Stories from 2000
"Hello, this is a great idea to get to know fans, I just wanted to mention
that. My family raised me on Patsy Cline songs. As a young girl with my mother
I would sing along to all the country hits of Patsy's. In school, though people
would make fun of me for listening to country music, but that didn't stop me.
I'm still a fan and always have been. I will be 25 next year, and I am still
petrified of airplanes because of what has happned to Patsy. My grandmother
told me about it when I was a little girl, which to this day makes me scared
of them. I will say and I quote, 'But Patsy Cline died in an airplane, I'm not
getting in one'. Whenever I watch the movie 'Sweet Dreams' my heart is saying
don't die, Patsy. But it's great to see her music to alive and loved all over
the world. Not many people I have heard of are from Virginia, that have been
famous, because I am from Virginia also. So it is great to know that she was
born here, only like an hour away from me. And when people in the past would
make fun of me for listening to country music, I would tell them 'you are just
jealous' and I would say 'and she is from Virginia too, not far from me, hehe.'
I just want to let her family know and her up in heaven know that all that I
just aforementioned is true and in my heart Patsy will always be remembered.
I'm sure there are many fans of hers, but I was raised knowing pieces of her
life from my grandparents. Still have that fear of the airplane too, hehe. May
God bless the Patsy Cline family and all they hold dear. And Patsy's mother was
a strong woman in my opinion, a strong woman from Virginia with all the heart
to have made such wonderful children, one such as Virginia Hensley, also known
by her fans as Patsy Cline. Thank you, sincerely, a fan of Patsy Cline."
Michelle Young, Dec 18, 2000.
"Hello! It was so nice to find a Patsy Cline web site. I have been a fan of
hers for as long as I can remember! I think it started when I first heard
her voice over a radio station. She has an extremely unique voice that no
one else can copy. If I had one wish to meet a famous singer, it would
have to be Patsy. Sometimes I can listen to her music, and there is no
discribing how her music can actually uplift my mood. She just has a voice
of an Angel! It would have been a GREAT pleasure to have ever seen her
perform or to have met her. I think I have visited every site imaginable
to find out about her life and her tragic death. I couldn't imagine losing
her as a friend, mother, daughter, or wife as she was lost to all of her
fans also. Long live the memory of the wonderful and talented Patsy Cline!"
Patricia Snodgrass, Dec 16, 2000.
"I remember growing up listening to Patsy Cline. The old country I grew up
with. I was born in 1955. My sisters and brother were 13 to 18 years older
than I. I remember music in all aspests. I am 45 now, been through the rock
and roll and disco, was even a night club DJ for over 20 years. I played disco
then and on through the 80s. Never gave much thought to the old stuff. In
the 80's I began DJing at a big night club after being offered the job for
2 years. I was playing music in a small disco for 3 years. Got in trouble
alot for playing rock and roll. But after an offer of twice as much of
salary I said what the hell. Even though it was frightening I accepted the
job. I was in charge! I was criticized for playing such a mixture as rap,
soul, rock and roll, country, and heavy metal. Funny packed the 400
seating capacity club for 4 years. When I got in my mid 40's, after every
one telling me I need to settle down, I quit. Not to brag but within a
year and a half, the club closed down. Those were the good ole days. Now I
am quieter, work 9 to 5 as a secretary. Miss those days but wouldn't go
back. Am very drawn to the old country again. Patsy Cline is singing my
Jill Kemper, Dec 9, 2000.
"I was a musical snob growing up. Country music was just corny songs sang
by people with no real talent. I was into the Beatles and other pop
artists. Barbra Streisand was the greatest female singer in my book.
Then about 5 years ago someone played Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits CD for
me. I was just knocked out by her voice and the CD! The very next day I
went right out and bought the CD. Patsy's music was the most beautiful
and the richest that I had ever heard! Next to Patsy, Barbra and the
rest of the girl singers sounded down right anemic! Over the next few
years I would buy as many CDs as I could and I would read everything
available about her. She is the most fascinating person! I love her
determination, guts, sense of humor, and love for her family and
friends! And she was as real as her music. Through her books I have come
to really appreciate country artists such as Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn,
Ray Price, Bob Wills and Hank Williams, to name a few. My husband and I
visited Winchester several years ago and I met George Hamilton IV - what a
nice man! In my heart I feel that I am her biggest fan, but I guess we
all feel that way. She is the ultimate Female Artist!"
