If this is your birthday, congratulations!  You just happen to share this date with one of the leading ladies of country music.  Dolly Parton, born in Sevier County, Tennessee, in 1946. First gaining attention as a duet partner with Porter Wagoner, she mixes a big personality, with her talents in performing, writing and acting on her way into in the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Happy 69th, Dolly!    

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day!!

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Since 1986, the third Monday of every January is set aside, as a U.S. federal holiday, to honor this man.  He was an American clergyman, activist and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.  At age 35, he became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.  He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.  His legacy is that of a national icon in the history of American progressiveness.

Many citizens across our land, take the opportunity to remember Dr. King, by participating in various community service projects.  I believe he would have enjoyed knowing that his special day was to be celebrated in this way.

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!! 

from Dirima

Concho Valley birthdays include: 

Baylie Sturm, 18.  From Mom and Dad.  Baylie wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.  

No wedding anniversaries to report.