05 May 2011
0 elvis is my cousin
elvis is my cousin. kind of. we're related in that ambiguous vague way that people who hail from mississippi are almost always kin.
and while this may not be the most concrete means of relation, it has never stopped my family from claiming him as our own. he's in the family tree somewhere. we're not entirely certain which branch, but he's in there. that much we know.
in case that weren't enough, our bona fides are shored up by the fact that one of our distant bean cousins- good ole mister orville- once gave vernon presley a plot of land and had vernon sent to parchman for forging a $14 check.
but we choose to overlook that as well.
that's the best thing about being from the south. you take the narrative you want and ignore everything else.