Monday, July 18, 2005

Hank Williams' Roots

It pays to read the news, especially the local ones. Today, I found out something I didn't know about Hank Williams by visiting US 93 - Legendary American Country.

Hank Williams happened to be born in a small community not far from where I live! I was surprised to learn this, having heard about Hank Williams all my life. I always associated him with Montgomery, AL, where he is buried. In fact, we had visited his grave many years ago,on our 25th anniversary. We had been visiting Montgomery because we used to live there, so we decided to go to his grave site. But, now I know the specifics - he was born in Mt. Olive, AL, not far from Birmingham, in 1923. He would have been 81 this coming September.