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Ramblings of a Lifelong Elvis Fan – Part 52 – A Quickie & a Contest

Today’s post will be very short. It’s been a busy week and I’ve barely had time to think. So, I thought I would just share a few random things. And, I’m rolling out a contest and will ask an Elvis questions to get it started.

~ A DJ on Elvis radio was talking to fans who were visiting Graceland. One of the people he spoke with was a man who had lost his sight. His lifelong dream was to visit Graceland, and he and his wife hoped to do it together one day. He was finally visiting Graceland, but he lost his wife nine years earlier. His children and grandchildren brought him. How sad that, when he finally realized his dream to visit Elvis’ home, it was without his wife, or his sight. 😦 It’s also yet another example of what a huge impact Elvis has on his fan’s lives, and how emotionally tied to him we can be. 

~ I also wanted to share this song. I hadn’t heard it in a while, and Elvis Radio played it recently. His voice is haunting and beautiful, and the lyrics are sooo sad.

~ On a lighter note…

Beginning with this post, I am starting a contest through my blog where, each month, I will give away a $10 gift card from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, plus winner’s choice of any of my published stories. All you have to do to enter is comment. On or around the 10th of each month. I will draw one name from all the commenters.

Elvis question of the week:

Name 3 songs Elvis recorded with the word ‘rain’ in the title.

Have a wonderful weekend…thanks for stopping by!

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EOLS Charity

Elvis was known for his giving heart and charitable work during his lifetime. Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley Enterprises have continued that tradition with their involvement in various charities. In 1984, The Elvis Charitable Foundation was formed. The EPCF created a scholarship fund for students majoring in the arts. The charity also contributes to one of Elvis’ favorite charities, Goodwill Homes, a Memphis facility that provides counseling and services for abused children and their families. The EPCF also assists numerous other charities, especially focusing on arts, education and children’s programs.

Learn more here, including how to donate:

http://www.graceland.com/epcf/

END OF LONELY STREET – Now Only 99 Cents!

On Elvis’ birthday this year, I released a Vintage Romance short story set in 1957, and of course, my heroine is an Elvis fan. 🙂 As a tribute to Elvis’ generosity, and in order to assist with this worthy cause, 10% of my proceeds for End of Lonely Street will go to the EPCF.

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All Toby Lawson wants is to go to college to become a teacher and to be free of her alcoholic mother and some painful memories. But when her mother nearly burns the house down, Toby must put her dreams on hold and return home to care for her. The only time she isn’t lonely and miserable is when she’s listening to her heartthrob, Elvis Presley. His music takes her away and helps her escape from everything wrong in her life.

Noah Rivers has always loved Toby, but no matter what he says, she can‘t get past the fact that her drunken mother once kissed him. He soon realizes the true problem lies in Toby’s belief she’s not good enough for him and in her fear she will be just like her mother.

What will it take to prove to her that she deserves to be happy, and that he would give anything to be the man to make her dreams come true?

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