I'm not big on celebrities, but I absolutely adore Dolly Parton.
If you've ever seen her on american talk shows, she's hilarious. She almost always takes questions from audience members. One person asked, "when you were a kid, did you have running water?" Dolly's answer, "Yep." "But we had to run and git it!"
A woman stood up and asked if she'd ever consider having her famous "assets" downsized. Dolly's response was, "heck NO, darlin!" "I've spent a fortune gettin' 'em this big." "Why would I make 'em smaller?!"
There was a Travel Channel special on Dolly, and a behind the scenes look at her very own amusement park, called what else, but Dollywood
. It's the second biggest tourist draw in the state of Tennessee. First being the Grand Ole Opry
She tells how her manager suggested purchasing a rundown amusement park as an investment. Then Dolly lowers her voice and says "but mostly, I bought it because I just wanted a place for all my kinfolks to work". "See, none of 'em had jobs and they all needed somethin' to do".
I've never been, but if I ever get to Tennessee, I'm visiting Dollywood.