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Thread #87053   Message #1622659
Posted By: Abby Sale
08-Dec-05 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: Happy! Dec 8 (EXTRA SPECIAL RITCHIE)
Subject: Happy! Dec 8 (EXTRA SPECIAL HAPPY)
Mary (qv) was merely Queen of Scots (and in a small way, of France)

The Queen of all folkdom was also born on this day
to the singing Ritchie family of Viper, Kentucky.

Jean Ritchie

was born

12/8/1922


Now, she reads here and I'm not out to embarrass the lady. But I also just don't have enough superlatives to express my admiration.

Source singer, scholar, teacher, writer, 'Than Hall, collector, traveller, movie actress (at least 3 of them) and Good Person.

I've watched the dopey movie "Next of Kin" four times on television now just waiting for the music-on-the-porch scene and they've cut it each time. And I've still never taken a gun to the television. Maybe next time.

See The Official Jean Ritchie Homepage and/or KET | Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story

A wonderful year to you!

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