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The Birthplace of the King and a Flea


That's the king of rock and roll...Tupelo, Mississippi, the childhood home of Elvis Presley!

                                            (Presley promotional photo, 1954, Sun Records)

Recently my friend and me were in Tupelo and stopped by to visit Elvis's childhood home. He was born January 8, 1935, to Gladys and Vernon Presley in this two-room house.











His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn leaving Elvis Aaron to go up an only child.  He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee,  in 1948.  Elvis graduated in Memphis from Humes High School in 1953. In 1954, he started his singing career with the legendary Sun RecordsAnd as they say the rest is history...


                                       (photo; wikipedia, promotional Jailhouse Rock, 1957)

Just to think it all started in this small two room house in northeast Mississippi!

Many have written about Elvis...his childhood, his family, his acting career, his music career, his life and death.

                                                    (photo, Aloha from Hawaii, wikipedia)

No one can deny the mark Elvis made on the world!

Another destination is the Tupelo Gigantic Flea Market and Craft Show.  A very interesting place to spend a few hours every 2nd weekend of the month!

Many small business owners set up booths each month at the Flea Market.  I invite you to visit this market covering 3 buildings and of course outdoors.  There are surprises everywhere!

Have you visited any "celebrity" places lately?

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

Partying with...






2 comments:

Curtains in My Tree said...

I always loved Elvis when I was growing up . My little sister was going to grow up and marry him LOL

I seen Jailhouse rock soon as it came out on 1957 I was 11 at the time (still young at heart)

my sister and I went to Graceland once and we was in dream land we thought. I touched every step we walked up because I knew Elvis had walked on those steps LOL

Janice

Bama Girl said...

Thanks for sharing about Elvis, I still miss him! And thanks for sharing about the flea market! That would be a nice road trip sometime. Blessings from Bama!