Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Letter from Elvis, at last!

I misplaced it years ago.

Took it out of the envelope, thought it would be fun to show someone, and then it was gone.

Now, this January, as I do about every seven years, I am reinventing myself completely. I won't tell you yet what that looks like, but I will tell you that a certain chaos always accompanies reinvention. The proverbial caterpillar has to plow through a pile of muck to become a butterfly.

And so it is that I am clearing out our storage garage. My friend Linda, a friend who is helping me, said, "Oh, by the way, I found a letter fromElvis Presley."

So here it is, along with a photo from a magazine of Elvis in his Army uniform, which is how he was dressed when I met him one day in Paris when he was on his first leave. I wrote the whole story of the two years I knew him in my book Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook.

So, I am thinking of a little Elvis snack--a peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich would really hit the spot. Here is one I found online from the Food Network.

A great reward for getting covered with dust, one that will be appreciated by my grandchildren.

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