Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Woman simply has too much Elvis
by Sarah Schuch Flint Journal
Monday August 31, 2009, 8:00 AM
FLUSHING -- There's been an Elvis Presley sighting in Flushing.
In fact, his face can be seen all over Diane Blower's porch, as it is filled with Elvis memorabilia she needs to part with.
Blower, 70, of Flushing hopes the recent anniversary of Elvis' death on Aug. 16 will spark someone's interest in buying her items.
"(The porch) is the length of the house and both sides are full," Blower said.
Blower, who has been collecting Elvis items since he began singing, has about $1,500 worth of stuff to sell after selling half her collection a couple of years ago. She has moved from a five-bedroom house to a two-bedroom home and can't fit it all anymore.
Blower wants to sell her entire collection for $1,000 to one buyer.
Blower's menage of Elvis items includes movies, postcards, jewelry, Elvis' manager's autograph, calendars, music, an Elvis telephone that plays "Jail House Rock" when it rings, plates, bumper stickers, Christmas cards, lots of pictures, plaques with pictures of his living room and jungle room on them, a porcelain Elvis doll and a travel bag, among many other things.
"I was just crazy about him," Blower said. "If you lived back in the '50s, you would understand."
Blower can't cut Elvis out of her life completely, though. She still has a chair, pillows, purses, shirts and a footstool covered with Elvis' image.
Source Article: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/08/woman_simply_has_too_much_elvi.html