When I started this blog I thought I could cover most things I was interested in writing about under the big umbrella of “nature”. It turns out Elvis’ birthday is a bit of a challenge.
The infamous jungle room at Graceland was the first thing that came to mind, but animal-print upholstery, green wall-to-ceiling shag carpet, and exotic plants aren’t really the kind of nature I had in mind.
The best I could come up with was this tidbit about Graceland. Elvis’ parents, Gladys and Vernon, both from rural Mississippi, moved into the white-columned mansion with him in 1957. While he was busy redecorating the interior, they planted a vegetable garden and built a chicken coop in the backyard.
I can just picture the two of them sitting in their lawn chairs, chickens pecking at their feet while the King of Rock-n-Roll is selecting just the right fabric for ceiling of the billiard room.
Happy Birthday, Elvis!