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Herald columnist Jim DeFede's odyssey across the United States as he delivers the Virgin Mary cheese sandwich to Las Vegas.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Finally, An Elvis Posting 

"Hey Cheryl, come here and take a look at this," David Garcia calls out.

They are working the late shift at a truck stop in the West Texas town of Plateau

Cheryl Monk walks over and examines the VMGCS.

"It sold on eBay for $28,000," Garcia explains.

Cheryl seemed incredulous. "Did it belong to Elvis or something?" she asks.

"No, no," Garcia says. "A woman made it ten years ago. She thinks it looks like the Virgin Mary."

Without the Elvis connection, Cheryl quickly loses interest and goes back to work.

Garcia takes another look and says it kind of looks a little like an old girlfriend of his.

"I heard that someone once spilled bleach on their coat and the stain looked just like the face of Jesus with the crown of thorns," he says.

"Was that around here?"

"Somewhere in New Mexico," he says "There are a lot of serious things out there."

posted by Jim DeFede at 1:34 AM

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