To me August 16 means two things:
1. It's my sister's birthday
2. It's the day Elvis died, which I always remember because I live in Memphis and there's no way to forget but mainly because of #1.
There are quite a few famous births and deaths on this day. I do not want to take away from the candlelight vigil, but maybe there’s room to think about these other deaths today while hot wax drips down your hand as you proceed toward the graveside at Graceland…
Some other August 16th deaths:
1938- Robert Johnson, the famous blues musician who reportedly sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads somewhere in Mississippi.
1948- Babe Ruth
1949- Margaret Mitchell, wrote Gone with the Wind
1956 - Bela Lugosi, actor who played Dracula waaaaayyyy back before the Twilight Saga. What, you think they invented it?
And on the brighter side, some August 16th births:
1953 - Kathy Lee Gifford
1954 - James Cameron, director (Titanic, Avatar, the Terminator..)
1958 - Madonna and Angela Bassett
1960 - Timothy Hutton
1962 - Steve Carrell, hilarious!
No one covers all the Death Week fun as well as fellow blogger Carbunkle Trumpet, so do stop in and check out his Elvis shenanigans.
As for me, I'm psyched! Tonight the new episode of "No Reservations: ROME" airs and I must see it. I can't wait to get back to Rome, where all roads lead afterall. I know what's going to happen. I'll watch the episode, squealing with delight at everything I see, then I'll start writing out the shopping lists to try to recreate the unrecreatable (new word I just made up) in my kitchen.