April 5th, 2003

ledbetter tat

Graceland

About once every other week, I will venture into a drawer that has not been opened for a long time or open a box that has been left undisturbed. Often the results are a hot cup of pain followed by the warm relief of memory. Today I found something in one of those tentative searches that was an instant cry-and-smile. Inside a box marked "Stuff" in Billy's scrawl was the wooden base of the snowglobe we bought at Graceland. Only a tiny clay Elvis flanked by the gates of his home are left. Some years ago, Bob's happy tail had gone out of control and swept our precious souvenir off the table shattering the thin glass and spilling the water that held its glitter snow.

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    Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis