Loretta Lynn married Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn 74 years ago on January 10. The couple had six children: Betty, Jack, Ernest, Clara, and twins Peggy and Patsy.
In her 2002 autobiography Still Woman Enough, Loretta wrote about how much her husband meant to her:
“I married Doo when I wasn’t but a child, and he was my life from that day on. But as important as my youth and upbringing was, there’s something else that made me stick to Doo. He thought I was something special, more special than anyone else in the world, and never let me forget it. That belief would be hard to shove out the door. Doo was my security, my safety net.”