Pam Underwood, Nov 1, 2000.
"Howdy! - How are you doing? My name is Mary - although being young
(17), I've been a very huge Patsy Cline fan for 2 or more years. Her most
incredible and beautiful voice and music - touches the very core of my
heart and soul. Truly she is one of a kind! She is truly fantastic and
just amazing, with a voice that's just out of this world! All my
compliments go out to the maker of this incredible Patsy Cline
site! Hats off to you! - Much thanks for keeping such a really great
rememberance of Patsy. My Dad had the true privilage and honor of meeting
Miss Cline! He played for her with his band as back up on a couple
occations! He has a Western Swing band - although they aren't widely
known, they play locally - they play in remeberance of another western
singer, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, who was the original singer of
'Faded Love'. Anyway, my dad had the wonderful opportunity to meet and play
with The Great Patsy Cline when she was here singing in our town, he
tells me that she even gave him a kiss right on the cheek as a thank you
for playing! Wish I was there! We have a really nice authentic
photograph taken of beautiful Patsy singing up on stage, it was taken
sometime during the year when she recorded 'Faded Love'. This picture is
truly a treasure - it's framed and hanging up, every time I walk by it, it
truly makes me proud of her and to be her fan! Thanks much for letting
me share that with ya! - I thought that another Patsy fan would
appreciate hearing about that. From one Patsy fan to another - Thanks!
Take care! Love Always, Mary"
Mary Antonette, Oct 23, 2000.
"I don't know how to begin... when I was a toddler (I'm 18 now), my parents
used to play Patsy's music all the time in our truck. By the time I was 2 I
knew both tapes and would sing along with her. My folks always enjoyed that.
Growing up, I'd listen to whatever tapes I could find, and was in the school
choirs almost my entire education. When things were difficult, I'd listen to
Patsy and would be comforted. My Fiance and I went through a rough spot in our
courtship and seperated. A month later I was on a break while working at a
baseball game, when I decided to listen to Patsy. Soon I was lost in the music,
singing aloud, with my eyes closed. I opened my eyes and realized that people
were stopping to listen to me! That day gave me courage to sing alone on stage.
I also fell in love with the song 'Always' again. Thanks."
Selena Hurst, Oct 12, 2000.
"A Patsy Cline record was always put on at my parent's dinner parties, so I
grew up listening to her. However, I didn't come to really love her until
I drove across Australia and I only brought a few tapes, her's included. I
soon abandoned all the other tapes and just listened to her for a couple
of months. I've loved her to death ever since."
Kate Hanafen, Oct 5, 2000.
"Well, first off I have to say this is a pretty good website in honor of
Patsy. I really think she would be happy knowing everyone loves her just as
much now as they did back then. I just was browsing the web and I stumbled
across this page. Now, I am not only a fan, but I am also a singer myself, and
Patsy happened to be my grandmother's cousin. I love her music and have been
singing since I was a kid (I am 19). I'll never forget when I was about 4, I
sang 'Crazy' to my grandma and she swore she heard Patsy in my voice. She told
me I had it in my blood, and if the world only heard me, then they would know
where this voice comes from. I was blessed to have such a great singer in my
family and am glad that she still brings a smile to people's faces whenever her
Jaime Johnson, Sep 29, 2000.
"Wow, am I so glad to have found this site! Thank you for giving others access
to learn and share insight into an awe-inspiring woman. Where do I even begin?
For those that know me, they know how much Patsy Cline has meant to me. I am 28
years old, and though she passed long before I came into the world, I feel her
presence. I was raised on country music and loved to sing. I sing a wide range
of types of music, from country to opera. I would always sing in bathrooms,
(good acoustics!), but always afraid to have anyone see or hear me. Until I was
given a Greatest Hits CD of Patsy from my husband. I began to listen and fall
in love. I hung on every note, every emotion. Her range and depth amazes me.
