52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos

45. Statue (Week 36)

7 Comments

“I never felt poor. There were always shoes to wear and food to eat — yet I knew there were things my parents did without just to make sure I was clothed and fed. “ ~ Elvis Presley ~

At milepost 260.0, we exited the Natchez Trace Parkway to go to Tupelo, Mississippi.  We rode through town in search of the birthplace of Elvis.  Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1935, in this modest two-room house built by his father Vernon.

IMG_5877

Also on the site is a life-size statue of Elvis at age 13.

IMG_5872 - Copy

Many travelers make a pilgrimage to Tupelo to visit the birthplace of “The King of Rock and Roll”, and this complex has evolved to include the ’39 Plymouth the family  drove when they  moved to Memphis, a chapel, an outhouse, and a museum.  I wish I could’ve taken  more time in Tupelo.  I hear there is a larger-than-life size statue in the center of town which depicts a popular photo of Elvis.  One hand holds a microphone and the other hand is reaching out to fans.  If there is a next time, perhaps I’ll visit the hardware where Elvis bought his first guitar and Johnny’s Drive In to see the booth where Elvis liked to sit and all of the memorabilia on the walls.  But this trip, we had miles to cover and people to meet!

IMG_5879

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “45. Statue (Week 36)

  1. Nice job. Now I want to go to Tupelo too!

  2. I want to go too. Loved Elvis.

  3. Me three. it sounds like we need a club trip.

  4. It’s wonderful that the town embraces his past to share with all his fans.

  5. What a cute little house. Those are back in style again these days. I see all sorts of things online about ‘tiny houses’ 🙂 Nice shots!

  6. Thanks for sharing Elvis’s birthplace. Great shots and narrative.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s