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Merry
06-04-2009, 02:03 AM
Has anyone sent or given a gift or card to Elvis for any occasions?

What was the response that you received? :D

utmom2008
06-04-2009, 02:17 AM
I always sent cards when Elvis was in the hospital(suffering from exhaustion!;)). In turn, I always received a thank-you note in the mail with Elvis' signature. I'm pretty sure I have posted the picture of it here before....if not I'll re-post.:D

SweetCaroline
06-04-2009, 06:13 AM
Greetings at Christmas...
Standard fare sent out by the Colonel in reply...


(hey...check out that 8cent stamp!) lol


http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq104/BellaKristasMom/Dec71Christmas-1-1.jpg

Merry
06-04-2009, 09:03 AM
Greetings at Christmas...
Standard fare sent out by the Colonel in reply...


(hey...check out that 8cent stamp!) lol


http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq104/BellaKristasMom/Dec71Christmas-1-1.jpg



Oh Carole, what a treasure!

Thank you so much for scanning the photo and sharing. :D :hug:

KPM
06-04-2009, 08:34 PM
In 1966 I wrote and put together by hand "The Elvis Presley Story"
it had pictures I got from magazines in it and was about 4 chapters long.
A teacher told me to send it to Elvis-I did. Never got a return letter but it was okay with me.

Merry
06-04-2009, 09:12 PM
In 1966 I wrote and put together by hand "The Elvis Presley Story"
it had pictures I got from magazines in it and was about 4 chapters long.
A teacher told me to send it to Elvis-I did. Never got a return letter but it was okay with me.



That sounds so good, Ken. :D Did you keep a copy?

KPM
06-04-2009, 11:35 PM
That sounds so good, Ken. :D Did you keep a copy?
No, it was one of a kind-I realise looking back it was pretty shoddy work-I was just 11 years old and I thought at the time it was a "magnificent manuscript" I know there were errors in time and dates and I got most of my info from magazines which were also full of errors. I think I may have even got his date of birth wrong-I recall hazily the date 1-18-35 as one I used because it was in a movie mag.:D
If he ever looked at it this "magnificent manuscript" I'm sure he wondered where I got all the misinformation:lmfao:

Merry
06-04-2009, 11:39 PM
No, it was one of a kind-I realise looking back it was pretty shoddy work-I was just 11 years old and I thought at the time it was a "magnificent manuscript" I know there were errors in time and dates and I got most of my info from magazines which were also full of errors. I think I may have even got his date of birth wrong-I recall hazily the date 1-18-35 as one I used because it was in a movie mag.:D
If he ever looked at it this "magnificent manuscript" I'm sure he wondered where I got all the misinformation:lmfao:



I think, an 11 year old boy, going to so much trouble, it would have been very much appreciated. (y)

utmom2008
06-04-2009, 11:47 PM
No, it was one of a kind-I realise looking back it was pretty shoddy work-I was just 11 years old and I thought at the time it was a "magnificent manuscript" I know there were errors in time and dates and I got most of my info from magazines which were also full of errors. I think I may have even got his date of birth wrong-I recall hazily the date 1-18-35 as one I used because it was in a movie mag.:D
If he ever looked at it this "magnificent manuscript" I'm sure he wondered where I got all the misinformation:lmfao:

I remember back some time ago you wrote quite a story about Scatter and his adventures!
It was a very good read...http://smiley.net.ru/misanm0067.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/misanm2.htm)

Donut
06-04-2009, 11:54 PM
Don't tell me he made it all up Rosanne :'(

KPM
06-05-2009, 12:55 AM
I remember back some time ago you wrote quite a story about Scatter and his adventures!
It was a very good read...http://smiley.net.ru/misanm0067.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/misanm2.htm)

