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There are two things that come to my mind when I think of Patsy Cline. One that she was a beautiful lady and also a talented one. I will admit it does seem unfair that we lost her when we did. We will never no why God took her so early. There are so many of us who wished we had the answer to that question. Like I said, none of us will ever no why. Well, happy sixth anniversay, Per, it's this month isn't it?
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 01:57:39 (MET DST)
Comment: Thanks, Robyn! Yes, the sixth anniversary is June 27th! /Per
Hi Per , Robyn, Erica, Annie and the rest I do keep in touch with... Well, keep on lovin' Patsy and her music, and the legacy will be embraced forever...
PS: Robyn, I hope to hear from you soon, I look forward to hearing from you. Anyone that hasn't heard of Erica's music, should tune in. She has a talent and will go places, I predict... So take the time to listen to her samples on here or on her own site... Bye for now... Jacki :)
Jacki <>
CANADA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 22:15:52 (MET DST)
Hey Per, It has been a year or more since I last emailed... Sorry, I fell ill. About the photograph of Patsy that is a one of a kind, no one else has it for sure, I believe I am going to donate it to our museum up the road being opened on Kent St. BILL!!!!! Attention BILL! You have my email, please use it. I have a request from Anna Louise Pickering, you met her here several years back now. She was at the Fan Club meeting. Was one of Patsy's friends. She had letters that you tried as best you could to video. She spoke about her and Patsy and their experience's at the Talent show. She is a treasure trove of information and tangeable items FROM Patsy. Upon much - MUCH persuading, I got her to get into her attic and get those very letters you read, and that she sent copies off to Julie and Randy, and gave to Charlie. Btw, here is ill, let me know about him, give him a chuckle and tell him everyone asks about her boyfriend in the picture - he'll know - anyway, she got that and much more out of her attic, and FINALLY has it in a safety box at the bank. My heart is beating again now. LOL. She has pictures of just Patsy and Julie, Patsy and the kids, Patsy and Charlie, and wants desperately to get in touch with you, and Julie as well, to arrange where these pieces will be sent upon her passing.

I will tell you, she is not in good health, and this is a detail that I think you should jump on, you may contact me, and I will be more than happy to mediate, and send messages, and she is more than willing to give you her phone number. She once thought she would turn this irreplaceable collection to Julie and Randy and Charlie. Now she says Hall of Fame, but more important, to someone she knows will see to it that it is put in the mueseum in Winchester... We have waited LONG for this.

I know much has been said about the changing head stone, let me say even if I am in the minority, Per, we are not amused... We GUARD Patsy and her memories, and knowledge VERY closely... Least anyone try to take and exploit her, Julie, Randy or Charlie thru a little bit of truth, and we do not like people who put into fact what is fiction, that's why I personally love this site, and what you all do here. So, we are a bit unerved about the new headstone with her stage name... But I supposse in the long run it will help the museum, and everyone won't get lost off that first bend in the road in the cemetery looking for it.

Btw, I also know that Loretta Lynn bought personally (and gathered) the personal effects, some of from the airplane wreckage, she did not want to see Patsy exploited in death, and states she can't bear to think of strangers mauling over it, and she has VERY personal, VERY intimate objects on display in Butcher Holler. Not the Big House, just down the pike a bit, her childhood home, and some in Nashville. Just a thought, someone may want to aproach her about possibly lending and relenquishing these items, as she took them because she said she just didn't know what else to do with them... And couldn't let strangers get ahold of them... There is a bottle - can - of hairspray, a dress sewn back together, one of her cowgirl outfits, one of hers that she gave to Loretta, and one that she had her Moma make for Loretta because she ahd so little starting out, God rest Patsy's Mothers soul... A make-up caboodle, some other apparell, shoes, etc... And I don't think she would be adverse to lending them, but then again, she was very close to Patsy and as you well know, named one of the twins after her.

About this Henry fellow someone asked about, ask Julie or Charlie, when Patsy first started out in the joints here in Martinsburg or Winchester and surrounding areas, and was not known really, there was a Henry who played guitar with her, and a guy named Buddy Abshire. Larry - my dad - (unfortunately he died not long after Patsy, so I never heard a lot about her from him, but as he and Anna Louise Pickering were buddies and best friends, she has been gracious enough to extend them to me) and a few others that played along with Patsy, there were many many many...

I LOVE that you guys have this site still going. I wish I had time to stay. Per, edit whatever you want to out, that you feel does not pertain or is not relevant. But definetly get my email addy to Bill, because those items and the stories she can tell you about Patsy - some funny, some sad - are priceless. She WANTS the right person to go to with this, I redirected her to you, told her I thought I could get into contact with Bill, so, she is counting on getting thru to someone, just email me. You met Anna as "Louise" that night, Bill. You and your wife made the find of her, and you noticed the commotion and went over and about dropped over when she pulled out the letters, she says... Anyway, that is who Patsy called Anna, Louise.

I have got to ask Per, Louise (Anna), wants me to write up the last time she saw Patsy, and the events (as I am a writer) to post here, so that her memories of Patsy will go on after her, she feels. Would that be allowable, only after Julie or Charlie read it over so you can be rest assured they are all true accountings. I think the forum would love to hear some of how Patsy talked, her mannerisms, I felt I got to know her thru those priceless memories of Louise (Anna). I would not ask to put ANYTHING on board, that was NOT true, as we work hard to keep this from happening here in town and Winchester anyway! Let me know, and Bill, I am telling you, once in a lifetime offer from her here, take it... If you don't, I will! ;-)
Respectful as always, Michael Birmingham
Michael Birmingham <>
Martinsburg, WV US of A - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 15:55:08 (MET DST)

