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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
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Monday October 24, 2011
This sounds like a very interesting movie…provided they treat the topic with the respect which it deserves. This visit was not a “lark“…it was seriously “Taking Care of Business“.
This article is from: The Hollywood Reporter web site.
Eric Bana to Play Elvis Presley in ‘Elvis & Nixon’
Danny Huston is in final negotiations to play the president in the feature film, which marks the directorial debut of Cary Elwes.
Eric Bana is set to play Elvis Presley in the feature film Elvis & Nixon, which marks the directorial debut of Cary Elwes. Bana also will executive produce.Danny Huston is in final negotiations to play President Richard M. Nixon in the movie, which centers on a Dec. 21, 1970, visit that Presley paid to Nixon at the White House. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit and suggesting that he be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Presley brought with him family photos and a Colt 45 pistol as a personal gift to the president.Elwes wrote the screenplay along with Joey Sagal and Hanala Sagal.Michael Benaroya (Margin Call) and Holly Wiersma (Bobby) will produce.Australian actor Bana will exec produce through his production company Pick Up Truck Pictures (Love the Beast), which will mark the company’s first U.S. production.The movie, which will shoot in Shreveport, La., and Los Angeles, is being financed by Michael Benaroya’s Benaroya Pictures.Bana, repped by WME and attorney Robert Offer, recently joined the Lakeshore Entertainment diamond-heist thriller Brilliant and just wrapped shooting Blackbird.Huston, repped by ICM and Julian Belfrage Associates, will reprise his role of Poseidon in the upcoming Clash of the Titanssequel.Elwes’ recent credits include No Strings Attached and the upcoming The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
BELOW IS A MEMO DOCUMENT RELATED TO A SEPARATE VISIT WHICH ELVIS MADE TO WASHINGTON TO TOUR THE FBI HEADQUARTERS. THIS VISIT HAS NOT BEEN MADE AS WELL KNOWN AS THE VISIT WITH PRESIDENT NIXON. IT TOO WAS A SERIOUS VISIT.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
I just “stumbled” upon this video which someone has placed on YouTube based on the photo of Jesse with Benjamin. I see that the person who made the video doesn’t think Elvis is alive…but look at the pictures. I think you will enjoy the video. Seeing this video brought to mind a comparison of photos of Benjamin and Lisa Marie, at the same age, which I compiled. I will insert that below as well.
This video is owned by: TheElvizh
Elvis ( Jesse ) Presley today …Look the pictures !
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
If we ask, God will give us the strength…..
Think on This…
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
This article will be getting back to the topic of Elvis having recorded/performed after 1977 under the cover of Orion whose public identity was Jimmy Ellis.
Once more, I want to emphasize that only SOME of the Orion songs were Elvis. The majority of the Orion songs really were Jimmy Ellis. If one listens to all of the Orion songs, it is very apparent that there were two different voices on the songs.
Since Jesse, himself, has affirmed to me that some of the Orion songs were done by him, there is no longer any question whatsoever in my mind.
I am presenting a brief excerpt from the book by George Klein titled ELVIS MY BEST MAN. In this excerpt you will read about a visit which Jerry Lee Lewis and Sam Phillips paid to Graceland while George Klein was present. As you will see, this visit ended up with Elvis and Jerry Lee jamming together at the piano. This jam session was not recorded…what a shame!!! My purpose in presenting this is so that those who believe that Elvis and Jerry Lee were not on good terms and that they would have never recorded together…as I BELIEVE they did on the Orion songs which ended up on the album titled THE KILLER, THE KING will see that it is not at all far-fetched that they would have gotten together and recorded songs to be released under the cover of Orion.
Also, please bear in mind that Elvis and Red West both told the Hollywood journalist, James Bacon, that Elvis recorded the song Save The Last Dance For Me with Jerry Lee to “help him out”.
So, Elvis has told the famous journalist that he recorded one of the Orion songs with Jerry Lee; and Elvis/Jesse has told me, personally, that I am correct in believing that some of the Orion songs are really Elvis.
Also, if you will refer to my pages regarding the topic of Elvis/Jesse and Orion, you will see that I have documented the trail of events linking the phasing out of Orion the singer’s prominent career, culminating in the album THE KILLER, THE KING, and subsequently the trail of evidence which picked up in the Orion Pictures movies after 1981-1982. Plus the prominent themes of the Orion movies beginning in 1988 when Gail Brewer-Giorgio’s book IS ELVIS ALIVE? was the talk of the world. Gail’s book had much in it about Orion the singer, Jerry Lee Lewis and Sun Records. However, Gail did not know about the album THE KILLER, THE KING when she wrote her book. When my husband and I visited Gail in her home in January, 1990, I took that album with me. Later I wrote about that album in my own newsletter NOTES FOR THE RECORD which I published from July 1990 thru March, 1991.
Below are the links to my pages regarding Elvis/Jesse and Orion.
I highly recommend this fan club site:
Elvis Australia : Online Elvis Presley Fan Club by fans for fans.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
By Ian Shanley,Winnipeg Sun
First posted: | Updated:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Enjoy listening to this song on YouTube while you read the lyrics. I have loved this song since the very first time I heard it.
DIRE STRAITS – CALLING ELVIS
Is anybody home
I’m here all alone
Did he leave the building
Or can he come to the phone
I’m here all alone
Well tell him I was calling just to wish him well
Let me leave my number
Oh love me tender
Baby don’t be cruel
Return to sender
Treat me like a fool
Is anybody home
I’m here all alone
Did he leave the building
Can he come to the phone
I’m here all alone
Why don’t you go get him
I’m his biggest fan
You gotta tell him
He’s still the man
Long distance baby
So far from home
Don’t you think maybe you could put him on
Well tell him I was calling just to wish him well
Let me leave my number
Oh love me tender
Baby don’t be cruel
Return to sender
Treat me like a fool
Is anybody home
I’m here all alone
Did he leave the building
Or can he come to the phone
I’m here all alone
Uploaded by amindenandel on May 7, 2010
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011
On November 15 the complete uncut and unedited DVD video of the Jaycees Young Man of the Year awards ceremony will be released. Below is the link to the site of the company which is producing and releasing this video. This should be something that we will all want as it was a very proud event in Elvis’s life.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 – 2:24 AM
I am so very happy to share with everyone that Jesse phoned me tonight. He is doing all right and sounded wonderful…as he always does to me. As always, I am just ecstatic that he called.
