January 4, 2010
Last night Rich and I watched an Elvis concert and we talked about our favorite Elvis movie. Mine was Blue Hawaii. I remember when the local Detroit TV station announced it would be running the film. Mom said, “Write it on the wall, so we don’t forget.” She meant write a note and tape it to the wall, but such was my enthusiasm to witness Rockahula performed by The King, I took her literally. ‘Blue Hawaii 4:30 Thursday’ remained tattooed on the kitchen paneling, a constant reminder that time was passing and I’d better get the hell out of Tecumseh.