To all who have made Patsy's memory live on, thank you. She has been my favorite country music singer for all of my 23 years and her music has helped me get through some tough times. If you're there, Patsy, thank you for all you have done and know that you are truely loved and missed by all.
Rachel Donnell <>
Plant City, FL USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 12:32:22 (MET DST)
Hello all... It's been a while since I've written in here, just wanted to stop by and say a quick "hey" to all you other Patsy fans out there. Hey, just a bit of a curiosity, does anyone know if Patsy ever met and possibly befriended Skeeter Davis? Just curious. As far as I know, Skeeter became a member of the Opry just one year before Patsy, and I know that she was signed with RCA under the production of Chet Atkins. Just wondering if Patsy was friends with her or not. Cheers, George
George Hewitt <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 19:57:12 (MET DST)
Happy birthday, Charlie!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 15:03:39 (MET DST)
Hi everyone! Just thought I'd say hello. I think it's great to have this site for Patsy, and how wonderful that there are so many of us. My 2 girls still like the music, not had much choice growing up with it playing. Anyway, best wishes to you all. Bye for now.
Patsyc73 <>
London, England - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 21:18:09 (MET DST)
Does anyone happen to know Patsy's middle name?
Nikki <>
NH USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 20:17:05 (MET DST)
Comment: Patsy was born as Virginia Patterson Hensley. That's it. When she was young she was often called "Ginny" by family and friends. /Per
I would like to invite everyone to join the PatsyClineFans2 Discussion List at Yahoo! Groups. We're a fun loving bunch of Patsifans. We've had a lot of exciting discussions in recent weeks, including the exciting news that Patsy's Home at 608 S. Kent Street, in Winchester, will soon house the long awaited Patsy Cline Museum. For more info., please visit Come join us.
Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 20:21:50 (MET DST)
Well, as usual it has been a long time since I have logged in here, but thought I would stop by for a visit. I now work for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. It's fun and interesting. I thought I would point out some of Patsy's things that are on display, such as one of her dresses, boots, and her train case (makeup kit). The last two items came from Marty Stuart's collection. Quite fascinating indeed. Well, I just wanted to say a few words. Hope y'all are doing well. Have a great week.
Wade Settle <>
Nashville, TN 37217 - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 22:16:54 (MET DST)
"Your Cheatin' Heart" was done in the key of G.
Linda Cunningham <>
Winchester, VA USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 15:34:50 (MET DST)
Morning everyone! I had a couple minutes and thought I'd stop by. I've noticed that most of you that visited this forum have asked questions like "What happened to Patsy's husband and children?" Well, here's your answer. Patsy's children Julie and Randy are busy keeping their late mother's memory alive, such as running her estate etc. Patsy's husband Charlie is at various gatherings, the Patsy Cline day in Winchester, where Patsy was born, for example. Finally, Julie's entries are marked in dark blue so when you read her entries that won't be so hard to find. Have a great day :)
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 12:22:34 (MET DST)
I have been a fan for about 20 years now. I love the lady's music and thought she seemed to be a lady of strength and courage.
Donna Wood <>
London, England - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 17:48:47 (MET DST)
Hi everybody... Hope all is well with you... Spring is finally coming to my neck of the woods, slowly but surely. That is great news about the museum... I'm happy about that. Anyways, just extending an invitation to all to come and visit/join my Patsy community over at MSN.CA called "PATSYPEOPLE" and to go there, go to: Hope to see you there, Per, Julie and Robyn too!... Jacki :)
Jacki <>
CANADA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 16:44:33 (MET DST)
What key did Patsy Cline sing "Your Cheatin' Heart" in? Thanks, Sandy
Sandy <>
Frederick, MD - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 16:45:47 (MET DST)
Hey everyone, thought I'd let everyone know that there are Patsy Cline watches on Ebay today. If anyone's interested at checking them out.
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 12:01:58 (MET DST)
Per, I hope you don't mind me using your forum for this, but there is an item on eBay that claims to be a print of Patsy Cline and it is signed by someone named Patsy. I just wanted to let everyone know that this IS NOT a print of Patsy Cline and it IS NOT a signature from Patsy Cline. I just wanted everyone to know. Thanks, Julie
Julie Fudge <>
Nashville, TN USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 01:47:20 (MET DST)

Hi, I just saw an ad in the Country Music Magazine I receive and thought I'd contact you. I've been a fan of Patsy's for as long as I can remember, it started when I was a little girl and I first heard her sing. My father used to play the guitar and my sisters and I would sing. I love everything about her and would like to join her fan club, tell me how. I also read that you are trying to but together a calendar of Patsy, that would be so neat. I would like one. Will they be for sale in stores or will I have to order one? I think Patsy was such a wounderful singer, it just seemed to roll right out of her. If she were alive today she would put most singers to shame. LeAnn Rimes came close to her with "Blue", but no one else sings like Patsy. Thanks, Hazy Girl
Hazel Ward <>
Aurora, IL USA - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 22:44:13 (MET DST)
Comment: You'll find the fan club address on the main page. Regarding the calendar: It was a 2000 calendar made by the fan club, and I don't know if they have any left. Contact Vyvyenne at the fan club. And I just got a word from Bill Cox, saying that a 2003 calendar is planned, if there is a demand for it. Apparently the deadline for pre-orders is May 31. And when it comes to singing like Patsy, I think that the singer who comes closest is Mandy Barnett, not LeAnn and not k.d. lang. /Per
I think that her life is an enspiring story and the movie "Sweet Dreams" is a great movie. I have grown to love Patsy Cline and I will never forget her.
Kimberly Webb <>
Beckley, WV USA - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 05:42:42 (MET DST)
Per, edit this as you see fit -- I know it is long, just wanted to get information to you from Winchester that is very exciting. We think a lot of folks have been waiting for this opportunity. Also, please post Judy Sue's contact information for any questions fans may have at 800-662-1360 or She may have already sent you this information. Thank you. We would also appreciate a link to the Blues House site (if you do that sort of thing) it is

The event announcement was covered in the local paper with a great article:

"Crazy for the Blues is All-Day Festival to Benefit Patsy Cline House"

WINCHESTER, VA (April 26, 2002) Preservation of Historic Winchester announces that the girlhood home of Patsy Cline will benefit from a musical event in her hometown of Winchester, Va., at which contemporary and traditional blues will be performed live all day. Blues House 2002, entitled "Crazy for the Blues" is scheduled for June 22, and will devote proceeds to the preservation of Cline's home as well as others in its neighborhood. Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc., a Winchester-based nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Cline's story and her artifacts, is working on this event together with Preservation of Historic Winchester, a non-profit concerned with architectural preservation. This is the fourth annual Blues House event.

"Crazy for the Blues" will be staged rain or shine at 537 North Cameron Street, a large indoor-outdoor venue with a covered stage and seating. It kicks off at 11 a.m. and is scheduled to continue through 9 p.m. Performing will be The Kinsey Report, the Nighthawks, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Michael Burks, the Glenn Kaiser Band, Mary Ann Redmond, Roy Dixon & the Winchester Blues Band, Bugsy Cline, and Gary Carroll's Winchester Sound.

Tickets to Blues House are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate, and are available at the Old Town Welcome Center on Cameron Street, the club Sweet Caroline's on Boscawen Street, and Blind Faith Enterprises, a music shop on the Old Town Winchester pedestrian mall. Blues House is PHW's largest annual fundraising event. Detailed information is available on the web-site,
Karen Helm <>
Winchester, VA - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 18:37:59 (MET DST)

I imagine by now everyone has heard our wonderful news if not -- be prepared for the very best news-something we all have been waiting for --- AT LAST --- A PATSY CLINE MUSEUM!!!!! And in her hometown of Winchester, Va. Preservation of Historic Winchester announced on Friday, April 26, 2002 that the girlhood home of Patsy Cline will benefit from a musical event in her hometown, at which contemporary and traditional blues will be performed live all day. Blues House 2002 ( entitled "Crazy for the Blues" is scheduled for June 22, and will devote proceeds to the preservation of Cline's home. For more details please go to

Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc also made their announcement the same day that we are buying the house and will renovate it and turn it into the Patsy Cline Museum. After many years our dream is finally coming true -- and her house is to be the museum site -- everything in one big package -- isn't this wonderful!!!!

