It's so hot and humid in Manhattan today it makes me wish I was in a place where it's good to be hot and humid - Hawaii. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, at Tripler Hospital near Pearl Harbor. We lived at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. I was only there a couple of years. Mom and I went to stay with Aunt Beth in Cotulla, Texas, while Daddy went to Viet Nam. But I've always felt special because I was born in Hawaii and of course, I had great baby pictures. I've been to Hawaii a couple of wonderful times. In fact, when I was contemplating leaving my life in San Antonio, Honolulu was on my short list. You know New York City won that contest, but I could go back to Hawaii a million visits if money and time permitted. Anyway, growing up I listened to Mom & Dad's vinyl album of Blue Hawaii over and over and watched the movie every time it came on tv. I was certain that our life in Hawaii must have been exactly like that. You know I own that movie now. I LOVE ELVIS. Yes, that's true. I've even been to Graceland. The funny part is that I never thought much about my favorite Broadway Diva playing Elvis' mom in Blue Hawaii. Well, back then, and I know it's shocking, I didn't know Angela Lansbury except for this movie, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and later Murder, She Wrote, much less know that she was a Broadway Goddess. She was only 36 years old and here she was playing 26 year old Elvis' mom. Oh well, she's funny in the movie...but this is one I watch for Elvis.