Hard to believe it's been 35 years since Elvis Presley died -- and that he was just 42 when it happened. I remember being at my mom's best friend Shirley's big house on the lake in Utica, Michigan, when we got the news. Shirley and her daughters, Lisa and Cindy, were way bigger fans of the King than we were, but I can still recall a feeling of sadness and helplessness coming over me, like I wanted to be able to undo what had happened and forever changed life as we know it. It was my first real experience with death -- we didn't have a lot of family, so a celebrity had to stand in -- an experience that hit me even harder the following year when Anissa Jones of "Family Affair" overdosed. That she was a little girl that I "grew up with" was more than I hear handle. Nice that Prsicilla and Lisa Marie surprised fans at Graceland last night. Video and details from the visit HERE.
Terence: I remember being at Frankenmuth with the family and Betty when I heard the news. Bill: Care to make it a split decision?
Bill: Hmm. I'm picturing Willow Hill, maybe with Shirley there. Or Linda.