She feels like she is singing only to you. The clarity and purity of her voice
is a gift from God. I remember dreaming of meeting her. Oh how I wish I could
have had that chance. Her spunky, 'take no guff' attitude, reminds me of
After playing that one CD over and over, I began to hum and sing to them. Soon
I started to record myself singing a 'duet' with her. My mother always
requested my recorded tapes. She asked who was singing on the Patsy Cline
songs. I told her I played her songs and just sang with them. She was so
amazed...she couldn't tell who was who! Thanks mom, what a compliment. Soon I
got a little courage to sing karaoke. When I would belt out 'Sweet Dreams', I
would have the dance floor full. One time stands out in my memory, after
finishing that song an elderly couple came up to me, with tears in their eyes
they told me I brought them back in time. They said they felt Patsy was singing
through me. The aged woman then placed her hand upon mine and said she has
never heard anyone sing like her until that night. Wow! After that I began to
sing her songs more and more. My husband then bought me her box CD set and I
learned more of her songs. My mother is my biggest fan and (rolling my eyes)
forces me to sing at the drop of a hat anywhere for anyone.
I get a kick seeing crowds responses when I hit a 'Crazy' low note and carry a
heartfelt vibrato. I love the known hits of 'Crazy', 'Sweet Dreams', 'Walkin'
After Midnight', 'I Fall to Pieces'. But I also enjoy 'Bill Baily', 'Wayward
Wind', 'Leavin' on Your Mind', 'Always', etc. My nickname is 'Patsy', from
friends, family, and co-workers! Ha ha, I am still getting shy singing in front
of people, but love the sensation I get in the center of my chest as I sing one
of her songs. She is truly one of a kind! When I first heard Mandy Barnett on
TV, I was beside myself. I yelled for my husband to hurry and come hear her.
'Doesn't she sound like Patsy? Doesn't that song sound like one Patsy would
sing?' I asked him. He then got me Mandy's CD too, and I love it. I also have
LeAnn Rimes' CD's, though I am very impressed with her talent, I find she has a
different approach to Patsy Cline.
Her music is timeless and transcends all generations. Pure and whole, I am
thankful that God gave her the talents and she shared them with us all. Thank
you for letting me share in the adoration of a true phenomenom."
Jodie Baxendale, Aug 9, 2000.
"I got up to do a song of Patsy's called 'I fall to pieces' at Karaoke here in
PanamaCity, Fl. I was scared to death to get up in front of all the people and
do something I have never done before. But when I got through, the people stood
up and clapped and hollored and slapped my hand as I came off the stage and
wanted more. So I started doing her songs and it's the same everywhere I go to
sing at. One man saw me in the grocery store and said 'you are the lady who
sings Patsy Cline songs.' I said I loved her music and I try to do the best I
can when I do them. He said his wife even get up and dance when I sing her
songs. I remember the dance floor was empty, and as I started to sing, I
noticed it got quiet and then I looked down and the floor was full of dancers.
She was a sweet and special lady and is loved by all. I know now how she must
have felt to have pleased the people the way she did. It's a wonderful
Lynda Lou Smart, Jul 30, 2000.
"I've been a fan of Patsy Cline since I was a kid growing up in
Newfoundland, Canada. Actually, I don't know of any Newfies who do not love
Patsy. My favourite song is 'Sweet Dreams' and whenever I hear it, I feel
great. Patsy was and still is the best. I saw Gail Bliss perform in 'Patsy!'
in Toronto a few times and when I closed my eyes I could see the real Patsy
performing. What a thrill and what a treasure Patsy has given us. The only
other person who affects me the same way is Jim Reeves. I believe there is an
album with a collection of their songs (now I have to go find it since I'm
thinking about it). Wish me luck."
Ken Haire, Jul 11, 2000.
"Well, my dad used to tell me stories of Patsy Cline, saying she was the
most beautiful singer he had ever heard. I remember him playing a
cassette one day of Patsy's and the song was 'Sweet Dreams'. I then
began to listen to her contantly. I even went so far as to buy anything
with Patsy on it. Such a fantastic singer till the end of time. Some
people say LeAnn Rimes sounds like her, she does a little but each time
I compare the two, I still can't get Patsy's beautiful voice out of my
head. Simply, beautiful."