If anyone has any questions please call me at 1 800 662 1360 and I will be happy to share our plans with you! As Always and with a BIG GRIN ON MY FACE, Judy Sue
Judy Sue Kempf <>
Winchester, Va - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 18:37:48 (MET DST)

Hey Jacki! That was me who emailed you a year ago or so, and thought I'd get that out in the open. As we all know, Mother's Day is approaching rather fast. {Three weeks and I'm not even counting!} It's great that we all do the things that we do for are mothers, but we also need to think about the people who lost their mom as well. Ok Ok, I know what you're all thinking. "Why do we have to think of other moms when we have this holiday to celebrate our mom?" As I have mentioned, not everyone has a mom to spend Mother's Day with. Get my drift? Well, I wish all of you moms out there the best Mother's Day out there. Hope each of you take my advice to heart!!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 23:14:51 (MET DST)
Hello there! You certainly have a great site here devoted to my personal favorite singer, Patsy Cline. Have been since way back in the 50's. I'm new to the Internet and egroups, etc. It makes me sad too, because we all miss her so much. Thank you for giving us a wonderful place to visit and remember Patsy, she will never, ever be forgotten. I see you are Swedish; when I saw your name, Per, I thought you might be Norwegian, I once had a very good friend named Per from Norway back in my youth. I will visit your site often, thank you again. Vera
Vera Susberich <>
Union City, NJ USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 14:02:45 (MET DST)
Comment: Thanks for your kind words about the site, Vera, and thanks for visiting! /Per
Hiya Robyn... Well I can be emailed at either one. You had another email when you emailed me a year ago, or so, unless there is another Robyn who is a Patsy fan... Come see PatsyPeople community over at sometime, Take care, Jacki :)
Jacki <>
Canada - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 21:47:31 (MET DST)
Hey everyone! Arlene, I never heard of a guy named Henry. Maybe it's a friend or old boyfriend of Patsy's, you never know. I would ask Patsy's daughter Julie. Her email address is Ask her if she knows who this Henry person is.
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 23:49:06 (MET DST)
Hi, if anyone can help me... I've seen a print, not a picture, of Patsy Cline or was told it is her on a horse in a cowgirl outfit, signed to "Henry, love you always, Patsy". Anyone know of any prints she would have been on, and who is Henry? Anyone know? Thanks so much and I will be walking with you after midnight!! LOL, love her!! Thanks
Arlene <>
Gahanna, US - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 11:01:25 (MET DST)
I have now received a "pre-release" of Erica Dawn's Nashville Demo CD! Now, is it great or is it great?! Erica Dawn is very proud of these recordings, and so she should be! I love them all! Erica is going places, mark my words! And I am proud to be able to present sound samples from the CD! Go to Erica's page and listen! You won't regret it! These new samples are at the bottom of the page, below the song samples from 1999. Way to go, Erica Dawn! And please visit her new website made my her Image Consultant! Click here! This is all very exciting for Erica Dawn, and I wish her all the luck in the world with this demo!
Per Jonsson <>
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 19:48:17 (MET DST)

Hi everyone. My name is Annette and I have recently created a website in honor of Patsy called "Writin' After Midnight" and I would love for you to visit us. The site is an online collection of poetry, prose, and visual artwork about or inspired by Patsy Cline. We have a few postings and I would love to encourage all of her fans (that's you!) to submit their work if they have any poems, stories, musings, reflections, or any sort of artwork about Patsy. I am very grateful for the healing power that Patsy's music has had in my life and this website is my way of showing my gratitude to her. Please visit and sign the guestbook -- we would love to hear from you! Thanks!
Annette <>
WA USA - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 04:05:08 (MET DST)
Hey Jacki, I've read your entries in the Fan Forum recently, and noticed a different email addresss. Do you still have the other email address? I was at Best Buy recently and was looking there at some Patsy Cline CDs and have noticed that one of Patsy's songs called "Hidin' out" is under her name Virgina Patterson Hensley. Was she at all a songwriter? I've heard that she wasn't, but when I looked at this CD I was stunned to see her name under the song "Hidin' out". Does anyone have the "Duets" CD? It contains duets with Bob Carlisle, John Berry, Beth Nielson Chapman, Glen Campbell, Mila Mason, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings (who passed away this February), Crystal Gayle, Michelle Wright, and two extended versions of the songs "Hungry for love" and "How can I face tomorrow". I bought this CD two years ago and since then every once and a while I play this CD. I know for a fact that Patsy would have loved this CD and the new sound. Those of you who have it many of you would agree that it's a wonderful CD. Well, Jacki, I will write you again soon. Per, THANK YOU so much for a wonderful site about a wonderful lady!! Patsy would love this site as much as I do!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 00:29:24 (MET DST)
Patsy Cline was someone who can never be immitated. There will never be anyone like her ever. She is a country music legend and one of my most favorite female singers :)
Molly Sanchez MacIntyre <>
Lanarkshire, Scotland - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 01:00:01 (MET DST)
Hey everyone!! While I'm thinking about this I might as well share with you the dream I had that consists of Patsy. My grandmother passed away almost two months ago. So I had this dream that Patsy came to me and said, "your grandmother is safe now, she's not suffering anymore", or something like that. It seems so strange to be mentioning it now, even though I dreamed that five weeks ago. The more I think about it the more I relize that my grandmother is up there with Patsy!! Per, thank you again for a wonderful website about a wonderful lady!!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 02:11:25 (MET DST)
I stumbled upon this site by accident. I was looking for something on askjeeves, and for some reason it was one of the things that popped up. Not even related to the topic I was researching. I just thought it was incredibly wonderful that there are 21 pages of people talking about Patsy Cline! She was my grandfather's cousin. I know, you have absolutley no reason to believe me, but I come from Cumberland, Maryland not far from where Patsy Cline lived. I think it was Winchester? I could be wrong, but it wasn't far. A man I used to work with was friends with her also. I sing a good bit, and what people mostly like is for me to sing Patsy Cline music. They say I sound just like her. To me that is one of the greatest complements I could ever recieve. Anyway, my mother's maiden name is Cline, and it is her dad that is related. Though I am not sure exactly how. I don't think it's that distant, though. So, I just thought I would drop a line telling everyone how wonderful it is that they appreciate the hard work and love for music that Patsy Cline had, and I thought I would throw that extra fact of relativity in there. Have a nice day! And anybody is welcome to e-mail me.
Erin <>
Ewa Beach, HI United States - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 01:13:12 (MET DST)
Hi Per, Robyn and the rest of gang on here... You are welcome to come visit/join my MSN community for Patsy fans, called "PATSY PEOPLE". You can go to it at: (please note that you must type "http://" NOT "www", and type "" NOT "", you will not get to it, if you do this)... Hope you all had a great Easter and Per, happy belated bday wishes as well... sorry , I didn't know... and Robyn... email me soon sometime, would love to hear from you again... JACKI :)
Jacki <>
Canada - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 17:39:32 (MET DST)
Hi All: I've been a lifelong Patsy fan, but am new to all of the stuff on the web... Just wanted to say that this is a great site, and that no matter how many times I listen to Patsy's music, it never ceases to amaze me in terms of the passion and talent. I can't help but imagine what would have been if she'd not been lost to us. All the best, T
Theresa Shalaby <>
Friday, April 05, 2002 at 23:51:54 (MET DST)
Just wanted to say how much I enjoy everyone's comments. This is a great place for any good Patsy fan. Thanks, Per
Mary Ross <>
Scranton, Pa USA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 08:13:28 (MET DST)
Comment: Anytime, Mary! And thanks for the video tape you sent me! (Mary sent me a tape containing an "Always... Patsy Cline" show, in which Mary's daughter Nicole (Nikki) portrays Patsy, and she does it so tremendously good, so it is very close to Mandy Barnett's performance!) /Per
Happy belated birthday, Per! I know it's a little late, but hopefully you can accept it anyway!!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 02:46:54 (MET DST)
Comment: Yes, it is about six weeks too late, but thanks anyway, Robyn! :-) /Per
Happy Easter everyone!!! Jacki, I read your message in the fan forum and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. I've been very busy and all and haven't got writing much. Even though I do have an email address I prefer not to give it out. I read an article on the Patsified site about Patsy's siblings fighting over the estate and clothes that Patsy had, or something like that. Didn't really get into it much. There is one question that is burning in my mind, what would Patsy think about that whole legal situation with John and Sylvia? Well, as I said, Happy Easter to everyone, you too, Per!!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 02:38:45 (MET DST)
Hey gang, Hi Per, this is Julie and I have a one more change in our contact information to pass along. Dad says that the message machine for Legacy isn't receiving well, so that number is to remain a FAX line only. If you need to reach him, you can still use the line for faxing. If you need to reach Charlie, please continue to email this address, and I will see that he gets it....... Hope all is well with everyone, and that you will all have a very Blessed Easter Celebration. Have lots of fun with the egg hunts and bright spring time excitement, and don't for get the reason for the Celebration....He's Alive! May God Bless You, Julie and all
Julie Fudge <>
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 20:37:41 (MET)

