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Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings. Thank you, Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.
 
Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible. Thank you, Lord , that I can see. Many are blind.
 
Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising. Thank you, Lord, that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.
 
Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned, tempers are short, and my children are so loud. Thank you, Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely.
 
Even though our breakfast table never looks like the picture in magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced. Thank you, Lord, for the food we have. There are many who are hungry.
 
Even though the routine of my job often is monotonous. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.
 
Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest. Thank you, Lord, for life.

~  Unknown

Elvis Aaron Presley

Born January 8th, 1935

Died August 16th, 1977, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953.

Elvis's musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager. In 1954, he began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture.

He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials, and knew great acclaim through his many, often record-breaking, live concert performances on tour and in Las Vegas. Globally, he has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 150 different albums and singles, far more than any other artist. Among his many awards and accolades were 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at age 36, and his being named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. Without any of the special privileges his celebrity status might have afforded him, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humor endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life. Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977.

 

                          

 

 

 

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 Cream Soda Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup boiling water
1 small package strawberry Jell-O
1 (12 ounce) can cream soda

Bake cake mix according to package instructions. After cake is done,
use cup of boiling water with Jell-O and cream soda, then punch holes
in cake with a fork. Pour mixture over cake.

Icing: Mix one cup of milk, small instant vanilla pudding, and small
tub of Cool Whip. Blend well, spread on cake.

You may use any flavor of cola that you wish. One of the best 
tasted (other than this one) was made with Sprite and lemon Jell-O.
 
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1777

The Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, Vt., won by American forces.

1829

The original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, arrived in Boston.

1948

Baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York City at age 53.

1960

Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, became an independent republic.

1962

Algeria was admitted to the Arab League.

1977

Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his Memphis,Tenn., home, from heart failure at age 42.

2003

Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died.



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