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tjs
11-29-2005, 12:58 AM
I've been in the kitchen cooking and drinking some Shiraz listening to my ipod filled with Elvis. It's on shuffle so I've heard everything from Such a Night to Unchained Melody to Long Black Limosine...

I got to thinking-- if I got the chance to meet him and I only had the chance to same something quick--what would I say?

Geez...If I Can Dream is on now...and my wife who wasn't fan when we met is singing along...

Man, what this guy means to me...

I'm not sure what I would say--what would you say?

Tommy
11-29-2005, 01:19 AM
I'd say hello something low key. You know he's heard it all before, so I'd just thank him for all the joy he as brought to me, how his music is the greatest thing ever. How is voice is so unique. See now I'm sounding like a million others. I don't know. :lol: Anyway we all know he is just what's been said "THE KING"

Tommy :)

THENATUREBOY
11-29-2005, 01:36 AM
I would say "Elvis I hope you've found your piece of mind and found what you were searching for. The years that have passed have only proved that you are the best there is, best there was, and the best there ever will be."

amzietamzie
11-30-2005, 08:48 PM
if i met him (if only!) i would want to tell him how much i love and how his fans would love him no matter what. i wish someone could have warned him, but i dont know whether id have wanted to do that. i dont know... he's probably heard it all before. just to have seen him would have been enough...

Unchained Melody
03-19-2006, 10:09 AM
I would say hello and thank him for all that he did and all of the memories left us :D

Liverbobs
03-19-2006, 12:00 PM
I would say "Thank you for doing the soundtrack to my life"

polksaladhasie
03-19-2006, 01:18 PM
I would get a blackout I think :lmfao: and then ... I would thank him for being there and giving me so much in my life and say how much I admire him :'( ...

ForeverTheKing
03-19-2006, 01:18 PM
Maybe I wouldn't be able to say anything in that momet...I would be so excited that I'd hug him and cry :'( but I wouldn't leave him anymore.......:lol:

franny
03-19-2006, 06:45 PM
It would be a shock to meet him, so I would probably be at a lost for words :)
then after a few minutes, I would probably be crying and hopefully by then he would have said something to break the ice...I would probably tell him what a big fan I am of his music and his life..It's hard to say unless in you're in that situation..

franny

Menwithbrokenhearts
03-20-2006, 05:26 AM
I'd say that if you wanted to really talk you would have to remain low key and not starstruck. My day did get to meet him and escort him in 1974 and he remained low key and professional and Elvis talked pretty consistently to him for about two hours.

patricia
03-20-2006, 10:43 PM
I think I would of passed out.:)

franny
03-21-2006, 01:46 AM
I'd say that if you wanted to really talk you would have to remain low key and not starstruck. My day did get to meet him and escort him in 1974 and he remained low key and professional and Elvis talked pretty consistently to him for about two hours.

Your dad met him? That's great! Where did he meet him?
Was there anything in their conversation that you can share with us?
I'd be interested in hearing about it...

Thanks,
Franny

Indre
03-21-2006, 07:55 AM
I would faint and let him catch me :blush: :D :notworthy
BECAUSE he HAS heard everything else before :D

TCE
03-22-2006, 02:02 PM
I often fantasize this topic. Lol. I think I would first be speachless (and I'm sure Elvis would laugh about it, because normally people ask him his shirt of his body.Lol) Maybe even Elvis then would start a conversation to break the ice. I think I would let him talk first so he can talk about things that he wants to talk about. Questions then come during the conversation. I would try to be a soulmate, someone that makes him feel at ease and someone that he wants to have around him. Knowing that he can trust me and can convide his deeper thoughts to.

Be safe and take care,


Christel (TCE)

Menwithbrokenhearts
03-23-2006, 08:18 AM
Your dad met him? That's great! Where did he meet him?
Was there anything in their conversation that you can share with us?
I'd be interested in hearing about it...

