Minnie Pearl statue is one howdeee of a controversy

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  1. KenH

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    A disagreement over a few feet. I think that Minnie Pearl would have made a humorous story out of this some way. :)


    Minnie Pearl statue is one howdeee of a controversy
    By Clay Carey, The (Nashville) Tennessean

    CENTERVILLE, Tenn. — Someone has uprooted this rural town's biggest claim to fame, and it's holed up in a hotel 25 miles away.

    The statue honoring beloved country comedian Minnie Pearl — famous for her homespun humor and "howdeee" salutation — was trucked out of town Saturday morning. Her departure is the latest move in a dispute between town fathers and one of the benefactors who paid for the statue.

    Officials in Centerville, the village of 4,000 where Pearl was born, want to move the statue a few feet from where it has stood since it was installed almost four years ago, as part of a plan to rebuild downtown streets and sidewalks. Rod Harris, a local resident who helped get the statue in place, opposes the plan.

    The dispute rose to a new level Saturday morning when Harris uprooted Minnie and moved her to the lobby of a hotel in equally tiny Linden, 25 miles away. Now he's negotiating her custody with the town, and locals are waiting to see when — or if — she'll be back.

    - more at www.usatoday.com/life/2009-03-03-minnie-pearl_N.htm
     
  2. tinytim

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    I'm not one to go around spreading rumors,
    Really we're just not the gossipin' kind,
    You'll never hear one of us repeatin' gossip
    So you better be sure and listen close, the first time.

    LOL:laugh:
     
  3. KenH

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    :laugh: :thumbs:
     
  4. Jon-Marc

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    People find the silliest things to argue about. The proposal is to simply move the statue a few feet --not to remove it completely. Why is the person who paid for it so against that?
     
  5. donnA

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    people can be stupid sometimes
     
  6. just-want-peace

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    Well, if he's like many folk, it's not that the "move" is objectionable; it's that he was not consulted prior to the decision. Just a thought.

    (Pride can make us mortals act real strange sometimes!!)
     
  7. EdSutton

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    Bet the price tag for this move is a bit more than that one that was always on her hat, hunh?? :p

    Ed
     
  8. Mexdeaf

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    I guess she isn't dun playin' after all.

    (Old Hee-Haw reference)
     
  9. mcdirector

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    Well, it's moved now isn't it! And by one of the ones that didn't want it moved????

    sheesh
     
  10. Timsings

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    Oh no! He's kidnapped her, and he's holding her for ransom!!! :D

    Tim Reynolds
     

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