Hi Everyone! I hope you have enjoyed my site. I have spent a lot of time and love putting it together for you to view.
If you talk to any Elvis fan, you will find they all have a story. My story goes way back to when I was a little girls of 8 years old. To be honest, I really can't tell you what made me love Elvis as much as I do, I just know that I always have for as long as I can remember. Yes there was a time when my love for Elvis was shared with the Osmonds, especially Donny, but as I got older, I found myself leaning solely to Elvis. I would play his records for hours on end, and even grab a "microphone brush, or comb" and sing along with him. I remember the first addition to my Elvis collection. My parents had bought me the "Elvis-TV Special" album as a get well gift, along with my very own record player. I remember listening to that album until the grooves worn thin, but I didn't care. I loved Elvis and his music so much that I just couldn't stop playing it. There was just something about him and his music that always seemed to hold true with me. That love for Elvis and his fandom has just grown more profound through the years. I still have that album, and have added another 200 albums, CD's and tapes to the collection since that day.
I also have in my Elvis collection many, many other things too abundant to put here on this page, but I can tell you that it includes various plates, statues, decanters, lots and lots of photos, dolls, books, and magazines. The list goes on and on. The proudest piece of my collection is one I made myself. For the 20th Anniversary of Elvis' death, I attended the Elvis Week celebrations in Memphis, TN. I had spent all year prior to that, working on a cross stitch portrait of him. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the Graceland visitors center, where they display all the art contest entries. Graceland holds an art contest every Elvis Week, of paintings, photos and craftwork, which they award with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for each division. Of course, the first one I was looking for was my entry. I was completely surprised when I found my portrait...it took FIRST PLACE in the craft division. I was soooo excited!
This is me at Graceland with my prize winning entry! It is the one with the ribbon hanging on it!
I never had the opportunity to attend one of his live concerts, but in 1997, I was fortunate enough to attend the "Elvis In Concert" performance put on by Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, which is now touring the country and Europe. So I guess you might say that I have seen him in concert one time. It was a totally awesome experience, and I can just imagine the aura there must have been in the auditorium when he was performing his shows live himself. I felt a similar aura the night I saw this show. I will never forget it. The thing that really set the show off, was his duet with Lisa Marie. What a fabulous feeling that gave me! Their performance went over so well with all his fans, that it got an encore performance. Each performance was totally awesome! Lisa Marie has truly inherited the talent her father had.
My trips to Graceland for Elvis Week has only been in the last five years. I guess I didn't realize how easy it was to get there, and what fun it was. I now make it a regular trip every year. My oldest daughter made the trips with me along with my youngest daughter, but now it is primarily my youngest and me.
My family has been very supportive of my Elvis infatuation. Both of my daughters have grown up knowing who Elvis was, and now I have inducted my two step-daughters, as well as my husband, in the Elvis phenomenon. However, they are not the fan I am, but they do enjoy his music and movies.
This is my husband and the three youngest girls at Elvis Week 1997. They came along with me to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Celebration. What fun we had! The little girl in the middle is my youngest daughter Danielle, the one on the right is my husband's daughter Amanda, and the left is his daughter Rachael.
As I said early on, my love for Elvis has been with me from the time I was a young girl, and it grows each and every day. He will always be special to me. Elvis shared a great deal with his fans in his generosity, music, and movies. It is these things that made him the special man he is to me and to all of his fans. He will always remain the King of Rock and Roll to me, and for the rest of the true Elvis fans. This site is my tribute to Elvis and for his fans to enjoy as much as I do! I hope you have enjoyed viewing my site as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.