Thursday, August 16, 2007

Elvis Aaron Presley 1935-1977



I was in a diner with my parents eating breakfast when I learned about Elvis' death. We were supposed to go to Lagoon (an amusement park here along the Wasatch Front), but it was raining. Since my parents were high schoolers in the 50s, this cast more of a pall over an already disappointing day.

Like Johnny Cash, like all of us, Elvis was a Christian not in spite of, but because of his failings and weaknesses, which, in his case, led to his early death. But, he knew Him who is the King of Kings. May he rest in peace.

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