A 365 to 40 Holiday, Day 9: I'll Be Fine and Dandy
I like Dolly more and more through the years, simply because she is who she is, she's proud of herself, and she makes no excuses. The string of "maybe I'll" statements in this song I've always looked at as centering statements; you make the emotional to-do list and then decide what you're ready for, realizing you'll be ok in a little bit.
This song came into my life sometime in my teens, when my grandmother in North Carolina sent her annual Christmas package. She always threw a few goodies in the box for immediate consumption, candy, whatnot. This particular year, Gramma sent a two-cd set of Christmas classic songs. Oh, and classics they were. Some clunkers, some gems, including this one. We all had a good shiver and weepy moment over this one. And my mother and sisters and I do love this one.
Hard Candy Christmas - Dolly Parton