In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Wednesday, August 3, 2011

He Is A Very Nice Boy

I'm going through my husband's papers, keeping some and throwing away the rest. These papers also include some of Tom's mother's, including old letters. Today I read a letter he wrote her on March 9, 1958, during the spring of our senior year. I thought you would find one paragraph interesting:

"Met Elvis Presley and his mother, manager and other friends while I was in New Orleans - spent about 2 hours in their company. It was most interesting! He is a very nice boy from all I could tell. He neither smokes nor drinks for one thing. And he was very modest and exceptionally courteous to all. I visited with them in his hotel rooms - will tell you more when I next see you. Just thought you might be interested."

As I recall, Elvis was staying at The Roosevelt Hotel on Baronne Street, and Tom met him in front of the hotel. Elvis' mother cooked them fried chicken in the room. Apparently, when they were away from home, she usually cooked for him in the hotel room.

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