The above photo was taken on the same trip (and what a fantastic trip it was; I'll save details about the glory that is The World's Longest Yard Sale for another post), at the otherworldly Graceland Too (oh yes, that is its name), in the lovely antebellum town of Holly Springs, Mississippi. It is too hard to describe Graceland Too in words--you just have to go look at the images. Wow. B. and I were the only ones on the tour that day--and we were there for almost two hours. Once Paul gets to talking, he never stops. Never. As "offbeat" (ahem) as this place is, there is also something about it that's hard to put your finger on. B. and I were speechless after we left, for about 15 minutes, but we also believe (seriously) about not making TOO much fun of such people and places. I can't recommend it highly enough, if you're ever near Holly Springs (which is close to Memphis, actually).
If you'd like to read more about Elvis, there are thousand of books, but one of the best (two of them, actually, are by Peter Guralnick, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. Or cruise the Web--amazing Elvis sites abound.
On August 16 I'll be lifting a cold one to Elvis. TCB! In a flash!
(By special request, another "E": Elektra in a Box.)