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    Linda Thompson remembers Elvis...

    This was on EIN...
    I wonder when was the last time Linda saw Elvis alive, before he passed on?

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    Linda Thompson remembers Elvis: The 29th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death was August 16, 2006, and thousands gathered outside Graceland to pay their respects, but only "Extra's" Carlos Diaz went behind the gates with the ultimate Elvis expert, Linda Thompson.

    "For the first time in too many years, I'm back at Graceland where Elvis lived and ultimately died 29 years ago this week," Linda said.

    Linda and Elvis were together for four and a half years and lived together at Graceland during that time. However, she moved out about eight months before his tragic death.

    "To the world he was The King," Linda said. "To me he was the sweet southern gentleman who swept me off my feet back in 1972. In Memphis for Elvis Week I got to meet with fans, fanatics and old friends, who I haven't seen in many years who gathered to honor his memory."

    Linda gave "Extra" a tour of Graceland, including the famous Jungle room. "Elvis and I actually went shopping, and we picked out all this furniture together, so I helped him decorate this room," Linda said. "Please keep in mind that it was his taste I was deferring to." Linda also showed us a piece of jewelry she gave Elvis as a Christmas gift one year.

    "I designed this Maltese cross for him with our birthstones, each heart, intertwined and brought together by a single diamond," Linda shared. "So many memories, so little time."

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    She's always been known to be a nice lady and always speaks well of Elvis. Thanks Franny for posting the article.

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    Thanks for posting Franny, I really think she is a beautiful person
    and if Elvis would of meet her earlier in his life... it would have
    made all the difference in the world to his Life.... She was a loving
    and caring person... Dovey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dovey View Post
    Thanks for posting Franny, I really think she is a beautiful person
    and if Elvis would of meet her earlier in his life... it would have
    made all the difference in the world to his Life.... She was a loving
    and caring person... Dovey
    i agree with this.
    elvislady

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    thanks Frannie, I really think Linda is sweet and that she cared about ELvis
    and I love you so..people ask me how..how I've lived 'till now

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    O.K. guys I`m confused
    Priscilla must be seething if Linda was giving a tour of Graceland on TV.
    Also I thought Elvis bought all the furnishings for the Jungle Room in 1965 or is that just what we`ve been told all these years?

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    I read somewhere that Elvis bought all the furnishings for the jungle room himself too. Wasn't that done long before Linda appeared on the scene? Why does everyone that was connected to him feel they have to constantly toot their own horn? Was Elvis the only one who didn't brag about himself?

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    I can`t understand it because the story goes that Vernon had made fun of the furniture when he saw it so Elvis bought it all in 1965.
    It also was reminded him of Hawaii.
    This was in the graceland video 1985.
    I`m not saying Linda is telling fibs as I don`t know what is true.

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    All I've ever read about Linda redecorating Graceland was that she took it upon herself to change everything to the red furnishings while Elvis was on concert tour and that he was not at all pleased that she had not asked permission to do so but he let it go.

    It's the only thing I can agree on with Priscilla when she changed it back to the blue furnishings that Elvis had originally chosen before opening the house up to the public.

    I don't like this bragging from Linda that she and Elvis furnished the jungle room when it wasn't true but maybe she meant they added things or changed it around a little. Still, I wish they would all stop their bragging.

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