Good day, ladies and gentlemen…..
As some of you know, I spent several years serving as a volunteer chaperon at the Austin Senior Citizen’s Center. (No, they weren’t being naughty! We were going on field trips around Central Texas.) I enjoyed every minute, and lately I have continued to speak at some of their meetings, as well as some of the large AARP groups that we have down in these parts. The turnout and reception are always good, and my most recent foray was no different.
After a brief discussion about THE PRESLEY PLOT (and high blood pressure!) I took some questions from the audience, and guess what??? There was a lovely woman in the group (somewhere between 90 and 95 years old) who actually met Elvis Presley during her youth! In fact, she met him in two countries at once! (Sort of.)
Apparently, The King performed on this very day at the “international” site known as….. NIAGARA FALLS! (On the U.S./Canadian border) The year was 1974 or 1975.
When she first mentioned Niagara, an older gentleman thought she said “Viagra” and he became quite interested in our conversation. He seemed rather disappointed when he learned that we were talking about the falls. Ah well, such is life.
The dear lady had a vivid memory of the Presley concert and even after all of these many years, she is still a huge fan. (She purchased two copies of THE PRESLEY PLOT, one for each of her grandchildren. Take that, Snoop Dog!)
Today is sunny and warm, so I must leave you now. (My “grand-dog” is staying with us this week, and he needs to go to the park.) Be well and be careful…..