Elvis would have been 78 years old today. I remember the day, August 16. 1977, that he died. I remember thinking that if Elvis is mortal then I could die too. I remember the National Enquirer picture of Elvis in his coffin that graced the front page of that gossip magazine. He looked so bloated, nothing at all like the handsome young man that had all of the little teeny boppers screaming their heads off when he would wiggle. Overeating and drugs were found to have caused his death.
I wasn’t a huge Elvis fan but I did like some of his songs. His version of Blue Christmas that he did on his Hawaiian tour is my favorite song of his.
I remember when I was working at Chanute AFB in 1988 and it was announced that Chanute was one of the bases being closed. The local radio station in Champaign redid his song “Don’t Be Cruel” and inserted the words “to the town of Rantoul.” Rantoul IL is where Chanute was located. I had a recording of the song at one time but it has long been lost. Fortunately my husband had enough years in to take an early retirement. I soon followed in 1989.
I am doing laundry while I am typing this and later on this morning I have an appointment for a haircut. I have a dilemma here. My favorite beautician left for another job and now I find that she is back in the salon I go to. The lady who has been cutting my hair is an extremely nice lady but I do NOT like the way she cuts my hair. How can I get my favorite back without hurting my present gal’s feelings? HELP!!
I hope you all have a great day. Stay safe and be happy!!