Sunday, January 10, 2010
On Friday it was Elvis' 75th birthday. I listened to two elderly, yes elderly ladies talking about this auspicious occasion. One of the ladies shared how she saw him perform at the local stadium here. She was working for an ad agency at the time and got tickets through work. It was nice to hear her reminisce about what must have been an enviable treat. My older sisters were young teenagers when he was popular and I remember my brother imitating Elvis singing "Jailhouse Rock" or "Hounddog." I thought he did such a great job of impersonating the big star. Now, they are both gone but I can still hear their voices, both young men and it brings a smile to my face.
Elvis rocked so much when he was young that if I tried to imitate him while listening to his CD I bet I could get a good workout! Perhaps one day this week I will do just that.