Backwoods Barbie CD Winner–Wendy!!

My random number generator picked WENDY as the winner of Dolly Parton’s new CD.  Yee-haw!

Wendy, email me at with your snail mail addy, okay?  I’ll get it out to you asap.

Thank you, ladies, for sharing how you’d spend your millions.  Lots of good causes out there, and I suspect there will never be enough money to give them all the support they’ll need!

Don’t forget to enter our Sizzlin’ Summer Contest, too.  Only a few weeks left before we draw our winner. . . .

I’ll close with a few more tidbits about Dolly:

**When she was a little girl, she stepped on a piece of sharp metal and nearly cut her toes off.  She credits her mother from keeping her from being crippled.  With no doctor available, her mother poured kerosene into the wound and stuffed it with cornmeal, then sewed her up with her everyday quilt needle and thread.  It took a whole group of men to hold her down while she screamed and writhed from the ordeal, but she healed just fine–and can still wear those 5 inch heels!

**While filming “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, Dolly had been struggling with weight gained from personal and medical issues.  One scene required Burt Reynolds to carry her across the screen, which (in the normal course of shooting a scene) required several retakes.  Afterward, poor Burt had to be hospitalized with a double hernia.

**Her next film was “Rhinestone” with Sly Stallone.  It was a financial disaster, but it was while working with Sly–who was and is incredibly body-conscious–she was finally able to buckle down and control her weight.  She threw out all her diet books and now eats what she wants, but only takes a few bites and leaves the rest.

**Her association with Sly during the movie made her fodder for the tabloids.  She learned that there was one person who was feeding the trades lies for money–a distant aunt who’d moved away from the Smokies when Dolly was very young, but who’d gotten into a snit because Dolly didn’t invite her to a big Hollywood party with the rest of the family to meet Sly and the rest of her Hollywood bigwigs.

Ah, the life of a real-live Barbie doll! 

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3 thoughts on “Backwoods Barbie CD Winner–Wendy!!”

  1. Congrats, Wendy! I’ll be over to have a listen with you.

    Rhinestone was the movie I tried to remember! My kids used to watch it all the time. We still use a line from that movie when talking to each other:

    “What are you doing?”
    “Just hangin’ out with Daffy and the guys.”
    (Sly is in a duck pen.)

    Sylvester made his disastrous singing debut in that movie, but I’d watch it again in a heartbeat, just to laugh.

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