Hey Robyn, I was going through some emails that I had printed out awhile ago, and came across a couple you had emailed to me... So I guess we did email each other at one time. I know of Syracuse as it is close to OSWEGO... home of the modified racing for the area! Email me again sometime! Jacki :)
Jacki <>
Canada - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 23:38:08 (MET)
Easter is around the corner, hope everyone has a good one!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 23:54:14 (MET)
Just wanted to let everyone know that Swift Creek Mill Theatre in Colonial Heights, VA (just south of Richmond) will be presenting "Always...Patsy Cline" beginning April 17 and running through June 15, 2002. Please give our box office a call at 804-748-5203 to book your tickets!
Robyn O'Neill <>
Richmond, VA USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 18:37:47 (MET)
Comment to Betty: Charlie can be reached at
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 23:52:27 (MET)
Found your site few days ago and enjoy the visit. So happy that Patsy is so well remembered. My wife and I are septugenarians and just love Patsy. Came across your comments on Erica Dawn and listened to the samples of her beautiful voice and her lovely pictures, I think this gal is really going places. I e-mailed her to pass on those same thoughts and think she is an angel from out of Butler, PA. Thanks, Per, for a wonderful site. It will take me forever to read them all. Thanks again, Joe Nellett
Joe Nellett <>
Gulfport, MS USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 02:42:41 (MET)
Comment: Thanks for your kind words about the site, Joe! And yes, I think that Erica Dawn is going places, too! By the way, yesterday I replaced the sound samples with new ones made from a CD, instead of the old ones, which were made from a cassette. I will also add some new samples, where Erica sings Stevie Nicks songs, soon! The Stevie Nicks songs were recorded in Feb. 2001, while the Patsy Cline songs were recorded in Dec. 1999, and her voice has developed between these two CDs. And on top of that, Erica will send me a copy of the CD she recorded in Nashville in Nov. 2001! I can't wait! /Per
Per, what inspired you to create this web site? It's WONDERFUL, by the way. I keep saying that I hope I'm not boring you. What's your email address again?
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 23:30:03 (MET)
Comment: No, you are not boring me, Robyn! Patsy Cline fans are very nice people, and I can never be bored by them! What inspired me to create this site was my love for Patsy, combined with the fact that there were no Patsy Cline sites at all on the net in the summer of 1996, when I started it. One major reason, also, was that I wanted to create a place where Patsy's fans can meet and discuss their favorite singer, and make connections. My e-mail address is /Per
I am so happy to find so many fellow Patsy fans. I had honestly never heard of her until I saw a special on VH1 a few months ago and I've been hooked ever since. I've since seen 'Sweet Dreams', read her biography, bought a few albums... Her music totally moves me. I even have my 2 year old son lovin' her songs!! Does anyone know where I could buy a poster or a photo of her?
Trisha Strode <>
Peoria, IL USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 05:44:21 (MET)
Hi, my name is Betty LaBar. I would like to have my husband see or talk to Charlie Dick as he was in the Army with him in 1957 in Ga. My husband's name is Raymond LaBar. Thanks, Betty
Betty LaBar <>
Potsdam, NY - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 23:59:56 (MET)
I am an absolute Patsy fan! I loved hearing from Julie and Charlie. It's nice to know what they are up to. I have a question. In the movie "Sweet Dreams", when Patsy and Charlie are dancing in the rain, a song is playing, I believe to be called In The Garden. My question is, does anyone know what album(s) this song is on, because I can't find it anywhere. Also, for Charlie, did you and Patsy really dance to that song in the rain, and did you really have that conversation? And if ever I would meet you, I would love to give you a hug.
Erika <>
Berwick, PA 18603 - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 06:05:14 (MET)
Comment to Ruth on her entry that she wrote on feb 10, 2002: Patsy's children are alive as well as her husband. Patsy's daughter Julie has several entries in the forum, and they are marked in blue. Patsy's son Randy is keeping a low profile and nobody really knows much about him. Charlie (Patsy's husband) does a really good job at keeping his late wife's memory alive as well as Julie, who is seen at several events with her dad. Like the night Trisha Yearwood got inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 20:07:20 (MET)
Happy St Patricks day everyone!! I have some news I would like to share with everyone. My aunt is expecting and is due somewhere around september. I'm not sure of the baby's gender yet because she is around 3 months. Well, on to the next topic as I said recently in another entry that I read and article in country magazine and it had a bio on Patsy as well as a time line of country music. I read that Patsy cried herself to sleep because she wasn't with her children. I would like to know if that is true because of what I read about her, she doesn't seem like much of an emotional person. I'm hoping someone can answer my question or maybe even you, Per, if you know.
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 19:56:46 (MET)
I was thinking about Patsy Cline last night and got to wondering who now lived in her *dream* house on Nella drive? I'm sure it has been through several owners since Patsy died. I wondered too, how hard it might be to get the present owner to give you a tour of the house? Ever since I read about it, I've wanted to see Patsy's house. I wonder if the sparkly wallpaper is still in the bathroom? Anyone know?
Ronala <>
Al USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 19:40:25 (MET)
Hello from Winchester, VA. Someone mentioned Loretta and I wanted to tell you that she will be here at the Warren County Fair in August. I sang there the past 2 years doing a my "Patsy On My Mind" show but had not planned on doing it this year! Bummer! I still plan on going to see her. I have to watch my hubby, he has loved her to death forever, lol.
Linda M. Cunningham <>
Winchester, VA United States - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 17:40:41 (MET)
Per, I love this site, it keeps getting better!!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 00:41:08 (MET)
Comment: Thanks, Robyn! /Per
Hey all. Julie, glad to hear all is well. Things are crazy/busy on my end. Recently Loretta Lynn has been honored here in Kentucky. She was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. They had a gala dinner that included many other legends. I met Loretta and had my picture made with her. That one may have to go on the wall. This past weekend the University of Kentucky honored her with a doctorate. She became ill enroute and her brother had to accept this honor. While we waited for the ceremony, a folksy type group was entertaining us. They played "Walkin' After Midnight". It was accoustic and with a banjo. It was really good. Always, Jimmy 3-11-02
Jimmy W <>
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 03:59:29 (MET)
Hi everyone! Found an article on Patsy yesterday in country magazine. I read that she cried herslef to sleep every night when she wasn't with her children. Is this true? In this article they have this whole bio on Patsy as well as a timeline on country music as well.
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 15:48:06 (MET)
Hello Per & everyone, I just had a minute this morning and wanted to drop in and give you the latest information on contacting us. As you can see, we have had a change in our email address. It has been slow, and is still at times, but that's the way it goes. Again, that new email is so stay in touch! We also have closed the office for now. The address will no longer be valid. Please continue to contact us at P. O. Box 462, Joelton, TN 37080. We do still have a phone where we can be reached... 615-865-9774. You can also fax to that number. If we can't be there, there is an answering machine. (This does not affect any other addresses, such as the Always Patsy Cline Fan Association). I hope all is well with you all. We are fine, with the exception of a few colds. Cole is getting bigger everyday. He is 7 mths. old now, and has two teeth. **Also wanted to let you know of a reception I attended recently.** I was in Richmond, Virginia with The Virginia Foundation for Women. They were honoring 'Patsy Cline', along with seven other women for their outstanding accomplishments. They were all on a poster, "2002 Virginia Women in History", that was distributed to all the Virginia public schools, and the libraries. As Mom would have said, we were in 'high cotton' up there! These women were all wonderful people that contributed so much to our world. From fighting for rights and opportunites, to contibuting to the space program, these were, and are, some of the most astounding women. I can hardly take in the fact that they have honored my mom in this wonderful group of women. A very heartfelt 'Thank You' to everyone involved with the Virginia Foundation of Women. Well, it is getting late and I have to run. Take care, and stay in touch. Thanks again, Per! As Always, Julie and the gang
Julie <>
Nashville, TN USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 16:41:58 (MET)

