Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:50 am
My Memories of Humes and Elvis - by Virginia Eddleman-Blackford (Edited)
I had study hall with Elvis Presley (the flirt). He would blow kisses across the room at me. Once I thumbed my nose at him and said some smart remark back.
Everyone knows how Elvis loved "GOSPEL MUSIC." At Ellis Auditorium, the Statesmen Quartet felt sorry for him because he couldn’t afford a ticket and let him in the back door. My brother Jerry, my sister Darlene and I were called "The Eddleman Trio". We started singing acappella at ages 7, 8 and 11. After Elvis became famous, it occurred to me that "we" were singing on the stage while Elvis was sneaking in the back door. He later sang on the same stage at benefit concerts.
I lived in Lauderdale Courts during part of high school. Starting at 16, I worked Thursday evenings and Saturdays at Kresge’s on Main Street. I will always remember my salary - $7.10 a week - which went for school supplies, etc.
I ran around with Carolyn Poole and Rosemary Barracco.
We all went to Senior Day at Maywood and I got a really deep sunburn. Elvis had rubbed suntan lotion on my back, but it didn’t work. I didn’t get to go to my own graduation because I had to sit on pillows for 4 days. Elvis asked me to go out, but I had to say no because of my sunburn. Otherwise, I would have said yes.
I hope ya’ll have enjoyed some of my stories and I want to say a special " HELLO" to Carole Kimbrell and Georgia Avgeris, from our Lauderdale Court days. Thanks to Rose and everyone else who took the time to put our memories together. As Elvis would say, "Thank you, thank you very much."
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Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:23 am
E-Cat wrote:Below the picture with Rosemary Barracco (Carvalho) at Maywood Beach - summer 1953[/b]
Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:29 am
...a smaller version can be seen in MRS V1 - but without further info and with incorrect date (dated '54)drjohncarpenter wrote:I have always loved this photo - Thanks for posting a larger image
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Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:29 am
gwsells wrote:Is that how Elvis Dressed on an average day at school? My God how cool can a 17-18yr old punk kid be? You are born with style.....its not created at some a&r office.
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:39 am
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