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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Elvis, Elvis, let me be... keep that pelvis far from me:

I know I'm a day or two late of the anniversary of his passing, but I'm not always great on timing. I sort of remember when he died, back in August of '77. I didn't really feel one way or the other, because Elvis was my parents' generation. The only thing I really knew of him was from a couple of Elvis Christmas Albums my folks had. Still, even though I was never really a fan, it's a shame the way he ended up. That seems to be the way the truly good ones go out: Elvis, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson. It's so sad, so unnecessary, and such a waste.


Sunnydaze said...

I love looking at the old pics of him - he was so beautiful. I agree about the waste. You know how the song goes, "If there's a rock 'n roll heaven, you know they got a hellova band".

Lu Ann said...

Hi, I wasn't sure where to leave a general comment, but in my opinion, Elvis is always a fine 'place' to stop! My mother hated him, which I thought was strange, but I seemed to have been born loving him.

Loved looking through your blog, it was a great look back. Thanks for sharing your memories. The tv shows and toys - oh how fun!

From a 70s girl, I also recall the Dancerina doll (I had a blonde doll in blue) and my sister had a Cher doll. We shared an Easy Bake Oven (until my parents divorced). Did you have a candy store across the street from school? It was common in Chicago, and we often got penny Swedish fish and Wacky Wafers. mmm.

joe said...

I always wanted an Easy Bake. I'd have loved to make my own pies and cakes.