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Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 20 February 2013

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

February 1932
Faron Young was born in a two-bedroom rental house in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 25, 1932. At that time, out in Arizona, Martin David Robinson and his twin sister were first graders at Sunnyside School in Cactus, 12 miles north of Phoenix. Their family had moved the previous summer into an abandoned two-room shack on a hog farm. Five Robinson children rode the bus to school. “I remember times when we did not have lunch,” Marty once said, “and people would get together and bring a lunch for us to have. So I know what it is to be poor.” (more…)