Ernest Castro, Jul 5, 2000.
"I am probably unique in that I do not like country music at all! However, I
love Patsy Cline's music. I was in an office a couple of years ago and heard
the song 'I Fall to Pieces'. I don't know why but at that moment the voice
really touched me; it was like nothing I had heard before. I asked mybusiness
associate if he knew who recorded that song. He laughed at me and said
something like, 'You don't know Patsy Cline?' I knew about her only from the
movie (that I didn't see).
After that, I bought a collection of her greatest hits and I think that she is
just superb! The emotions that she express with her songs are bone-chilling
(in a good way, of course!). My favorite songs by Patsy are 'She's Got You',
'Walking After Midnight' and, of course, 'I Fall to Pieces'. But any song that
she sings is a treat for me."
Marguerite Macom, Jun 16, 2000.
"Singing has always been something I've loved to do, but never with an
audience. Since it means so much to me, it's always been hard for me to
put it out there for someone to criticize. I was afraid to take the
chance, either way. After seeing the movie 'Sweet Dreams' when it came out,
I started singing 'Walking After Midnight' around the house. My sister would
always say, 'Sing it again...' I bought a Patsy Cline tape, and listened to
it all the time, always thinking of the movie and how her songs must've related
to her life.
Eventually, I started singing a little more in front of people close to
me, and after receiving several compliments, my confidence grew slowly.
The first time I sang karaoke, again Patsy was there. I did 'Crazy', and
it has been my 'borrowed' signature song ever since. I entered a karaoke
contest with that song, and I won $25.00! I sang it to my husband at his
birthday party, and he said it was the best gift he got. People request
other Patsy songs after they hear me sing that one, and that is the best
Though she's been gone since before I was born, I would like to thank her
for lending me her songs and for helping me gain the confidence to perform
something I love so much."
Genie Eberle, Apr 6, 2000.
"I'm not positive, but around 1956, I used to go to Turner's Arena, later
changed to Capitol Arena, to be in the audience of the Jimmy Dean Show with
co-host Roy Clark. This show was seen over WTTG, channel 5, from Washington,
D.C. Before she became popular, Patsy Cline was often a guest on this show.
I, like so many others, have loved her from her first song."
Joanne Leiter, Apr 5, 2000.
"Why have I become a great fan and admirer....it's the voice and delivery
of her songs. No one does it like her not even today. I did hear a great
version of 'I fall to pieces' by Trisha Yearwood and Aaron Neville, but
Patsy was unique and can never be matched. I've only been a real fan for
some 4 years, and into country music for 6 when pop was becoming so horrible.
In Australia the commercial radio stations promote pop, and country rarely
gets a mention. Anyway, I found the light, thankyou very much.
I knew the songs 'Crazy' and 'I Fall To Pieces' but nothing at all about Patsy
Cline. My dear friends who are ex rodeo folk introduced me to Patsy and I've
never looked back. I had a change of direction in my 40s and sing and who do
you think I sing the best, none only than Patsy. No, I don't sound like her,
but I love singing her songs and I like the way people from all walks of life
tell me that Patsy is their favourite artist. After so many years after her
death, she still captivates, endears and holds her older fans whilst enticing
the newer fans with that voice.
I have favourite Patsy songs but can't single out any one song, I love
'Faded Love', 'Leavin' On Your Mind', 'Imagine That', there are so many
classic songs I'd be listing a CD if I kept going. I'm sorry to hear that
Patsy's mum has passed on; from the movie 'Sweet Dreams' and a biography on
Patsy, she sounded like a very nice woman and a great mother to Patsy.
Each time I sing Patsy's songs I always ask her for a little help. God
bless to all her adoring fans..."
MaryAnn Blasby, Mar 22, 2000.
"Patsy Cline is one of my favorite country music singers. I am 29 years
old and I grew up listening to her sing on 33 1/3 rpm albums that my Aunt
owned. My Grandmother also adored Patsy. My Aunt worked for Decca Records
but Patsy was already deceased by that time. My favorite song has to be
'She's got you'. There is no one like her."