Love the pictures of Patsy that Todd created!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 02:05:38 (MET)
Thanks to all of you for your interest in "Patsy Cline: The Lady Behind the Legend", which premiered on Sunday, March 3, 2002. This is a fabulous documentary on Patsy from a huge fan, producer Tracey Jewell. The video is a pledge program for WVPT and for that reason it is available only for a membership pledge of $75 to the station. The video is a director's cut which means there is even more on the tape than we were able to air Sunday night. To join our station and to receive a copy of "Patsy Cline: Lady Behind the Legend", e-mail me at the station with credit card # and expiration date, address and telephone number including area code. If you would prefer, we will be happy to bill you the $75. If you find it more convenient, log on to and pledge online. We certainly hope many of you will want to receive this VHS. As we all know, Patsy and her music launched thousands of young music careers. We know you'll enjoy this one!
Tassie Pippert <>
Harrisonburg, VA USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 22:27:59 (MET)
Pam, at this point the video will not be made available for purchase. I will contact Tracy and ask her to visit this site, and she can explain the future plans. Maybe we can get it aired in our local areas. WSM's Eddie Stubb did a nice tribute to Patsy and the others last night. Hopefully it will be in the archives soon. I did miss some of it. Tuesday, March 16 there will be a memorial to Harlan Howard at the Ryman Aud. at 2 pm. Always, Jimmy Walker
Jimmy W <>
Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 16:57:33 (MET)
I have been sitting home all day, playing Patsy's records, I just can never get enough of the "GREATEST SINGER OF ALL TIME". It is a somber day, but there is joy knowing that Patsy is singing in heaven, and someday, we will be able to see her again. My prayers to Patsy's family. I love you, Patsy.
Steve Goans <>
Paola, Ks USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 08:50:25 (MET)
Patsy's two MCA LP's "Patsy Cline: Live At The Opry" & "Patsy Cline: Live Volume Two" were both released on vinyl LP's as well. I know this because I bought them both way before I bought myself a CD player. I still have over 70 Patsy LP's, some have some very unflattering drawings of our Patsy. You would think of all the great photos that exist of Patsy, they would have used some of those, instead of those god-awful drawings! Patsy would have told 'em "Hoss, Do It Right!".
Randy Bridges <>
Columbus, Oh USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 07:19:47 (MET)
Remembering Patsy on this sad day in music history. Patsy, you are not forgotten! I listen to your music at some point in every day and never tire of it. You are the only artist I can say that about. Thank you for the music.
Pam Underwood <>
Raleigh, NC - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 06:47:01 (MET)
Has it been that very long? I blink my eyes, and 39 years have sifted through the fingers of Father Time. I listen to your sweet voice pour out those powerful sentiments, and they fill me up with your presence. I close my eyes and greet you within. In your memory, Patsy...
Norma Phelps <>
Willington, CT USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 23:50:40 (MET)
39 years ago today we lost a wonderful country artist. Even though it seems unfair that we lost her at a very young age and she had more of her life to live. And believe me, it would be wonderful if she were alive today. Also my thoughts and prayes go out to the family and friends of Harlan Howard. We lost a wonderful songwriter. Many of you know that he wrote Patsy's song "I fall to pieces" and so much more other great songs as well. Those of you who didn't know, Patsy died four days before her mother's birthday. Hilda Hensley would be celebrating her 86 birthday if she was alive today. Well, gotta run.
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 22:48:06 (MET)
Hello fans of Patsy Cline. I am a great fan of Patsy and be impressed of this site. There are not so many European releases of CDs from Patsy. I send you all the love's from the Netherlands and I hope sometime to visit USA and to go to de birthplace of Patsy. Bye bye and God bless you all.
Govert van Bree <>
Rhoon, The Netherlands - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 20:21:03 (MET)
Does anyone know if transcripts or videos from "Patsy Cline, Lady Behind the Legend" will be made available for purchase? I so envy my neighbors in Virginia who get to see this. Please let me know if anyone has any information. I'm sure there are many Patsy fans who would be interested.
Pam Underwood <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 21:57:50 (MET)
What a great site! It's wonderful to see how there are Patsy fans all over the world. I want to thank Per for posting information about my prints under his "News" page. I am an artist living in Atlanta, GA. About a year ago I drew two graphite pencil portraits of Patsy as a Closing Night gift for a couple of terrific ladies who were in a local production of "Always, Patsy Cline..." on which I worked as a Production Assistant. Everyone was so impressed with the portraits they encouraged me to pursue getting permission to have prints made available for fans to purchase.

Almost a year later, and after a few phone conversations with Charlie, I am honored to announce that a Limited Edition of 300 prints from each of my portraits has been Authorized by The Estate of Patsy Cline! The prints are of exceptional quality, not just a poster-type print. Each is numbered and signed by the artist includes a Certificate of Authenticity. They are sure to make a great addition to any Patsy fan's collection. I want to welcome fans to drop by my web site for a visit at

Thanks again to Per for helping get the word out! And for the fantastic Tribute to Patsy he has created! Celebrating Patsy, Todd Jeffries
Todd Jeffries <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 21:45:16 (MET)

