How Do I Love Dolly … Let Me Count the Ways

Best of the 'Gest from March 9, 2021, the first of an entire week of postings on Silverbelle Dolly Photo by Pixabay on From Dolly's Wikipedia page: In 1990, the American Eagle Foundation entered into a multi-year corporate partnership with the Dollywood Company and cooperated with them to develop Eagle Mountain Sanctuary at Dollywood... Continue Reading →

Words of Wisdom from Dolly Parton

[I've made no secret of my love and admiration for Dolly Parton. She's right up there with LiZiqi and the ladies of Larkin Poe on the heartthrob scale. This is just a little tribute on the occasion of her 76th birthday. Sorry for the screwy formatting. I can't figure out how to undo it. SB... Continue Reading →


[I was a very grudging convert to becoming a fan of Garrison Keillor. I was jealous, because his book Lake Wobegone Days and my Beyonder Yonder came out in the same publishing season and were distributed by the same publisher. Beyond Yonder did just fine, but LWD became a best-seller. It's petty of me, but... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Dolly

[This is old news, but new to me. While Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson spent their millions to blast themselves into space, and Bill Gates pals around with the Jeffrey Epsteins of the world, and Elon Musk writes bizarre songs about Harambe, Dolly Parton does simple things to improve the lots of people in her... Continue Reading →

Dolly and Others

Dolly's big break came when she was featured on Porter Wagner's popular TV show. He made her promise to stay with him for five years. She stayed for seven and wrote I Will Always Love You to break the news to him that she was going off on her own. He asked her to let... Continue Reading →

Dolly and the Pandemic

Does anyone NOT like Dolly Parton? Country music people love, feminists love her, men love her, gays love her, cross-dressers love her, Silverbelles love her, and Silverbacks love her, too. Hillbillies love her. Presidents love her ... impersonators love her: How can you not love her? Country singer Dolly Parton has revealed she has declined... Continue Reading →

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