Straight Talk with the Preacher’s Daughter

Lately I’ve been told a few times that my blog is very much “straight talk” from a poor preacher’s daughter’s perspective.  This reminded me of the great Dolly Parton and her movie from 1992 called Straight Talk.  The movie came out the year that I graduated high school and I remember going to see it and how much I enjoyed it.  Dolly Parton, although not a preacher’s daughter, has always been one of my idols.  She’s brassy, funny, sexy, talented, a Christian and a true Southern lady.  Since her birthday was this past week it also makes it a very appropriate time to post this and to wish her a very happy birthday!

Like Dolly, I aspire to help and entertain people and be able to speak my mind and the truth while doing it.  We’re also both musicians. 😉  Yes, I’m a musician too.  See, I really am the creative type.  I have been a musician since I was twelve.  I started out playing the trombone, then added bass guitar, trumpet, piano, organ, clarinet, french horn, and bass trombone.  These days I just stick to the bass guitar and play mainly at church when I’m there visiting my parents.  My mom is the worship leader and plays the piano and sings.  Thank God I inherited her musical talents and not the Preacher’s tone-deafness.

So on that note, Happy Belated Birthday Dolly!  Live long and continue to give us country girls someone to look up to (or down – she’s only 5′ – I’ve got 2″ on her). 🙂  God bless you girl!

P.S.  Support the arts in your local schools!

7 thoughts on “Straight Talk with the Preacher’s Daughter

  1. Hi PD. I see you made the postaweek2011 page today. Congratulations!

    You’ll probably see more traffic now and extra comments. Just wanted to add my voice to say it’s well deserved.

    Thanks for making an incredible blog!

    – Quidmont

    • Wow, thank you for telling me! You and your blogs have definitely inspired me to keep writing and speaking my mind. I was reading your post about the Theatre of the Mind when I received the email letting me know you had commented. 🙂 I’ll have to read more later…I keep getting distracted from my very boring finance class homework and reading instead. If only I could concentrate on my homework I well as I do on this. LOL My determination to make blogging a reward for finishing my homework has begun to wane.

      • Gotta have priorities. And yep, boring homework’s gotta be in there. Thank goodness you made time for this post though. I’m really happy to see you here.

        I notice with a few friends that the post-a-week people tend to have better quality. That will always win out. And your quality is always great.

        Thanks for continuing the challenge and writing your wonderfully refreshing, straight talk.

        – Quidmont

    • You weren’t kidding about the extra traffic Quidmont! I just looked at my stats and my hits have doubled this month over the last two months. I told my mom that she could read what I’ve written once Oprah called or I got a book published. I barely got the words out of my mouth without laughing to the point of tears. However, I may have to retract that offer. LOL

      I’m so happy that people are enjoying my crazed ramblings. I also noticed that I have many Canadian and UK visitors. I love y’all! Welcome to the Heart of Dixie via my Confessions!

      Ok, back to my boring homework, for real this time.

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