well, he IS 'the King', after all! my mom, like many American women her age, was/is Mad for Elvis, so I grew up listening to his music, and have seen several of his movies. I even remember having a poster of him in my room when I was little, because my mom put it up on my wall (I guess my dad wouldn't have wanted it in their bedroom?) but I don't remember the particular image that was on it, or I'd find it to share. once again, pulling images from my recent trip to Israel, here are the free Elvis mugs we got while enjoying lunch at the Elvis Inn in Jerusalem, the bag one of them came in, and the paper placemat that I have no idea why I saved, but I guess it was so that I could share it here for ABC Wednesday!
|one side of the mugs...|
|...and the other!|
there are some people who say that Elvis was Romani (G*psy [this word is a racial slur, but that's a different post]) - one of them is a facebook friend of mine who claims family ties - but since he's not around to confirm or deny, I don't get involved in that discussion. there's a Whole Bunch of source material, though, in case You want to...I'll post them below. please note that some of these articles are filled with misinformation, insensitive slurs, and outright lies. if you're interested in learning fact from fiction, this is a good place to start.
|English detail of placemat - 15 Things You Should Know About Elvis Presley|
|my mother and my teen hangin' with the King!|
search results for 'was Elvis Romani'?
links to wikipedia entries with reliable source material:
|click here to go to the link!|