What better reason to be cheerful could there be than knowing that Dolly Parton is in the world? Seriously, I kid you not, I think she is a wonderful human being and I am not being remotely sarcastic or sniggery about it.
|Dolly Parton receiving the Woodrow Wilson Award|
for public service.
She is a prolific songwriter, has had innumerable hits, and has appeared in successful films, but above all that I think she is a genuinely nice person, something I freely admit I have no way of proving. I apologise now if I appear to gush, but I confess that I am more than a little smitten with Dolly Parton.
Her family were, to use her own words, "dirt poor" when she was growing up but her talent shone through and she became the Country music superstar she is today. More importantly she didn't forget her roots and has done much to bring employment to the area she grew up.
In addition, she has launched several charitable initiatives including Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in which participating children receive one book a month from birth until they enter kindergarten.
The reasons to be cheerful about Dolly Parton go on although I suppose one reason for me not to be so cheerful about Dolly Parton is that I will almost certainly never meet her. Probably just as well, I fear that if I did I'd blush alarmingly.
Dolly Parton has, as we know, had many hits which could go with this post, but I've chosen something completely different because I've been dying to use this piece of music on my blog for ages and I'm determined to shoehorn it in somehow. Seize the opportunities when you can, hence Country Girl by Primal Scream.
- Question: Have you met Dolly Parton? If so, was she as nice as I think she would be? If she wasn't, I'm not sure I want you to tell me. Oh go on then, but don't be too nasty about her.