Someone recently asked about the first time I saw Elvis, and I gladly waded into the events of that spectacular March afternoon in 1975.
We had great seats in the Monroe Civic Center mezzanine. Though a fair distance from the stage, I knew that I would be able to get a pretty clear look at Elvis. However, when the lights went down for Elvis to take the stage, something came over me.
As an adult, especially in a struggling economy, birthdays aren’t quite as exciting as they used to be. The thoughts of birthday cake, sleepovers and bundles of presents are mostly gone.
Presents end up making you feel guilty because you’ve watched the topsy-turvy curves of the economy alongside everyone else. And, as for birthday cake, the desire to be healthy and make sure you have many more birthdays to celebrate puts a damper on that delicious confection.
Last week, Ruston Daily Leader staff reporter Derek Amaya wrote a provocative column about a recently disturbing bit of legislation to pass through the State House of Representatives. We want to thank Amaya for his attention to this bill, which is earning an unfavorable reputation throughout the country for our state.