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(KATU)   It is just not true that Loretta Lynn was a Kentucky Hillbilly that got married at age 13. New research shows that she was 15. FARK needs a Redneck tag   (katu.com) divider line 44
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2012-05-19 08:59:52 AM
mlkshk.com
 
2012-05-19 09:25:22 AM
Because that's somehow less redneck?
 
2012-05-19 01:49:07 PM
As I said in the redlit thread, who f*cking cares?
 
2012-05-19 02:34:16 PM
Tough old lady.
 
2012-05-19 02:34:31 PM
wow 15 instead of 13...that changes everything. Actually, not really. I'm just going to keep on not caring.
 
2012-05-19 02:41:14 PM
Wait, does that mean she was a grandmother at the ripe old age of 31?

/All this time I thought she was 29 when her kid reproduced.
//stupid facts
 
2012-05-19 02:42:36 PM
The Associated Press actually did an investigative report on an 80 year old country singer lying about her age?

Really?

This is why no one respects the media any more, AP!
 
2012-05-19 02:44:35 PM

Bathia_Mapes: As I said in the redlit thread, who f*cking cares?


...you care too much in letting people know you don't care.
 
2012-05-19 02:46:33 PM
It's a typo. It's not like she's a presidential candidate or anything.
 
2012-05-19 02:48:08 PM
FTFA: In "Coal Miner's Daughter," the autobiography that became an Academy Award-winning film, Lynn told a different story - that she was married at 13 and was a mother of four by 18.

Hotdog meet hallway.
 
2012-05-19 03:17:10 PM
Loretta Lynn is an American hero and anyone who comes at her is going to have to get through me.

In 1975 she released a song about the birth control pill which was influential in getting women of the more back-asswards parts of America variety informed about family planning. I think it probably needs a 2012 re-release.
 
2012-05-19 03:19:17 PM
www.indyweek.com

it's a fantastic album anyway
 
2012-05-19 03:37:59 PM

bobbette: Loretta Lynn is an American hero and anyone who comes at her is going to have to get through me.

In 1975 she released a song about the birth control pill which was influential in getting women of the more back-asswards parts of America variety informed about family planning. I think it probably needs a 2012 re-release.


That song was actually banned from country stations, so yes to all that.
 
2012-05-19 04:04:35 PM
When the movie "Coal Miner's Daughter" came out a bunch of us went in a group, and afterwards ate and drank beer and whatnot at somebodies apartment. The hottest topic of conversation about the movie among the women was the honeymoon sex scene, with a supposedly naive 13 year old Loretta Lynn knowing nothing about sex and getting some instant OJT. Most of the women were outraged by this, but a couple of them were silent. Later on the subject came up again with just the three of us and both of them admitted that the scene was almost a reenactment of their first time, and that they were the same age.
 
2012-05-19 04:13:34 PM
So what? Many people were married by that age in the 40's.
 
2012-05-19 04:17:46 PM
I always suspected that she was really a Dominican ballplayer. Looks like I was right.
 
2012-05-19 04:48:07 PM

bobbette: Loretta Lynn is an American hero and anyone who comes at her is going to have to get through me. In 1975 she released a song about the birth control pill which was influential in getting women of the more back-asswards parts of America variety informed about family planning. I think it probably needs a 2012 re-release.


Bingo. I like to make fun of Loretta Lynn (that chicken's been soakin' in Crisco erl for three hours!) but she's a brave woman and worth 20 of today's Country Pop-Tarts.
 
2012-05-19 05:01:19 PM
I think the real question is whether or not her husband took her to Fist City?
 
2012-05-19 05:03:21 PM
remember Levon Helm played her dad in the movie, RIP
 
2012-05-19 05:04:13 PM
Celebrities lying about their age? How shocking. Not.
 
2012-05-19 05:21:28 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-19 06:10:38 PM
I had a thing for her sister, way back when.
 
2012-05-19 06:18:36 PM
Thats my kin subby. fark you.
 
2012-05-19 06:37:54 PM

bobbette: Loretta Lynn is an American hero and anyone who comes at her is going to have to get through me.

