Driving through Bristol, VT on a lazy, September, Sunday afternoon and there was Elvis Presley – alive and well! Yes, Elvis Presley and he certainly wasn’t hiding from anyone. There he was in all his glory, posed in front of his white Cadillac, in the center of town where you couldn’t miss him, even if you tried.
Needless to say, the author of this article couldn’t pass up this photo op! With a bit of hesitation trumped by curiosity, I decided to pull over and “confront the King”. As it turns out he wasn’t really THE Elvis Presley but fear not! He was (as he claimed) a first cousin to Elvis and such a Presley family favorite that Elvis himself approved a legal legal name change allowing his cousin to represent the famed King of Rock n’ Roll, as a life time career.
Which posed the logical question. “Why isn’t Elvis enjoying his own name and fame?” The explanation was as stunning as faces on Mars. “Elvis is not certainly NOT dead, as most people think”. He sipped something from the container in his hand, “He’s actually working for the CIA. Top level stuff. He looks totally different now. Short hair like yours (he motioned at me) and you wouldn’t even recognize him now.”
With that he went on to explain how he does a lot of shows and actually lives in Hawaii. I didn’t ask about the “2 Elvis” Vermont license plates on his car. In the back seat of the car, you could see cases containing musical instruments.
The “King” was a busy man and no doubt that soon there would be a massive crowd of fans gathering in the tiny center of Bristol, so we wished him well and went about our business.
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