Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Loretta Lynn

I love Loretta Lynn.  She is my most favorite female famous person.  I love her music, her books, her style, her stories, her smile, and the way she says anything that rhymes with chair.

At the age of 84 she is still her spunky, adorable, clever song writing self, and just released a brand new album.

She is on tour right now and we were able to see her perform in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Palace Casino last month.
It was our wedding anny present to ourselves.

And you dang gum better believe we were going to get gussied up!

I wound up honky tonkin' up a couple of black and white gingham shirts along with embellishing a pair of solid black britches for Hubs and a squaw inspired skirt for me (most of it picked up at thrifts).

I also made Hubs a square dancing type bow tie with matching trim and fringe down the sides of his pants legs.  For me, I used the same style trim, fringe, and some rick rack on my shirt and skirt.  We were not able to get any decent photos of us together or showing our bottom halves.  I will have to plan some sort of photo op in the future to show our complete outfits that doesn't involve casino staff as the photographers.  

Here is an image from the concert. 
Ladies and gentlemen....The Decca Doll... The Coal Miner's Daughter....The Legendary Mrs. Loretta Lynn!

She told a funny story about her song "Fist City" at the concert. Here are some of the lyrics to set the story up a bit:

"You've been makin' your brags around town that you've been lovin' my man.
But the man I love when he picks up trash he puts it in a garbage can.
And that's what you look like to me and what I see is a pity.
You better close your face and stay out of my way
If you don't want to go to Fist City.
If you don't want to go to Fist City you better detour around my town,
Cause I'll grab you by the hair of the head and I'll lift you off the ground.
I'm not a sayin' my baby is a saint cause he ain't
and he won't cat around with a kitty.
I'm here to tell you gal to lay off of my man if you don't want to go to Fist City."

 She said that the girl she had wanted to grab by the haaair of the head is still around and she had seen her in town recently.  She said she had wished her husband Doolittle was still alive to see that gal now....because she only had one tooth and it was just sticking out of her top jaaawl, waving around.  She then put her hand next to her month and flapped it some.  
Like I said, she is still spunky!

I just love her.


Jenn said...

That is complete awesomeness right there, Mary! She (Loretta) is wonderful!

I love how you and hubs matched! Would love to see the whole outfit someday :)

MySpecialAgent said...

Woot! Biloxi is my hometown!