Discover Prompt 3: Song

Whenever we travel, especially to foreign countries, people ask us where we are from. We answer proudly “Tennessee”! But if we detect a hesitancy as they process our answer, we only have to say a couple of words about famous singers like Elvis and Dolly Parton, and we get a head nod and a reassuring […]

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Being cool at Dolly Parton's birthday party

WPC: Faces in the Dolly Parton birthday crowd

Most of America (well, the world, for that matter) knows Dolly Parton for her hit songs (“Jolene,” “9 to 5,” “I Will Always Love You”) and movies (Coat of Many Colors, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Steel Magnolias).¬† And maybe you’ve even belted out a few Parton tunes just as we have, imitating this lively […]

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Reading is ever-so-sweet at The Great Cake Bake

Imagine this: You walk into the Tennessee Terrace concourse at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville greeted by long tables filled with children’s books and colorful, creative companion cakes! And then you know: ¬†Reading really is in a sweet spot! It’s all part of a major fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that provides new […]

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Books and Buttercream at The Great Cake Bake

If there’s anything near and dear to the heart of a former English teacher (that would be me), it’s a celebration of books and the joy of reading.¬† So when I heard that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library would send a book a month — FREE, you see — I signed up my granddaughter as soon […]

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