one teeny tiny fact about me
I adore...

I mean... absolutely love

Dolly Parton.

don't laugh. You don't understand.
I don't mean the cliche, big hair, big... you know. (but i still love that)
I mean, the stunning voice and self deprecating sense of humor Dolly
Think of Steel Magnolias. You loved her in that, didn't you?

Anyway, she is coming to NC. And I am going

That is right.
 I am going to see Dolly Rebecca Parton in concert.
I feel your laughter and judgment.
So, i want to share this with you about my sweet Dolly. You need to know how incredible she is (from wikipedia):

On May 30, 1966, she and Carl Thomas Dean were married in Ringgold, Georgia.She had met Dean at the Wishy-Washy Laundromat two years earlier on her first day in Nashville. His very first words to her were: "Y'all gonna get sunburnt out there, little lady."

Dean, who runs an asphalt road-surface-paving business in Nashville, has always shunned publicity and rarely accompanies her to any events. According to Parton, he has only ever seen her perform once. However, she has also commented in interviews that, although it appears they do not spend much time together, it is simply that nobody sees him. She has also commented on Dean's romantic side claiming that he will often do spontaneous things to surprise her, and sometimes even writes her poems.
The couple partly raised several of Parton's younger siblings at their home in Nashville, leading her nieces and nephews to refer to her as "Aunt Granny"; she has no children of her own.

The couple are also the sole guardian of a family friend’s son, whose parents died within two years of each other, though in keeping with the very private nature of the family, not much is known

how awesome is she? really? raising her friends kids, and raising her siblings b/c her family was so poor. Insane.
here, i want you to love her music too. Here is some of her older stuff

this is honestly a dream come true. i have been grinning like a moron for the past hour since i found out.
this is a major "bucket list" moment.

special shout out to Ashley for making this possible!

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