Elvis & Me
Elvis Presley is the soundtrack to my life! Where I go, he goes. He plays on my Nook while I am in the shower or doing my makeup. When my daughters were little I trained them that the car would not start unless they were buckled in. Now the family knows my red jeep does not pull out of the drive until Elvis is singing on his Sirius radio station. Period! No exceptions ever. I almost gave in once on a long car trip. But changed my mind just in time. No, Elvis is it for me.
My poor dear husband has had to learn to deal with Elvis. Just when I have assured him that I have said all I had to say on the subject, I come up with something new. Silly things really! Did you know that Elvis' last name should have been Wallace? His great-grandmother had a slew of kids and never married. Elvis and the name Alvin are in the same family of names. Would it be the same if his name was Alvin Wallace?
The name Elvis actually came from his father Vernon. It was Vernon's middle name. Elvis's twin, Jessie, was named for Vernon's father. J.D. Presley was a bit of a scoundrel and after Elvis hit the big time old grandpa Presley tried his hand at the singing business. You can find him singing on YouTube with nary a tooth in his head. Daddy Vernon can also be found there crooning about how second wife Dee was not being very amourous.
My head swims when my own mother tells her story of when she went out with a young Elvis. Part of the story is it was dark outside and they drove past Graceland. Elvis remarked to the people in the car that he had just bought it. No one seemed very impressed because it couldn't be seen at night. Can you even imagine?