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My Love Affair with Elvis!

I have been in love with Elvis Presley as far back as I can remember. Even at a young age I was completely mesmerized by him. There is something so unique and so special about his voice that it has always touched me in an emotional way that I can’t even describe (corny, yes, but true)! I often times find myself very still and speechless when I’m watching him on videos or listening to his music. Everything about him his wonderful: his voice, his looks, his hair, his moves, his smile- he has it all, and it’s all those things together that made him what he was (the BEST). I have yet to discover anyone that can effect me the way Elvis always has. Unfortunately he died 3 days after I was born so I will have to live through the jealousy I feel of knowing my mom and dad got to see him and I never could.

     When I was 13 my mom bought me my first Elvis collectors plate for Christmas and I’ve been collecting Elvis things ever since. When I was 15 I went to an Elvis (impersonator) show in Las Vegas with my grandparents. We got to sit in the front row along the stage and “Elvis” sang to me and took his polk-dot scarf off and wrapped it around my neck! It was almost real to me. So many times I have wished I could go back to the 50’s and see Elvis live. When I turned 19 my friends and family gave me an Elvis themed surprise party- it was awesome. They had the Elvis movie “Clambake” playing on all the tv’s in the room, and to this day that is still my favorite Elvis movie. My friend Brandon loved Elvis also and he gave me Elvis collectors stamps. He was the first friend I had that dressed and looked like Elvis, so naturally I adored him. “Love Me Tender” was the first Elvis movie I got, which was also the first movie Elvis made. 

     I love everything and anything Elvis. I collect plates, music boxes, calendars, posters, pictures, music, movies (which most need to be updated because they are VHS!), dolls, clocks, and whatever else I come across. My dream is to go to Graceland and be surrounded by Elvis impersonators! My cousin lives in Tennessee now and I hope to have him take me to Graceland sometime next year, which I will of course post pictures and blog about. Until then I will continue to drink my morning coffee in my Elvis mugs so every day starts with something good. 

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About Rockabelle Bombshell

I am a single mom of a 13 yr old boy and 6 yr old girl. I love DIY projects of all types, and everything Rockabilly! I love the Icons of the 50's, as well as classic cars, pinups, retro appliances and decor, and victorian gothic furniture. I think of myself as a tattooed 1950's transplant... definitely born in the wrong era! I love thrifting and "junking"- I rarely see junk, I see things for their possibilities! I started this blog to document my DIY adventures as I attempt to upcycle and recreate my furniture and home decor, add a Rockabilly touch to as much clothing as I can, make life fun for my kids, and share my love of Rockabilly!

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  1. So glad to have discovered your blog! I grew up watching Elvis films and my mum playing his songs and singing her heart out to them! I wonder what happened to all her memorabilia that was dotted round the house? It was a sad day when he died, I was only 4 but remember my mum sobbing a lot. : (

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    • I’m so glad you did! Even though it’s a sad memory, you are so lucky to have it. I was born three days before he died so I never got to experience the real time excitement or be in the moment, I got to hear about my parents’ and grandparents experiences during the Elvis years, and how much my nana was in love with him, she too cried when he died. Now I try to share his music and memory with my kids, and I love that both my kids have known and recognized his voice since they were about two years old. If any talent is worth being remembered and recognized- it’s Elvis! Thank you so much for sharing your memory.

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