A bit of ELVIS trivia …
I really found that hard to believe. What about Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, or the wonderful FDR home in Hyde Park, New York … or many others from our historic past?
Well, a search of the web did give me some answers. Evidently over 600,000 visitors a year trek to Graceland but more than that visit the Biltmore Estate in my home state of North Carolina yearly so there goes the authenticity of the Elvis statement.
However it really doesn’t matter. Elvis is, and always will be, “the King” and, although he died in 1977 his fame has grown stronger with each passing year. I guess we all have our favorite memories of him and mine is his rendition of “All Shook Up”. Remember these lyrics:
“A well'a bless my soul
What'sa wrong with me?
I'm itchin' like a man in a fuzzy tree
My friends say I'm actin' wild as a bug
I'm in love … I'm all shook up.
Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay”
Not exactly regal but he could get away with it and still retain his status as King. His fame has never wavered and, in 1993, a commemorative stamp was issued in his honor.
So I say …“Long live the ‘King’ and let’s hope he’s the only “royalty” to ever Grace-our-land !”