Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday 9 - Remembering Elvis

Saturday 9: I Forgot to Remember to Forget (1955)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

In honor of Elvis' birthday (January 8.) 
I cannot believe that I have NEVER heard this Elvis song because I was quite the Elvis fan at one time.  
1) Elvis sings that he thinks about this girl all the time. What person or topic is on your mind this Saturday?
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This gal right here is on my mind today.  This is my daughter in law and her 40th birthday was this past Wed.  I am hosting a celebration luncheon for her and some of her friends today at one of her favorite restaurants.  40 is a big birthday and I wanted to do something special for her.  I'm sure I'll have photos and things to share from the celebration in a future post.

2) He wants to forget the day he met his girl, but simply can't. Think about someone very important in your life. Did you know right away that they were going to be influential? 
Hummm........I've been blessed to have a lot of influential people in my life, influential in the sense that they have inspired me by their example. Yes, I knew they were going to be influential and some of them are still a rich blessing/influence  in my life.   

Since this week's song is about memories, let's check on how well you recall events in your own life.

3) What was the first concert you ever attended?
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Believe it or not, it was an Elvis concert back in the early 70's and I paid $12.50 for my ticket.  That was a very steep price back then.  I was beside myself with excitement.  A girlfriend and I went together and we swooned and tried hard to catch one of his sweaty scarves.  It was truly a great concert.

4) Where did you get your first piercing? (Not only where on your body, but who did the deed and where did they do it?) 
Oh, my goodness, I well remember my first and only piercing.  It was my ears when I was about 13 years old and I did it with self piercing earrings. ~never again~ At that time everyone went to the Dr. to get their ears pierced and we couldn't afford for me to do that.  So, my Daddy went and bought the self piercing ones and he put them in my ears to make sure they were straight and then the torture began.  It took about 3 days for them to finally pierce all the way through. I've never had a minutes problem with them  and I've enjoyed the result for over 50 years. ~yikes, that's a long time~

5) What's the name of the bank where you had your first checking account?
Oh, I remember thinking "I had arrived" when I opened my first checking account but I cannot remember the name of the back. ~it was a long, long time ago~ It was in Lynchburg, Virginia, I do know that.

6) Tell us about your first bicycle. 

I got my first bicycle on my 6th birthday and it was a Schwinn. The above picture (notice my Shirley Temple curls) was taken on my 6th birthday but I couldn't find one with my new bike in it.  It was a huge, heavy, heavy bicycle and almost more than I could handle but I rode many a mile on it.  

7) Who received the first text you ever sent?
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I can't really remember but I would imagine my daughter because it was her and my DIL that convinced me to get on the text band wagon.  I've been on it every since. 

8) What had you been drinking when you suffered your first hangover?
I have not and do not drink and thus have never had a hangover.I have seen the horrible effects that alcohol can have on people's lives and made a conscious decision to be a "t-totaler" many years ago.

9) Whose was the first wedding you ever attended?
I think it was likely one of the members of our church.  My Dad was a minister so I started going to weddings at a very young age whether I knew the couple or not.  Mom just took us kids along with her like a good pastor's wife.

Have a great weekend!!!!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. This week's song was one Elvis did before he met the Colonel and moved on to RCA and stardom. I'm not sure he performed it in his later years. (And I'm so jealous that you got to see him! I wasn't a fan in real time, but as I get older I appreciate his influence and impact more and more.)

    So many of us remember our first bikes fondly.

  2. My mom saw Elvis just right before he died. I was in Oklahoma with my Grandparents that summer and on the way to get me she got the news. We had to drive and go get her and drive her the rest of the way to Muskogee. She was pretty upset for a long time. I still love to listen to him. His voice is amazing. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  3. Oh how I adore Elvis, my mom and aunts were crazy for him and my mom got to try on one of his fur coats one time. I remember playing in the living room and it came on the news he had died, my mama cried for an hour. Happy Birthday to your beautiful DIL! I bet she’ll love the luncheon! My first bike was a Schwinn too. LOVE your curls! Cute then and now! Enjoy your weekend! xo

  4. Cool that you saw Elvis. And Lynchburg! Just an hour's drive from me. Lovely city.

  5. I have never heard that song before either. Can't imagine there was an Elvis song I had never heard!!! I never went to an Elvis concert but sure did love him and saw all his movies. I can remember my first had training wheels. The first day I rode my bike without them I ran into a tree! Your DIL has gorgeous red curls...I'm envious!!! Hope she has a wonderful 40th birthday and year. I remember the day I turned 40...I had a class in my masters degree program that day. It was an aerospace class and we shot off the toy rockets we had been required to build. While doing this in the parking lot of the university everyone sang Happy Birthday to me:) Have a great weekend.

  6. Self-piercing earrings. That sounds terrible. I don't think I have ever heard of them. I'm glad you survived!

  7. If you read my post today, you would see that we both started our piercing with self-piercers! We couldn't afford to have mine done professionally either. I enjoyed reading your answers today!!

  8. Thanks for sharing! I am an Elvis fan and he was my first concert. I saw his last concert in Memphis. During my summers throughout college, I was a tour guide at Graceland and even renewed my wedding vows there on my 10th anniversary! Hope the birthday celebration went well!


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