Well, in the 70’s. Somebody left a baby named Jolene in a box on Dolly Parton‘s doorstep in the 70’s. Which, personally, makes it about a zillion times more acceptable*. People were crazy back then, I hear.
Here’s the story, straight from Dolly herself:
“Years ago, when I first started being a big star, I had fans that were fanatical. It was when ‘Jolene’ was a big hit,” said Parton.
“We came home one day and there was a baby in a box at our gate with a note in it. The note said, ‘My name is Jolene, my momma has left me here and she wants you to have me’. Of course, we all freaked out!”
“It wasn’t like it was a kitten or a puppy dog. It was a baby named Jolene!”
Parton, who is due to play in Chicago on Thursday, said she contacted Human Services about the abandoned child and never knew what happened after authorities took the youngster away.
Really though, how flawless is Dolly Parton? I’ve always thought that, and now it turns out that she helped rescue poor little girls named Jolene in the 70’s. What can’t Dolly do? Where’s Dolly’s comic book?
*I’m kidding, of course. Don’t leave babies on doorsteps anytime.