This weekend I fell head over heels in love….
….with Elvis Presley.
He is the bomb diggity.
Somehow I missed the whole Elvis thing growing up and by the time I arrived on the scene the original Elvis was a distant memory replaced by impersonators in white sequin suits with sky-high, greasy, pompadour hair-dos and tinted sunglasses jumping out of airplanes and always saying, “Thank you. Thank you very much.”
Can you understand why I wasn’t impressed?
And then this weekend my mother gave me his Christmas album.
You know. The one with songs that I thought Scotty McCreery sang.
Like: “It’s Christmas time….pretty baby.
And the snow is fallin’ on the ground.
It’s Christmas time….pretty baby
Santa Claus is back in town.”
I think I rolled my eyes when she gave it to me.
Well…just between us….I rolled them inside my head and smiled on the outside and said thank you.
And I planned on tossing the CD into the “maybe I’ll listen to you one day if you’re lucky” drawer. But on the drive home all we had to listen to was harp music or vintage country or a professional book reading….
And as I put the CD in the player and pressed play and the first lines of Blue Christmas rolled out….
It was clear.
I understood why people tattooed his picture on their forearms.
I understood the hysteria and hype and the legend.
And all of a sudden the lines of unending fans at Graceland celebrating birthday after birthday….
….made perfect sense.
I mean….his voice. That amazing, wonderful, incredible voice.
It was so unique and rich and one-of-a-kind with soul dripping off every note. The kind of voice where you could listen to the CD five times in a row and it still wasn’t enough.
It was true vintage Elvis at his finest.
And I right there and then on Highway 40 in Arkansas….
Now my heart will always belong to a pair of sparkling brown eyes….but Elvis…if you’re listening…..
…I can’t help falling in love with you. 🙂
Long live the king!
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disclosure: I was compensated for this post….but I truly love Online Fabric Store and all opinions on beautiful blue fabric and Elvis are completely and utterly my own.
I’m so excited that 12 Days of Christmas is here AGAIN! This is our third year in a row and I cannot wait for you to see all the Christmas projects, decorations, handmade gift ideas, recipes and stories.
I’m joining some of my favorite people in the world. 🙂
You can click on the links to see what they’ve created for Christmas!
Front Door Decorating