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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Elvis Sighting

Nikki is having a CONTEST. It is all about Elvis. Stay with me now.....

Two years ago when our septic system was All Shook Up, we had to Rip It up. That meant tearing up the entire landscaped yard, except for the fence line. The hubby put on his Big Boots and I put on my Blue Suede Shoes. It was a total mess. Everyone in the neighborhood kept telling us to Clean Up Your Own Backyard.

We had to place our Spring Fever on hold that year. First we had to Shake, Rattle, and Roll all the top soil and it took Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.

The reason for the delay was an unusual monsoon season, and When It Rains It Really Pours.

After three months we were still in A World of Our Own. We were Working On The Building for eight hours then came home to work in the yard for another eight. Yippie ya yo ya yeah!

I spent so many days sifting rock that I felt as though I was "Raised on Rock." If you had asked me what my plans for the day were, my answer would have been to do the "Rock-a Hula Baby!"

Slowly but Surely we made headway.

That's when I started digging Elvis Presley. Literally. Ok, so it was Just Pretend. But there he was - and I helped him up out of the dirt and there was a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On. And I said he could Stand By Me while I worked and we could Talk About the Good Times. That went on for another Twenty Days and Twenty Nights.

And then one morning the hubby told Elvis, "I know you're What Every Woman Lives For, but I only let you stay Until It's time For You To Go. And Doncha' Think It's Time?"

Elvis asked "Do you Know Who I am?"

and the hubby replied, "You're The Devil In Disguise and just Make Believe. "

Saying he had the Steamroller Blues is an understatement. He buried him Way Down and then rolled him under Sixteen Tons. Talk about Hearts of Stone.

So, now you know what is under the Green Green Grass of Home and will be left there for someone else to find A Hundred Years from Now. Aw heck - The Grass Don't Pay No Mind.

I hope you enjoyed my entry into Nikki's ELVIS SIGHTING CONTEST.

ps. Elvis is alive - Cross My Heart And Hope To Die


Comment highlight:

Willowtree said...

Ordinarily I'd sayBaby I Don't Care, but I'm so impressed how Every Effort has Been Made to tell the whole story.

However,I Believe that Just A Little Bit of the story may have been fabricated, as it's well known that Elvis has left the building. But as they say, There Ain't Nothing Like A Song to give a story that certain oomph.

PEA said...

Wow, who knew that you had that Big Hunk o' Love helping you Clean Up Your Own Backyard!! Are You Sincere when you said I'll Remember You after he went from Rags to Riches?? I'll have to Stop, Look and Listen to see if there's a Stranger In My Hometown...it might be Tiger Man coming to by to visit me Just For Old Time Sake:-) xox



19 comments:

Hayden said...

Whew! I think I need to go lie down now with a wet towel across my eyes! I'm exhausted! Good JOB!

Sandy said...

Terrific job! Is Jimmy Hoffa down there, too?

Willowtree said...

Ordinarily I'd sayBaby I Don't Care, but I'm so impressed how Every Effort has Been Made to tell the whole story.

However,I Believe that Just A Little Bit of the story may have been fabricated, as it's well known that Elvis has left the building. But as they say, There Ain't Nothing Like A Song to give a story that certain oomph.

nikki said...

[stands up and applauds] Beautiful, simply beautiful. I think I have tears in my eyes.

PEA said...

Wow, who knew that you had that Big Hunk o' Love helping you Clean Up Your Own Backyard!! Are You Sincere when you said I'll Remember You after he went from Rags to Riches?? I'll have to Stop, Look and Listen to see if there's a Stranger In My Hometown...it might be Tiger Man coming to by to visit me Just For Old Time Sake:-) xox

Debbie said...

Wow. I'm not as clever as you, Willowtree or Pea, but "Just Because" I feel like playing along I'll just say "C'mon Everybody", let's give a big cheer for Pamela on a job well done!

Kila said...

LOL, Pamela, how fun! Well done.

lisa marie said...

Wow, what fun! I have always loved Big Boots!

kailani said...

Very impressive!

Karmyn R said...

Oh My - you ROCK.

Jettie said...

You Are so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I think it's in the bag for you!!

SwampAngel65 said...

OMG!!! Those Elvis pics are great! LOL!!! Good job :)

Like how you got the name for your blog. I completely agree...the dust CAN wait!

Kaytabug said...

I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy! bowing down, bowing down to your awesomeness!
You rocked the casbah!

Jenni said...

Wow! I am impressed. Very funny post. You sure know a lot of Elvis songs. Many of these are ones I don't know, but then I think there are maybe only five that would come to mind if you asked me to name the ones I do know. Looking at a list of all his songs shows me I am familiar with a few more.

ThePearLady said...

Hah! I loved how you used the song titles to tell the "story". Very cute. :)
*hands you a virtual pb and banana sandwich* (for reward)

ChrisB said...

Pamela~ great way to tell a story you get my vote :)

Robin said...

I KNEW Nikki would have to LOVE this! You did a great "job" with Elvis!!

:)

dawn said...

That is an awesome entry. I love it, and the comments too.

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