Dolly Parton

Excited to see Dolly Parton
Excited to see Dolly Parton

This Friday, Amber, her Meme, PawPaw and I were privileged to go to Tulsa to see Dolly Parton in concert. Dolly has been in the fabric of my life since I was born. I am from Tennessee and feel such a kinship with her. I had a pony named Dolly, I dressed up as Dolly Parton for Halloween, and have sung her songs since before I could really speak. This was the first time I have seen her live. She was obviously older, but still had such a spark and life in her. A few things struck me as I listened to her. She was quite reminiscent about her family, particularly her parents. I got the impressions that she misses “her people” and no amount of fame or fortune can take the place of the love she experienced from them. She spoke about different hardships said, “Life is hard”. Even to an icon like Dolly Parton, life can prove to be difficult. Time marches on for all and we only have our God-given time on this planet to make a difference. Dolly Parton has been given talents and opportunities for which she has been a good steward by giving back to this world, and especially her community. I came away with admiration for her, not only as the icon, but as a woman. She will always be a part of who I am and I will always love her.

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