I love Patsy Cline and I want to learn more about her.
Kassandra Holthaus <>
Pasadena, MD United States - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 00:55:21 (MET)
I have always loved Patsy's music
USA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 21:33:09 (MET)
I love Patsy Cline, she is so good.
Karissa Marshall
Wardensville, WV - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 20:57:09 (MET)
Hi... Robyn, thanks for the belated BDAY wish, it was a nice bday, that I had. Erica Dawn: If you are reading this by chance, please email me again, it's been awhile and I've emailed you a few times, but maybe you don't get them? Or you are busy? I'm still looking forward to hearing your second CD of Stevie Nicks stuff and whatever other CD you have out too. Miss hearing from you... If anyone out there that sees this and is in regular contact with Erica, pass along my message here to her. Thank you... Jacki :)
Jacki <>
CANADA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 17:59:06 (MET)
Who gets Patsy's clothes? Check out the Winchester Star
Linda C. <>
Winchester, VA 22601 - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 21:48:45 (MET)
Hey, VA natives, check your TV listing for a new bio on Patsy called "The Lady Behind the Legend". It airs March 3 on WVPT. Enjoy, it is supposed to be good. Jimmy
Jim Walker <>
Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 05:21:56 (MET)
Happy belated birthday wishes to Jacki!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 23:48:21 (MET)
This site keeps getting better and better hope I'm not boring you by telling you how GREAT this site is. As I'm thinking about it now I know my grandmother was a fan of Patsy's. She would play Patsy's tapes in her kitchen almost everytime I would go over there. She passed away recently and I will always remember listening to those tapes that she had around.
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 00:10:39 (MET)
Hello Patsy Puppies, just wanted you all to know that I am placing my entire 25+ year collection on eBay over the next month+. There are over 300 items. Some of the items are: Every 45, (1955-1965), also every DJ45 (1955-1965), every LP, both regular and DJ, mono and stereo. Posters, pics, books, videos... I have 3 autographs also. One is on a page from a fans autograph book, and 2 are on record sleeves (pic sleeves). Some of the items are already going. Patsy's first 3 records on Coral all mint+ are on, along with the very first Coral on the DJ version... Thank You and Per, Thank You for the forum.
Steven <>
Sweetwater, TN USA - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 14:41:53 (MET)
My thoughts and praies go out to the family and friends of Waylon Jennings. We lost a wonderful country legend. Per, I love this site and it keeps getting better and better!!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 23:38:55 (MET)
Comment: Thanks, Robyn! /Per
My 8 year old daughter sings, she is a country music performer. She does a lot of Patsy Cline songs, but unfortunately a lot of them are not available on karaoke song tracks. Does anyone know where I could get the tracks for "Come on In (and make yourself at home)" or "Gotta a Lot of Rhythm in my Soul"? Otherwise I will have to pay a band to make these. We love Patsy Cline. Thank you. Martha Harper
Martha Harper <>
Blue Ridge, GA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 15:38:58 (MET)
I was wondering what song is it in which Patsy's breath can be heard during a silence in which then the last line is sang? Please help me out Patsy Fans, Thanks Jen
Jen <>
Melfort, Sk Canada - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 22:28:15 (MET)
Comment: The song you are referring to is "Faded Love". My favorite Patsy Cline recording, as a matter of fact... /Per
"Always" was written by Irving Berlin, and dates back to the 1920's. Many bands and artists have had hits with the tune. In a Time magazine article about Irving Berlin from December, this is what it had to say about "Always":

"Always," 1925. In 1924 Berlin fell in love with socialite-journalist Ellin Mackay; as a wedding gift he assigned her the rights to this perennial. It transcends its waltz-schmaltz mood with a bridge that almost jumps off itself in ascending keys but manages to sound inevitable. The tune spawned two #1's (for Vincent Lopez and George Olsen) in its first incarnation. There were four more hit versions in 1944-45. In 1959 smooth Sammy Turner took the song to #2 on the R&B chart (#19 pop). Finally it became Patsy Cline's post-mortem anthem; the Virginia thrush's rendition hit #18 on the country chart in 1980, 17 years after her death. And still it didn't die: a tribute musical called "Patsy Cline... Always," with the song as its emotional centerpiece, played a two-year Nashville run that ended in 1995 - 70 years after the song was introduced.

Charlie and Julie are very active with Patsy's fans, and Julie posts here in the Fan Forum on occasion. Charlie attends the Fan Club weekend each September in Winchester, Virginia. I have posted an article about the 1998 Fan Club Weekend on this site. I have the same article, with pictures, on my Patsy Cline site (click on my name for the link).
Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 20:34:37 (MET)

Hey There, I need the help of some big Patsy fans, I'm looking for an original version or the name of the writer of the song "Always". My grandparents love the original version and their 50'th anniversary is coming up so I'm trying to track it down. Thanks! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Rob--->
Rob <>
Brampton, ON Canada - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 06:58:11 (MET)
I curiouse about Patsy Cline, I saw a movie about her life more than once... and I'm particulary interested in two songs that she sang: "Crazy" and "I fall to pieces". Can someone plese send me the lyrics? Thanks :)
joana santos <>
Portugal - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 19:44:51 (MET)
My mother remembers seeing Patsy in San Antonio in the mid-late 1940's although the last name was different. She says there was no mistaking the voice. I am trying to find out if this could have been so. She said Patsy was young maybe 15 years old.
Sarah Rush <>
Victoria, Tx 77904 - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 06:32:40 (MET)
Hi everyone. I just happened to find this site and wondered about Patsy's husband and children, Julie and Randy. How are they, where do they live? Do they ever appear in public? I was a huge fan of hers. I was a young teen when she died and I still love her songs. Thanks. Have a wonderful day!
Ruth Dunn Curtsinger <>
Louisville, KY USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 12:40:38 (MET)
New pictures of Erica Dawn have been added, both on her main page and on the Nashville page. Click here!
Per Jonsson <>
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 19:45:37 (MET)

Does anybody know what Patsy's siblings are up to now?
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY USA - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 00:23:22 (MET)
Legacy, Inc. (Julie and Charlie) are getting a new e-mail address. The new address is Julie is not sure of exactly when this new address will start working, but probably within the next few days. The old address,, will continue to work at least through January.
Per Jonsson <>
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 09:09:19 (MET)

Happy birthday wishes to Patsy's son Randy who turns 41 today!
Robyn Jones
Syracuse, NY - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 16:10:00 (MET)
Hi, and I just want to say that I'm pleased that Patsy will FINALLY get the royalties from her recordings after Peggy ? launched that lawsuit. I read an article in our newspaper about it the other day. I'm sorry that that it took this long for someone to finally to stand up and fight and win, to receive what is rightfully theirs... If Patsy were here, she'd be a celebrating it her way, no doubt! I just wanted to share my enthusiasm about this matter, also it is my bday today, and I feel happy!!!!!!... Jacki :)
Jacki <>
CANADA - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 23:34:08 (MET)
I have just recently moved to Lexington, Ky and I was wondering if there is a local Patsy contingent in the area. If so, please write me because, I would love to get involved with other Patsy fans in my area.
richard carlos <>
Lexington, Ky USA - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 05:56:48 (MET)
I have some very exciting news to share with everyone: Patsy Cline is to be honored as one of outstanding women in Virginia history. Of course we all know this but The Virginia Foundation for Women, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of women and girls, and Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization of women educators, have selected Patsy as one of eight women to be honored this year. This is the third year the group has paid tribute to historically significant Virginia women. Patsy was chosen because of her outstanding contributions to music and to women. The names of the others added to the ranks of the state's outstanding women have not been announced. This honor, in the form of a plaque and poster, will be presented at a reception in Richmond, Va. on February 28, 2002. This is quite an honor and we are anxious to take part in the presentation. I just had to share this with everyone!! At last, many, many years later people realize what they had, what they have now, and what they will remember about her. Judy Sue, Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc.
Judy Sue Huyett-Kempf <>
Winchester, VA USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 17:01:29 (MET)
I have 2 Patsy Cline 45's for sale. Both in good shape in Decca Record sleeves. "Today, Tomorrow and Forever" / "Try Again" and "I'll sail my ship alone" / "When you need a laugh". I'm just clearing out the inventory and will sell for a fair and reasonable price. E-mail me.
Randy <>
Tomball, Tx USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 03:25:43 (MET)
I am attaching a letter that I wrote to the "Winchester Star" in Virginia. It followed a visit that my husband and I made to search for Patsy Cline connections in her hometown. I do not think that the letter will be published, but the thoughts need to be addressed. So, here goes.......

