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What’s the Biggest Part of Dolly Parton’s Anatomy?

 

by Glenn Shepard
December 13, 2016
Category: Inspiration

   


 

Madisonville, KY Dec 14
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Despite being worth an estimated $450 million today, Dolly grew up in such poverty that her parents couldn’t afford to pay the doctor who delivered her. Instead, they paid him with a bag of oatmeal.

   

There’s nothing I despise more than people who don’t put their money where their mouth is.

I know too many presidents of chambers of commerce, ministers, politicians and motivational speakers who portray an image of professionalism and talk about serving others in public, but don’t practice either in private.

This is why I go out of my way to let people know that I do walk the walk, and like to recognize others who do the same.

Last week my beautiful bride was awakened by a late night phone call from a number she didn’t recognize. I was on the road in Orlando, so she answered just in case it was me.

She thought it was a prank when the caller asked if she would give her hair to Dolly Parton. Still half asleep, she responded “Huh???” as she was about to hang up.

Then she realized the caller was her hair stylist, Breon, who was asking is she’d give up her scheduled hair appointment for Dolly. Breon volunteered to do hair and makeup for Dolly, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, and several other artists here in Nashville for a telethon Dolly is holding today to raise money for the victims of the Gatlinburg fire.

Dolly’s also giving $1,000 a month to families in need to support them while they get back on their feet.

The only thing more tragic than the fact that 14 people died and 2500 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed in a fire started by two teenagers (both now charged with aggravated arson) is that it happened just weeks before Christmas.

But if there’s any silver lining to something so tragic happening at such a bad time, it’s that it happened in the hills of East Tennessee where Dolly grew up.

Her TV special “Christmas of Many Colors” just aired on NBC a few days before the fire. But the greatest Christmas story Dolly has to tell won’t be that one; it’ll be what she’s doing to help the victims of that fire.

While she might be best known for certain body parts that are larger than normal, the world should know that the biggest part of her anatomy is her heart.

To Your Success,




P.S.
Dolly’s persona as a “dumb blonde” is just that – a persona. In real life, she’s brilliant. I became a fan of hers a few years ago when I read her book, “Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You”. It was based on a commencement speech she gave at the University of Tennessee, which The Washington Post called the greatest commencement speech ever.




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