Saturday Guest: Harrel Gabehart TN USA

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Why is Dolly special for you? 

Dolly is special for me because she advocates being the person that you are regardless of who it is.  She is one of the reasons that gave me the courage to come out and deal with all the negativity of being gay…

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

I wasn’t a Dolly fan until I met Patric back in 1988.  I thought country music was depressing and sad…..He is the reason that I started listening to Dolly.

Tell me about the days you met Dolly…

I’ve met her any number of times and each time she was personable and made you feel like you were the only one in the room, but the most memorable time was when Ms Dolly showed up at our house.  It was a total surprise and once in a lifetime opportunity.  She was here also for the filming of the TLC documentary called My Obsession Collection.  She was so energetic, upbeat and most of all, she was speechless.  She heard of our collection but she could not even imagine all of the things that we had.  She gave us some history of some of the things that we have, she found things that she didn’t even knew that existed and just walked around in amazement over all the things she saw.  I truly think that she was humbled by all the items that she saw.  She stayed for about 3 hours or so and made us feel really special and to make things even better, she brought us a house warming gift.  She brought us a pair of the Backwoods Barbie shoes that were displayed in her museum and even autographed them and even had a picture made in them.  Nothing could ever top this day…

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

This might sound strange but I would like her to come back to the house and I would cook her dinner and just talk, nothing more, nothing less…

Do you have any more goals to make about your dreams?

One goal is to get my dolls started again.

By: Diana Falheim