The funeral of Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip occurs today. He died on April 9 at age 99, making him the longest-serving royal consort in British history. Looking through my “JFK files”, yesterday I found my favorite Prince Philip story of all. It’s a sentimental account of how the […]
With this Facebook post today I heard from our McCollum High School Speech & Drama teacher/sponsor. What a nice surprise from almost half a decade ago. April 16, 1972 April 16, 1973 1976 Met Elvis backstage & front row center seating 1977 article from Texas State University magazine […]
Aunt Jemima was a strong symbol and advocate for many things good: equal rights, ending poverty, wholesomeness, and good taste. Thanks to an indoctrinated generation of cultural liberals, she is now a symbol of censorship, hypocrisy, prejudice and media bias.
These Opry members of past and present have been trailblazers for the women who have — and will — follow in their path. Patsy Cline The uncompromising and inimitable Patsy Cline went after what she wanted from her career — even turning the tables to ask if she […]
Guest post by James Cupp
A very dear friend, 95-year old World War II Veteran, Ralph Watkins passed away on Oct. 28, 2020. For several years we were Whataburger breakfast buddies and I enjoyed his tales of service in the Pacific during the war. Virtually every morning diners would stop by to shake […]
Elvis Presley remains front and center in the hearts and minds of millions of fans from around the world. GRACELAND Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee consistently receives between 600,000 to 750,000 visitors a year over the last decade. In the four years prior to pandemic 2020, attendance […]
Only Elvis Presley surpassed Lucy’s ratings. Long before there was an Adele, Sting, Prince, Bono, Pink or an Oprah, there was a Cher and a Twiggy. But a decade earlier, the first two American entertainers to be known instantly worldwide by just their first names were Elvis Presley […]
Country Music legend Buck Owens was once asked, “Looking back on your great career, is there any one thing you regret doing or not doing?” “Elvis Presley was appearing at the Hilton in Las Vegas,” Owens thought of the first thing that popped in his head. “Bakersfield to […]
The nicest guy I know, Michael Sheffield, strapped his belt with mine around a flag pole and our legs to keep from sliding off a ship during an unexpected storm. To say we were worried is an understatement. We prayed and survived. Over 30 years later, it is […]
Born between 1946 and 1964, U.S. Baby Boomers are 73 million strong and by 2030 all will be at least 65 years old, according to the Census Bureau. _____________________________ BONUS: More Boomer memories.