Monday, June 2, 2008

Kathryn Tucker Windham Day

I'm making an exception and posting two photos today in honor of the 90th birthday of a very exceptional lady, Kathryn Tucker Windham.

On Sunday, Selma celebrated our National Treasure: our "Ghost Lady," nationally renowned author, storyteller, photographer and one-woman drama performer.

Her party was one for the record books, the cameras, the TV stations and the newspapers...held on the library lawn, complete with a Dixieland jazz band and New Orleans-style street parade, a comb concert and family, fans and friends who came from all over Alabama and some from around the USA.

Above, Kathryn enjoys the street parade from the library balcony, and at right, she proudly wears a birthday hat for her cake and moonpie reception at the Performing Arts Centre.

To view the slideshow, click HERE.
To read news articles about her, click HERE
and HERE.


Jim said...

Looks like she was up for the fun, love the hat. Happy Birthday Kathryn.

Tanya said...

I love your photo of her! What a party, Happy Birthday Miss Kathryn!

Petrea said...

Looks like a beautiful library, and a beautiful lady. Happy Birthday, Miss K!

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine yourself at 100? Wow. It makes my knees go crazy in the joints.

She is a fascinating lady.

Thanks for your visits to my blogs and for your comments there.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I wish I had been there to hear them!

lv2scpbk said...

What a hat. Wonder if it would be hot to wear around.

Halcyon said...

Love the hat!

Happy Birthday Kathryn!!! Hope there will be many more to come. :)