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Over the course of my long friendship with Jesse, he has given to my husband and me so many gifts. I have shown just a few of these on my site over the past almost 7 years. Usually, I have displayed these on the CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS PAGES. Therefore, they are scattered throughout the site.
I have decided to create this page to display my previous articles containing the gifts which Jesse has so generously given to us in this one location. I can’t go through my entire site to locate all of these at once. So, I will be adding to this page as time allows.
I hope everyone will enjoy seeing these personal items from Jesse.
Below is part of the letter which Jesse wrote to me in July, 1997 to accompany the above photo of him with Benjamin.
Below is the gold face of Jesus which Elvis/Jesse sent to me, about which he wrote in his letter above. He sent this to me in the same package as the photo of him with Benjamin. That took place in July 1997. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for this beautiful and special gift.
Everyone needs something to lift our spirits as only Jesse himself can do. So, I beg his forgiveness for displaying this without discussing it with him first. He has told me that I am his “baby sister” and anything I do is fine with him. He is so good to me always.
I will also display the letter that Jesse wrote to Tom and me when he sent this gift. The name which I have whited out is the man who channels our mail to and fro. Bless his heart too…he is an unsung hero in all things.
First of all, here is the letter in which Jesse explains what the gift is. I will let Jesse’s words say it all…I need to add nothing to his letter.
Also, as a PS in that same package, Jesse sent me several pieces of his grandmother’s (Dodger’s) jewelry. There were 4 pieces in all…I am displaying one pair of earrings below along with his PS on the back of his envelope explaining about the jewelry.
Jesse’s autograph in my copy of his book:
Jesse’s autograph in his book for Tom
I recently wrote to Jesse and asked his permission to display two very precious things on my site. We spoke this weekend and he gave me his permission, and I feel so honored to be able, to share these with my visitors.
I thank Jesse, from the bottom of my heart, for sharing these precious gifts with me and for giving me his permission to display them here on my web site.
Over the many years of our friendship, Elvis/Jesse has given me countless lovely gifts. Needless to say, I treasure everything he has ever given to me and will for the rest of my life. I will never, in this lifetime, part with one single letter, card nor gift which he has shared with me.
Of the many gifts, there are a few which hold very strong sentimental value for him and which are especially treasured by me…and hold equal sentimental value for me. Two such gifts are displayed below. Both of these are rings which belonged to Elvis’/Jesse’s mother. You will see very clear images of the rings themselves along with his handwriting which accompanied each of them when he sent them to me.
The first was given to me many years ago…I do not have the date, on which I received this first ring, recorded. I do know that it was a gift for my birthday one year as he had written my name and the date of my birth on the outside of the box.
As you will see, this was his mother’s ring which was kept in a safe deposit box by Delta in 1958. It is a beautiful platinum and diamond ring.
The next ring is a lovely diamond and ruby ring which belonged to his mother. He gave me this ring in June of last year. You will see, from the excerpt in his accompanying letter, the precious memories he has of her wearing this ring.
In the next photo, you can see where the ruby stone had been which was discovered missing by his mother.
Again, thank you so very much, Jesse, for giving these treasured gifts to me and for allowing me to share them here.
Jesse sent us some very nice things from his past life as Elvis for Christmas. Two of the things which he sent to Tom and me are very precious and further substantiate that Jesse is Elvis. I am sharing photos and copies of his notes below*. I hope everyone will enjoy seeing these two items. I feel that we all need something happy to help alleviate the recent turmoil and stress.
The first item shown below is a 1962 World’s Fair pennant and Jesse’s accompanying note explaining that it was given to him by little Vicky Tui who had a part in the movie. An interesting side note is that Vicky grew up to become the first lady of Hawaii as the wife of Governor Ben Cayetano.
*I have posted a brand new update about the second item which Jesse sent to Tom. Please see the new article below on Monday, March 7, 2016
One of Elvis’ gold rings…
As you will see, this is an autographed Graceland Museum ticket that Jesse sent to me and Tom in 1992. This is a priceless treasure because it was signed by Elvis Presley long after Aug. 16, 1977. It, of course, speaks volumes in that it absolutely dates itself. This is one of my very favorite gifts from Elvis/Jesse.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
Below is the photo of one of the rings which Jesse gave to my husband, Tom, years ago. I have displayed this photo on my site before. However, I recently came upon some new information that substantiates the note which Jesse wrote to Tom about the ring. At the time, for some reason, I just assumed it was his right wrist.
Over the weekend I happened upon a website specializing in celebrity X-rays. This came to me through a news alert for Elvis’ name to which I subscribe. When I glanced at the site and read the article about Elvis’ broken wrist, I found it amazing that this wrist X-ray is of Elvis’ left wrist and shows that it was broken during Karate practice in the month of September 1973.
