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 life."
    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 songs play."
    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 myself.

    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 feeling."
    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 feeling!

    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'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 pieces'."
    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 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 its going to have to be the shower! :)"
    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 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 Virginia.

    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 arrived.

    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 remaining family.

    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 woman."
    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 nurse.....Thanks again!"
    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.

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