My husband John and I visited Winchester on December 31, 2001, January 1 and January 2, 2002. We travelled out of our way to claim some of the memories of Patsy Cline in her own hometown. I must tell you that we were too affected by the insignificant respect that was given to her. Yes, I am a fan of Patsy Cline. But, I know that my connection to this spirit is deeper than mere FANaticism. I do not share my innermost thoughts and feelings readily. However, I shall always be among the first to celebrate genius. Patsy ranks as genius! I celebrate her.

I am thrilled to have even known OF Patsy. I did not even know that she lived here on this Earth until three short years ago. Restless one night and unable to sleep, I grabbed that demon called a controller and flicked on the tube. A&E was broadcasting a biography of her life. I was intrigued. Then, she sang, like no one has sung before. I was swallowed up by her uncanny ability to translate human emotion into musical note. God must have lent us an angel.

Some of you in Winchester (as I have experienced) will surely scoff and claim stories that deny angelic connection. Go ahead, but remember to be free of sin when you point that proverbial finger at another child of God. I consider my own life. I hope that I am a good Christian, yet I know that I, too, am haunted by the proverbial skeleton in the closet. I understand that skeleton. I believe that our Creator presents us with skeletons; they keep us in touch with our own fallibilities. So, let us leave those anomalies in the shadows where they belong and look at the blessings that we have been given, instead.

I shake my head in disbelief when I consider my visit to Winchester. So few people acknowledged Patsy's success. A resident in Gaunt's Drug Store at the time of my visit remarked, "She wasn't that good." How intensely foolish! Look at the records in the Country Music Hall of Fame. They proclaim to the world that she is THAT good, even better. Patsy has become the standard against which all others are measured. We need such standards. We need standards of excellence to emulate. How else can we continue to develop quality in achievement?

Too few people in Winchester appreciate Patsy's contributions to this world. Not many people even know enough of her magnificence. A young resident waitress at Chile's unsuredly replied, "Didn't she go to Handley High a little while ago?" How can folks of Winchester be so complacent? How can some of the folks of Winchester be so affected by the green-eyed monster? Toss all that shallow sickness aside! Claim the priceless legend of Patsy as your own! Brag of her accomplishments: pioneer in the "Nashville sound", insistor of equality in women's rights, translator of emotion into the realm of sung words. God, I can go on and on. I recognize her impact upon so many venues in our time. Why is it so difficult for those of Winchester to do the same?

I am simply a person who lives her life in the hopes that people will treat me with the same respect that I give them. It seems to me that Patsy understood this - a simple Christian principle. Yet, those of Winchester have not answered her in kind. It is time, Winchester, to stand up and claim this marvel as your own. Celebrate her life. Celebrate her connection with Winchester. Celebrate her fame as your own. Embrace her magic. Let it flood your being as it has flooded mine. Cry out that a child of yours is so graced to affect the rest of this world in such an enriching fashion.

I close my eyes and conjure up visions of Patsy. I see her clipping down South Kent Street towards Handley High School. I watch her dark, soft curls bob about her milky white face. Those ruby red, wet lips invite every anxious teen boy to taste their excellence. Her snug and temptuous clothing excite ageless minds with her voluptuous curves - soft and sensuous - a dream unfolding before your eyes. Wow! That, alone, is a talent worth celebrating! Now, consider Patsy's voice and her songful interpretations. I am lost for words. The world is lost for comparison.

I linger here, longing to be comforted by her so sweet sound. I play her songs, and I am transported in time to the halls of the Ryman Auditorium where Patsy stands and challenges you to defy your connection with her. She wins, each and every time. One cannot deny her superior position with the gods of musical notes. I wanted to purchase a CD of Patsy's hits - just to have purchased it in her hometown of Winchester would have been exhilarating! However, I could not find a copy of her most famous releases in her own hometown of Winchester. No, the CD was not bought out. It was simply absent. How very sad for Winchester! I searched through Wal-Mart (2 copies of some album), Target (6 copies of another album), Fye in Apple blossom Mall (6 selections with few copies), Kurtz Cultural Center (no CDs - a few cassettes), and the Visitor's Center (the best selection and information of all - but inadequate). We visited a number of other sites; no store carried enough of Patsy's work. SHAME ON WINCHESTER!!!

How much revenue are you willing to caste aside for neglecting Patsy Cline? I tell you, if Patsy was from my town, I would offer too much merchandise to promote her connection with me. I would advertise and solicit fans to join me in celebrating her accomplishments. I would advertise and invite everyone to join me in sharing her life and contributions to our world. I would praise her and challenge outsiders to meet her neighbors. Tell me, Winchester, what have you done to celebrate Patsy Cline? Occasions in September and October are stupendous - but, they are not enough! The celebration must be CONTINUOUS! When will you be graced with such exception, again? The rest of the world is waiting for their turn!!!!!!!

My husband and I stayed at the Hampton Inn in Winchester - very close to Patsy Cline Boulevard. Nothing in that building acknowledged her connection with the town. People at Hampton Inn, construct some center of information about her. Offer some of her CDs for purchase. Position someone with information of her to invite the rest of the world to enjoy her.

"Doc" - at Gaunt's Drug Store - I thank you for the memorabilia that you share with residents and visitors. However, secure some of Patsy's CDs for sale. You will enjoy the profits of sale, and, at the same time, promote Patsy, Gaunt's Drug Store, and your town. Place a very large sign in your window, claiming your business as a Patsy landmark. You can attract many visitors with your enthusiasm. We, my husband and I, spent more than 200 dollars in your store on Patsy memorabilia. We would have spent more, if you had carried any of her music. Remember to stock the CD of her greatest hits. Let's promote her accomplishments by adding to the tally of her most successful release. Help to return her to the position that she commanded for years in the country music world.

People of the Kurtz Cultural Center, always stock a selection of Patsy's CDs for your visitors, especially her greatest hits. While I was there, I looked for her music. Only a few tapes were available - a fading art form. An older gentleman was visiting at the time of my visit. He, too, was looking for some of her CDs. I sent him to the Visitor's Center. You lost out on at least two sales that afternoon - in a span of 15 minutes... What unknown financial losses did you incur for the day?

I have walked down South Kent Street. What a wonder! It invites you to step back in time and visit an era that has long passed. It welcomes you to Patsy's past and allows you to understand her roots. A battlefield from the Civil War holds a treasure of history, but, one cannot touch and view the environment of time past like one can do on South Kent Street. I stood across from her childhood home and desperately wondered what it was like INSIDE. There it still stands, but I could not get in. Let me get close to such a wonder! When will you purchase and transform that pulsing site into a musical and social historic site? It throbs with relevance. Share it with the rest of us!

On South Kent Street, you are transfixed by its ambiance, swept away to a time still resounding in its cobblestone walkways. Streets have risen with years of pavement to kiss the thresholds of homes lining a nestled community. Patsy's home is still there - it begs you to come in. One small home after another hugs each other in relative bond. They stand together announcing the celebrity of their issue. Did you ever read the poem, "The Donkey"? The donkey is a stupid beast of burden. Yet, it was chosen to carry Jesus Christ into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. This poem conjures up thoughts of Patsy for me. She was from the "wrong" side of the tracks. Blue blooded Virginians must understand this. Yet, Patsy, like the donkey, celebrated a success that was awarded to so few in all of creation.

As I sit here, punching these tiny keys of my keyboard, thoughts of Patsy Cline flood my head. I am haunted by her magnificence. Stories vary about her life - it is of no real significance. The issue that must be addressed is that she, whatever her history, is undeniably essential to the development of country music in our world. Her influence in music is not restricted to the States. Look at the rest of the world. Per Jonsson lives in Sweden, yet, he maintains her fan site. As I travelled to Europe this spring, I met people from around this globe called Earth. England has loved her as long as we have loved her. Belgium is fascinated with her sound. Korea knows and respects her. I can go on, but it is unnecessary. Know that she lives on!