We did get to visit for a few minutes this time. He mentioned how much he looks forward to and enjoys the packages which I send to him each week.
He gave me another very private anecdote to share with my visitors…he said that he had not told anyone else about this until tonight…other than he may have told Jerry Schilling.
This anecdote is from his visit with President Nixon. He said that President Nixon asked him a question to which he said “Mr. President, that is personal and I won’t answer that.” He said that President Nixon then apologized for asking the question and seemed embarrassed that he had asked and he asked Elvis to please not tell anyone that he asked him that question. The question was something about Ann Margret.
Jesse tries to think of things that he can tell us that are so private that it will prove to those who were there with him back then that I really am speaking with Elvis. I so much enjoy hearing him tell me things from the past…I feel so blessed and honored to be his friend.
I did not ask his permission to share this with everyone…but I don’t think he will mind as it is similar to the things which he wrote in his book. He said that he had not wanted his fans to see him grow old and that he really didn’t know what he would have done with the rest of his life had he stayed…that he didn’t know if people would still have wanted to hear him sing. I told him that I would always want to hear him sing.
I told him that Tom and I were watching a TV show tonight shortly before he called which had Willie Nelson and Jerry Lee Lewis performing. It was a good show and it looked like they were having a good time. I said to Tom “I wish Jesse could be right there with them.”
Jesse remarked that Jerry Lee has mellowed. Jesse said that most people don’t know that Jerry Lee collects coins too.
Please note that Mark has added a new feature to our site recently. At the bottom of this page, you will now see the option to: SHARE THIS: Email, Print, and Like.
I hope that each of you will exercise this new option and pass our material on to others. The Like option should share it through Facebook.
I came across the following article about Joe Esposito’s wife, Martha’s battle with cancer and thought that others would find it interesting also. I will also include below the link at which donations may be made. As I have shared earlier, her treatments are so very intensive and expensive.
Life Beyond Cancer
Four Cancer Survivors Share Their Inspiring Experiences
Story by Rod Drake and Jennifer McDonnell
Photography by Karen Johnson and Patrick Wirtz
Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) has a team of the very best oncologists, researchers and scientists who have dedicated their work to one goal: reducing the burden of cancer. However, one of the strongest weapons in the fight against cancer is the strong personal will of the patients. Here, four NVCI survivors share their personal and inspiring stories about their battles and their experiences at NVCI.
Martha Esposito most certainly would never be described as a shrinking violet. The 61-year-old is facing her cancer head-on, with a good dose of laughter and love.
“My friends and family have helped me keep my positive attitude,” she said. “I never realized how much people care about me. I was truly humbled by the outpouring of love and concern and the efforts people made to help me.”
Martha was diagnosed with cancer of unknown primary (meaning it is unclear where the cancer originated) in February 2007. Biopsies showed that her lymph nodes all the way up her neck were filled with cancer.
Her NVCI oncologist, Phillip Manno, M.D. put Martha on a course of chemotherapy and, later, radiation under the care of Anita Pomerantz, M.D. While the treatments appear to be successful in the lymph nodes, Martha was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
She doesn’t see her latest diagnosis as a setback—anything but. “We are always going out on the town,” she said referring to her husband, Joe.
Martha, formerly a professional children’s photographer, chose to turn the camera on herself to document her cancer journey. She remains active and keeps in touch with family and friends through email and by posting her photos on the Internet.
“I made the emails story-like and let everyone know what was going on in my mind, and I would try to see the humor in things,” she said.
Here is the link for making donations: Martha’s Fund
Here is Martha’s message from Joe’s web site:
Dear Friends and Family,
What an ordeal this is. As you must know by now…UCLA diagnosed me with a terrible disease…neoplastic meningitis which is like cancer having meningitis. It is in my inner auditory canals so i am totally deaf which makes it impossible to talk to doctors on the phone or drive a car. They also found two lesions in my lower lumbar spinal cord. This is not a good diagnosis. I am starting 10 whole brain radiations which will probably cause short term memory deficits they said. I was supposed to have an Ommaya reservoir placed in my brain for infusions of a chemo called depocyte but turned in down. ThenI went to New York to see a Dr. Raymond Chang of the Meridien Group. He gave me an infusion, a shot, and hundreds of pills to take. Very expensive and not covered by insurance. We’ll see how that goes first. I am supposed to go back to NY an about 3 weeks for more of the same. It has worked on some of his patients that were in worse shape than me he said. This is just horrific. I’ve had many panic attacks throughout all of this, but I am coping the best I can. I am taking Lexapro for depression for the last 10 days.
I am going to see about setting up some kind of fundraiser to try to cover these expenses. I wish there were some other way to get rid of this disease, the option of the chemo reservoir is my last resort. They also recommended later to have whole spine radiation which would destroy some of my bone marrow. All these options, if I can get through them leave me incapacitated in some way.
Meanwhile, I am hanging in there. My son, AJ, is living with us during this time thank God. He has been such a help. Joe is travelling part of this month trying to earn some money. Anyone who wants to visit…come on. Anyone who wants to help out in any way, be it finances, transportation, airline tickets, clinical trials, great hospital and doctors and how to get me to them, pull or power to get things done quickly…thank you ahead of time.
I have the will to survive…I have a lot to live for still and I want to do and see so many things yet.
All my love,
The following is just a tiny snippet from Joe Esposito’s web site. I am posting this because it ties right in with Elvis having said that he came here from near Rigel in the Orion constellation. I believe that I also recently read this same statement in the book by George Klein.
“During breaks, the group discussed the song lineup. “I want the introduction number to be like something from another world,” Elvis said. “I love ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ from 2001: A Space Odyssey.”
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
There is a new listing on Ebay for a used copy of Jesse’s book. Below are the details. This is listed at a more reasonable price than most we have seen.
Our good freind, In Lak’ech has created this most beautiful YouTube video with the lovely Elvis song “The Wisdom of the Ages“…listen, watch, enjoy…..
Uploaded by LiveInLakech on Aug 27, 2011
Below is an excerpt from a lengthy article which mentions Elvis’s copy of the KJV of the Bible. This sounds like an interesting exhibit…
Folger Focus: Why are Shakespeare, Elvis and the King James Bible together here?
