Tennessee Ernie Ford

This morning while I was doing stuff at home, I Love Lucy was on, in the background.  The episodes featured Tennessee Ernie Ford as a hillbilly bunking with the Ricardos.

Being a hillbilly myself, I looked him up and learned that he was born and raised in Bristol, Tennessee, about 60 miles from where I spent the second half of my childhood, Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  And he’s buried in Palo Alto. 

A nice life story.  Read about him on IMDb, Wikipedia and the official site.

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