Those 4 words were spoken by a man that is also known as The King. You don't need to know his last name (although everyone knows). Born 1/8/1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, he influenced a generation, made grown women swoon, and made curling your lip the hip thing to do.
Bruce Springsteen said "It was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody's ear, and somehow we all dreamed it." Very eloquent words about a poor Southern boy.
Globally, he was a sensation! Selling over 1 BILLION records, 14 Grammy Nominations - 3 wins, and the only person to be in all three Hall of Fames - Rock and Roll, Country and Gospel. He should be in the Blues Hall of Fame too (assuming there is one).
He was known for giving away Cadillacs and flashy jewelry. But quietly, in 1961, he did a benefit concert for building the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. In 1973, during the filming of Aloha from Hawaii Concerts, he didn't charge admission, but urges concert attendees to "give what you can" for the Kui Lee Cancer Center in Hawaii. Some report that he was one of the first "stars" to encourage donations in this way.
I'll never forget the day in August, 1977, when it was reported he had died at this home in Memphis - alone.
Years later, faithful fans still make the pilgramage to Graceland.
And of course, the man also known as the King, is
We have just gotten in a line of fabrics (just a little sampling is to the left.) Elvis fans will love it!
Be thinking about what kind of tribute you want to make!
In the immortal words... "Thank ya, thank ya very much!"
"He was the firstest with the mostest."
__Roy Orbinson said about Elvis
I'm a lover of celebrations! Celebrations don't have to be big, or fancy, and some celebrations are more for a memory. For instance, on my calendar today:
Thursday July 14 - Bastille Day!; William Hanna's Birthday (of Hanna-Barbera fame); M&M Argument Day (Which is better, Plain-Peanut or Almond?); and Rosey Greer's Birthday (Football player from neighboring Cuthbert, GA). And it's Courtney and Sam's Anniversary.
Some Celebrations are huge, and deserve special attention. And some are so important that they deserve a countdown (for preparation sake, or just to add to the excitement). On my phone, I have a Countdown App that tell me that it's 50 days until my college football team kicks off the 2011 season!
If you like Celebrations, love the countdowns, then I have a book for you! It's called Countdown Calendars - 24 Stitched Projects to Celebrate Any Date. There are projects for countdowns to Christmas, Back to School, Birthdays, Military Homecoming and so many more.
Go to this link to see the book! I think you'll love it!