WASHINGTON, October 12, 2011 – Why would a Bible that commands adultery, a copy of the Good Book that belonged to the most exalted pop singer in history, and Shakespeare’s creative genius be together at DC’s Folger Shakespeare Library?
For answers, there’s the current exhibit “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible” which highlights the translation’s creation and formidable contributions to the English-speaking world in particular. It’s in DC until January 15 when it begins traveling to multiple cities around the U.S.
The King James Bible was released to the world in 1611 when William Shakespeare was at his creative zenith. So it’s only fitting that the Folger would join the world in celebrating this 400th anniversary year by mounting the exhibition that’s a collaboration with the University of Oxford’s famed Bodleian Library….
The “afterlife” portion of the exhibit explores contributions the KJB made to public life, literature, entertainment and the arts. Included are 17th century family Bibles, Handel’s Messiah (based largely on the KJB) and lavishly bound editions, and KJB owned by Elvis Presley and abolitionist Frederick Douglass….
As always, I am so very proud of him.
Here is the link to the full article from: The Washington Times
Here is another version of my letterhead stationery which I designed on which I write to Jesse.
As promised earlier, I am going to present a few more interesting correlations involving Elvis/Jesse and the Statue of Liberty. I feel that since this is 11-11-11, this may be an appropriate day to delve into this topic.The facts which I am presenting here are just that…FACTS…I do not interpret that which I am sharing nor do I ask that anyone else view these facts as I do. I present them as food for thought…a special spiritual aspect to think on for 11-11-11…
First of all, many others have noted that the Statue of Liberty has the face of Elvis. This fact, in itself, is very interesting when one considers that Elvis is the one American whose face is recognized all over the world and also by only his first name.
Elvis has always been very patriotic serving his duty in the ARMY (his being drafted was a major news event with film and camera crews on hand documenting everything from his being sworn in to getting his hair cut…he was probably the most famous soldier ever), offering his assistance to the country via his visit with President Nixon and later touring the FBI headquarters, once again stating his wishes to be of service, and last, but certainly not least, his 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert which was televised around the world via satellite.
My friend, Noddy, sent me a list of facts about Elvis yesterday and among the data listed was the fact that his Aloha from Hawaii, via satellite, was seen in 40 countries by 1.5 billion people. It was seen on television by more Americans than man’s first walk on the moon?
Also, the jumpsuit which Elvis chose for that very special concert, to be seen world wide, was done in the colors of the USA with the Eagle design. Thus representing America to the world.
Continuing on with the train of thought regarding the Statue of Liberty, it is interesting to note that God gave us subliminal messages of synchronicity linking Elvis to the word Liberty…Elvis loved to go to LIBERTYland to ride the Zippin Pippin and other rides; LIBERTY Bowl Memorial Stadium is located in Memphis where Elvis attended football games occasionally; Linda Thompson was Miss LIBERTY Bowl.
A replica of the Statue of Liberty has been erected in Las Vegas the city which is forever linked to Elvis.
I have read a number of times that Elvis was known as a “liberator”. Because of the way he changed our world…not just musically but the entire culture as well.
Below are just a few of the comparisons and correlations made between the Statue of Liberty and Elvis. Some are serious…some are merely foolish. I share these only to emphasize that the relevance of Elvis to the Statue of Liberty has been noticed by more than just a few people.
Elvis Of Liberty ?
by George Corneliussen
About twenty years ago, I bought a postcard that has a photograph of the face of the Statue of Liberty on it. The caption on the back of the card reads:
” Face Of The Statue Of Liberty Before Assemblage At Bedloe’s Island, 1885 Photographer Unknown”
The instant I looked at this postcard, I knew I had seen that face somewhere before. The face of The Statue Of Liberty when viewed all by itself, looks exactly like Elvis Presley. Just when you thought all the mystery surrounding Elvis is history, we now have to wonder just how old Elvis really was , or should I say is ?
See for yourself and judge……..
This one is my personal favorite.
This photo is of the Las Vegas Statue of Liberty
So, I think you get the “picture“…excuse the pun.
I want to wrap this all up by connecting the dots between Elvis/Jesse/Statue of Liberty/Isaiah Chapter 11.
Before anyone becomes offended because they believe that Isaiah Chapter 11 is referring to the Christ, please take a deep breath and read on for a little. Please just consider this possibility…
The following excerpt is from a Bible commentary which I read many years ago. I photocopied pages from the book but no longer have the book. As I recall it was a library book. Had I known then that I would ever wish to use excerpts from this book, I would have made note of the title of the book…but I did not. For this I apologize.
Here is the excerpt regarding Isaiah and his prophesy:
I want to finish this article while it is still 11-11-11 and it is now 11:59 PM. I shall write more later about the “royal line of Jesse”.
SUNDAY, NOVEMER 13, 2011
Below is another item to substantiate that Elvis was a duly commissioned law enforcement officer in Memphis:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
I JUST CAME ACROSS THIS FABULOUS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE. I HOPE EVERYONE WILL TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH AND ESPECIALLY LISTEN TO ELVIS TELLING HIS CAREER HISTORY IN HIS OWN WORDS. I HAVE HEARD THE AUDIO BEFORE IN OTHER PLACES, BUT I WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS WHO MAY NOT HAVE EVER HEARD THIS.
THE PERSON WHO PUT THIS AUDIO TOGETHER WITH THE PHOTOS HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB. I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO CHECK OUT ALL OF THE OTHER VIDEOS OWNED BY THIS PERSON, BUT FROM THE THUMBNAILS SHOWN, IT APPEARS THAT THIS PERSON PROBABLY HAS OTHER REALLY GOOD VIDEOS.
This video was Uploaded by daniellenelvis on Jan 4, 2008
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
We have a wonderful new friend to our web site, Jean from Scotland. Jean has noticed some of the skepticism regarding the photo of Jesse with his grandson, Benjamin. She has shared some images of Elvis’s hands and shown that Jesse’s hands are the same. I will insert Jean’s images below. She and I hope this will help to dispel some of the doubts.
Jean also wrote in one of her Emails to me:
“I am more than happy to help try and ’emphasize’ the obvious with regards to Jesse. His build, the shoulders, arms, thighs are all Elvis, its just so clear. The big give away is the way he holds his head, neck out and head low with a slight tilt. You can see this characteristic in many Elvis photos.”
I extend my heartfelt thanks to Jean for her time and effort in showing this comparison.
