Loretta Lynn was the 1960’s female equivalent of Donald Trump in 2016 or Robert Menzies in 1942.
She steadfastly raised her glorious country voice for a massive class of forgotten people – clean living country mothers and families. (Perhaps such people are even more marginalised in 2023, since third wave feminism has made all its attacks on family to make female victimhood a much feared social media mobbing queen.)
Loretta Lynn made women’s family needs known.
Here is a sample of just how good she was in articulating what mothers and families dream of in downhome American family life:
“I’m trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain’t too much spicy to tell about me.”
“I know what it’s like to be pregnant and nervous and poor.”
“Back then, we didn’t know we were poor, and people were more proud then.”
“When all those city folks try to fix up my talking, all they do is mess me up.”
“Liquore just don’t mix with love.”
“My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find ’em, kill ’em.”
“I ain’t got much education, but I got some sense.”
“I wouldn’t have dared ask God for all that He’s given me. I couldn’t have done it on my own. I thank God every day for what I have.”
“The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.”
“I loved being outside. We’d hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings.”
God Bless America And Loretta Lynn.
Geoff Fox, 14th April, 2023, Down Under