Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Elvis and the BOM
The rumor goes something like Elvis had the Book of Mormon right before he died and that he was even scheduled to be baptized. But this sounded like one of those Mormon myths that get tossed around. So I did a little digging. And then I talked with the lady, Cricket Coulter, who now lives in Georgia, who was a good friend of Elvis and says she was the one who gave him the BOM and introduced him to the missionaries and that she heard him tell the missionaries he wanted to be baptized, but that he couldn't do it till after he finished his tour. He died two weeks before the set date. And I went to Church headquarters and actually got to see the book he supposedly had, with the inscription to him, and complete with little notes in the margins. That was very cool. He wrote in the margin right next to Alma 39:6 "I cannot deny what I know in my heart to be true". Wish I had pictures.