Posted: 11:20 am Monday, November 28th, 2016
By Staff Writer
1. feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.
Allow me to express myself by way of adverb, adjective and noun; I am superthankfully, thankful and consumed with thankfulness! For my faith, for my life, for my family, for YOU!
I am riding high on an attitude of gratitude and I hope you are as well. It’s been a remarkable year and I want to share something that recently happened to me that fills me with tremendous emotion.
Last week I was honored to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. To think that I am along-side such radio greats as Abbot & Costello, Gene Autry, Dick Clark, and Orson Wells is humbling to say the least. I was so full of emotion when I gave my acceptance speech, I could NOT hold back the tears.
Radio is my life, has been my life since I was 13 years old and giving school news reports in my tiny hometown’s only radio station, a day-timer with “500 watts of booming power.” I developed the format that all of you, my dear friends, are familiar with when my son, Isaiah, was 18 days old in 1984. There was much doubt that it would be successful. A nigh-time dedication show, with a female personality, that allowed callers to share their stories?! How ridiculous!
Thank you for proving the nay-sayers wrong. Thank you for your calls, for your authenticity, for sharing your joys, your sorrows, your dilemmas, and your LOVE. Thank you for believing in me, for following me, for sticking with me all these years.
YOU belong in the Hall of Fame, and I carried you all with me last week at my induction! I am so very, very THANKFUL for all of you!
May your turkey platters, your gravy boats, your chafing dishes, and your pie plates be full and your hearts even fuller this Thanksgiving! And, may the Lord bless and keep you well.
12 Stockings of Christmas Sweepstakes
November 23rd through December 23rd
It’s that time again! I’m going to be giving away 12 sets of everything I’ve been collecting in my oversized stocking all year long! From books, to gift cards, to turkey fryers, I’ve got sooooo many fabulous gifts stuffed in there, all the way down to the toe!
Here’s a peek at the great music that is included:
My 12 Stockings of Christmas Sweepstakes starts, Wednesday, November 23!
Come visit me at Delilah.com to sign up, see the full list of goodies, and get some great shopping ideas for all those on your Christmas gift giving list.
DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE
Airs on NBC November 30th | 9/8c.
Watch the trailer on Facebook!
Nearly 16 million viewers tuned in to watch “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” last year… All 16 million I’m sure are excited that NBC is announcing the sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”
Last year I watched the story of her early childhood, “Coat of Many Colors” and absolutely loved it, as did my children. My mother grew up in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, in very similar circumstances, so not only did I find it a beautiful story of Dolly’s younger years, but I could see my mother and grandparents as supporting characters in this hard-scrabble life.
I’m so looking forward to her continuing story in Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love which picks up where Coat of Many Colors left off. It stars the original cast which are all favorites of mine as well! Jennifer Nettles, as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Shroder, as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens, and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly.
“DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.”
I know what my kids and I will be doing in the evening of November 30! Watching Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love!
Moore’s | Ranch Buffalo Fried Squash
(also Green Tomatoes in season)
Our friends at Moore’s Marinades and Sauces suggest this side for your holiday meal. Ranch Buffalo Fried Squash – sounds devine to me! The recipe works equally well for Fried Green Tomatoes, a favorite in the south and something I grew up on, prepared by my mom and grandmother from the Ozarks. I’m going to use zucchini and yellow crook-neck to make this.
Let me know what you think after you try it!
• 2 large summer squash (like zucchini and yellow crook-neck) sliced
• 1 cups cornmeal
• 1 cup flour
• 3 eggs, beaten
• 2 Tbsp. Moore’s Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauce
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Canola oil for frying
1. Preheat the fryer or skillet with oil.
2. Place flour in one bowl, the egg mixed with Moore’s Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauce in another bowl, and the cornmeal in a third bowl.
3. Lightly dust the squash with the flour, then coat in egg mixture, then coat in cornmeal.
4. Fry until lightly golden brown.
5. Serve warm.
Moore’s Marinades and Sauces always offer great money-savings coupons at their site, cooking and marinating tips, along with many, many great recipes! I encourage you to visit today and visit often!
I would also like to thank Moore’s for generously supporting Point Hope, a voice for forgotten children, I am so very grateful!
I hope that you are all in a safe loving place this Thanksgiving Holiday. Amongst my grandest blessings, I count you, my listeners – my friends!
If your cornucopia runneth over, might you consider a donation to Point Hope, a charity that is so very near and dear to my heart, this holiday season? Point Hope supports children in the US foster care system as well as women, children, and families in impoverished Ghana, West Africa.
Click the banner below or go to www.PointHope.org to find out more.
Happy Thanksgiving! And may God bless you richly!