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THURSDAY AUGUST 4, 2022
I WANT TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE THAT JESSE CALLED LAST NIGHT AND HE WAS OK. WE DID NOT HAVE A LONG CONVERSATION AS HE WANTED TO ASK HOW I AM DOING WITH TWO BROKEN ARMS. HE IS DISAPPOINTED, AS AM I, THAT I HAVE HAD THE SECOND INJURY BECAUSE I WAS BEGINNING TO DO BETTER FROM THE FIRST ONE.
HIS CALL WAS A WONDERFUL BLESSING TO ME AS ALWAYS.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2022
JUST WANT TO SHARE SOME GOOD NEWS WITH EVERYONE TODAY. JESSE CALLED THIS AFTERNOON. HE CALLED WHILE WE WERE OUT TAKING OUR GOOD FRIEND FOR A DOCTOR’S VISIT. HE LEFT A MESSAGE ON OUR ANSWERING MACHINE. HE SPOKE FOR A GOOD BIT AND SEEMED TO BE FEELING WELL. HE IS GETTING SOME SUPPLIES TOGETHER TO GO ON A PICNIC. I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT HE IS GETTING TO GET OUT FOR A FUN EVENT.
I SURE DO HATE THAT I MISSED HIS CALL, BUT IT STILL MADE ME SO HAPPY TO HEAR HIS MESSAGE AND TO HEAR HIS GOOD NEWS. HIS CALL WAS A BLESSING TO ME AS ALWAYS.
I’LL ADD A LITTLE UPDATE ON MYSELF ALSO. I HAVE REALLY BEEN SUFFERING A LOT OF REALLY BAD PAIN FROM MY 2ND BROKEN ARM. THIS ONE HAS BEEN EVEN MORE PAINFUL THAN THE FIRST ARM. WHEN THE SECOND BREAK OCCURRED, I HAD TO MISS SOME OF MY PHYSICAL THERAPY VISITS PLUS DISCONTINUE THE HOME THERAPY, SO MY FIRST ARM HAS A WAYS TO GO STILL. THERAPY ON THE SECOND ARM HAS NOT EVEN STARTED YET. I WILL RETURN TO THE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON FOR FOLLOW-UP X-RAYS ON THE 19TH TO DETERMINE IF HEALING IS TAKING PLACE AS EXPECTED ON THE SECOND ARM BEFORE THERAPY CAN BEGIN.
BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS ON MY ACTIVITIES, I DEVELOPED SEVERE SWELLING IN MY FEET AND LEGS WHICH HAS BEEN FRIGHTENING BECAUSE OF THE EFFECT THIS HAS HAD ON MY MOBILITY. I HAVE BEEN SEEING MY PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR FOR THIS CONDITION.
ALL IN ALL, THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE WORST PAIN CONDITIONS I’VE EXPERIENCED AND HAS TAKEN A GREAT TOLL UPON ME…PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY.
I AM NOW NOT ON THE COMPUTER MUCH AT ALL. I CAN ONLY TYPE WITH ONE FINGER ON MY LEFT HAND WHICH IS STILL NOT HEALED. SO ANY WORK I DO IS TEDIOUS, SLOW, AND TIRING. BUT I WILL BE BACK ON MY SITE EACH TIME I HEAR FROM JESSE TO POST UPDATES. I ALSO AM UNABLE TO CORRESPOND.
MY THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022
MONDAY AUGUST 15, 2022
JUST A REMINDER THAT WE CAN ALL WATCH THE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TONIGHT.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022
I hope everyone enjoyed celebrating this special day in Jesse’s life. This was the 45th anniversary of day one of his new life as Jesse…his birthday. His goal on that day in 1977 was to give Jesse 42 years of life as Elvis had.
I am so thankful that he reached his goal and continues to be here with us.
Most of all, I am most thankful that I have been so richly blessed to have known him for 30 of those years.
My most wonderful and precious brother.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2022
My good friend, Chris McC. kindly sent the below article to me. I thank him so very much. I taped the vigil while watching it on streaming and really enjoyed it. I hope that my visitors viewed the vigil also.
Link below to an article from The Sun and maybe Priscilla is going to finally come clean and says Elvis didn’t die on this day today but it was the day of his rebirth and he was ‘born again’ as a new man.
Praying for you.
I must say that I certainly don’t agree with the author’s descriptive comments about her.
PRISCILLA Presley bizarrely asked a crowd of emotional Elvis fans to wish the late singer a “happy birthday” at the beginning of a solemn candlelight vigil to commemorate the anniversary of his death – not his birth – outside of Graceland.
The frail-sounding 77-year-old, who was married to Elvis for six years, sparked bewilderment and a smattering of heckles when she confused the annual ceremony for the King’s birthday, which was over seven months ago.
Priscilla Presley bizarrely asked Elvis fans to sing happy birthday to the King before a candlelight vigil on Monday night. Credit: Alex Kent for The US Sun
The annual vigil is held to commemorate Elvis’ death, who passed away 45 years ago from a heart attack inside Graceland Credit: Alex Kent for The US Sun
HERE IS THE VIDEO OF THE SPEECH.
I have wonderful news to share. While I was working on the above post this afternoon, Jesse called and we had a wonderful and sweet phone visit. He and I were both feeling not-so-good today. But that did not take away from our enjoyment of speaking. Jesse was feeling fatigued and I am fatigued and in pain. As I often say “old age and bad health” ha, ha!