TIME SENSITIVE ARTICLE…PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
There were a number of Internet articles which came out over the weekend about a lost Elvis song which was found in the attic of a deceased person in Michigan.
A friend directed me to this particular news report which absolutely is the best report I have seen. You will love watching this very in depth news report on video. I don’t know how long their video of this news report will be available on line, so I advise that if you are interested that you watch it right away.
There is a very intense analysis done of the song and they conclude that it is Elvis. I also concur with this opinion from listening to the song. It is beautiful.
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Newschannel 3’s I-Team has uncovered a recording that could change music history.
Elvis fans have been living in the heartbreak hotel since his death, wanting to hear anything new from the king.
Now, a new, never before heard recording, potentially a demo track, has surfaced that could be Elvis Presley.
This is the story of a king, and a recording of a song called ‘Living to Love You.’
According to Battle Creek attorney Violet Hinton, that recording has Elvis Presley singing. She says the song comes from songwriter Jimmie Crane and producer Albert Leigh, recorded in 1976, the year before Elvis died.
There was a series of unfortunate events, Hinton says Jimmie Crane passed away, Albert Leigh had a stroke, his studio was broken into and Leigh died after a second stroke. The recording disappeared, only to be rediscovered years later, collecting dust in the attic of Albert Leigh’s wife’s home.
“Her house was foreclosed on,” said Hinton. “She just recently gave what was left of Albert Leigh’s things to her sons. They were going through it, they found all this stuff.”
One of those sons lives in Battle Creek and brought the recording he believed to be Elvis to Hinton along with a table full of documents.
“All the tapes, all the contracts, all the songs written by Jimmie Crane, copyrights,” said Hinton.
Hinton, a lifetime fan of Elvis, couldn’t help but be ‘all shook up’ by the possibility of an undiscovered recording.
“He was the greatest. There’s no one like Elvis Presley, never will be,” said Hinton. “When I heard that, I knew that was Elvis Presley. I knew it.”
Hinton says she’s verified the authenticity of the documents and says they connect Elvis, Jimmie Crane and Albert Leigh to the song. Perhaps most important are shipping records, on the song line, “Living to Love You,” on the artist line, “Elvis.”
However, Hinton admits there’s no smoking gun, no one piece of evidence that proves the recording is Elvis Presley.
Hinton brought the case to Newschannel 3 and we tracked down forensic audio expert Ed Primeau and noted music journalist Gary Graff to help solve the mystery.
“A complete, previously unreleased song by Elvis is a grail, maybe not a Holy Grail, but it’s still a significant find,” said Graff.
Primeau has done forensic audiovisual analysis work on dozens of legal cases. He says the best case scenario would be having Elvis sing the song today and matching the recording to that, but that’s obviously not an option.
“So what we do is we go back to that same era, we pull a piece of music,” said Primeau. “We find a similar phrasing vocally in the music and call that our exemplar. We compare that to the sample that we want to know if it is indeed Elvis or not.”
The files in, and his ears ready, Primeau takes a close listen to the recording.
And then, Primeau listens, and listens and listens some more, to ‘Living to Love You,’ to ‘What Now My Love’ and ‘I’ll Remember You’ off ‘Aloha From Hawaii.’
He also analyzes the audio spectrum, watches the waveforms bounce and eventually the veteran witness from dozens of court cases, delivers his verdict.
“Putting you under oath, is this Elvis?” asked Newschannel 3’s Mike Chesney.
“Yes,” said Primeau. “It’s Elvis Presley, there’s no doubt in my mind.”
The tonality, vibrato, phrasing and the spectrum, all a match.
And we took it one note further, comparing the out the audio from a known Elvis song and our mystery recording to an Elvis impersonator and another performer, we used Neil Diamond. They clearly didn’t match.
“There’s no two Elvis Presleys on this planet,” said Primeau. “We heard several nuances that were similar in the impersonator and Elvis, but at the end of the day, it’s different.”
“Ed Primeau is one of the leaders in his field,” said Graff. “His word carries a substantial amount of weight.”
It’s enough weight for Graff to also believe that the recording is Elvis.
Graff says by the mid-70s, Elvis wasn’t doing much recording, which makes this find even more special.
“You’re really talking about one of a handful, if that many, of new songs that Elvis recorded in that time period,” said Graff. “Who knows what the intent was here. Was this the beginning of a new Elvis album? Was he starting to look for material? Were there discussions about putting him back in the studio?”
“What you’ve discovered here is an update to an estate that has been quiet for a long time,” said Primeau.
“There’s going to be a lot of commercial possibilities for this,” said Graff.
We went back to Hinton with the news, telling her that the forensic audio expert says the recording is in fact, Elvis.
“I knew it, I just knew it,” said Hinton. “I knew the first time I heard it that it was really Elvis. I know there are impersonators, but I knew this was Elvis.”
Now Hinton hopes to start the ball rolling for her clients, the family of producer Albert Leigh.
“I’m hoping this gets enough notoriety that the people I’ve been trying to reach, I’ll be able to get through to now,” said Hinton.
And Hinton hopes to eventually make it so other Elvis fans across the world can enjoy the king’s ‘newest’ song as well.
This may only be the beginning of the journey for the recording. Graff says if the right people hear about it, they could raise ownership questions. Also, the original reel to reel may also exist, but the Leigh family doesn’t have that.
Newschannel 3 reached out to Graceland and Sony Music Entertainment about this story, but we did not get a response.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
This is so true…
This is taken from a friend’s Facebook message.
The following (below) is a quote from Mrs. Janelle McComb. Her words so aptly express my own thoughts in the line from my own poem which I incorporated into my letterhead design shown above…”With the noble face of liberty, his glorious voice set the masses free.”
“He burst on the scene when the world needed a hero, when everybody needed a sunrise. We’d come through a depression. We’d come through a war. Everybody was ready to give vent to their emotions.”
Mrs. Janelle McComb
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
My dear friend, Bobbi, phoned me tonight to tell me that she has found several copies of Jesse’s book on the following web site. The prices start in the $45 range and go up to over $200.00. The lower priced ones are a good price as the least expensive which I have seen myself recently have been $50.00+.
Also, Bobbi found several copies of Gail Brewer-Giorgio’s first fictional novel “Orion” at this same site. This is the book which she wrote about a music superstar who faked his death. Her book was pulled from the book stores without any explanation being given to Gail.
