May 5, 2007
In may 1938 Vernon Presley , Elvis’s father was sent to prison. He had sold a calf to his landlord Orville Bean for about $4 and altered the cheque he received in payment. He served time at the Missisippi State Penatentary at Parchment Farm in Sunflower County Missisippi. Parchment is mentioned in many old blues song as quite a few of the old blues singer spent time there. It’s a high security prison. By all accounts Presley’s father was a man of good character so this was some kind of aberration on his part.
The First Presleyterian Church of Elvis the Divine is in Dumont , New Jersey. Members are required to face Las Vegas daily and make a pilgrimage to Graceland at least once in their lives. They also belive that children should be forced to praise Elvis daily. There is also a 24 Hour Church of Elvis in Portland , Oregon and the Greater Las Vegas Church of Elvis in Nevada. There are of course Elvis chapels but these are not proper churches. The Elvis is Alive Museum is in Wright City , Missouri. The owner believes that Elvis did not die in 1977 and he also thinks that the woman who married and then divorced Michael Jackson was not in fact Lisa Marie Presley but a double.
A Finnish academic has recorded two albums of Presley’s songs in Latin and is soon to record “Blue Suede Shoes” in Sumarian , a language of ancient Babylonia which died out 2,000 years ago.