Something I wrote in 2012. Can you believe if living he would be 81 years old on January 8th.? No way...Elvis never got or gets old.....I still remember the first time I saw him in person --International Hilton Hotel Las Vegas, NV.
Just some thoughts:
My cousin Mona, Janet, and I were at Aunt Mertie’s house. He caused us to be late for Sunday night church. He was to appear on the Ed Sullivan show that night, and we begged and pleaded with Aunt Mertie to just let us see him for a little bit, then leave.
Later that night I had to explain to my dad why we were late for church. He did not seem to think my reasoning was nearly as good as I did.
He sang Blue Suede shoes and when the song was over
I knew things would never be the same
I grew up in a house where the doors were always open
Where a stranger was just someone I did not know
With dreams of far off places and old guitars
Fell asleep listening to the all night radio
I know some things must end, I don’t know where I fit in
Still reelin’ from those rock n roll day
This coming Sunday, January 8, 2012, is Elvis’s birthday. Elvis was born on January 8, 1935. He would have been 77 years old, but not so to those of us from the 1950s’.
Elvis never got old, and he never died. No, but things have never been the same…
"When Elvis died we realized we all could too" to quote a line from a Statler Brothers song.
When Elvis died we all realized a lot of things.
January 7, 2012