Scatter was easy to write about-there was no real record to follow.:lol:
My book on Elvis was just full of mistakes, but not because I wanted it to be that way. No Internet, very few reference books on rock music artists and hardly any books written in 1966 on Elvis. (at least that a poor kid had access to)
But when I wrote it I imagined Elvis picking it up and thinking
"this kid has talent" then imagining he would send me a letter and tell me to visit the next time I was in Memphis......:D
Youth!!!

utmom2008
06-05-2009, 12:56 AM
Don't tell me he made it all up Rosanne :'(

Oh No!!! Have I shattered your fantasies about Scatter?

http://smiley.net.ru/misanm0112.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/misanm4.htm) http://smiley.net.ru/misanm0369.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/misanm11.htm) http://smiley.net.ru/misanm0519.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/misanm15.htm)

elvia7
06-05-2009, 10:57 AM
Greetings at Christmas...
Standard fare sent out by the Colonel in reply...


(hey...check out that 8cent stamp!) lol


http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq104/BellaKristasMom/Dec71Christmas-1-1.jpg


OMG!!!!!!
This is reall or I dream :)
Congratulation my friend!!!!
TREASURE !!!!BIG TREASURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

elvia7
06-05-2009, 11:00 AM
I always sent cards when Elvis was in the hospital(suffering from exhaustion!;)). In turn, I always received a thank-you note in the mail with Elvis' signature. I'm pretty sure I have posted the picture of it here before....if not I'll re-post.:D


:hmm:
Carolin - received , even with ELVIS name:hmm:

jak
06-05-2009, 12:05 PM
My wife sent Elvis numerous gifts back in the 70's.She usually got a thank you note with a signature.She still has them all with the envelopes they were sent in.Over the years she came to realize that Elvis never saw anything that she sent.Furthermore the Elvis signature was always signed by a secretary.It was still nice to get a response though.One years she sent a letter to them asking about Vegas tickets.They sent her one of the small round Vegas menu's with their reply.That was a nice gesture.

Cliff
06-05-2009, 02:07 PM
Around the mid-sixties I sent a book about New Zealand along with my autograph book to Elvis' then record producer Steve Sholes. I asked him if he could present this book to Elvis and perhaps get his autograph for me. Some time later I received a thank you note from Mr Sholes with this autograph in my book along with the Colonel.Mr Sholes looked an honest man so I am sure this is the genuine article. Either way I really treasure this.

Donut
06-05-2009, 05:58 PM
Oh No!!! Have I shattered your fantasies about Scatter?

http://smiley.net.ru/misanm0112.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/misanm4.htm) http://smiley.net.ru/misanm0369.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/misanm11.htm) http://smiley.net.ru/misanm0519.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/misanm15.htm)

Since no one seems to know where he is buried I still had hope, you know.... :mad:;)

*Sorry Jess :blush:*

Teddy
06-05-2009, 06:20 PM
Since no one seems to know where he is buried I still had hope, you know.... :mad:;)


It's understandable that you would want to make a pilgrimage to pay your respects to history's randiest alcoholic primate (y)

Donut
06-05-2009, 06:22 PM
I'll believe he is dead when I see his grave :closedeye

*I won't do it again Jess :blush:*

Teddy
06-05-2009, 06:56 PM
I'll believe he is dead when I see his grave :closedeye

Wasn't his official COD 'Neglected to death'?
I'm always glad when the Scatter section in any Elvis book I'm reading is over.
Every time I start a new one, at the back of my mind I know the Scatter chapter is in there somewhere and I'm always glad when it's over :'(

Donut
06-05-2009, 07:02 PM
Not exaclty neglected but he wasn't used to be alone and it seems no one wanted to be in charge of feeding him :'(:'(:'(

Teddy
06-05-2009, 07:07 PM
Sounds like neglect to me :sad:

max
06-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Yes, I sent a letter to Elvis (Elvis, Memphis Tn, the USA) in 1975 I believe. A letter returned to me with the address which I had written myself (cut and stuck known another envelope) I believed in the time(period) that it had returned to me by mistake!! I have never opened it and put it in the garbage .
Maybe there was a word of Vernon or Elvis in it ???
I still want a lot to have opened and thrown it never then....

