PIONEER WOMAN AND MARLBORO MAN
The Drummonds are two gracious people... Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond) started signing books at 6:00 P.M. at Davis-Kidd Bookstore in Memphis, and was still signing when we left after 9:00. As we - Amy, Ruby and I - waited for Section A to begin waiting... we saw that Ree's husband whose real name is Ladd, was standing not far behind us in the bookstore. We, along with every other person who was waiting, sort of converged upon him and asked for his autograph in Ree's cookbook. He obliged in the nicest, down-to-earth, blue shirt, jeans, cowboy hat and soft-spoken way. Cameras were flashing everywhere and I looked around at all the young ladies going ga-ga and thought, well, you did the same thing with the Beatles... Someone asked him where they stayed and he said the Marriott; the Peabody was booked. I said, "Then you didn't get to see the ducks!" He smiled and said they did not get to see the ducks. I think all their children (4) were with them, but were with his mother elsewhere.