I hate to admit it, but today is my 39th birthday. (I started counting when I was
twenty!) Accordingly, I am offering 500 autographed copies of THE PRESLEY PLOT
to the first person who can correctly state the names of the other 3 famous and
talented Americans who were born today. (No cheating!) Naturally, you will be
obliged to purchase said books on Amazon.com (hopefully at the end of June)
BUT….. the autographs are free!
Now for some fascinating news about….. ELVIS PRESLEY!
When the King was found dead in his Graceland mansion in August, 1977,
he was first interred in a crypt in Memphis Cemetery (with his mother) but two
months later, both were reburied in Meditation Garden at Graceland.
So….. Elvis Presley’s original crypt is now being auctioned off! (No joke.)
The sale is being conducted by Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills, and the
bidding starts at….. $100,000!
I hear they had to erect a fence around the crypt….. people were dying to get in!
If you see me at the auction, don’t wave. (They might think you’re bidding on the
Well, Elvis may have left the building, but the building is now for sale.
Good luck to all you bidders!
P.S. The answers to the quiz: Patrick Henry, Bob Hope, JFK.
Hi Cuz, Happy “39th” from your relatives in TN. I saw this news about The King’s crypt this morning- kinda creepy.
Didn’t know you were interested in Elvis. I still recall the day he died: Aug. 16, 1977 – I was working as a secretary/bookkeeper at Shoney’s corporate HQ, and my boyfriend at the time called me to tell me about it. And then of course the days to follow were just full of news footage of hysterical fans flocking to Memphis…..
Someone once said the world is made up of two kinds of people: Elvis people and Beatles people.
Mom and I had occasion to visit Graceland a number of years ago, and I was shocked at how small it seemed to me. When I saw it as a little girl, it seemed as big as the White House! But now I realize that you could fit 2 or 3 Gracelands in any number of houses here in Belle Meade!
Hope your birthday is enjoyable and tell everyone hello for me.