Kimberly Rosenthal, Mar 14, 2000.
"My name is Pat Weatherford. My friends all call me Patsy and I had the
great pleasure of touring with Loretta Lynn, and knowing Patsy Cline. I must
say they are in my category two of the best female acts to ever live.
Patsy Cline was witty and sharp. We had great times, but you must know lot
of the things in the Patsy Cline movie 'Sweet Dreams' is Hollywood. Most of
it is true. I remember the time she put the makeup on Loretta, and Doo really
did have a fit, but in the end we won out. The road was long, and often we were
so tired we did not even feel like singing, but Patsy would always say 'Sure
you can, all those people are here just to see us. Without them we would not
be here.' I beleive if Patsy were alive today she would be proud to see how
far females have come in country music today. It was still a man's world then.
I met Patsy several times, and had the great fortune to sing backup at the
Grand Ole Opry once, when she was there.
Oh, and by the way, somewhere I read that the only hit Patsy ever had was
'Walking after midnite'. Wrong. 'Crazy' and 'Sweet dreams' were big hits. Have
you ever heard 'Why can't he be you'? I open my show with that song. That was
to be the next single but Patsy went to God and they never released it. I am
currently working on a combination Patsy/Loretta album of some of the music
that is not usually played today. By the way, a piece of trivia; Ask any
karaoke host which female country song is sang more than any other. The answer
is 'Crazy'. Patsy has been dead for almost 37 years, but her music lives on."
Pat Weatherford, Feb 19, 2000.
"My Name is Nancy Higgins and I have been a fan of Patsy Cline since my
mother Jean and stepfather Joe listened to her. After my mother passed
away 10 years ago this April, my stepfather Joe, whom I also called Pa,
would break into tears every time he heard 'Crazy' and 'I fall to pieces'.
Now he is gone also, and I believe somewhere up in Heaven they are dancing to
her songs. Now when I hear those songs I think of them."
Nancy Higgins, Feb 18, 2000.
"Well, despite the fact that I never grew up listening to her, and I never
really heard much about her, I love her to death. Well, her music mostly,
but I'm sure I would've loved her just the same. I'm only 14 years old and I
would've never have guessed I would like her music the way I do. It's weird!
All of my fave songs from her came out even before my mother was born! My
friends and I have longed for music that got us like this! We each have our
own Patsy song! LOL! Although, I wish mine wouldn't be as true as it is! I
guess I'm just 'Crazy' and will be for a long time! But, it's so inspirational,
yet so sad. VERY similar to my life at this point (with teenage love and all
*groans*), she just seemed to know me."
Pepper Carroll, Feb 11, 2000.
"I grew up listening to Pasty Cline. I'm sure many of you know Patsy's real
name was Virginia Hensley. Well, I myself am a Hensley. We are, according to
members of my family, distant relatives to her. I have loved the soft
delightful voice of Patsy all my life, we used to sit and play her music
over and over. She was truely a wonderful singer."
Sarah Hensley, Feb 9, 2000.
"I was head over heels with someone for many years, and I had finally
reached the conclusion that it just wasn't going to work. The lyrics to
'Crazy' were so appropriate, but the one song I love the most is 'She's
got you'. I fell in love with the beautiful voice, the soft lyrics, and of
course, the piano playing of Floyd Cramer. That person is no longer in my
life, but the music of Patsy Cline will be with me forever."
Rita Hawkins, Jan 26, 2000.
"Patsy is awsome! I have relatives who like her as much as I do. I first
fell in love with the voice. My favorite songs are 'Crazy', 'Hungry for love',
'Foolin around', 'Crazy dreams', 'I don't wanna' and, of course, 'I fall to
Robyn Jones, Jan 20, 2000.
"Hi my name is Jean...Of course I love Patsy Cline...I loved the portrayal
of her in 'Coal Miners daughter'... If I weren't so shy, I would love to go
and Karaoke some of her songs, because I think I sound a lot like her...my
voice is deep and not fancy, but resembles her tones...I love Patsy's
music so much, I want to sing like her, so I have worked on it...(mostly
in the shower) and I make my kids listen too me, they say I sound like
Patsy...Im still chicken to Karaoke...so its going to have to be the
Jean Johnson, Jan 16, 2000.