Thanks,
Franny

There's a picture of them in the gallery and I posted some of the story there. Being so long ago, and the fact that noone wrote anything down, it's hard for my dad to remember specifics. They talked about football( both fans) , their kids ( lucky me!), the fans (he showed him scars on his hand he said were from the fans), music in general, police work.. Dad said he was constantly tapping his fingers and feet to the music and two or three times stuck his head out the windows and got the fans all crazy. My Mom and I were crazy that he didn't get an autograph, but dad said he was there to escort not ask for autographs. I can, now, see his point, but I was pretty upset back then. He also said he was more interested in talking to the policemen, fans, workers etcc. than the big wigs that were coming in to meet him ( ie.. the mayor). I thought that was pretty cool! My dad also remembers a giant tear on his jacket under the arm and thought that was strange and that that must have been a favorite. I wish he remembered more and maybe he will over time. I'll post more if he does.
Thanks for asking!

Might as well post that pic again! ( that's my dad in the middle behind Elvis and looking at the camera)

ps. matter of fact, I think I'll change that to my avatar!

ForeverTheKing
03-23-2006, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by Menwithbrokenhearts

There's a picture of them in the gallery and I posted some of the story there....
...Might as well post that pic again! ( that's my dad in the middle behind Elvis and looking at the camera)

Thanks a lot for the picture and the story...your dad was very lucky and yes, it's a pity not to have an autoghraph but this picture is a very nice memory of that meeting!;)

Missy
03-23-2006, 09:39 AM
I'm a very calm person... but in that situation I would either have cried or fainted.:notworthy

riley
03-23-2006, 10:34 AM
Menwithbrokenhearts,

please ask your dad for more details. Love the story that goes with the picture.
What was his impression of his friends who were also with him . I see Red West and Sony West.
Elvis was stunning in that picture.
Riley

Dovey
03-23-2006, 01:11 PM
Wow Leroy, you are indeed a lucky man. I am sure that you will never forget your experience meeting Elvis. (That would be a dream come true for all of us!!)

Do you still have the sideburns?? Everytime I see someone with sideburns, I think of Elvis. There are still a few men that have them and look good with them.


Wonderful of you to Share :cool: You are one of the lucky ones!!

...............................................

MenWithBrokenHearts, Thanks for sharing your story and picture. Your dad was sure a lucky guy but probably did not relize it at the time.(Busy trying to keep the fans away!!) Wonderful story :notworthy (y) (y)

Dovey

polksaladhasie
03-23-2006, 02:07 PM
Wow what exciting stories! I love them both :clap:


Menwithbrokenhearts
I hope your dad will tell us more. I?m totally crazy about that (y)


Leroy
What amazing story. :clap: :clap: :clap:

TCE
03-23-2006, 02:31 PM
Wow Leroy. That most have been very impressive! You are one lucky guy I must say. :cool:

Be safe and take care,

Christel (TCE)

Dovey
03-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Unfortunately when I passed my 22nd birthay I started to lose my hair. A few years later I started to wear a hair piece which looked even better than my own hair. But now I shaved off everything. I wore sideburns on and off but it's a lot of work. I also dyed my hair a while but my sideburns grew so fast it did cost me a fortune to keep them in the right color.


Leroy, 22 is very young to lose your hair but there is an old saying about that.... opps..... can't quite remember how it goes for sure but anyway .... bald heads are sexy too...

Would of loved to been as lucky as you were to see Elvis in person. My parents did not allow me to go to his show in Pittsburgh .. they were not big Elvis fans and I often wish that I had gone anyways. ha ha.. Oh well, guess it was not to happen for me. Dovey :king:

Unchained Melody
03-24-2006, 01:25 AM
Thanks for sharing the story with us Leroy you are a very licky person;)

franny
03-24-2006, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by Menwithbrokenhearts


He also said he was more interested in talking to the policemen, fans, workers etcc. than the big wigs that were coming in to meet him ( ie.. the mayor). I thought that was pretty cool!

Thanks so much for that great story and for the picture of your Dad with Elvis! I loved it!......He was lucky enough to meet him and I'm sure Elvis enjoyed as well!:) You have something better than an autograph, you have an unforgettable story and a picture worth a thousand words (did you frame it yet?)....lol

It just shows the kind of man Elvis was...he looked at people for who they were on the inside...
He was a kindhearted man who never forgot where he came from...

I will take a look at the gallery...I'm new here, so I haven't checked everything out on here, but I will...

