To Live Forever Tour Stop: Elvis Presley’s Tupelo
Downtown Tupelo is anything but dead. Funky? Yes. Cool, even. I wandered the streets of Elvis Presley’s hometown on Friday, and I could almost imagine a diner between the galleries and the department store. Maybe it was even called the SkyView.
Elvis enjoyed diner food. His love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches was legendary. He bought his first guitar (instead of a gun) at the hardware store, in the block where I placed an imaginary diner.
I’ve always wondered if he missed his identical twin brother.
Elvis Aaron and Jesse Garon were born in this two-room house.
Elvis popped out crooning a song to his mama. Jesse was silent. Stillborn.
When Elvis died in August of 1977, I wonder whether he found Jesse again? Perhaps he started singing a little, as one-half of Siamese twins.
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Today’s Reader Question. About near misses and autographs seekers.
Do you have a favorite Elvis song, Dear Reader?