Yesterday, my mom came over to drop some things off. One of which was a birthday present. We went to Bear's drama club Christmas party a couple of weeks ago & I saw something that I immediately started to covet. It was a Graceland Christmas village. It came with the gates, a pink Cadillac, his Santa yard decoration, lighted trees, and, of course, Graceland. The only thing it didn't come with was his life-size Nativity scene. I came home and started to research where I could find one for myself. Much to my dismay, I found that it retailed for $165 and was now retired. That meant that the price was much higher on ebay or other re-sell places. Sigh. It would never be mine.
I lamented to my mom and she told me to keep looking. I would probably find one for a good deal. With my chin back up, I did just that. And found one for ½ the cost of the original price. My mom, being the generous soul that she is, bought it for me. With the caveat that it would be a birthday present since she already had my Christmas present. Fine with me!
It's lovely. Big D looked at it and found it cheesy. But, see, it reminds me of home. It's Memphis. It's where I fell in love, it's where I started my married life, it's where my babies were born. It's the place where all my dreams came true. How can that be cheesy? And, besides, who doesn't love Elvis?
* My birthday is in April.