Merry
06-06-2009, 12:15 AM
My wife sent Elvis numerous gifts back in the 70's.She usually got a thank you note with a signature.She still has them all with the envelopes they were sent in.Over the years she came to realize that Elvis never saw anything that she sent.Furthermore the Elvis signature was always signed by a secretary.It was still nice to get a response though.One years she sent a letter to them asking about Vegas tickets.They sent her one of the small round Vegas menu's with their reply.That was a nice gesture.



If it isn't too much trouble, can you scan anything, Jak, or take a photo and download it? ;):)

I think it's wonderful that everyone received a wonderful memory, in return. (y)

Merry
06-06-2009, 12:16 AM
But when I wrote it I imagined Elvis picking it up and thinking
"this kid has talent" then imagining he would send me a letter and tell me to visit the next time I was in Memphis......:D
Youth!!!


I think that this is wonderful! What a wonderful thought!

You were only 11! :D

Merry
06-06-2009, 12:18 AM
I always sent cards when Elvis was in the hospital(suffering from exhaustion!;)). In turn, I always received a thank-you note in the mail with Elvis' signature. I'm pretty sure I have posted the picture of it here before....if not I'll re-post.:D


It would be great, Rosanne, if you don't mind re-posting it, and then we have all our precious memories all together in a thread.

(y)

Merry
06-06-2009, 12:19 AM
Around the mid-sixties I sent a book about New Zealand along with my autograph book to Elvis' then record producer Steve Sholes. I asked him if he could present this book to Elvis and perhaps get his autograph for me. Some time later I received a thank you note from Mr Sholes with this autograph in my book along with the Colonel.Mr Sholes looked an honest man so I am sure this is the genuine article. Either way I really treasure this.



Oh Cliff, this is wonderful!

How exciting that would have been for you! (y)

:hug:

Thank you so much for scanning and sharing :D

Merry
06-06-2009, 12:41 AM
Yes, I sent a letter to Elvis (Elvis, Memphis Tn, the USA) in 1975 I believe. A letter returned to me with the address which I had written myself (cut and stuck known another envelope) I believed in the time(period) that it had returned to me by mistake!! I have never opened it and put it in the garbage .
Maybe there was a word of Vernon or Elvis in it ???
I still want a lot to have opened and thrown it never then....



Oh dear :'(

Thanks for letting us know, though.

cbg84
06-06-2009, 01:54 AM
Yes, I sent a letter to Elvis (Elvis, Memphis Tn, the USA) in 1975 I believe. A letter returned to me with the address which I had written myself (cut and stuck known another envelope) I believed in the time(period) that it had returned to me by mistake!! I have never opened it and put it in the garbage .
Maybe there was a word of Vernon or Elvis in it ???
I still want a lot to have opened and thrown it never then....

A few years back I did that with Matthew Broderick and got the same kind of envelope back but I opened it and inside was an autograph and it's real cause I accidently smudged it. Not saying that Matthew signed it but it was not a photocopy.

J.P
06-06-2009, 02:14 AM
Has anyone sent or given a gift or card to Elvis for any occasions?

What was the response that you received? :D

did you sent anything Kim?:lol:

Merry
06-06-2009, 02:19 AM
did you sent anything Kim?:lol:



I would have packed my little self at the time, in a suitcase, if I had thought of it, and sent myself!:lol: asking for a signature :blush::D (y)

J.P
06-06-2009, 02:21 AM
I would have packed my little self at the time, in a suitcase, if I had thought of it, and sent myself!:lol: asking for a signature :blush::D (y)

LOL why didn't you???:blink::lmfao::lmfao: oh amn i can picture you there :lol:(y)

Merry
06-06-2009, 02:28 AM
LOL why didn't you???:blink::lmfao::lmfao: oh amn i can picture you there :lol:(y)



Gosh, I should have! Grrrrrrrr regrets! :lol:

I would have begged to jump on one of those ponies bareback, and raced with whomever would with me. That palomino stallion (heaven on a stick he was!! (y)) ....whooo hoooo....

