Tag: 1940s

Was President John F. Kennedy “Too White?”

You be the judge. ____________________________ For the record, Elvis was a Pepsi man. ______________________________ Famous people of all persuasions who have endorsed Coca-Cola include Marilyn Monroe, Ray Charles, Anita Bryant LeBron James, George Michael, 50 Cent, David Beckham, Paula Abdul, Cal Ripken, Kobe Bryant, Roger Clemens, Neil Diamond, Christina Aguilera, Sandra Dee, Wayne Gretzky, Whitney…

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The Weeding and Seeding Lesson

Today was beautiful in the Texas Hill Country. I repaired a birdbath for our flying friends coming in from the north for winter. Afterwards, I sat in our bench swing and thought about my grandfather. Some of my favorite memories are sitting next to him on his front porch swing, as a young boy at…

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How Elvis Became a Guitar Man

Walking into Tupelo Hardware, I wondered how Elvis Presley felt when his mother Gladys took him there for his eleventh birthday, on January 8, 1946. It wasn’t too long after his very first public performance, singing “Old Shep” at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair children’s talent competition the previous October 3rd. Forrest L. Bobo, was working at…

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