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Uncle Mort and Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl – queen of country humor for a halfcentury “country-talked” her way into our hearts, mostly from the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.Nowadays, the $1.98 price tag dangling from her hat is but a distant memory. A character fabricated by Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, who made Minnie’s hometown of Grinder’s Switch and stories of “Uncle Nabob” seem real. (Cannon, with two degrees in theater, did well with her act, appearing largely on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, and on radio and television.)Anyways, it was she who claimed to hate repeating gossip, but she didn’t know what else to do ...

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