Saturday Guest: Joshua Lee TN USA

Tell me about the day when you became a fan of Dolly…

It all started at age 5, I would watch “Nine To Five” over and over all day long. One day I asked my mom: Who is singing that song “9to5″?  She said:”Oh that’s Dolly Parton the blonde lady in the movie”. Well that was it, I was A Dolly Fan at age 5. Time went on and I started getting Dolly Items for my birthday, Christmas, etc. I’ve been a fan for 14 years.

Tell me about the days you met Dolly… And why she’s special for you…

At age 11 ,Dolly was in Nashville for her ” Live and Well Cd” Signing, I got to go. We stood in line for hours and then I got my chance, there she was little Mrs. Dolly. I was wearing a cowboy hat and Dolly said “Well look at this little Cowboy”, I felt as if I had died and went to heaven, there was a real angle in front of me. At the time I wanted to be a country singer (before I found out I can’t sing) but I told Dolly that and I wanted her to sing with me one day on the Opry she said ”Honey If I’m still alive give me a call and I’ll be there”. Well I had to move on but I went away on cloud 9… 

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A few years later at age 16 my house burn down. I lost everything all my Dolly collection was gone…I was really up set, a few months later Dolly was in Nashville again for her”I am a Rainbow” book signing. I got to Nashville at 4 am I only live 45 minutes from there. Anyways we waited in line, I got to the door hours later the guy come to the door and said ” No more” my heart hit the ground …I started crying and a local news guy saw me, asked me what was going on ,I told about the house and waited a interview so I did it in hopes Dolly would see it, and she did, she wanted to meet me but I had to wait till 4pm… Yep 12 hours of waiting ,but it was ok with that…Time came and I got to met her again ,I stayed a good 15 min with her and got to see her take photos for her book and met Judy her best friend.

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If you had the possibility to go out with Dolly, what would you do?

If I had the possibility to go out with Dolly, I would just want to go somewhere a talk and say: Thank You, because she has helped me over come a lot in my life and I want her to know that so ”Thank You Dolly for all you do”.

 

By: Diana Falheim