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Happy! Dec 8 (EXTRA SPECIAL RITCHIE)

08 Dec 05 - 08:47 AM (#1622659)
Subject: Happy! Dec 8 (EXTRA SPECIAL HAPPY)
From: Abby Sale

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!

Copyright 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about? See Clicky


08 Dec 05 - 04:57 PM (#1623124)
Subject: RE: Happy! Dec 8 (EXTRA SPECIAL HAPPY)
From: katlaughing

Heya, Abby. I thought that might be the reason for the "extra, Special!" We've got a birthday thread going for Jean, down in the BS section. I am glad you've got this one above the line. I think the other one belongs up here, too!

Thanks for the links and info!

Happy, indeed, that the Dear Lady is here!

kat


08 Dec 05 - 05:21 PM (#1623135)
Subject: RE: Happy! Dec 8 (EXTRA SPECIAL HAPPY)
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)

...and here's the dear lady herself who says, 'Thank You, Abby Sale!' And I thought we had decided not to do these birthday threads anymore-although I suppose it IS rather an accomplishment to reach this age!!!