"When I was around the age of 6, I watched the movie 'Sweet Dreams' (the
1985 film based on Patsy's life starring Jessica Lange and Ed Harris, which
I, after researching Patsy's life, found to be highly inaccurate), with
my Mom and Dad. I had never heard a voice like Patsy Cline's. She was so
real. I loved the connection she shared with her lyrics and emotions. As a
musically inclined individual, (I play the piano by ear, sing and
songwrite) I instantly fell in love with everything about Patsy. At age 7,
I won my first talent show with 'Walkin' After Midnight' and always
included a PC song in each of my local performances. I quickly learned how
to play every Cline song there is and began collecting everything Patsy.
As the years passed, my voice changed and I was unable to continue to sing
PC songs because of the high range. Today, I include Garth Brook's
rendition of "Walkin'" in my performances as a tribute to Patsy. Over the
years, I've bought every PC CD, drove all around Nashville during a trip
to find original albums, bought every poster, photograph, video, book,
attended 'Always...Patsy Cline' (AN AWESOME SHOW which I saw starring
Mandy Barnett, who is the ULTIMATE Patsy Cline sound-alike) and almost
bought the coat Jessica Lange wore in 'Sweet Dreams' for $200 at an
auction. On my first trip to Nashville, my Dad (who unexpectedly died in
Feb. 1999) took me to Nashville as a suprise. As soon as we arrived he
took me to the Ryman Auditorium. He knew how much I loved Patsy Cline and
knew how much standing before that microphone meant to me. That meant so
much to me. He was my #1 fan. In my opinion, there will never be another
voice as pure and beautiful as Patsy Cline's. She may be gone but she'll
ALWAYS be the ONLY 'Queen of Country Music' and Country Music history
will always hold truth to that."
Matthew J. Vaughn, Jan 14, 2000.
"Hello folks! I have been enjoying these letters and rememberances regarding
Patsy and her wonderful music. The past year has been a very difficult one for
me... In coming to grips with the loss of Hilda Hensley...my second Mom for
over eighteen memorable years. I read a letter from a friend of mine, Ed
Loudermilk, on this page. Ed-- if you're out there-- your letter was terrific.
I miss you, and always wish you well. We've shared a lot of good years and
unique memories with Mom Hensley. We can now take comfort in knowing that she
is in the presence of the Lord with Patsy...and with Julie's beloved daughter
I would now like to share with you just one of the very special memories I
shared with Mom regarding Patsy. It was June 28th, 1981. The place was the
Country Music Spectacular at Hooper Memorial Park in Crewe, Virginia. The
occasion was the induction of Patsy Cline into the Virginia Hall of Fame. The
most exciting thing for me was that I actually got to accept this award for
Patsy onstage. It all started when Mom asked me to accompany her on this trip.
From Winchester, we drove to Mom's aunt & uncle's house in Richmond. Mom's
cousin Bill came with us to show us the way to Crewe. Dottie West was to appear
at that time in the show in Crewe also, and she was already there when we
Before the show began, Mom and I were escorted aboard Dottie's bus at Dottie's
request. She hadn't spoken to Mom in 17 years and wanted to see her. It was
quite interesting, listening to Dottie share her rememberances of Patsy. Soon,
though, it was time to go onstage! Mom & I stood in the wings, watching
Dottie peform several songs. She was then awarded a 'Friend of Coutry Music'
plaque. Approximately 3,000 people were in attendance. Before introducing Mom
Hensley, Dottie told the audience of the special closeness that Mom & Patsy
shared. Mom was extremely nervous, but she made her way to centerstage. There,
she accepted a SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD presented to Patsy for her outstanding
contribution to country music. The awards were all given by the Virginia Folk
Music Association. Next, they introduced ME to the mike, beside Mom and
Dottie...and I was honored to accept, on behalf of Patsy... this award, which
reads: 'Patsy Cline... A Native of Virginia... By
virtue of her outstanding career in country music throughout the United States
is hereby inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame this 28th day
of June, 1981, by the Virginia Folk Music Assoc., Inc.'
