Sunday, May 14, 2006


A few mornings ago I woke up in Tupelo. Other events have distracted me since then, but I did take some pictures.

This is the house Elvis Presley was born in. It's tiny. Really tiny. It seems barely big enough for one person to live in, let alone a family.

The house stands all by itself today, in a park in Tupelo. There's a museum attached. I did not go in.

Tupelo is also the scene of a big flood in a John Lee Hooker song--a fictitious flood. And the Proclaimers sing (to one of their children), "Sean, I'd say the best one came from Tupelo, Mississippi." So it's good to check in on Tupelo as part of any musical heritage tour.

Tupelo, in case you were wondering, is named for the tupelo trees that are all over the area.

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