Thank you so much for sharing your time in Vegas. We brits have given both Red and Sunny a very hard time. BUT remember they where there at the beginning. JustNov 1, 2009 1 of 5View SourceThank you so much for sharing your time in Vegas.We brits have given both Red and Sunny a very hard time. BUT remember they where there at the beginning.Just loved the pictures THANKS againLove Elizabeth xxx2009/10/31 <jmoore475@...>
The photos and update are just wonderful Sandi.
Thanks so much
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Subject: [kathyandelvis] Vegas ,Palm Springs - VERY LONG!
WOW! What a week it has been. This has been one of the happiest and best weeks of my life and it sure came at a good time. Having moved to Memphis, and being alone for the first time in my life I needed a break. It started with the VIP party and opening of the King's Ransom museum at the Imperial Palace in Vegas. Russ Howe, his wife Nereida and Bud Glass did an amazing job getting their wonderful exhibit on display. So many spectacular items available for the fans to see now; Elvis' automatic opener to the Graceland Gates, jewelry, guns, costumes, the list goes on and on including a Sonny West display.You will not want to miss seeing this very professionally organized display of authentic Elvis owned items. The VIP party was attended by Elvis people from all over: Sam and Louise Thompson, Linda Thompson, Cynthia Pepper, Darlene Tompkins, Sonny West, Sandi Miller, Joe Esposito, Kathie "Kitten" Spehar, Shirley Dieux, Joe and Martha Esposito, Mindy Miller (no relation to Sandi) and the curator for the museum,our dear friend Jimmy Velvet. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed seeing everyone together...except for Joe LOL.Sandi Miller, Bud Glass, me - Sandi worked very hard along with , Cathy Saladino, Barbara Phillips from Georgia, Carol Mason and Maria...whose last name escapes me she's from NY - all put a lot of effort in helping get the museum set up.Jimmy Velvet and the two Sandi'sLinda, Sam, Chris Davidson (former owner of the now-closed Elvis-A-Rama Museum in Vegas)Linda T and me - we were able to spend some time together and it was great to catch up!Sonny, Linda TElvis round pendantme, Kathie"Kitten"Spehar, Cynthia PepperThe Sign at The King's RansomI'll send more photos from this event later - now on to the Chino Canyon Event!Sonny with hosts Laura Whittier and Reno Fontana, owners of this beautiful home. You know that Elvis loved this house...Sonny said that when they would leave Los Angeles the closer they got to this house that Elvis said he could feel the tension leaving him. Elvis owned the Chino Canyon home from 1970 until his death. He spent many happy times here.The events on Saturday and Sunday were well attended. Here is a photo of Sonny and me seated at his booksigning table:My friend Phyllis Davis came with her handsome son and his girlfriend and brought us a delicious red velvet cake, along with some cosmetic gifts for Sue and me. THANK YOU PHYLLIS FOR YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS! It was so good seeing you!The dinner was spectacular! The tables were out by the pool and were decorated with table toppers made by our member Doris Rowlands - an Elvis military design material - topped with gold busts of Elvis and American flags. VERY IMPRESSIVE! A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO DORIS FOR HER LOVING GENEROSITY IN DONATING THE MATERIAL AND MAKING THE TABLECLOTHS!There was a scrumptious Mexican buffet and slides of Sonny and Elvis playing on the screen in the background. Five Star Entertainment, made up of Deon, Annette and Ryan, did an awesome job. The beautiful roses came from the roses on the estate. Laura has 250 rose bushes, which she personally maintains. They have been featured in the Sept/Oct issue of American Rose under "The Elvis Presley Estate Palm Springs Rose Garden". Quite an accomplishment!Here is a photo of Sonny holding the original keys to the Chino Canyon homeAnd here he is inserting them into the original security system as he did many times in the past!It was great to see Viva Las Vegas Pres Sue Lorenz here, as well as our member Linda Russo who traveled from New Jersey, and my close friend Sharon Kirkpatrick who came from Florida and two very dear friends Nancy Huett and Miss Sandy Denton from Dallas! Many people I met for the first time - including a former room mate of Sonny's Bud - and Karate Pat and her husband Johnny Foster. My friends Linda and Cindy Strong (sisters) gave me a beautiful Brighton necklace for my birthday - a very special little book with angel verses...hope someone got photos of that!Here is a photo of Bud, Sonny and JohnnyJohnny, Sonny, Karate Pat - I'm sure you all know the story about how Pat got the name by defending Priscilla from 2 girls at the gate - and Elvis gave her a TLC for her efforts. She and her husband have remained close friends with Sonny all these years.This is just a partial view of some of the people. You will see Tina standing in the back to the left - Tina works security for Sonny; she is trained in karate and studied under Ed Parker. She has a 3rd degree black belt, and is a very dear friend of ours. She is also my room mate!Because I want to share more of the Chino photos with you, I am going to do a separate email for the Nixon Library event. If you EVER get the chance to go to Palm Springs DO NOT MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME that Elvis loved. The view is spectacular, and you can see why he loved this place so much.This is Debbie, a "California gate girl" who Sonny has kept in touch with.Sharon Kirkpatrick and Sonnythis fountain is just outside the bedroom that was Elvis and Priscilla's. Laura and Reno are in the process of having it restored.some of the roses that line the sidewalkSonny talking with Lil JohnLinda RussoSonny speaking at one of the tables after dinner - Linda S,Cindy, Sue L and Sharon, Linda RWe had about 40 people for dinner. Earlier after the "nibbles" break, we did a raffle and some people took home some amazing Elvis items!Laura and Reno have an extensive and expensive task ahead of them restoring this beautiful home to it's glory. Keep them in your prayers as they embark on this journey.All in all, it was a fantastic two days. Good food, good fun, good people. What more could you ask for?LoveSandi"When you reach the end of your rope you will find the hem of His garment""The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you."
Elizabeth, not just the Brits, but many people who weren t there and didn t know the situation have wrongly misjudged both men. History can t be changed, andNov 3, 2009 1 of 5View SourceElizabeth, not just the Brits, but many people who weren't there and didn't know the situation have wrongly misjudged both men. History can't be changed, and if anyone ever met Sonny or Red you would immediately see their love for Elvis, which still exists. I don't want to get into a debate on here out of respect to both June and Kathy, but Kathy and I were there and we know how much care Sonny and Red gave Elvis. Thank you for your comment.HugsSandi