It was such a thrill, such an ultimate HONOR to stand
onstage alongside Mom Hensley...and to receive into my hands an award that
Patsy had given her life to achieve.
This is just ONE of many, many priceless memories I have shared with Mom
Hensley regarding Patsy. For that, I'll be forever grateful. To Patsy: Your
music will always be with us. I am thankful I 'know' the 'real you', because
I've learned about you from the ONE person who has known you longer than
anyone-- your mother. To Mom Hensley: I love you, and I miss you, but most of
all...I THANK you...for taking me into your heart & home for over 18
glorious years. Until we meet again, your memories will be with me...and I
can rejoice in having the opportunity to make NEW ones with Sylvia and the
Re: Patsy's songs; 'Faded Love' is my all time favorite: I love her varied
vocal qualities and range in that song...soooo filled with true emotion. I
also love 'That's How A Heartache Begins', 'I Love You So Much It Hurts Me',
and Patsy's versions of 'When Your House Is Not A Home' and 'Stupid Cupid'.
ANYTHING Patsy sings is fantastic. For those of you who had the chance to know
Mom Hensley personally, you will know how similiar her speaking voice was to
Patsy's (or vice-versa!) To listen to Patsy speaking on records and tapes,
brings a kind of ache to my heart...since it echoes the voice of Mom H.,....
who I miss SO very much. But it also makes me smile, remembering all those
times I spent at 605 South Kent Street in Winchester. One other quick memory I
had early on in my relationship with Mom was the time she allowed me to put on
Patsy's red cowgirl outfit which, of course, was sewn, appliqued,and sequinned
by Mom H. herself. Oh, the thrill to actually wear one of Patsy's own outfits!!
I have a picture of myself in that outfit, which Mom's granddaughter Chris,
(Sylvia's daughter), took for me. Mom H. was SOO good to me. What an incredible
Kristi Lehman, Jan 14, 2000.
"Hi...I too am a fan of Patsy Cline...but, who isn't? I have loved her
music since I was a little girl.....My sisters had an 8-track of Patsy and
to tell you the truth they used to drive me crazy with it....They listened
to it over and over and over again....Maybe that is when I became brain
washed with Patsy....As I grew older Patsy's music started to have meaning
to me...The words started to make sense...Of course like everyone else I
fell in love with someone that I was able to share her music with and of
course 'I Fall to Pieces' would become our #1 song...Like most first loves
that one is over but the love for Patsy's music still lives on in my heart
and yes I get that overwhelming feeling everytime I hear one of her songs
and I still do 'Fall to Pieces', each time hes around. Unfortunately,
Patsy's music isn't played on the radio much anymore but I have managed to
pick up a few CD's...She will forever be in my heart...I had some family
members who went to school with Patsy back in Winchester....I drive thru
there now again coming from WVA(where a lot of my family is from)...My
uncle used to care for the big cemetary in Winchester and we all got to
talking about it one day and I discovered that they had gone to school
with Patsy....Boy, don't you know that I was impressed....I drove by the
Rainbow Road and also by the cemetary I was surprised to see that there
wasn't something a little more spectacular there considering she was
somewhat of a flashy person...There was fresh flowers there and that did
do my heart good to know that people do continue to pay there
respects.....Thank you for this website and thank you for allowing me to
share my love for Patsy...I am a 37 year old wife, mother of 3, and
Sheila Dunmire, Jan 14, 2000.
"There's not really a 'story' about why I like Patsy Cline so much. She
simply was a FANTASTIC singer!! I LOVE her music. I like it all. If I had
to pick a 'favorite', it would be 'Walkin' After Midnight'. Probably
second would be her version of 'The Wayward Wind'. Anyway, her untimely
death was a sad event, but she still left us a lot of great music (I play
her records & CD's regularly... I'm listening to 'The Wayward Wind' as I
write this). She may be gone, but her memory is not! In that respect,
she's still with us...and always will be! Thanks so much for doing this
really nice tribute site to Patsy! You've done a GREAT job!"
Larry S. Fuss, Jan 2, 2000.