Here is the link to this web site: Abe Books
Isn’t this gorgeous!!! This is the back light from a pin ball machine…sure had the right idea, didn’t they.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
I just read an Email from a friend telling me about Ron Tutt’s son, Nathan, who has cancer and for whom there is a fund raising effort to finance his treatment.
Below is a link to Nathan’s blog and the link for making donations. As my friend wrote in her Email, even if each person only gives $1.00, it will add up quickly.
Ron was a very good friend to Elvis and I know that Jesse will want us all to pitch in to help Nathan and his family with this battle. Thank you in advance for participating with prayers and donations.
In case you haven’t heard, Ronnie and Donna’s son Nathan, is suffering from cancer. We’re trying to help as much as we can by letting people know about Nathan’s blog and fundraising web pages. The treatment he is currently receiving is costing $50,000.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011
I have just learned of this petition on Facebook. If this is true, we all need to sign this petition immediately. Here is the text from the introduction to the petition:
“American Billboard are set to delete Elvis Presley’s 11 number one records from the site. I think that this would be a complete travesty for America’s musical history and for Elvis’s family, friends and fans.
As far as we can, we will help prevent this and take any necessary action that we can to stop this from happening. I will send this petition to as many people, companies that I am able to do so. I have been a life long Elvis fan, and cannot and will not allow this to happen.”
I just signed the petition myself and saw that IPetitions asked for a donation. I do not believe that the donation is mandatory for our signatures to register. I did not donate.
Elvis/Jesse has so exemplified this admonition in the manner in which he has lived his life. He is loved by millions of people all over the world because of the selfless manner in which he has shown his love and good will to his fellowman.
Think on This…
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
I want to share with everyone that Jesse phoned me late this afternoon. He is fine and sounded so good…several small laughs. We had a very good visit. We didn’t discuss anything for the web site this time…other than one question which I did ask him. I will explain in detail about that:
So many people believe that it is Elvis in the movie Home Alone…the extra in the scene at the ticket counter standing behind the woman at the counter. I have never believed that this is Elvis and therefore I have never mentioned that on my site as being credible proof. So, today I finally thought to ask Jesse if it really is him in that movie. He said that it is not. He said if it really was him, he would be glad to tell me but that it is not him. He said that he would like to see what it is that people are looking at and so I told him I would send him a copy of the movie. He asked what it looked like and I explained that the extra in the movie resembles Elvis in Charro with the beard.
Below is a still from the movie showing the extra who has been talked about so much:
I feel sad for those who have so much believed that Elvis was in this movie. But I feel that everyone would rather know the truth than live with a false impression.
I am going to share another Bible Code based upon Elvis Presley and associated words…in this case it involves the U S and more about the Statue of Liberty.
Once more this is something that I developed on the Bible Code software and it is not to be taken as rock solid proof of any theory. I enjoyed the slides which I ran on Elvis/Jesse and related topics so very much and just want to share them with others for their pleasure.
First I will display a closeup of the word key showing the words used with the color symbol for each word found in the original Hebrew text of the Bible. You will see on the slide itself that some of the words come so close together that they actually meet. Other words appear in groups. All of these words are found in Genesis Chapter 47 and center around Elvis Presley.
I do want everyone to understand that one cannot force words to appear on the slide. One enters a word and the software searches for that word in proximity to your earlier words. For instance, I started with Elvis Presley and kept searching for related words and this slide is the result.
I may have already shared a different view of this slide with fewer symbols showing in the actual slide. With this software program, one may click on each of the words and the slide will display differently based on the prominence of that one word. This is the view on which all of the words are found.
Remember, “There are no coincidences, everything has a meaning.“
Because of the size of the entire full page slide, I divided it into half page images…first is the top of the slide and below is the lower half. There are several lines which show up on both images where the two images meet…so please take that into consideration when viewing.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
It is my wish that everyone is having a wonderful holiday filled with much love and many blessings for which to be thankful. The admonition below is a good one to remind us to be, above all else, thankful to God…but also to express our thanks to those in our lives for whom we are thankful and to whom we are thankful.
I am truly thankful to and for everyone who visits our website. May God bless you all.
Think on This…
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011 CONT’D
I am so very pleased to be able to link to this person’s YouTube video below which shares an excerpt from the recorded telephone conversation which Elvis had with Gail Brewer-Giorgio on Oct. 10, 1988. As I have reported before, I was privileged to hear this in Gail’s home in Jan. 1990 long before she released it publicly with one of her subsequent books.
One of Elvis/Jesse’s people telephoned Gail before Elvis himself called at about 2:30 AM. This young man told Gail that Elvis would call her in about 10 minutes if he didn’t change his mind. He said “We trust you will be a lady and not tape this call.” I believe Gail responded something like “Well, I don’t have a tape recorder in bed with me.” However, Gail did tape the call and then later made it public when she sold it with one of her later books. I don’t know, for certain, and won’t ask Jesse, but I think this is the reason for Jesse’s not speaking with anyone without the voice distortion device which he uses to this day.
I have learned that Dr. Hinton also betrayed Jesse by taping many of their calls.
Jesse and I had some trouble communicating when he called me this past week. He said he would like to be able to speak in his natural voice but he has restrictions placed upon him. If everyone knew the things that I have been told over the last almost 20 years, you would understand his situation completely and understand the way things are done. Those things are private and I won’t share anything of a personal nature about Jesse ever.
I heard Elvis compliment Gail and wish her well back during their phone conversation. I believe that her taping and selling the tape of their private phone call in addition to some other ongoing attempts on Gail’s part are the reasons that Jesse said to me during one of our conversations “I don’t want that woman to make any more money off of me.”
In his book, Jesse also wrote “I will no longer stand by and have people like Gail Brewer tell you stories that are pure fiction.” I believe this has to do with some of her work regarding the part which his government involvement played in his decision to leave us on August 16, 1977.
Because I heard Elvis speak so favorably to Gail during their conversation, I became very focused on supporting Gail and thereby, I thought, supporting Elvis in his wishes, at that time, to reveal himself publicly. But that was 23 years ago and certainly is no longer his desire. What I heard him say to her was the impetus for the newsletter which I later published, with Gail’s blessings, from July, 1990 until March, 1991. Naturally, I lost contact with Gail early in the 1990’s and have not since done anything to support her due to Jesse’s wishes. But, Gail was a very good friend to me and I remain grateful for all the friendship she showed me during those years. Were it not for Gail, I would not have traveled the long road that eventually brought me to my friendship with Elvis who is now Jesse.