In 1975 she released a song about the birth control pill which was influential in getting women of the more back-asswards parts of America variety informed about family planning. I think it probably needs a 2012 re-release.


Thank you for not being a retard. Loretta Lynn is a Kentucky treasure and I will skull fark anyone who besmirches her name.
 
2012-05-19 08:05:35 PM

babysealclubber: bobbette: Loretta Lynn is an American hero and anyone who comes at her is going to have to get through me.

In 1975 she released a song about the birth control pill which was influential in getting women of the more back-asswards parts of America variety informed about family planning. I think it probably needs a 2012 re-release.

Thank you for not being a retard. Loretta Lynn is a Kentucky treasure and I will skull fark anyone who besmirches her name.


I second that emotion.

The only thing of value in Paintsville, KY is the Country Music Highway Museum, half of which is dedicated to Loretta Lynn.
 
2012-05-19 08:38:04 PM
That's it. I'm canceling the upcoming Coal Miners Daughter musical.

Oh, and one of the greatest lyricist in any genre. Ever.
 
2012-05-19 09:06:27 PM
Oh no, a white girl in the South was married at 15! We need a tag for this, how about something offensive for "white Souther person". hmmmm.

Meanwhile, how many 14 year old black girls from Detroit got knocked up this year, what offensive name could we give a tag for them?
 
2012-05-19 09:20:30 PM
My mom was 14 when she got married, not even pregnant either. My dad was 17, It's just what you did in East Tennessee in the 1950s. My sister was born when mom was 16 and then I came along three years later. My dad went on to be a police officer and retired in 1983, mom got her GED, then a college degree and retired from the Public Defender's Office. They're both in their 70s now. Below is a picture from her bridal shower, mom's in the middle, and my dad's mom is on the left.

i125.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-19 09:38:55 PM
Unless Subby wants to go to Fist City, he will leave Loretty alone
 
2012-05-19 10:08:50 PM
Back when I was wee, one of my neighbors got married, both he and his bride were 14.

It was considered a bit young, but both of them were pretty mature for their age - he was one of those mutant 14 year old kids with a beard, six feet tall and about 200 pounds.

Never thought it would work out but they've been married about 30 years now. They finally passed a law prohibiting that sort of thing in 2006.
 
2012-05-19 10:29:32 PM
Loretta Lynn is f'awesome. Always has been, always will be: and this is coming from a woman who has enormous dislike for the vast majority of country music.

Wow...15 instead of 13: You know what I was doing at 15? I sure as shiat wasn't getting married, or living in dirt poor conditions. I'm in my mid 40's, and still on the fence about the whole having kids thing. I have yet to earn the title 'Queen of Anything'. So the AP is going to devote a large article on the 'scandal' of shaving a coupla years off the age of a woman who actually has lived the American Dream, is proof that one actually CAN start from literally nothing, have no obvious advantages other than incredible talent, and build an empire around it: all while owning a working pair of ovaries.

fark you, AP: I am now considering getting a sex change, just so I can have my own penis that I can adorn with a sandpaper condom, and assrape the author of the article, and the editors who approved it.

/here's a thought, AP...why don't you spend some time and energy on real journalism.
//I *heart* you, Loretta!
 
2012-05-19 11:45:06 PM
"Where we gon' git a Redneck tag, Daddy?"

"Alabama!"
 
2012-05-20 01:48:09 AM
Pfft, even in the late 90s/early 00s I knew a couple of 14-15 year olds in my corner of GA who had been married. One of them would eventually divorce and re-marry by age 20.
 
2012-05-20 03:43:47 AM

bluorangefyre: I knew a couple of 14-15 year olds in my corner of GA who had been married.


Yeah, that's where we were living - Stephens County GA.
 
2012-05-20 07:01:20 AM
It was fairly common for people to get married at that age back then. I don't know why people act so horrified about these things. Kids matured a lot faster then, most were taught the value of a hard days work by age 5 or 6 and it wasn't uncommon for teenagers to have full time jobs by 15. It was simply a different time with different values and it has nothing to do with being a "redneck"
 
2012-05-20 07:02:41 AM

babysealclubber: bobbette: Loretta Lynn is an American hero and anyone who comes at her is going to have to get through me.

