My name is Donna Presley Earley and I'm first cousin to Elvis Presley. "Can't Help Falling in Love" is my favourite song. That's because it was one of Elvis's favourites and he always ended his concerts with it.
But more importantly and more personal than that, it's the song that my husband used to sing to me when we were dating - and it's been kind of our song ever since.
Oh, gee, Elvis was larger than life and such a wonderful and fun-loving human being. He was so generous and kind to everyone. Everyone knows the superstar - the legend. But very few people know the human being and what a kind and loving man he was.
I get e-mail and phone calls from all over the world - and I've met people from all over the world. Everyone that has that love for Elvis continues that love on for the family and friends of Elvis and I appreciate that so much because that's, that's what Elvis was all about.
Vocabulary / fjalor
first cousin - kushëri i parë
favourite - i preferuar, i parapëlqyer
song – këngë
to end - përfundoj, mbaroj
husband - bashkëshort
sing - këndoj
to date - dal me dikë (që dashuroj)
larger than life - më i madh se vetë jeta (shprehje në anglisht që tregon madhështinë e personalitetit të dikujt)
fun-loving - që i pëlqen hareja, gëzimi, veprimtaritë e gëzueshme
generous – bujar
kind - i sjellshëm, i mirë
human being - qenie njerëzore, njeri
e-mail - postë elektronike
phone calls – telefonata
to appreciate – vlerësoj
Explanations / shpjegime
If you can't help doing something - it means that you can't stop it, can't do anything about it - it just happens - and that's it! (Ne shqip: Nuk mundem t'i rezistoj nje ndjenje të brendshme/ nuk mundem ta mbaj/kontrolloj një veprim.)
I can't help crying - S'e mbaj dot të qarët
I can't help laughing - S'e mbaj dot të qeshurit, etj.
more importantly… - çka është më e rëndësishme
ever since - që nga ajo kohë
from all over the world - nga e gjithë bota
that's what Elvis was all about - ky ishte Elvisi / ja se ç'përfaqësonte Elvisi