I knew immediately that it was Elvis speaking in this tape. There was absolutely no doubt in my mind. My belief was validated when Gail received a call from Elvis’s first cousin Gene Smith on Palm Sunday the following spring.
Elvis told Gail in this conversation that he would send her “ammunition“. That is exactly the reason for Gene’s phone call to Gail. Gene told Gail that if she would have the handwriting on the Medical Examiner’s Death Report analyzed it would prove that Elvis himself filled it out….filled out his own death report! Gail did have the analysis done and, sure enough, it proved to be true that it was Elvis’s own handwriting. Someone has asked me “Why would he do that…fill it out himself?” To which I respond: Because he knew that some day he would want to prove that he did not die.
I know all of this to be true because Gail and I were friends at the time that Gene phoned Gail and she called and told me all about it.
She asked Gene if he would be willing to go to the filming of a TV show and make a statement on film. Gene said that he would have to get back to her about that. I assume that he had to check with Elvis. Ultimately, Gene did travel to the filming and visited with Gail and did record his statement saying that it was not Elvis in the coffin. I have this film of Gene’s statement on my page dedicated to that topic. Gene goes into detail about the reasons that he did not believe it was Elvis’s body.
Please visit that page here: Gene Smith, Elvis’ first cousin and closest lifelong friend says it was not Elvis in the coffin.
While visiting with Gail during the filming, Gene did confirm that it was Elvis himself who had phoned her.
Gail sent several photos made during the filming to me when she returned home. I have a photo of Gail with Gene Smith. I will post it below to prove that what I have just written is true.
Here is the YouTube video on which you will hear a good bit of Elvis’s conversation with Gail.
My favorite line in the whole conversation was when Gail asked Elvis if Priscilla was at Lisa Marie’s wedding which had just taken place…her first marriage, to Danny Keough. To this Elvis replied “Priscilla’s everywhere!” Lord, ain’t that so!!! LOL
My heartfelt thanks to this person for making this tape available for those who are unable to find a book with the tape for sale.
The Elvis Tape, Part Three (1988)
footnote: I am so very sorry, but the owner of this video has removed it from Youtube
Below are two photos which Gail shared with me:
In the top photo, that is Gene Smith seated on the sofa beside Gail. Gene was Elvis’s closest lifelong friend. On my page linked above, you will read a statement which Elvis made to Gene in early August, 1977 when he invited Gene and his family to Graceland for a “goodbye visit”. You will see this from a page of Gene’s book. When one reads this statement, one can easily see where Elvis’s thoughts were leading…he was so weary of being “Elvis Presley“.
The young lady seated on the floor in front of Gene is named Deborah Presley. She later married the son of actor Marlon Brando. Deborah posted a message to Jesse on our messages to Jesse last Christmas. I have hesitated to explain who she is when she posted, but I will copy and paste her message below now along with her photo. You will see that she states something like “Gene told me everything….“. It is, of course, Gene Smith to whom she is referring.
I haven’t an opinion about this young lady’s history. I post this only to substantiate once more that Gene knew that Elvis did not die and did discuss that fact with someone other than just Gail.
Deborah Presley Brando
12-14-2010 12:45:03 AM CST
Whoops wrong photo… delete… Anyway, He loved you too…… I miss him so much…. I Would like to talk to Lisa, we both lost husbands at the hands of the same evil men. I feel her pain. Sent messages, keep missing her… Love , Me
Deborah Presley Brando
12-14-2010 12:27:19 AM CST
Merry Christmas, I love you. Be safe. You are always in my heart…. See you soon.. Hope you like my book, it is my CHristmas gift to you. Find it at Authorhouse, Barnes And Noble, Amazon, any major chain. Creations of the Goddess, Maylaya, by Your daughter, Deborah Presley Brando.. God knows the end from the beginning. We signed up for it… Gene told me everything. He loved me so much.. He was the next best thing to you. Love and Light, and Blessings….. email me here .. Merry Merry Christmas, Daddio…….
Below are the photos of Gail with Gene and Deborah. Also, one of Gail with Bill Bixby, Maria Columbus and Luc D. (I don’t recall the spelling of his last name.)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011
You may recall that quite some time ago, Jesse said that we should look for instances of significant dates and numbers which appear in his movies. We have shared some of these before as in Jailhouse Rock, Loving You, Charro, etc. Today I want to share one of those dates from the movie Kid Galahad. When Elvis’s character presents his birth certificate, he states the date of birth as 8-14-1939. Of course, August 14 is the date on which his Mama passed away. The digits in this date add up to 35 which is his year of birth as ’35. 35 adds up to an 8 which we all know is one of the most significant numbers in Elvis’s date of birth and life numbers. So once more, Jesse is correct.
Below is another link for making donations to the cancer treatment fund for Ron Tutt’s son, Nathan. You may also read the journal which is updated with his condition and progress of his treatments.
Here is the background story of his cancer:
The friends and family of Nathan Tutt are gathering together to help with medical expenses in conquering his battle with Stage IV Cancer.
In February 2011, Nathan Tutt was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Colorectal Cancer. A baseball sized tumor was removed but the cancer had already spread to his lymph nodes. He immediately began chemotherapy treatments. After 12 treatments, the cancer spread to his liver, lungs, and created a wall of cancer cells along his abdomen.
Nathan continues to be the passionate warrior that we all know and love. His cancer is an incredible force, but Nathan is stronger still. He is now pursuing alternative and conventional treatments together. Please give what you can. There is no price on one’s life.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with Nathan and his family. As I wrote before, Ron was a wonderful friend to Elvis and I know that Jesse will be praying for his son’s recovery.
The number of visits to this YouTube video of the dance scene in Jailhouse Rock is a shining example of how very popular our sweet and wonderful Elvis/Jesse is to this day. This is a color version of the dance scene…54 years ago…this WAS the FIRST music video! :-)) It is still the very BEST music video out there.
I recall the day that I bought that record and how I played it over and over and over….good memories. :-))
32,128,986 views …that’s MILLIONS
Enjoy and add to that number!!!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
This is a followup to the above article regarding Gene Smith and Gail Brewer-Giorgio. Below you will find my own YouTube video (excerpt from Gail’s video via someone else’s YouTube video) which shows the statement from the document examiner who analyzed and verified that Elvis did fill out the medical examiner’s report of his own “death“.
