With all the usual fun activities during the Memorial Day weekend, we sometimes forget that it honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Here is an eclectic collection of Memorial Day images and photos of Elvis during his Army days.
Three months from now, will Memphis require all the fans to wear masks and stay six feet apart?
I wonder if masks still work when they’re soaked with tears.
We live in a strange time. Let’s hope the health experts have this Covid 19 thing resolved by August 16.
This photo needs some explanation. It was taken from the deck off our bedroom. We have a sprinkler sitting on the upper landing that puts out a 60 ft diameter half-circle spray. You can see it in the top center of the picture. I have high water bills, but we also have a lush panorama of flowers and plants to look at when we sit on the deck (which is often).
As the sprinkler spray rotates back and forth, it leaves a curtain of tiny water droplets, and every spring and fall in the late afternoon, we get a wonderful rainbow. It’s pretty cool to enjoy happy hour with our own private little rainbow.
You will also note there is an Elvis bust on the deck. A writer buddy of mine gave it to me. He was moving to Hawaii and didn’t want the hassle of getting it there. It is very heavy. The pole behind Elvis supports one of our bird feeders.
The angle and placement of the rainbow change as the afternoon sun moves lower in the sky. And I can get different camera shots by moving around left, right, and standing up.
Yesterday, all of the conditions resulted in this.
So, here’s a rainbow seeming to originate from Elvis’ head. I labelled the picture “The Elvis Rainbow Connection.” My son suggested “”Elvis may not have had any Irish ancestry, but you can’t argue with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, especially if it came in gold records. Elvis had…..gold records, enough to fill any pot.” If you have a good tag for the picture, please put it into Comments.
Have a great weekend. Phil
I was truly saddened to learn of Little Richard’s death due to causes related to bone cancer. Along with Elvis, Fats, Chuck, and Jerry Lee, he provided the sound track for my high school years. At one point, I owned more Little Richard 45s than Elvis ones. I even joined a Little Richard fan club called Rock Bops.
Here is a reprint of an cover article I wrote back in 1997 for a free Greenville, SC entertainment weekly called Creative Loafing. The text on the cover is enlarged following after the picture, so you don’t need a magnifying glass to read it.
This was a pretty disjointed way to present my old article. It would have been better to show my original Word document, but after 23 years and four computers, I can’t find it.
By the way, the concert was terrific, and he did play “Heebie Jeebies.”
We will miss you Little Richard. Say hi to Elvis for us.
I have many Elvis images that I’ve never been able to use in previous posts, so this is a good way to show them.
This one looks perfect for a mask to ward off a virus.
I like the silhouettes backed by big colorful ELVIS letters
I actually may have used this in an old post, but I love the image, so I’m using it here anyway.
Good image, good message.
This looks like a guitar pick, but it’s actually a cloth patch.
Simple but effective design.
Oh, yes. Striking powerful image.
This might be a bit of a stretch for an Elvis image, and it never fit any other ElvisBlog post theme, so I’m using it here.
This one is so cool.
And here is my favorite. How about a face mask with an image of Elvis wearing a face mask?
If you have a different favorite, put it in comments.
We should have known somebody would come up with Elvis face masks.
This has to be my favorite…. you cover your nose and mouth with an image of Elvis’ nose and puckered up lips.
This one and the other black-and-white masks came from ShopElvis.com. The color ones come from various websites. If you are interested in one of them, simply right click over the image and a box pops up. Then click on the option “Search Google for Image.” That should take you to the vendor.
Social distancing…. Not so much.
Elvis says unwanted lapels make great masks.
“I woulda been OK if all those girls that gathered around had stayed 6 feet apart.”
In the 15-year history of ElvisBlog, I have deleted only two posts due to reader reactions. The first was when I posted Photoshop pictures showing Osama Bin Laden in an Elvis jumpsuit, and Elvis wearing his blankets and sandals. It was stupid and horrible, and folks let me know.
The second time was just a week-and-a-half ago. It was another in the series of Covid 19 posts using Elvis photos with humorous (hopefully) tag lines. This one was inspired by his Memphis Mafia and their protective demeanor around Elvis.
Unfortunately, I did not think out the title or tag line very well, and it was received by some a political. That was not my intent, so I took it down. Here is the improved version of it.
“I’ll take one more question… OK, let’s see. You in the very back..……… Ah, man, why’d you have to ask a question like that.… Red, go down there and remind this fella he doesn’t want to ask me any more gotcha questions . Take Sonny with you.”