Thursday, August 16, 2012

Elvis Presley January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977

he is missed.

I admit to not being a huge Elvis fan in my youth.   My mother thought he was one of the most beautiful men she had ever seen.  I didn't get it.

And then along came the 1968 Comeback Special on TV when I was about 22 or so.  It was then that I knew my Mom was right (as always.)

This was a man who was uniquely blessed by God with beauty and talent. Was he a Pavarotti or Caruso? No.  He was Elvis Presley and no one sounded like him - not before and not after.

There have been others who have been blessed.  Most came to a bad end.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could take these special people, wrap them in cotton batting, and keep them safe forever? 

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