Loretta Webb Lynn was born on April 14, 1934*. I am making no attempt here to provide a biographical sketch, nor am I listing her accomplishments. This has been done abundantly and much better than I could do it. Suffice it to say that this is a lady whom I greatly admire and respect.
Loretta and I went to different schools together. In different states. Which is just my way of saying that we are contemporaries, having been born in the same year (or not).
Happy Birthday, Ms. Lynn.
*Or, it is claimed (AP, 5/18/12) 1932. Does it matter?