Birthplace of The King #ThursdayDoors #TBT

Yes, the King. THE King.Elvis plaqueWhen Charlie and I went to San Antonio some years back, I talked him into detouring to Tupelo, Mississippi to see Elvis’ birthplace. This was mostly because my pal, Pat, loves Elvis, but partly because I always liked the boy, especially when he was young.

Imagine my delight when I found it was not just a house, it was a tiny house!

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Nothing to do but go in.

Going in

The docent said the house dated from the time when people did most of their living outdoors and a house was just a shelter to eat and sleep in. Two tiny rooms: a bedroom/sitting room and a kitchen.

Elvis Chair

Elvis stove

And badda-bing, badda-boom, I was out the back door.

Going outThis has been part of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up. Head on over there and see where everybody else has been.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a character who comes from humble beginnings and becomes mega-million rich.

MA

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One thought on “Birthplace of The King #ThursdayDoors #TBT

  1. Jane
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    January 14, 2016 at 9:00am

    That reminds me. Should I get a lottery ticket when i go to the store today???
    Having a ticket would only marginally increase my chances of winning, but…..

    Love the tour of the Presley house. In and out. (Nice photos of you, BTW)

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      Marian Allen
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      January 14, 2016 at 9:42am

      ABSOLUTELY get a lottery ticket. And having a ticket increases your chances of winning by an incalculably large factor, since you CANNOT BY ANY ODDS win if you don’t have a ticket, right? ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. Deb
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    January 14, 2016 at 11:48am

    What a fun door for today! I have never seen a pic of Elvis’s birthplace – I really appreciate it, Marian!

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      Marian Allen
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      January 14, 2016 at 12:12pm

      I knew he came from humble beginnings, but I never dreamed his birthplace was so tiny! No wonder he bought his mama a mansion as soon as he got money!
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  3. norm 2.0
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    January 14, 2016 at 12:30pm

    Good one Marian. I guess we all know about the Graceland years but I had no idea his childhood home in Tupelo had been kept up.
    I like learning lots of new things every Thursday ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Marian Allen
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      January 14, 2016 at 12:32pm

      Thursdays have become days of discovery, Norm. Thanks for setting up the link-up. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. Jesh StG

    January 14, 2016 at 2:24pm

    It’s much more humble than I thought it would be! Also since he bought his mother a house.
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      Marian Allen
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      January 18, 2016 at 8:22am

      I’m crazy about tiny houses! I would probably be even crazier if I actually had to live in one, but I love seeing how people accommodate themselves in them. The first I knew about these tiny living spaces was in an article I read about Japanese student apartments that were about the size of a book locker. Sometimes I relax by drawing VERY amateur “blueprints” of tiny houses and imagining living there.
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