This week, we were all saddened by the passing of a country music legend, Loretta Lynn. The best! I grew up listening to her, as many of us have.
Remembering back many, many years ago, I used to travel with a gospel music group on their old, Greyhound bus. The first time, before I got on the bus, I was so excited and said, ‘Now I know how Loretta Lynn feels.’
Of course, that was such a slight glimpse into her life but for a brief few seconds, I did. A moment never forgotten.
As a tribute to Loretta Lynn, I write this. When I was told by my son, she had died, tears came.
I did not know her personally or did she know me, but the fact that she was a part of my whole life, plus a link to my mom, hearing her music together, a link to the bus rides with my sweet friends, of those that are all no longer living, I was sad. A grief all balled up within that leaked out.
Rest In Peace, sweet Loretta.