One of my brothers and his wife had their first child, a girl, a week ago, and this weekend me and my wife paid them a visit. And what gift could be more perfect to bring the new-born than Elvis Sings For Children And Grownups Too!
I went through some trouble getting a copy of the LP with the A Special Memories of Elvis Greeting Card included on the back of the cover. Not that the baby girl would mind particularly if it was missing, but my brother, who like me is a huge Elvis fan, would understand the importance of the card being there.
I found the LP on the Internet, and through e-mail communication with the seller was told that, yes, the card was on the back and had never been removed. But when I received the album the card wasn't there. What to do?
Well, that's when I remembered that I'd bought an extra copy of the card in question in Tupelo in 2005. When I visited the gift shop next to Elvis birthplace I spotted a stack of, you guessed it, A Special Memories of Elvis Greeting Card selling for $2.00 a piece. As my own card at home was a bit worn I bought one.
So I decided to part with it, and now have only my old worn one. But as I saw my brother's eyes light up as he realised the greeting card was included, I understood it was a small price to pay.
As a final note: Six years ago I bought a CD copy of Elvis Sings For Children And Grownups Too! to my sisters first child. You can read about that and other suitable Elvis presents for children here.