I have Smith in my family background and they're from the same part of the country as Elvis but it doesn't make me related.
i meant that some fans would be awarded the pleasure of dining at graceland,it would also be a hell of a way to raise cash for charities, GOD knows that E.P. HAD SHOWN 2 FANS AROUND GRACELAND IN 75[EILEEN,KRUG, AND CHRISTOPHER NARDI] and who knows how he'd feel about OPRAH sittin down at the table.
I don't think Elvis would have minded Oprah sitting down at his dining table. Remember, he was generous to a fault.
I got to thinking about this geneology connection Oprah claims to have with the Presley family. I read somewhere that Elvis was distantly related to the famouns King family in Texas. Well, so is my husband's family so that does make them related?? My husband sure resembles the Presley family a hell of a lot more than Oprah does.
Thanks Meg for posting the video.
Also thanks to Stacey for having it posted on her web site.
Was great to see graceland and they did a god job, Lisa was really nice and she looks so down to the earth and also she is like her daddy in many ways , she always said miss oprah and I remember read that elvis also did that , i can't imagine how much she miss her dad you can see in her face.
Here's the background on Oprah's family ties to EP.
In 1997, I was working for a newspaper and magazine company here in Madison, AL, outside of Huntsville called Anderson News. While I was on break, I was able to read any of those magazine we stocks and placed on pallets to be shipped to stores across America. One day I saw what looked to be a tabloid but it was an EP devoted magazine. On the front page was a picture of EP in 1969 and next to him was a shot of Oprah then in 1997. It said "Elvis and Oprah-Related?".
In the story, I remember this clearly. It told how this was possible. EP's great-great grandfather James Presley had an affair and fathered a baby with a slave which was Oprah's great-great grandmother. That child was born into slavery and then when slavery ended Presley and the former slave married and raised their child together. Also, Oprah's mom was born in Tupelo on January 8, 1935, same day as EP was. Oprah grew up in McComb, MS not far from Tupelo and later moved to Nashville while EP was in Memphis. Oprah and EP never knew they were related and Oprah did not find out until about 1997 when the story broke. Oprah grew up a big fan of EP and as she even told Lisa, thought she would get to meet him someday. Back in the early 90's, Oprah did a tribute show to EP that featured impersonators and one of them serenaded her to Can't Help Falling In Love. Oprah talked about having a velvet painting of EP in her living room over her fireplace. And according to multiple reports-Oprah mentioned during a past episode in Las Vegas a few years back that her cousin was Elvis and that all black people should be proud of him. I guess they must have missed her message there on that day. Also keep in mind that Lisa and Priscilla had never gone on any talk show in the past together and discussed their private lives as mother and daughter and about EP until they went on the Oprah show last year. Lisa and Oprah have also done charity work together and for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
So the Oprah connection to EP isn't really new news but to some it is. Me-I knew this long before others did. I even mentioned it on other forums as far back as March of this year when discussing EP's ties to blacks.
I really enjoyed watching this
I already had seen it on television,but it makes me feel good to see it again...
oh boy,i really want to see that secret room with all his personal belonginess
I'd like to go to Graceland
I have had to watch Opray at times because I am home and my wife watches her, I must admit I have never heard her talk bad about Elvis on any of the shows where he has come up. She said she was a fan and felt a connection to him because she had grown up so poor and so had he.
Yeah, Oprah's outburst over that incident when she wasn't allowed into that department store because they had another function on, was laughable. That kind of behaviour is way out of fashion. Dummy. She doesn't know how lucky she is, to have the privileges most of us only dream about, and then to carry on like a pork chop because she can't have her own way was pretty bad in my opinion.