Last Friday afternoon Elvis arrived at Green Meadow Haven. It was almost an hour of music, fun, autographs and pictures with the King. It was a time to forget today and stroll back to the early days of Rock and Roll.
Residents and staff rocked to Jailhouse Rock. They swooned to Fools Rush In. And some fortunate ladies experienced the King singing directly to them as he placed his blue, red or pink scarf around their neck and shoulders.
On stage was Greg William of Shreveport and his Elvis Tribute Show. William told the Journal, I have been doing the tribute show for over 20 years and I do a regular monthly show in Shreveport.” William has the Elvis look including long black mutton chop sideburns and red sequenced jump suit.
When he isn’t doing his Elvis tribute, William is a Caddo Parish Deputy Sheriff. He said, “I do the show because the older people enjoy it. Some people talked me into performing in a talent show long ago. I won! And I’ve been doing it ever since.”
In the concluding moments, the King did a medley of Teddy Bear, Don’t Be Cruel, Fools Rush In, and he capped it off with I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You. And then presented another brightly colored scarf with which he had wiped his brow.
Then it’s off to socializing with the guests. He took pictures with as any as wanted an extra special something to remember the show. And Greg William created memories the residents will talk about for months to come.
Then Elvis left the building.