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I want this to be a place where creative folks can come and express ideas, talk about art, music, photography, writing, books, magazines, ghostly encounters, history, events of importance to creative minds, and just have fun. I also hope to share adventures and stories along the way. If you would like to be a guest or if you have an event that you would like to share please email me at lindajburns@gmail.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Elvis Comes Home to Tupelo 2012

Elvis Presley came home to his birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi last week. Actually a statue of the "King" created by Bill Beckwith of Taylor, Mississippi was erected. The unveiling took place during Elvis week 2012 in Tupelo, Mississippi on the very Fairgrounds where Elvis sang his famous "Coming Home" concerts in 1956 and 1957. The new Tupelo City Hall now stands on ths hallowed ground whick is now called "FairPark". People from all over the world were on hand to view the statue and feel its magic.It was interesting to note that almost everyone who came close to the statue seemed to have a desire to touch Elvis' hand.  We still love you in Tupelo, Elvis. So glad you are home to stay. Below is my personal tribute.

Fairgrounds Mania, 1956
‘Rockin’, Rollin’ & Shakin’ like an Earthquake

Who  could  have  known  that history would forever change;
on that simple fairgrounds stage . . .
as a man and his guitar
transcended  highest expectations?

In the sleepy, southern town of Tupelo,
lightning flashed and screams carried high on the wind
as the music belted forth
and the new king claimed his throne.

Gyrations, they called it!
Moms swooned, girls fainted, boys emulated
as indignant preachers couldn’t wait
for the next Sunday service to extoll the pitfalls
 of watching such venomous sin.

With a heart on fire, and straining for every luscious note . . .
a child watched, in the darkness, from a nearby hotel rooftop;
just a boy, forever changed, by a native son.

We all learned that day,
that sometimes
home ground truly does needs a good shakin’.
We will always remember
the night rock and roll was forever infused
into our hearts and souls.
 Thank You Elvis. 
                                     You are ours forever!                                     
                                                                                                                                                Joyce Burns, August 15, 2010

© Joyce (Tidwell) Burns, ChynaMoon Creations, Chyna Moon Press,  1997-2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Its Nice to Have Cool Relatives

My sister-in-law has a new found talent. Actually she's always had the talent, she just figured out a way to bring it to the public recently. And how lucky we are!

For those of you who love beautiful custom jewelry, check out the page "Custom Jewelry by LaJuanna" on Face Book. I believe she will have a website soon and expand into other areas, but for now you can find her here.

Beware though, LJ's style is definitely not your ho hum jewelry. Her pieces are one of a kind works of art. See sample photo above or go to Face Book and look for her page with all the pretty pictures. That's  "Custom Jewelry by LaJuanna". Lots of pictures of all types of jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and more.

If you stop by, tell her I sent you. And I warn you, you will most likely find something you wish to purchase.

That's our LJ. By the way, she's a jewel herself !

© Joyce (Tidwell) Burns, ChynaMoon Creations, Chyna Moon Press,  1997-2012