I read this story about Elvis and thought it shows just how much fun he was still having being 'Elvis Presley" despite what a lot of so called experts might otherwise have us believe.
It was in 1976 that Elvis had been invited to attend the funeral of one of the Denver policemen that he had been friends with since the early '70's. Elvis accepted the invitation and after the funeral was asked by the other officers if he would like to come to a get together they were having in a nearby restaurant. Much to their surprise Elvis said yes and phone calls were made to the restaurant to handle their special guest.
They were given a table set back from the other guests to give them and Elvis some privacy and the officers took great pride in the fact that they were managing to keep Elvis' identity a secret, with none of the other patrons noticing him.
About half way through the evening Elvis said he needed to go to the washrooms and the officers managed to get him to and from the room with nobody recognizing him.
About 15 minutes later Elvis requested another trip to the washroom and once more the officers managed to usher him in with no one spotting him..however on the way back to the table, Elvis spotted to women standing in the hallway and just as it looked like he was in the clear again he stopped right beside them. He adjusted his clothing and looked right at the ladies. One turned to the other and said"Is that who I think it is?" and Elvis said "Who do you think I am?" and grinned that famous smile, before turning away, leaving the ladies in hysterics and needless to say a few minutes later Elvis and the officers had to be escorted out of the restaurant.
And if that isnt an example of Elvis having fun being 'Elvis" even as late as '76 when he was supposedly tired of being who he was then I dont know what is.That story to me shows Elvis was still happy being who he was and that he never seemed to loose that thrill of being able to shock people in such a manner.
This is a great story, I love it, lol. Methinks he wanted a little fun (obviously) lol, and good on him!
Thank God for the internet to clear up a lot of these false myths that have been going around for years about Elvis. One is that he lived a Howard Hughes existence, which is absolutely untrue. Thanks for the beautiful story pacer 1966!
I know that i read that Elvis always used to love surprising people by either buying them something or just turning up out of the blue.
Haha, Nice story
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Very nice story, Elvis was so great with his wonderful sense of humor!!
Thanks for the story,
I dream a world where man no other man
will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
and peace its paths adorn...
Thank you Pacer for the great story.
Elvis had a brilliant personality and he loved his fans! I don't care what the other sources say. He was one in a million! He was the King and will always be the KING!
America has contributed four things to the world that are really unique: Baseball, Coca-Cola, Mickey Mouse and Elvis Presley. And only one of them is human - - Jerry Hopkins - "Elvis" - A Biography.
seen a photo of Elvis riding one of his moterbikes on his own and the date of this photo.....August 14th 1977.He had just been to place flowers on his mothers grave.I'm sorry i didn't want ton turn this thread into something sad.But it proves Elvis did get out.
Nice story Gary...again proving Elvis did have a life....so to speak. I and I'm sure everyone else would love to see that pic if you have it...
That's a fun story! Thanks, for posting it!
Thanks for the great story, Pacer. I loved reading it.
It reminds me a bit of the story Linda Thompson tells about when her and ELVIS went to the Memphian Theater one night at midnight. (Most of you probably know the story by now, but it is funny enough to repeat here.)
ELVIS was walking a little ahead of Linda. Some people came up to ELVIS and said, "Look its ELVIS! Your ELVIS aren't you?" ELVIS replied, "Well, yes, I am ELVIS", and they got all excited of course.
Then Linda walked up to ELVIS and said, "Charlie, you are not using that ELVIS bit again are you!" Linda told the fans, "He gets that all the time. He is always messin' with people." Then the people said, "We knew you couldn't be ELVIS." ELVIS said, "But I am, tell 'em honey." Linda replied, "Come on, Charlie, we're late."
Yep....Pretty cool to be ELVIS.
I will never forget you Rosanne.
What a nice Story
Thanks for sharing
I'd like to go to Graceland
Thats a great story SweetCaroline..thanks for posting it..anyone got any more???
Okay....thanks for being a gentleman. Not many of those around anymore.
I will never forget you Rosanne.
I read that too Sweet Caroline..it was a funny story,and after Linda kept calling him "charlie",he wanted to let the ladies to know he was Elvis,but its wierd they didnt believe him.If he was still around today(at 72) nobody would recognize him.