Actually, after she was a Meadowlark, she became a Three Feather, and then a Sherry Sister! No, she was not an amazing shape-shifter type from an alternate reality, she was a simple farm girl from South Dakota in the 1930’s. Kind of like little Dorothy from Kansas, although her reality was a bit colder and bleaker in terms of weather, and yet far warmer and homey in that she had sisters, and a brother too!
The Manthey Meadowlarks they were called, and they sang and played around the rural landscape back then, from churches, to barn raisings, to hoedowns, to all kinds of dances and halls! Father on tuba, drums, and many other instruments, mother on piano, the girls on trumpet, trombone, sax, and fiddle. And they ALL sang.
After father died in a tragic tractor accident on the farm, the Meadowlarks stopped… but later, the three middle girls,, Janie, Paula, and Carolyn formed a trio. First, it was the Singing Three Feathers, but eventually they decided on Carolyn’s suggestion of the Sherry Sisters, and their singing career resumed on a larger stage.’
To read more about it, check out the new web site Sherrysisters.com
You will be so glad you did, that you will probably also want to read or listen to the book ‘Little Carolyn’ available everywhere books or audiobooks are sold, by her son Jess Thornton…