610 North Barnett #2
Dallas, Texas 75211
November 1, 1978
Mr. Tom Lipscombe
Hank Williams Appreciation Society
32 Georges Vanier
Canada H8Y 2S3
Truly did not expect it to take me so long to get your nice letter answered. Have been terribly busy on my job and much too tired when I get home evenings to write.
Thank you so much for the Journal of September 17. It is beautiful. I am looking forward to receiving each issue and thank you so much for the complimentary membership, I feel very honored.
The Appreciation Society is a beautiful tribute to Hank, one that I feel will continue to grow during the years to come.
I enjoyed so much the letters in the Journal.
In the near future I will be happy to write something for you to publish. I will atttempt to answer the question that is asked about me in the Journal. Right now I must get this letter off to you before you think that I am never going to write.
Thank you so much for sharing with me the story of your experience of becoming interested in Hank`s music. Also thank you for sharing with me a little about yourself.
Tom, my best to you and your family and I promise to be more prompt answering your letters in the future. Enjoyed your nice long letter so much, thank you for taking the time to tell me so much.
Yes, this can be the biggest fan club in the world. I believe that you and all the other dedicated people that love Hank so much can do it. No, Hank is really not dead, nor will he ever be as long as there are people like you who continue to love and respect his music so much. He used to say: "As long as my name is spoken I will never die". Well his name continues to be spoken and he was right, he is still very much with us through his music.
My regards to your family.
Irene Williams Smith