Thursday, March 4, 2010


I had been working for over two weeks in Tennessee and Alabama. Now I was headed home. Called to let Nancy know when I would arrive. Mentioned my route I40 through Memphis. Memphis...Graceland...on the bucket list. We both had the same thought at the same time. Nancy flew into Birmingham. I picked her up at the airport late in the evening. We headed to Graceland in a blinding rain.

I always enjoyed the music Elvis created. Nancy knew...every song...every word.

At Graceland I began to understand who Elvis really was. Singer, actor, humanitarian. He donated over 50% of his income to humanitarian causes. Take a walk through Graceland. Listen to the thoughts Elvis shares in "Walk a Mile in My Shoes".

For a larger version of the photo/audio story click (Here)

Thank you Elvis. Thank you for your music, your words, and your generous spirit to all our brothers and sisters. TCB...

be strong, be safe, Carlan


  1. Thanks Byron. It is a good thing to take the time to understand the gifts artists give to society.

  2. Thanks for the virtual tour of Graceland. I have my own special connection with Elvis too. :)

  3. Thanks Amy, he was a very special person. :-)

  4. Incredible "Sense of Place" Carlan, thank you for sharing your experience.

  5. Carlan, this is a wonderful 'portrait'. And it looks like you and Nancy had an amazing adventure together, too!