I urge newcomers to visit my YouTube channel to view my 20 videos which substantiate that which I display on my site. My YouTube channel is TCB4EAPonefan.
Also, here is another YouTube video on which you may hear some more of Elvis’s Oct. 1988 phone call with Gail Brewer-Giorgio. Begin listening at about 4:00.
This is not my YouTube video. It is presented on YouTube by AmKonDOTnet
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Beautiful thought for today….”...for life is love and love is life.”
Think on This…
Please visit this YouTube video and enjoy Elvis singing the song Life.
Life by Elvis Presley
Here is the link to a very thorough and informative group of interviews which were done with various people regarding the question “Is Elvis Alive?“. I have posted a link to a portion of this site in the past, but I feel that I was remiss in not encouraging reader’s to also enjoy the other interviews by Mr. James.
The following excerpts are taken from Gary’s site and he has given me permission to display them on my site.
Gary originally wrote these interviews aimed at the media and hoping to be able to sell them to a publication. So, you will only be able to read a few of the questions and answers of each interview. However, I do believe you will enjoy the portions which are available on the site.
I extend my sincerest thanks to Gary for allowing me to share these excerpts with my visitors.
Is Elvis Presley Alive? – The Presley Report Says “Yes!”
Since 1989, Gary James has provided extensive coverage surrounding the Is Elvis Alive? issue. We’ve interviewed people like Gail Brewer Giorgio, Detective Monte Wayne Nicholson and Jerry Schilling. With every person interviewed comes a different answer. We now present the most fascinating interview yet, an interview with Michigan policewoman Deborah Wines, who says that Elvis Presley is indeed alive. Ms. Wines has worn a badge since 1982 and is well versed in police and investigative work. Deborah Wines is part of something called The Presley Commission, a group that set out to gather information on the Elvis “disappearance.” In August, 1994, The Presley Commission will issue The Presley Report, which promises to contain the most conclusive evidence yet that Elvis Presley faked his death, and pulled off the hoax of the century.
Here then is our exclusive interview with Deborah Wines.
Is Elvis Alive? Sheriff Monte Wayne Nicholson Wonders
The most convincing book to be published on the whole Is- Elvis-Alive? phenomenon has to be Monte Wayne Nicholson’s The Presley Arrangement. It’s a novel, based on extensive research by the author, that demonstrates how the king of rock ‘n roll might have faked his own death. The word fascinating doesn’t even come close to describing The Presley Arrangement – it’s that good. With close to two decades of Southern California police work under his belt, Sheriff Nicholson takes us through The Presley Arrangement and wonders if Elvis is, in fact – dead, or alive.
Q – I’m still unclear as to how you get people to keep their mouths shut, if Elvis hoaxed his own death. You’d have ambulance attendants and hospital workers involved. How do you keep them quiet?
A – Originally, when I wrote the book, I thought that, too. But I don’t think as many people are involved, if this was carried off as we think. I don’t think the ambulance attendants would necessarily know who it was they were carrying out. How many times had ambulance attendants seen Elvis up close? Let alone, how much different a person looks when they’re dead. In my book, I alluded they had an impersonator there who was dying of a terminal illness, and died in Elvis’ place. In my estimation, if I was going to do this and carry it off in a way that it would work, that would be the best possible solution. I thought about the wax dummy in the coffin, and I don’t buy that. I believe there was a body (in the coffin) but I don’t necessarily believe it was Elvis, but I don’t necessarily believe it was not Elvis. I’m just saying there were some real funny things surrounding what his actions were before he supposedly died.
Q – If it isn’t Elvis, who is buried at Graceland then, who is in the grave?
A – My theory is, if it’s not Elvis, then it’s someone who impersonated him and did die and was living at the Graceland Mansion at the time, and was being seen by the public as a fat, bloated person. This person was either on some kind of medication or had some type of ailment that caused him to be that way, and he was dying of it. I have a bodyguard friend of mine who said he worked for Elvis the last couple years of his life. He said Elvis was putting on a little weight, but was not bloated, like in some of the pictures that have come out since he died. He also said there were people in suits, that were rumored to be from the government, and they were around him and with him backstage during those last concerts.
© Gary James
“There’s all kinds of conspiratorial theories floating around on everything. Elvis Presley is rumored to be alive and well someplace.” President George Bush, Canberra, Australia Press Conference, January 1992.
“I have to tell you, I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I was a kid growing up in Tennessee, that one day, I’d have the chance to come home to Madison Square Garden, and be the warm-up act for Elvis.” – Senator Al Gore’s (Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate for 1992) opening remark at the Democratic Convention, July 1992.
August 16th, 1992 will mark the fifteenth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Does anyone really know what happened to Elvis on that day? Monte Wayne Nicholson, a detective on the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. has been investigating the Elvis case for fifteen years, since 1977.
Monte is the author of the previously published book “The Presley Arrangement” and the soon-to-be published book, “Elvis Calling”. Monte was a guest on The Elvis Files,” and “The Elvis Conspiracy”, both nationally syndicated TV programs. Recently, Monte has turned down 30 radio interview requests, as well as several TV interviews. Monte did agree to talk to Gary James.
What follows is a disturbing and unsettling account of the whole Is Elvis Alive? issue.
Q – Monte, you’ve been investigating this Is Elvis Alive? phenomenon for some time now. What are you leaning towards, that Elvis is alive, or Elvis is dead?
