All y'all know that we moved to Mayemphis a bit more than a year ago, right?
We moved here from Azrizona, home of Joe Stains, the Azrizona Cardinals, and Azrizona State University. Our US Representative was a friend of dad and muzzer's. His name is Harry Mitchell. He was mayor of our town of Tempe for a long time, and was the first Democrat elected from our district in ....oh, I lost count.
We moved to Mayemphis. The mayor here is Willie Herenton. Or perhaps we should say "was" because he resigned from office effective July 1st to run for the US House of Representatives. Except...just a couple of days ago, he picked up an application for the mayor job again. The election is expected to cost over a million dollars. And I don't know whether he still thinks he is going to run for Steve Cohen's seat in the US House. Mah friends, this is politics in the Mid-South. Thinking Terriers don't have a chance around here.
But just in case you think all is glum....Well we need to tell you that Mayemphis has two more national holidays than the rest of this country. Or maybe they are really "holy days of obligation."
This is our second "Elvis Death Week." We wanted to share with you some of the video from the candle light vigil last night.
And, ya know...I kinda think Elvis is cool. I like his song "Hound Dog." And he had way cooler clothes than my dad does. But when you run into Elvis wannabees EVERYWHERE, it gets a bit scarey. Muzzer says she has seen them in the Walgreens store, and on the trolley downtown, and in the local grocery store. And this morning, we saw one walking toward Graceland when we were on Walkies! At 5:45 aay yem, this dude was sauntering (sort of) down the street of a relatively quiet residential neighborhood, singing "Don't be Cruel." I thought muzzer was gonna lose it on the sidewalk. But dad, well Dad just said Good Morning and we walked on. Dad dresses like a nerd, but he is pretty cool, sometimes.