Now, tell me, what is the problem with her own hometown of Winchester, Virginia? People of Winchester, WAKE UP!!!!!!!! Can Winchester not appreciate excellence when it whacks its residents alongside of their heads? How often does God send such a gift to us? He has graced us with her talents. Understand that and revel in the glory! You are not coerced to love His instrument - Patsy Cline - but, know that you are losing floods of richness in your lives. Would you deny celebrating the talents of your own blood? I think not!

So, embrace this unique and wonderful gift - Patsy Cline - Ginny - whatever you wish to call her. But, please, call out her name. Make it known to the rest of the world that she is from you! Celebrate her, and you will celebrate Winchester. Remember, Patsy celebrated you - "Come right in, sit right down, and make yourself at home."


Norma Phelps <>
Willington, CT USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 18:35:38 (MET)

I love Patsy Cline's music, and have done since I was 10, and I have been trying for the last 40 years to find a good photo of her, but as of yet not been able to get one, so if anyone should have one, could you please email me a copy of it. Thanks.
Peter Watson <>
Leeds, UK Westyorkshire - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 14:19:35 (MET)
Hi everyone, I am going to Nashville soon to see the Opry at the Ryman and was just wondering if Always Patsy Cline will be playing there in the future? I would love to see the show but don't know where to find any info on it. (Show schedule). Would appreciate any imput on this! Email me! Thanks!
Ronala <>
Al USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 02:36:59 (MET)
Hey guys!!! I am a huge Patsy fan, in fact, I have been ever since I was growing up. My mother used to love listening to Patsy's beautiful voice when she would be cooking dinner at night. I was just wondering if Patsy and Willie Nelson ever did a duet of "Crazy" together? Please e-mail me if anyone knows or just to say hello. Thanks,
Richard Carlos <>
Lexington, KY USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 08:08:56 (MET)
Hey there... I have a question for anyone who might know the answer... It's regarding, and their "Loretta Lynn/Patsy Cline" DVD. On the webpage, it says that the Patsy program featured is "The Real Patsy Cline", but I just received my copy in the mail the other day, and it turns out it's "Remembering Patsy", which kinda sucks because I already owned it. If anyone could shed any light in on this little glitch, it'd be appreciated. Thanks! Always, George.
George Hewitt <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 21:07:07 (MET)
Wow! I discovered this site a while back, and it has taken me some time to navigate through it. I live in a rural area, and cannot yet get internet access at home, so I have to use my sister's PC when I'm visiting her. I have a question I've wondered about for a while now, and maybe someone here can answer that question for me. I am also a big fan of Nancy Sinatra. Does anyone know if Lee Hazlewood (Nancy's songwriter and producer) knew Patsy? Of all the songs I'd like to hear Patsy perform, "These Boots Were Made For Walkin'" would definitely be at the top of the list. Also, does anyone have any artwork that shows what Patsy might look like today if she had lived? I saw a picture of the Beatles called "When I'm Sixty Four" in a book one time. It was supposed to be what the Beatles would look like when they were 64. Because they have a song called "When I'm Sixty Four". It was pretty close. I think Paul McCartney sort of looks like Tony Randall these days. That's it for now! I hope everyone has a happy new year! Drive Safely!
Bob Biswick <>
Nicholasville, KY - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 06:04:07 (MET)
Happy New Year! Dear Per & everyone... I am sorry I haven't written much this Holiday season. Seems like we have been very busy, what with the new grandson and all. I hope everyone has had a great Christmas, and I thank all of you that have sent wishes through e-mail and postal mail. I hang my Christmas cards up, just as my Grandmother always did, and they stretch around every door frame in my den. You are all so kind through the year, and I enjoy all the friendship. I pray that God would bless each and every one of you in this new year. I also have one important update to make. The office of Legacy, Inc. has moved, effetive immediately. You can continue to keep in touch with us at the email and through the address in Joelton, TN (which is just a suburb of Nashville). That address is:

P.O. Box 462
Joelton, TN 37080

The phone number will not continue and the street address will not continue. We will have more information in the future about fax numbers and so forth. Please continue to feel free to contact us. Just because we are making "office space" changes doesn't mean that we are not going to be here. Again I want to Thank You all for being so wonderful. It is because of you that Mom is so well remembered and loved. You're the best. Thanks Per! Couldn't do this without you! Love always, Julie Fudge & the family...
Julie Fudge <>
Nashville, TN USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 18:33:44 (MET)

Hi, I'm back to let you all know and inviting as well, to come and see/join my MSN community called "PATSYPEOPLE". The link is: Hope to see you there sometime, bye for now... Jacki :)
Jacki <>
Canada - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 16:42:42 (MET)
Patsy Cline is the greatest singer of all time. She is the coolest person in the history of music and she has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. You people are so cool, how can I join the club? I like that song "Crazy", it is a good song and it has inspired me to be a country music singer. You know what other song I like, "The Unforgiven" by Metallica, it seems to have a very strong Patsy Cline influence. Patsy Cline rulz!!! Always, Joe C.
Joe C. <Crackerjackdude2002>
Monday, December 31, 2001 at 07:45:03 (MET)
Hi everybody... This is Eric Mills, if you're not familiar with me, I own the belly and tail section of the plane that Patsy crashed in... I have been working for the last 4 months non-stop to get this put in a museum... I know some of you may think I'm trying to get rich off of these, but I am merely trying to get my investment back... I am going to take the belly section (not the tail) of her plane and I'm going to cut it into 3"x3" sections... And sell them for $45.00 a piece (shipping included). If I can't get these put in a museum, then I would rather her fans own them instead... E-mail me if you're interested...
Eric Mills <>
Jackson, TN USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 03:10:55 (MET)
I just bought a used music book, inside were three plane tickets from 1962 to a Patricia V Cline, does anyone think these were from Patsy? Thanks, Brian
Brian Roe <>
Gainesville, FL USA - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 15:27:18 (MET)
Hi Per and everyone... Hope Christmas was good to you all. Have a great New Year's and Per, thanks for sharing Erica's recent letter and photos. I have her Patsy CD that she did a couple of years ago, and it was great... I do keep in touch with Erica when I can. Take care from SNOWY Ontario, in Canada... Jacki :)
Jacki <>
Canada - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 21:56:37 (MET)
Hello Per and all Patsy fans! It's been a while since I'v been able to sign on, being that I work in a 737 Jet all day. I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2002 to everyone! Also, does anyone know where I could get my hands on some hard to find videos of Patsy singing on stage or on the Opry live? I have some clips that I got off "THE REAL PATSY CLINE" and "REMEMBERING PATSY" but, I'm looking for the whole song uncut. Let me know! Thanks again and take care - Always, Sean
Sean <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 10:38:03 (MET)
Just had to share: We had our family Christmas celebration today, and the kids were playing in the other room. There was a lull in the conversation, and we could hear my 3 1/2 year old niece singing "Walking After Midnight" clear as a bell! Guess we have another fan to add to the list! Just goes to show that you are never too young... Happy Holidays to all!
Marty <>
New Berlin, NY - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 04:54:26 (MET)
From western Canada . . . Merry Christmas to all you Patsy fans out there! :) Always, George
George Hewitt <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 02:24:53 (MET)
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