The King is in the Valley
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Whenever I think of Elvis I think of my best friend Jill. She loves Elvis and many’s the time I’ve been around at her place to hear and see her cooking dinner to a greatest hits compilation; ‘Teddy Bear’ getting the loudest and most enthusiastic accompaniment.
She has a strength and determination that astounds me and achieves everything she sets her mind to. It wasn’t a surprise, therefore, to discover that she was in training to ride the Jacob’s Creek Down Under cycling event with her fourteen year old son Patrick. What was a surprise – and not a pleasant one – was hearing that both of them had fallen and that Jill was in hospital with stitches to her eye, upper lip and inside her mouth and was covered in bloody cuts, bruises and suffering concussion.
When I called her she could barely speak because of the swelling but one of the first things she said was, “It’s no-one’s fault, it’s just bad luck. Of course I’ll be back riding again.” Her second concern was how she was going to make it into work on the Monday and a few of us suggested that just by sending her boss a photo of her ‘after’ the race would be evidence enough. It was.
I found out a couple of days ago that Spring Valley is giving away a complimentary download of Elvis Presley’s song ‘Spring Fever’. Sure, it’s not spring here in Australia and autumn is now upon us but their juices are called Spring Valley and I don’t think Elvis sang anything with autumn in the title.
To get your hands on the download (he’s not singing ‘Keep your hands off of it’ here), simply head over to the Spring Valley Facebook page and ‘like it’ . Once you’ve done that, you can access the song via the ‘Elvis Track’ tab. It’ll be your ‘Good Luck Charm’ and, for some reason, ‘The grass won’t pay you no mind.’
Perhaps Elvis has more to say to Jill (apart from ‘Come hear me at Spring Valley sometime baby.’) He’d surely be aware that having no memory after flying over her handlebars and having an imprint of a pedal in her leg that she was ‘All Shook Up’ and needs to ‘Patch it up’ but also be treated ‘Gently’ and realise that she’s a ‘Hard Headed Woman’ who is very lucky because ‘Only the Strong Survive’ such a ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ accident.
I’m ‘Thinking about you’ old buddy and ‘I feel that I’ve known you forever.’ Perhaps that’s because I actually have. Get well soon dear friend and enjoy the download from Spring Valley.