That's what I did...lol....look for a mare, and get the gelding (of course never rode a stallion) all itchy, lol, so he'd go sideways charming her, loved that! lol (y)

(I was terrible, I'd ride anyone's horses, loved to do so, too (y):)). Was thrown off, too (he was a naughty boy and I was too cocky!!!) :doh::D

Now a saddle and bridle for mua :lmfao:(y)

J.P
06-06-2009, 02:32 AM
Gosh, I should have! Grrrrrrrr regrets! :lol:

I would have begged to jump on one of those ponies bareback, and raced with whomever would with me. That palomino stallion (heaven on a stick he was!! (y)) ....whooo hoooo....

That's what I did...lol....look for a mare, and get the gelding (of course never rode a stallion) all itchy, lol, so he'd go sideways charming her, loved that! lol (y)

(I was terrible, I'd ride anyone's horses, loved to do so, too (y):)). Was thrown off, too (he was a naughty boy and I was too cocky!!!) :doh::D

Now a saddle and bridle for mua :lmfao:(y)

(y)(y)(y):lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao:

jak
06-06-2009, 12:58 PM
If it isn't too much trouble, can you scan anything, Jak, or take a photo and download it? ;):)

I think it's wonderful that everyone received a wonderful memory, in return. (y)

I will ask her to dig something out and scan it.She has several hope chests filled with stuff like that.I dont think she ever threw anything away.

chinese doll
06-06-2009, 03:55 PM
i really envy you that you have elvis'autographs.want to born earlier.but i gona buy aother gibson guitar with elvis'autographs on it this summer holiday.^-^

I'LLRememberYou
06-07-2009, 05:27 AM
Thank you for sharing your lovey memories everyone.(y)(y)(y)

GIORGIA
07-14-2009, 11:11 PM
I'm So Envy!Lucky you!

Lisarose
07-15-2009, 08:37 PM
I would have packed my little self at the time, in a suitcase, if I had thought of it, and sent myself!:lol: asking for a signature :blush::D (y)

There's a story about just such a thing, two young girls crated themselves and had a friend deliver the crate to Graceland as some sort of pet Elvis had ordered - hunting dogs maybe? The guard called the house to check if Elvis, who was not in Memphis at the time, had ordered anything. House said no and the delivery was rejected. :blink: :lmfao:
You just had to make sure you had good timing, I guess.

elvislady
07-15-2009, 09:46 PM
Thanks everyone i enjoyed listening to all your happy elvis memories!
elvislady(y)(y)

Genie
07-18-2009, 12:58 AM
There's a story about just such a thing, two young girls crated themselves and had a friend deliver the crate to Graceland as some sort of pet Elvis had ordered - hunting dogs maybe? The guard called the house to check if Elvis, who was not in Memphis at the time, had ordered anything. House said no and the delivery was rejected. :blink: :lmfao:
You just had to make sure you had good timing, I guess.

:D And that story is a true one... believe it or not...

Genie
07-18-2009, 01:05 AM
It would be great, Rosanne, if you don't mind re-posting it, and then we have all our precious memories all together in a thread.

(y)

;) I am certain she has these, as I have received one myself.
In person in Las Vegas I dressed up a huge teddy bear, and I sat it next to the stage where he would be coming out... with my usual "Love from a fan"
One time he said, "Love from a friend?" and like an ***** all red faced and silly, I stood and said, :blush: from a fan, but more from a friend.. from then on we always used "from a friend"

elvia7
07-18-2009, 10:18 AM
Has anyone sent or given a gift or card to Elvis for any occasions?

What was the response that you received? :D

I don't know if HE know what I give HIM day by day, but I have
some 'proofs' - that ...
HE see
Kimmi - if my answer satisfy you
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