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Thread #21744   Message #1453564
Posted By: Louie Roy
06-Apr-05 - 09:39 AM
Thread Name: The first song of the Carter Family
Subject: RE: The first song of the Carter Family
Here is a true story on the Carter family.I'm not positive of the date but it was either 1931 or 1932 the Carter family was traveling all over the USA in their rickety bus and playing in movie theaters and they came to a little town in Idaho called Orofino and it cost 50 cents for adult and 25 cents for children to go to the show.I had a seat about half way back and on the aisle side.The show had been going about 15 minutes and a man came in and offered me 50 cents for my seat.50 cents to a kid at that time was a fortune so I gave him my seat planning on going up to the front row and sitting down,but all at once I found out the theather was packed and there was no place to sit so I came back to my original seat and sat on that man's lap and watched the show,however I never gave him back his 50 cents