Great avatar! I wish I had one like that...

Thank you so much for sharing!
Franny...:)

Menwithbrokenhearts
03-24-2006, 05:48 AM
Thanks so much you guys. My Dad is coming out for a visit in a couple of months and I'll pressure him for more details! Oh yeah, I did frame it and when my Dad comes out next I'm going to have him sign and inscribe it as well as two for the kids when they grow up . ( They are already Elvis fans at two and four!):D

Leroy, great story! Did you get an autograph? He was a great man to be sure!

Indre
03-24-2006, 07:58 AM
Leroy, great meeting, I'm really jealous, lol
Why did your Dad hate Elvis? I know that in the 50s older people thought he was too sexy, lol..but why HATE him LATER? A person might be NOT A FAN, but why hate..I can't figure out :blink:

Dovey
03-24-2006, 01:10 PM
Wow Leroy, I think your dad and mine would of got along just fine!! :D
My dad use to make me really mad because he would sing"Love me Tender ~~Love Me Quick ~~~ Elvis Presley Makes me sick!! " I would really get mad and he would always laugh.

I feel really bad that you had a autographed scarf and he destroyed it.. wow that would really hurt. My bed room was plastered with Elvis Pictures and mine were all taken down and destroyed:angry: :angry: (Sure wish I had them today!!)

I laugh today when I think about how the older people felt about him just because he wiggled when he was singing... he was evil. ;) ;)

Elvis was the greatest thing that ever happened to music but they sure did not see it that way. (So I guess the lesson I learned there was to keep an open mind .... we are all different... but that does not make us bad .. God made us all different for a reason) Sure would be a boring world if we were all the same.

Thanks for sharing your story Leroy for some reason it makes me smile and think of my dad. Dovey :king:

franny
03-25-2006, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by Leroy

As a possible follow up on this thread I'm wondering if there are more people out there who experienced trouble being an Elvis fan.


Sorry, Leroy...That must have been a tough time...:(

Yes, I have experienced trouble being an Elvis fan, but it's worth it! lol
My family thinks I'm nuts because I am such a fan and they can't understand it...
They wonder why I light up when I hear/see Elvis...
I have collected things on Elvis and have stored them in a box (out of sight)...
this is just in case anyone gets any ideas and destroys them or throws them away...I would be devastated if that happened...

franny

Menwithbrokenhearts
03-25-2006, 05:49 AM
I got an autographed scarf. At that time he didn't had the autographed scarves ready as he did in later years so he had to put one on it. It's very difficult writing on the fabric. Unfortunately my dad found out later and he destroyed it along with some other Elvis stuff I collected.

In 1973 my mother died and after that my father mellowed a bit acknowledging the fact I needed something to ease the pain. So he let me collect pictures and book but no records allowed. He still couldn't hear him.
As a possible follow up on this thread I'm wondering if there are more people out there who experienced trouble being an Elvis fan.

Man, Leroy, that sucks. I am truly sorry that happened. My parents indulged me when it came to Elvis. My early stuff that I collected was pretty much all destroyed or lost except my concert tickets, newpaper clippings and 110 camera pictures of the concert. (Not very good, but I like them anyway)

I hope you were able to collect some other cool stuff later on, that sort of made up for it!

Indre
03-25-2006, 07:32 AM
Ohhh, a soldier, that makes some sense. Thanks for the story Leroy! Yeah, Elvis could never be a hero for people who are fond of strict discipline, lol. Actually, that's what I love about Elvis, but, oh well :D
It really sucks that he destroyed your Elvis stuff..that would have killed me...

franny
03-25-2006, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by Menwithbrokenhearts


My early stuff that I collected was pretty much all destroyed or lost except my concert tickets, newpaper clippings and 110 camera pictures of the concert. (Not very good, but I like them anyway)

Do you have any pictures from the concert that you would like to post?
It would be great to see!

Thanks,
franny

Menwithbrokenhearts
03-27-2006, 06:28 AM
Originally posted by Menwithbrokenhearts



Do you have any pictures from the concert that you would like to post?
It would be great to see!

Thanks,
franny

I'll try to scan them soon and see how they look. Thanks for asking!