Elvis Quilts Displayed

The Jimmie Rodgers Museum celebrated the "Elvis Connection" on Thursday.

The museum paid tribute to the King on Thursday afternoon, displaying Elvis quilts created by Wally Starnes. She even has one autographed by Elvis that she received 35-years ago, the day Elvis died. It's believed to be one of the last autographs he ever signed.

The man who would go on to be the King of Rock-N-Roll was a part of the Jimmie Rodgers Festival in 1955.

"The story is that they wouldn't let him be in the parade unless he had his name on the side of his car, so he borrowed somebody's lipstick and put his name on the side of his car," Jimmie Rodgers Foundation President Betty Lou Jones says. "I'm sure there are people in Meridian who remember that."

The quilts will be on display for only a short time. For more information about the Jimmie Rodgers Museum, call 601-485-1808.

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