Friday, August 15, 2008

Elvis Has Left The Building!

Elvis Presley,
January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977

Oh Lordy, was I ever crazy for Elvis. I still have all of his records (on CD of course) and listen to them when I get meloncholy.

This picture isn't Elvis though. His name is Norm Jones, an Elvis impersonator at the Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas Nevada. Bob and I renewed our wedding vows for our 5th year anniversary back in 1993 and Elvis presided over the ceremony. Yep, that means Bob and I have been married for 20 years. The ceremony was a dream come true. Norm did his thing with incredible believability. He preached, he sang, he said "Thank you, thank you very much."

I will always cherish that day. My son gave me away and my daughter was the flower girl.
Here we are with Norm at the end of our Vegas wedding. Organized chaos ensued as family and friends who had traveled to Vegas to help us celebrate our vow renewal stormed Elvis wanting to have their picture taken with him after he'd sung his last song. Norm, of course, was gracious enough to oblige.

Elvis would be 73 years old now. I wonder if he'd still be rocking? Who cares, I'd still go see him just like I saw good old Tom Jones.

Elvis certainly loved to eat. Elvis fan clubs around the country got together and created a cookbook in his honor. It's titled Graceland's Table. There are some cool photos of Graceland and quotes from his good friend and road manager, Joe Esposito. Apparantly, one of his favorite meals was meat loaf and mashed potatoes. I knew there was a reason I loved this man (asided from his swivel hips).

So, if you've got some Elvis music, play some today and and spend a few moments remembering the King. Me, I'll probably make some meatloaf and mashed potatoes and look over my photo album of pictures taken the day Elvis married me to my honey Bob.

Hey everyone - I've started my Mexican Chocolate Blog. Be sure and visit and let me know what you think.


Adam said...

I absolutely love Elvis too. It spans all sorts of moods for me, and I can always respect a guy who was the first true rocker. To think he would still only be 73... that's crazy.

Will check out the new blog. You're keeping me in suspense my dear Mex-Am Queen

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Teresa how cute is that picture of you and Bob oh and Elivs to. That cookbook sounds cool i might have to find that one. I have cookbooks coming out of my ears but this looks like a must have. Have a great weekend neighbor. Ü

Michele said...

Married for 20 years?! How fantastic! My Mum was the Elvis fan in our family. Maybe the overkill from my childhood did me in. :-) I remember exactly what I was doing when they broke the news that he had passed away. My Mum was a complete wreck for weeks. After reading your post I think I need to go call my Mum.