Jesse said that they had a really good time at the picnic and the weather was nice but hot. He had hoped to go to Memphis for one day but just did not feel like making the trip.
His call was the glorious part of Elvis Week for me.
I am still only able to type with one finger on my left hand and it takes me a long time to get anything done. So, I won’t be back on the site for a while…but I WILL be back.
THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2022
Our dear friend, Tim Graves made the below video for Tom and me to help get us through my two broken arms ordeal. Big hug to Tim for doing this for us. Tom and I think the world of Tim who has always been a true friend for so many years. Tim is a devoted and loyal Elvis fan.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022
I HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED TO READ SOME ARTICLES ATTRIBUTING PRISCILLA’S CANDLELIGHT VIGIL BIRTHDAY SPEECH TO SOME SORT OF COGNITIVE DECLINE. THAT MOST CERTAINLY WAS NOT THE CASE. PRISCILLA IS PERFECTLY OF SOUND MIND AS MAY BE SEEN IN THE BELOW EARLY MORNING INTERVIEW DONE THE FOLLOWING DAY.
PUT YOUR THINKING CAPS ON PEOPLE!!!!
Elvis Presley’s 45th anniversary of of his death was yesterday, and Priscilla Presley revealed brand-new information about The King. The legendary Elvis beach movies were something Presley’s ex-wife revealed he did not enjoy filming during his career. She revealed on NBC’s Today his plans to make “serious films.”
Speaking from the Graceland estate, Priscilla discussed both Elvis’ lasting legacy and the recently released Baz Luhrmann movie, Elvis.
When questioned about the film’s most challenging scene, Priscilla confided her frustrations to Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks in the movie as Elvis’ manager.
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2022
I would like to recommend a very good book about Elvis and Col. Parker to everyone…especially those who have a mistaken negative opinion of Col. Parker. I love this book which was published by EPE and includes the truth about the very special association and friendship between Elvis and the Col. with statements from Vernon Presley and Jack Soden.
I especially love the photo and Col. Parker’s poems on the back cover:
I would love to share just a bit of all the wonderful facts from this book to show the very good terms of the Presley family and staff with Col. Parker as well as the loving friendship between Elvis and Col. Parker, however, their copyright strictly prohibits all such publication from the book. This book was published in 1994 and is, of course, out of print. One may be able to find a used copy for sale on the Internet.
EPE and Graceland honored Col. Parker during the year of his 85th birthday. This included THE COLONEL PARKER TRIBUTE EXHIBIT AT GRACELAND
MARCH 1994- MARCH 1995.
Col. Parker passed away in 1997.
I have good news to share again. Jesse called tonight and he is alright. He called to hear about my visit with the orthopedic surgeon on Friday and how my physical therapy is going. Naturally, just speaking with him helped me feel better than anything else. My most kind and caring brother.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2022
I came upon this video of Charlie Hodge speaking about Elvis’ health. Even though the ultimate conclusion given by Charlie is not accurate, I still liked hearing most of what Charlie had to say…he truly was a dear friend to Elvis. If only others who were blessed to be with Elvis had been as devoted and loyal.
A Talk About Elvis Presley – Charlie Hodge – How sick was Elvis?
Elvis’ good friend, Charlie Hodge talks about how sick Elvis Presley was in the last years of his life. #Elvis #ElvisPresley #Atalkaboutelvis
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022
I generally share the Elvis News monthly video by Emiel Maier near the first of each month. I did not get that done this month because of my health issues; so I am adding it below now.
Elvis Presley News Report 2022: August. (Elvis movie is a blockbuster! & On Tour CD-box announced)
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 2022
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2022
Below are two videos from the same YouTube channel that I really like and hope my visitors will as well. I remember so strongly the time when Elvis came home from his time in the military. I remember being so happy knowing that he was back in the states to stay. I also recall being so sad for him when his Mama passed away and knowing how sad his coming home was going to be without her there.
Elvis Through His Eyes…Going Home Part 1
Elvis Through His Eyes…Going Home Part 2
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
Below is a recent video interview with Jerry Schilling who was a very close friend of Elvis for so many years. Jerry is one of the few still living of Elvis’ close group.
Jerry Schilling: Elvis’ Most Loyal Friend Gives an In-Depth View of the King
Jerry Schilling met Elvis when he was just a boy and Elvis was a teenager. He met him on one of the last weekends before Elvis became “ELVIS”. Jerry knew Elvis for twenty-three years, and in those years he grew up with him, lived with him, worked for him, learned from him, laughed with him, and shared one amazing experience after another. Jerry Schilling is more than being a close friend to Elvis Presley.
Jerry is a movie and television producer, a film editor, the manager of The Beach Boys and so much more.
Priscilla Presley said “Jerry Schilling is authentic, honest, a purity of a man who truly loved his friend Elvis.”
Lisa Marie Presley says “Jerry tells the story of her father with humility, honesty and dignity.”
Even Bono of U2 was quoted to say “Jerry Schilling brought grace to Graceland.”
Jerry Schilling’s life has spanned from the early days of Guthrie Park playing football with Elvis in North Memphis to standing in the White House with the most powerful man in the United States and I’m not talking about President Nixon, I am talking about the greatest entertainer in the world, Elvis Presley.
Without further a due, let’s welcome the closest and most loyal friend to Elvis, the man himself, Jerry Schilling.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
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