I live in Spencer, Indiana which is where this show “Porter Ridge” is filmed. I knew the show was on television, and I knew that Elvis Larry was on the show, but I’d never seen it because it’s not my kind of television. I prefer shows of the Scifi variety. I work in a preschool class where his grandson apparently goes. I see him a couple times a week when he picks him up from school. To me… he was just an older fella with awesome sideburns. Today, Elvis Larry came to eat lunch with his grandson. We had no idea that it would be such a big deal. I spent the entire half hour lunch trying to keep kids from swarming him and his grandson while they ate lunch together. “Wow” is all I have to say.
Playing security for a famous person… Not as fun as you might think.
Afterwards, I apologized to him just in case I seemed mean yelling at all the kids to stay away from him and his grandson because it was beginning to get to his grandson because he didn’t understand. He’s only five for crying out loud. He said, “Oh that’s ok. Don’t worry about it. I had no idea that it would blow up like that.” The other preschool teacher’s assistant started talking to him and he said, “You know, my biggest fans are children. I don’t know why! I don’t know why they’d love such an ugly old man, but…” And he shrugged while he trailed off.
Apparently, Elvis Larry had no idea how famous he was… and neither did anyone else until today.