In 1975 she released a song about the birth control pill which was influential in getting women of the more back-asswards parts of America variety informed about family planning. I think it probably needs a 2012 re-release.

Thank you for not being a retard. Loretta Lynn is a Kentucky treasure and I will skull fark anyone who besmirches her name.


As a KY native, I have to say I prefer Ashley Judd.
 
2012-05-20 07:12:55 AM
I hate to break it to you but fark IS a redneck tag.
 
2012-05-20 11:21:05 AM
I'm amazed how many people do not get why this kind of matters, and it's not because people got married at 15 all the time.
 
2012-05-20 03:43:00 PM

ReapTheChaos: It was fairly common for people to get married at that age back then. I don't know why people act so horrified about these things. Kids matured a lot faster then, most were taught the value of a hard days work by age 5 or 6 and it wasn't uncommon for teenagers to have full time jobs by 15. It was simply a different time with different values and it has nothing to do with being a "redneck"


Look at a Seventeen magazine from the 1950s. Looks more like Bride's today. Silverware, wedding dresses. Girls were suppose to go from high school straight to the wedding apparently.
 
2012-05-20 03:48:33 PM
Fark needs a "Redneck" tag?

The "Arizona" tag is first in line!

Wait your turn 'necks!
 
2012-05-20 04:39:32 PM

sk8r: ReapTheChaos: It was fairly common for people to get married at that age back then. I don't know why people act so horrified about these things. Kids matured a lot faster then, most were taught the value of a hard days work by age 5 or 6 and it wasn't uncommon for teenagers to have full time jobs by 15. It was simply a different time with different values and it has nothing to do with being a "redneck"

Look at a Seventeen magazine from the 1950s. Looks more like Bride's today. Silverware, wedding dresses. Girls were suppose to go from high school straight to the wedding apparently.


Yep, and female colleges back then spent more time teaching girls how to put on a proper dinner party for their husbands boss than giving them any actual knowledge.
 
2012-05-20 05:37:25 PM

ReapTheChaos: sk8r: ReapTheChaos: It was fairly common for people to get married at that age back then. I don't know why people act so horrified about these things. Kids matured a lot faster then, most were taught the value of a hard days work by age 5 or 6 and it wasn't uncommon for teenagers to have full time jobs by 15. It was simply a different time with different values and it has nothing to do with being a "redneck"

Look at a Seventeen magazine from the 1950s. Looks more like Bride's today. Silverware, wedding dresses. Girls were suppose to go from high school straight to the wedding apparently.

Yep, and female colleges back then spent more time teaching girls how to put on a proper dinner party for their husbands boss than giving them any actual knowledge.


I can't laugh at that. I'm the boss now and more at home at a sci-fi convention than a meeting room. There needs to be a finishing school for nerd Farkettes. A dinner party for me means that more than one pizza was ordered.
 
2012-05-20 05:39:48 PM

Sergeant Angle: Fark needs a "Redneck" tag?

The "Arizona" tag is first in line!

Wait your turn 'necks!


Ahem, Texas is in line before Arizona. NO CUTTING IN LINE! :-D
 
2012-05-22 11:17:29 AM

ReapTheChaos: sk8r: ReapTheChaos: It was fairly common for people to get married at that age back then. I don't know why people act so horrified about these things. Kids matured a lot faster then, most were taught the value of a hard days work by age 5 or 6 and it wasn't uncommon for teenagers to have full time jobs by 15. It was simply a different time with different values and it has nothing to do with being a "redneck"

Look at a Seventeen magazine from the 1950s. Looks more like Bride's today. Silverware, wedding dresses. Girls were suppose to go from high school straight to the wedding apparently.

Yep, and female colleges back then spent more time teaching girls how to put on a proper dinner party for their husbands boss than giving them any actual knowledge.


well, that is shiat biatches need to know. ;)
 
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