Thursday, January 8, 2009

Elvis' Birthday


This week is Elvis Presley's Birthday Celebration Week in Memphis, TN. Elvis was born on January 8, 1935. Are you an Elvis fan? I was not a major Elvis fan, but did have the opportunity to see him in concert in Cincinnati about a month before his death in 1977. GJ, the #2 daughter (younger daughter) and I visited Elvis' home and complex, Graceland, in Memphis, TN around 1995 where the birthday festivities are taking place.
The photo above is AJ and GJ a couple of years ago at the Elvis Birthplace, Chapel and Museum when we visited Tupelo, MS.

One bit of trivia I remember from our tour of Graceland was that Elvis did not allow his Christmas tree to be taken down until after his January 8th birthday. The other photos showour Christmas tree with an Elvis ornament purchased on the visit to Tupelo. Sorry Elvis, but we took down our Christmas tree a couple of days after Christmas. I guess you might say that GJ was TCB with the lightning bolts (as in Elvis' slogan) -- Taking Care of Business in a Flash. When the gifts have been put away, GJ is ready to put the tree away too. *LOL*
 

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