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I haven’t written on here in a while because, well, I think I joined lots of other people who were like bulls behind the gate at a rodeo. Last summer was Covid summer. This summer was our chance to get out there and travel.

And travel, we did! We made several trips to Chicago, one to Memphis for Elvis Week, and a couple little ones in between to attend concerts – Foreigner and Stix. (Those concerts were fantastic, by the way!) We saw friends we haven’t seen in a couple of years, and that was more than good for the soul. Yes, I know Covid is still out there. I had a personal experience with it this summer. However, I would not trade the time I spent with friends and family for anything.

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Calling all Elvis fans!

Although I was a little late to the party, I discovered Elvis while browsing through channels one day in 1987.  It was around the birthday celebration week, and HBO was airing the documentary That’s the Way It Is.  My parents were not Elvis fans, and I had apparently grown up in some sort of bubble, so I had no idea who Elvis was.  I stopped on the special, intrigued.  Who was this man?  What was with that fringed jumpsuit?  But man, he was handsome, and he could sing.

I went upstairs and told my mom that I was watching some guy in a white jumpsuit sing on HBO.  She said, “Oh my, that must be Elvis.”

And that was it for me.  My obsession with all things Elvis began.

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