Celebrating Friendship

Carolyn Butcher Perry, Karen Kledik, and Phyllis Amerikaner

Three friends, Carolyn Butcher Perry, Karen Kledzik, and Phyllis Amerikaner, took a “girlfriend trip” to Nashville from Santa Barbara, California, to record a StoryCorps interview and also visit the Grand Ole Opry. Avid StoryCorps listeners, they wanted to record their antics to honor and celebrate their friendship. Their stories sparkled with memories of former adventures – from dressing like bag ladies for Menopause the Musical to marching in majorette boots in the Sweet Potato Queen parade. Phyllis’s “good morning song” to her daughter rocked the StoryBooth with laughter.



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  • I am lucky enough to know these three dames and they are indeed wacky and wild!!! Karen, the middle one, is Spin Goddess Extraordinaire,while Carolyn and Phyllis,the bookends, complete this triptych of fabulousness. All,as you have discovered, are extremely talented and creative. How else to explain their noteworthy forays into the above mentioned one-of-a-kind, fun-filled experiences? StoryCorps is lucky to now have an oral record of this special threesome which I am “thrilled” includes the ever popular and recognizable “Good Morning Song.” This is definitely one for posterity.

    Comment from Christine Rice on March 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm - Reply to this Comment

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