The roads were rough most of the way today, but we did have some smooth roads. I am going to write the head of DOT's for OK, AR & MS a letter. Every bridge has a bump on both ends. no one seems to know how to miter in or smooth in a bridge. I said several 'bad' words today when caught by surprise. Ok not REAL BAD WORDS, I have heard 'good folk' say worse. HA! (but not my mama!)
On the way back we have crossed the Pecos River, Tucker Creek, The Arkansas River, the Mississippi AND the Tallachie River Bridge (remember that one? 'Was the 3rd of June another sleepy tale to tell today..... sang by Bobbie Gentry) I am still puzzled about what they threw off the bridge!
Instead of pushing further we stopped here. We have been to Graceland, but never stopped by Tupelo.
This is where it all started.
Down town they have these steel guitars scattered about.
The house is a two room house. You might know the type, Bed in one room and the other is the kitchen with a table. Vernon, his dad and uncle built the house.
Living room had a small fireplace.
Fireplace and churn.
No Southern house is complete without a porch swing.
While attending the pastor, Rev. Smith, taught Elvis some cords on the guitar.
The church outhouse was moved too. Sherry said when you gotta, you gotta!
This is a view of the small house.
You probably knew Elvis was a twin, but his brother was still born. You may or may not know that Vernon forged a check and was sent to Parchment Prison for 3 yrs. He was paroled after 8 months. But during that time Gladys and Elvis lost the home and all their possessions of value. They spent weekends riding the bus to see Vernon in prison.
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.