You will note in Jesse’s note to Tom, he wrote that it was broken by Kang Rhee, his Karate instructor. You will also see that the identifying label on the X-ray itself shows that it took placed in SEPT, 1973. While Jesse wrote, from his memory, that it was in SEPT., 1974. I believe that this article pertains to the broken wrist to which Jesse referred…but that he was off one year in his memory of when it happened. This is completely understandable as it had been well over 35 years at the time that Jesse wrote his note to Tom shown below.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I experienced two excruciating injuries myself much more recently than 35 years. Once I tore the meniscus in my knee and the pain was excruciating and took a very long time to heal. The other was a stress fracture in my spine. Both of these were so painful that the memory of the events is indelibly burned into my memory. However, if someone held a gun to my head, I could not begin to remember the year that my injuries took place.
So, in Jesse’s note, the month of SEPT was correct and the year was off only one year.
When I first shared the photo of the ring and note, it was associated with an X-ray of Elvis’ right wrist and a photo of Elvis with his right hand injured. Now that I have this new documentation, I feel certain that Jesse was referring to his left wrist as shown in this new material.
Below is one of our most treasured gifts from Jesse. We did not ask this of him…he surprised us with it.
Below are photos of a little book that Jesse sent to us years ago. It was one of his childhood books and has his writing in it from way back then. The publication date of this book was 1935. This is very precious to Tom and me.
Below are items that Jesse gave to Tom and me… a ring for each of us, earrings for me, and a wrist wrap for Tom.
Below are the earrings which Jesse gave to me for Christmas, 2011
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013 @ 1:13 AM
Below are several photos of the gift which Jesse sent me. It is a figure of a tiger…hand-stitched and beautifully made. Jesse said that it was his “mascot” in the Jungleroom and that Lisa used to play with it a lot. You will be able to see that one front leg and one back leg have been broken. Jesse told me specifically, during our last conversation, that I could display this on the site. He wrote a brief letter to me which accompanied the gift today. I have pondered all day whether to display his note in his own handwriting so that no one can say that I am making this up. I have read Jesse’s note several times and there is nothing in it of a private nature and so I am going to take a chance on displaying it. I beg Jesse’s forgiveness if I am doing wrong by displaying his note.
While we were away today, Jesse phoned and left us a message. Of course, I was so sad and disappointed when we got home tonight and I learned that I had missed a call from him. I mention this only so that everyone can know that he is all right and sounded as if he was feeling well today. He was calling in response to my last letter to him.
Here are the photos of the beautiful tiger and below that, Jesse’s letter.
These rings were for Valentine’s in February 2012. They were sent to me with the two-page letter which Jesse wrote regarding the Elvis Found Alive DVD situation.
Below is that letter also.
Jesse’s second postcard later in April 1992
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
I received some mail today from Jesse. I am very touched by a gift he sent to me. He told me a few weeks ago that he had seen something with my initial and that he had gotten it for me. I have scanned the lovely “L” pendant. I love it so much…especially because it came from him.
The image below is larger than the actual pendant…I show it larger to show the detail.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
I received a letter and a gift from Jesse in the mail this week and I don’t think he will mind my sharing it here. I have not asked his permission to share the following tiny excerpt from his letter. I don’t think he will mind as I am always so careful to not display anything of a private nature.
My heartfelt thanks to Jesse for all he does for me. He is my hero and my big brother who I love dearly.
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
It just occurred to me that the most important gift Jesse ever gave me, and the one which most showed his trust in me, is the 1994 photo of Jesse with Benjamin. This is displayed on another of my site pages, but it had not occurred to me until now that it should be on this page at the very top. I also displayed portions of his letter which he wrote to me to accompany the photo which should be of interest to everyone.
Therefore, I am posting that photo and article at the top of this page.
Please do scroll to the top of this page to read Jesse’s letter to me in 1997.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Below is a photo of two gifts that Jesse sent to me a little while ago. The ring has sapphires that don’t show up as blue in the photo. I treasure everything he has given me over the years. It is my joy to share things with my visitors.
As you will see, this is one of two autographed Graceland Museum tickets that Jesse sent to me in 1992. This is a priceless treasure because it was signed by Elvis Presley long after Aug. 16, 1977. It, of course, speaks volumes in that it absolutely dates itself. This is one of my many favorite gifts from Elvis/Jesse.
Thank you so very much, Jesse, for sharing a very special item with me…and most of all, for the spirit of trust with which your gift was given to me.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
I came upon the below little note which Elvis wrote to Linda Thompson and seeing it, I thought that maybe my visitors would enjoy comparing it to one of his notes to me as the wording is similar in a tiny way.
The phrase from his letter to Linda of “this little book” triggered my memory of his phrase to me about “this little ring“. I do recall the ring which Jesse gave me with this letter. However, I don’t have a photo of the ring and it is stored away among all of my treasures that Jesse has given me over the past 25 years.
Hugs to Jesse for all he has given me…MOST of all his trust and friendship.
Below is a scan of Jesse’s Christmas gift to me which I received last week. As you can see, it is a lovely matching necklace and bracelet. I am so happy with it, of course. I thank him so.o.o.o.o much for remembering me with this gift.
Jesse’s gift to Tom is something owned by him personally and from his filming of “Stay Away, Joe“. Since this is a privately owned item of Jesse’s, I won’t display a photo of it without his permission.
Below is a photo of a ring that was a gift to Elvis/Jesse’s mother from his father. This was from Jesse to me in December 2011 for Christmas.