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    Elvis's Heart of Gold

    Alan Fortas always said that Elvis had a heart of gold. The King proved it when Fortas' dying father was hospitalized and Elvis told Alan to go back o Memphis and tend to his father. "You stay in memphis," Elvis said, "and if it's two years, you pick up your paycheck every week and if you come back you're fired." "That Christmas, Elvis visited Fortas' father in the hospital and presented him with a gold pocket watch. It was a typical act of kindness, according to Fortas, and a side of Elvis that his friends saw regularly.

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    Yeah I heard about that story. I think the Gold pocket watch was inscribed with Elvis' name and was a dear enough personal possession. What a guy
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    Thank you for the informative reply.

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    Was Alan related in some way to Abe Fortas, the Supreme court Justice from Memphis? For a while it was reported that Abe was Alans father and I knew that was wrong but figured there muct have been some connection any one know what it is?

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    I read it was true.

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    Alan Fortas was a Memphis high school football star (and nephew of Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas) who received a full scholarship to Vanderbilt Universtiy. Fortas was a long-timer in the Memphis Mafia, on the team as a bodyguard and assistant from 1958 to about 1969. One of Elvis' closest comrades and confidants, Fortas arranged travel between concerts. He would occasionally join Elvis on stage, playing tambourine.

    From the Book by Frank Coffey

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    Thanks for the info, I knew he had to be related in someway.

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    KPM,

    You are welcome,

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    Re: Frank Coffey

    Words for critical thinkers to ponder:

    Generally speaking: Beware of Charlatan sources.


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    No body here is being critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy
    No body here is being critical.

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    Yeah, ........... I know.


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