Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hunka-Hunka Burning Love


Yesterday was Elvis' birthday and the many who adored him can't help but remember his beautiful voice and handsome face. Just a few years back... Jamestown residents couldn't believe their eyes,


...they actually were spellbound,


speechless...


Because Elvis was in the building!
  

He serenaded the ladies...


He made their hearts go pitter~patter...


Time stood still... nurses stopped nursing, cooks stopped cooking!


They were carried back in time, back to 1950 when they used to hear Elvis on the radio. Favorite songs like Blue Suede Shoes and Jailhouse Rock.



Who would have ever dreamed he'd be here now so close, singing I Can't Help Falling in Love With You?



He kissed every hand...


He sang to each lady's heart...


He made them feel like kids again!


Memories brought back...


... just enjoying the day.


Some of us almost swooned...


Some danced again...


Love was definitely in the air!


These 3 gentlemen are in for a fun afternoon with a gaggle of gals who have hearts in their eyes!



Elvis gave his all, he wowed us!



We can thank this sweet little lady for having friends in high places...



It may have been a cold day in Arkansas... but Jamestown was on fire with a Hunka, Hunka Burning Love!


Rich and sweet, just like Elvis...

Elvis Presley's Pound Cake Serves 10
from Elvis World Jane and Michael Stern
16 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pans
3 cups cake flour, sifted, plus more for pans
3 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ tsp. kosher salt
7 eggs
1 cup heavy cream

Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour two 9"x 5"x 2" loaf pans; set aside. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a bowl on medium-high speed of a hand mixer until pale and fluffy, about 6 minutes. Add eggs one at time, beating well after each, until smooth. Add flour and cream alternately, beginning and ending with flour, beating until smooth. Increase speed to high; beat batter until smooth and light, about 5 minutes. Divide batter between prepared pans, and smooth tops with a rubber spatula; bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a couple crumbs adhering to it, about 1 hour, 15 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes, and then unmold onto a cooling rack; let cool completely before slicing and serving. 

6 comments:

  1. The faces of the residents tell the story!! Heartwarming post!!

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    1. This was from 2010 when Mom first moved to Jamestown. You can see in their faces the pure joy that this entertainer gave them, even if I hadn't posted any words at all...

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  2. LOl.. I remember that Elvis. The poundcake looks sooo good!

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    1. Jamestown makes such a difference in the lives of the residents who call it home. I so appreciate all that Tina Cox does to make their days special!

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