Elvis Week Post #3

Man, look at that swagger…

Now most of you probably know that this was one of Elvis’s many appearances on the Ed Sullivan show.

On one of his next performances, he was filmed only from the waist up.

Some of you know why?

Because of those swiveling hips of his.

To many of his detractors, Elvis was creating the sexual revolution, and because his hip movements were, ah, “suggestive”, he was only filmed waist up. 
But he knew it. He knew why, so in one of the clips, he’s grinning from ear to ear, and you can tell he knows why the girls are screaming.

One could even argue that Elvis brought on censoring for television, something which I think we take for granted now in the 21st century. 

But he did it first, and he did it best.

Ice Cream Sunday

On Sunday, I took part in an annual event that I’ve been a part of for about a year now.

Ice Cream Sunday is one of the biggest events at the Farm and Ranch Museum. It’s pretty much an event all about America’s bestselling dessert. And seeing as it falls on National Ice Cream Day, it’s a win-win.

I worked at the ice cream in a bag station. If you don’t know what that is, Google “how to make ice cream in a bag”. But pretty much what you do is put your ice cream fixings in a quart freezer bag, and then fill up a gallon freezer bag with ice and rock salt (or ice cream salt, which is the same thing, I think). You place the quart bag into the gallon bag, shake it for 5-10 minutes or until it solidifies, and boom! Homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker.

The kids and parents really seemed to enjoy making it. And I enjoyed showing them how.

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