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Name spelled wrong

Published 9:31am Tuesday, February 12, 2013

To the editor:

I have violated the first rule of newspapering that I learned from Seth Vining early on: “Mention as many people as possible, and spell their names right.”

Cynthia Clawson
Cynthia Clawson

In my most recent “Remember When” column I mentioned gospel singer Cynthia Clawson and spelled it my way instead of her way.

She was a great friend of Fran’s brother Mitch (seen to the right) from their college days, and she came to the hospital in Arlington Texas and sang to Mitch for hours, then sang for all of us at the service celebrating his life.

One of her selections was “Softly and Tenderly,” as sung to set the evocative tone for the soundtrack of the Academy Award winning movie “The Trip to Bountiful.”

Mitch, not Mervin Oakes as the Bulletin said.
Mitch, not Mervin Oakes as the Bulletin said.

Clawson has received a Grammy and five Dove awards for her work as a songwriter, vocal artist and musician. Her career has spanned more than four decades with 22 recordings to her credit.

– Garland O. Goodwin

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