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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


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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