Elvis Reprise!

Welcome back.

I don’t know about you but since the blog entry last Thursday, I keep having Elvis songs bounce around in my head.

There is this endless loop rotating from Stuck on You, I Can’t Help Falling in Love and You Ain’t but a Hound Dog.  Scary huh?

As you can probably tell, I really enjoyed the Elvis impersonator and his faithful sidekick… Hawaiian shirt man.

Just because I enjoyed the show, don’t get the idea I am becoming an Elvis fan – not at all.

But then again, Viva Las Vegas and Blue Suede Shoes are very compelling musical masterpieces.

As mentioned last Thursday, the first surprise of the fiftieth wedding anniversary party was the “King”.  Elvis was a tough act to follow but the second surprise took the prize.

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The Second Surprise

To set the scene, a few months prior to their fiftieth anniversary, the wife purchased a beautiful antique hat and veil.  She showed it to her husband and said that she wanted to get married again.

In true male fashion, jokingly he said, “To Whom?”

You can guess pretty quickly that his response didn’t go over too well.  So he decided to surprise his wife with the renewal of wedding vows at the party.

After Elvis did his thing the daughter of the couple stood and announced the special surprise… the renewing of vows.

Upon the announced nuptials the wife was excited and the crowed clapped and cheered in approval.

BUT THE BEST WAS YET TO COME.

The daughter stated that they searched for an ordained minister to conduct the ceremony and found the right person.

Yep, some of you guessed it… ELVIS.

As you can see, this Elvis was not a one trick pony.

Elvis had a credit card identification (gold colored of course… after all he is the “KING”) indicating that he was ordained.

This really threw the crowd into a celebratory mood.  The bride was quickly donned with the antique hat and veil which had been hidden away, and a bouquet of flowers thrust into her hands.

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The Ceremony

The ceremony was mostly serious and affirming of their love and commitment to each other.

Elvis behaved himself pretty well.  There were no hip thrusts, shaking legs, or singing.

But the “King” had to throw in a few things to… how shall we say… make it uniquely Elvis.

During the vows he threw in some titles of Elvis songs such as I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You, Love Me Tender, Suspicious Minds and he told the husband not to be a Hound Dog.

Elvis said that the vows were good for another fifty years or 50,000 miles – which ever came first.

All I can say is… thank goodness for the fun things in life.

God must have been in a really good mood to create smiles and laughter.  What a wonderful medicine to the soul.

See you on Monday.

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