Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, August 16, 2007

ELVIS WHO?

Yes, yes, I was a child caught in they Elvis hype. I remember asking to skip church the Sunday night Elvis appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. Whew, my father the minister, did not go for that idea at all. Regardless I made it home in time to see the show and there is a picture of me screaming my head off. How did we ever hear him sing over the screaming? I don't think we did.

We were not allowed to go to any of the Elvis movies. My sister did manage to sneak away to see Love Me Tender. I will never forget her reenactment of the entire movie, playing each role well and Elvis' role to perfection. Later I finally saw the movie but it never was as good as the night my sister performed . Hey Elenore, could you do that again?

4 comments:

  1. I saw all his movies, and while some of them were cheesy, they were good in a bad sort of way...LOL

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  2. I was a major Elvis fan when I was a little kid. (Of course, my mom went to high school with him, so I really didn't have a choice. She always said he was the sweetest young man in school.) I used to get on my swing set and swing as high and fast as I could while I would sing "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love" the whole time!

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  3. I liked Elvis when I was in 4th grade and it went downhill from there. lol

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  4. I remember crying when Elvis went in the army. I must have been about 9! Thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate comments!

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