(January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)
my Momma grew up pretty poor in the Philippines but she would always save up her lunch money if there was a new Elvis film out. Elvis is something she passed on to me, something we share. When i left for VA, she gave me her old Elvis VHS set collection. (even though i don't have a VCR anymore, the tape covers are immaculate and for me, an heirloom i want to one day pass on to my daughter)
"return to sender" is our song. it instantly makes me happy listening to it, and i think of my momma and the teenage girl she was, long before i was even in her life, adoring the one and only Elvis in his glory.
this past summer, my HUSBAND-TO-BE (oh i love saying this) surprised me on our road trip with a stop at Graceland. It was seriously a life list checked off.
and above, me in a blues bar in Memphis.
so on his birthday, here's to you Elvis...
and being something a mother and her daughter can share always.
PS. i will be back tomorrow with my ENGAGEMENT story!!! (still smiling) but for now, i had to post about Elvis.
my future husbie is about to be home and I've missed him! (I've missed you too, of course!) a HUGE thank-you kiss to my bestie for doing a WONDERFUL job of keeping you company while i was away. Her post announcing my special news meant the world to me. Thank-you dearest M! i love you!!!
& thanks to everyone for your well wishes. xo's!