A – You know, that is the most difficult question of all for me to answer, because in my mind, I can look at both sides and almost prove that theory, he’s alive or dead, if I don’t look at all the evidence. I would say, at this point, I would be afraid to say he’s dead, because sure as the world, somebody’s gonna come up with him. I’d be afraid to say that he’s alive, because they’ll exhume his body, and prove that he’s dead. I would say that I can’t say. I am convinced that the only thing that’s gonna solve this is to exhume the body and prove scientifically, physically, with physical evidence, once and for all, that that is him in the grave. Fifteen years ago, we started this circle, and it’s still a circle, and we’re still walking in it and nothing has been proven. I would say that based on the evidence that’s been shown that he’s alive, that nothing conclusive has been presented. A wise person would have to say I’m leaning towards that he’s dead. But, there may be a greater conspiracy involved, not that he’s alive, but I’m convinced that something is not being told. What that something is, I’m not sure of. Could it be that he was murdered? Could it be that he was so involved with the government that they want to keep things quiet? Could it be drug related? Could it be a jealous girlfriend? I don’t know. These are all just questions in my mind. But, I am convinced that something is not being told about the circumstances surrounding his death. Is he dead? Probably. But, is there a conspiracy? Undoubtedly. I think there’s as much conspiracy in this as there is Marilyn Monroe or JFK. Every bit as much. I would like the answers. But now, for me to get those answers, it takes a higher authority or a local authority to make that step. I don’t have the authority legally to do what needs to be done, to prove this once and for all. And I don’t think the people that stand to gain want it proven, anyway. I think the people that stand to gain from this want the conspiracy to continue.
Q – “The Elvis Files” left viewers to conclude that Elvis was alive. “The Elvis Conspiracy” left viewers to conclude that Elvis was dead. Both shows produced handwriting and voice analysts to support their conclusion. How can experts on both shows be right?
A – OK, and you know, that just goes back to what I said, the evidence that’s been presented so far proves nothing. You can get any two experts on a subject and depending on who’s paying them, you can get ’em to say what you want. And, I’m not saying that any of these experts were lying. Experts are a funny breed. They are making money, and somehow in their conscious minds, they can rule out things that they noticed that they just decide not to talk about when they’re getting paid. They convince themselves that what they’re saying is true. So, I don’t think that they’re lying, consciously. We have court witnesses, expert testimony given by doctors who always testify for the defense, no matter whether they’re right or wrong, they always testify for the defense. Others testify for the prosecution, always, no matter what. So, we don’t really know what those experts believe. We only know the court accepts them as experts, and allows them to testify.
© Gary James
I want to be certain that everyone understands that I have NEVER had any connection with the Presley Commission. I have NEVER even read their report. I have no need to do so…I am Elvis/Jesse Presley’s trusted friend.
I am fairly certain that anyone who has followed me will know that I have no use whatsoever for any of the Stanleys. I especially dispise the lies which David Stanley has told about Elvis committing suicide. He sickens me and I avoid anything to do with him. However, in this one instance, I am going to display one paragraph from Gary’s interview with him. I want to show the fact that he knew that Elvis planned his “death” in advance. BUT IT WAS NOT A PLAN OF SUICIDE, IT WAS A PLAN OF A NEW LIFE AND THE END OF “ELVIS“.
We talked with David Stanley about his book and Elvis Presley.
Q – At his last concert in Indianapolis in 1977, Elvis made what many consider to be a rather strange remark. He said in Spanish, “We will meet again.”
A – Yeah, he did.
Q – What did he mean by that?
A – I believe Elvis knew he was going on stage for the last time. I don’t know if you’ve read about me, but I’ve been very candid about Elvis’ death. I think Elvis pre-meditated his death, and planned it, and that’s all there is to it. Elvis Presley knew he was leaving us. He said something else that night before he walked on that stage that night – “I may not look good tonight on stage, but I’ll look good in my casket.” Two days before he died, he said “David, I love you,” stood up, and hugged me. He hadn’t hugged me like that since 17 years before, when he welcomed me into his family. “You’ll never see me again David. I’ll see you in a different place.” Of course, you know Elvis was into the mystic books and all this stuff. But, I think that Elvis was unhappy towards the end of his life….
I am working hard these days in an effort to completely restore all of my 60 pages from my old web site. We lost some of the images, links, and videos in the move as well as the text formatting. This is a tedious and time consuming task, so please bear with me.
I worked on two pages this afternoon and added a little to those two pages, so you may want to go back and review these pages:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
I want to share with everyone a hero of mine…someone I have followed and enjoyed for a long time. If you are not familiar with the psychic medium, John Edward, I want to encourage you to check him out. He is phenomenal!!
Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to see him in action. Last Wednesday night, John held a live session on the Internet. You will hear people call him and see them as well when they get readings from John. You will be amazed to hear him tell them things that only those who have crossed over would know to tell their loved ones. I have seen him connect people with their loved ones and thereby gain some peace of mind and heart.
If you don’t believe in an after life and John’s ability to communicate with those who have crossed over, this event will change your mind.
Here is the link to his web site and this live cast which is still available to view for free:
I have read many of John’s books and religiously watched his TV shows when they were airing. He chose to discontinue his TV shows in order that he could do more traveling to do live readings and audience events. I am a member of “The Five” and do support John totally.
I am going to wax philosophical for a moment to offer up something as “food for thought” as we enter into the Christmas season. This is just something to be mulled over and not meant to be an affront to anyone’s beliefs.
You may recall that Elvis liked very much to dissect words and to form anagrams by rearranging the letters within words. Below is the definition of the word anagram.
Definition of anagram:
verb (used with object)
With Christmas in mind, please consider the following:
In many circumstances, Santa has taken over as the symbol of Christmas. A lie which is told to children by their parents and others. Sort of the “father of lies” as it is often the first lie told to children.
An anagram for the word Santa is actually Satan!! Perhaps Christmas has become an analogy of the soul’s struggle on earth to complete the spiritual purpose of life without being entrapped by the material. In other words Christ, of course, represents the spiritual while Santa represents the material world and all of its trappings.
Even though Dec. 25th is not the actual birth date of Christ, it is still a day set aside to honor His birth and should be celebrated in a spiritual manner rather than a materialistic shopping and giving frenzy.
Also, Santa is a cruel concept to those children whose parents cannot deliver the expected gifts to their children.
A friend of mine took her grand daughter to a mall during the Christmas season. They saw “Santa” and my friend asked the little girl if she wanted to talk to him. The little girl said “No, I’m not ready yet.” Farther along they saw a tree set up to collect gifts for underprivileged children. The little girl asked my friend some questions about the charity collecting gifts. My friend explained that the gifts were for poor children who wouldn’t get gifts for Christmas. When they later passed the Santa again, the little girl was ready to speak with him this time. She asked Santa “Why don’t you take gifts to the poor children?” Something to think about isn’t it?
Again, these are only my own thoughts…which I have the privilege of sharing because I own my web site.
I do wish everyone a joyous and blessed holiday season.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
I have created a new page as this page has grown too long for enjoyable browsing.
Here is the title and link to the new page: