Well as I get my cucumber , pasta salad and veggie burgers ready for an evening cookout, I'm excited by the thought of the firework display later tonight. I've missed the last couple of years at good ol Esther Peachy Park in Cabbage town and glad to be a part this year. I have always been intrigued by who Esther "Peachy" is... and thought it would be easy to look her up on line. But couldn't find out one thing about her except for this little quote on some kind of "Southern Changes" archive. But, I thought it sounded like it might be her.
"Hazel Dickens, who has sung on the frontlines of labor strife for many years, brings that emotion to the women's defense. Her lively rendition of "The Coal Tattoo" brings to mind Atlanta's recently departed, and much missed, Esther Lefevre, whose voice similarly inspired urgency behind the social and moral struggle being fought. The beauty and authority of the music has aided many workers and organizers to survive the onslaught of violence, prejudice and unreason."