Sunday, August 16, 2009
Every August Elvis Presley fans from around the world descend on Memphis Tennessee to take part in the annual Elvis Week Celebrations.
Debbie is hosting Elvis story day, she has lots of interesting facts about Elvis so give her a visit! She also has the video of Elvis and Celine that was on American Idol that brings me to tears....it is just too real!!!
My memory of August 16, 1977 is one of being glued to the tv all day and night watching every news program available and hoping it just wasn't true. All this while my sweet little 8 week old baby napped on the sofa!
When I was a little girl my big brother visited Graceland, got a couple of blades of grass from the yard, taped it to an index card, and had some employee (I forget who, but I'll bet he remembers) write on the card that this is from the yard of Elvis Presley. Well I not knowing how special this was to my brother,,,took a pen and just kind of traced over the writing, no big deal, right??? NOT! He was very mad at me but of course I denied the whole thing!!!
Have you seen Finding Graceland? It is several years old but I loved it!
The King of Rock-n-Roll lives! On his way across New Mexico, Byron Gruman picks up a hitch-hiking impersonator who says he's Elvis Presley really. Skeptical and trying to shake the memory of his wife's death, Byron just wants to drop Elvis off at his Memphis destination. Instead, he finds himself won over by this King, much like everyone they meet including a sexy Marilyn Monroe look-alike. Featuring a scene that was shot inside the Graceland Mansion thanks to Priscilla Presley's involvement as executive producer. With Harvey Keitel, Bridget Fonda, Johnathon Schaech.
Have a good Sunday All!