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Laraine Bashford
From: France

1. How and when did you first hear about Elvis Presley?
: When I was around 14 years old, I saw his first movie, 'Love me Tender' I cried so much.

2. What was it that got you hooked on Elvis?
: He was so georgous, yet seem such a tender person, and when he sang it was with so much feeling.

3. If Elvis were alive, what would you like to say to him or ask him?
"My Message to Elvis": I would like to thank him so much from the bottom of my heart, for the pleasure he has given so many of his fans over the years, with his songs and movies, and I would have also asked him to tour the UK, which is loyal fans have wanted him to do for many years.

4. WHICH is your favourite Elvis Presley song or movie? And why is it your favourite?
: My favourite song of Elvis is 'The wonder of you' the lyrics are wonderful, and when he sang it, one felt he was singing to you only. My favourite movie was 'Blue Hawaii'

5. Which is your favourite SUIT that Elvis wore on stage?
: The White Suit with the American Eagle, at the Satalite Concert in Hawaii, which was seen all over the world.

6. Who do you think Elvis loved most in his life, his greatest love?
: His Mother — Lisa Marie, His Music also was his love.

7. Where were you and what were you doing when you heard that Elvis had died?
: I was at home in the UK, I heard lots of Elvis numbers being played on the radio in the morning, and thought there was something wrong, my husband call out to me 'Elvis is dead'. I just went all cold, I could not believe the news, I sat and listened all day to the radio and watched the TV. I was devestated. I could not go to work for 3 or 4 days, I just cried, and for a long time after his death, I could not listen to any of his records, I just put them away, and treasured them to this day.

8. Why do you think Elvis still attracts new fans every year, even long after his death?
: He attracts new fans every year because his is unique in every way, his voice, is music, he was such a versatile singer, he could sing Gospel,Country/Western,Love Songs, Rock & Roll, Ballards, and with such feeling, what other person in this century could entertain the world like Elvis could. He was admired and loved throughout the world.

Have you been to Graceland?...If so, would you like to share your experence or feelings on this site?
: I went to Graceland for the first time in November 2006 for my 60th Birthday, it was amazing, I stayed at the Heartbreak Hotel. TI was lucky enough to be at Graceland on the day after 'Thanks Giving' when 2 million blue and white lights lit up Graceland Boulevard, just opposite the Mansion, and Elvis drive to the Mansion, and 6 Christmas Trees in from of the Mansion, it was fantastic. My day at the Mansion was very emotional,I could not believe that I was really at Elvis Home, my dream was to have seen Elvis in Concert, but unfortuantely it was not to be, however, I could feel his presence when I entered the Mansion, and inside was absolutely beautiful. I had to prepare myself to visit the Memorial Garden where Elvis was laid to rest. I could not hold my tears back. I cannot wait to return to Graceland. I just loved him to bits.

Elvis was a trend leader and constantly "transformed" himself in his career, like Madonna & music stars are famous for doing nowdays. Which are your favourite "Elvis eras" in his career?
: 68 comeback t.v. doco & live concerts

Do you have a personal Letter to Elvis or Poem about or for Elvis that you would like to share on this site?
This may be included in our next book "Messages to Elvis". Add it here
:: On my visit to Graceland,I met a few local people who were in their 70's who met and knew you. They told me that you were the easiest person to meet and talk to when you were in Memphis at your beautiful home, they also told me what a kind and generous person you were. They said that you never forgot 'your roots'. I really believe this, and know for this reason why you will be in the hearts of every true and loyal fan all over the world for ever.

Would you like to tell us a little bit more about yourself to share on your own Elvis Presley Fan page?
: I have been an Elvis Fan since I was a teenager. I was born 30.11.46. Born in India, moved to the UK 1949, went to school and brought up in the UK, Worked in the Hotel & Public relations, moved to South West France in 1989. I now have my own business specialising in Rental of Chateaux, for Corporate, Incentive Travel, Film Location, and organising Weddings. I have Elvis in my office 24/7 and he will be there for ever.

Do you collect Elvis music or memorabilia?
: Music, Movies, Posters, Books, Ceramics, Personal items, Souveneir items

How would you rate our Elvis Presley Biography site?
: Excellent

Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve this site for Elvis's fans?
: Just keep his fans updated with everything concerning Elvis.

HELLO Laraine

Thank you for your comments in our survey. Elvis was absolutely gorgeous, so handsome with breath taking talent. He sang from his heart and it`s obvious he felt every emotion involved in the lyrics. `The wonder of you` is beautiful, it`s also one my favorites. Blue Hawaii is my most favorite movie too, I love the scene where he sings the wedding song, it just melts me! It sounds like your visit to Graceland was an amazing experience, and your memories are valued and will be treasured forever. I haven`t been to Graceland yet, but I`m sure I will one day. Laraine it was lovely hearing from you and thank you for sharing your precious memories with us

Just for you, here are your favorite song lyrics

Elvis Presley — The Wonder Of You Lyrics

When no-one else can understand me
When everything I do is wrong
You give me hope and consolation
You give me strength to carry on

And you're always there to lend a hand
In everything I do
That's the wonder
The wonder of you

And when you smile the world is brighter
You touch my hand and I'm a king
Your kiss to me is worth a fortune
Your love for me is everything

I'll guess I'll never know the reason why
You love me like you do
That's the wonder
The wonder of you


Elvis Genealogy

Presley was born poor in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith Presley. He was raised both in Tupelo and later in Memphis, Tennessee, where his family moved when he was 13. He had a twin brother (Jesse Garon Presley) who died at birth.

The young Elvis took up guitar at 11 and, after high school, worked at Precision Tool Company and then drove a truck for the Crown Electric Company.

Scottish author Allan Morrison claims that Elvis was of Scottish descent. In an as-yet-unpublished book, Morrison claims to have found that his ancestors lived in Lonmay, Aberdeenshire in the 1700s. According to Morrison, records show that Andrew Presley married Elspeth Leg in Lonmay in 1713. Their son, also called Andrew, went to the English colonies in 1745.

Through his father's mother Minnie Mae, Elvis descended from King Henry II of England. His maternal grandmother was Jewish.

Each of us stands on the shoulders of our ancestors. So too Elvis; his genealogy provides a fascinating view of the influences that help form him. Our story begins with Elvis's maternal heritage through his mother, Gladys.

Elvis's great-great-great-grandmother, Morning White Dove (1800-1835), was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. She married William Mansell, a settler in western Tennessee, in 1818. William's father, Richard Mansell, had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Mansell is a French name--its literal translation is the man from Le Mans. The Mansells migrated from Norman France to Scotland, and then later to Ireland. In the 18th century the family came to the American Colonies.

The appellation "white" in Morning Dove's name refers to her status as a friendly Indian. Early American settlers called peaceable Indians "white," while "red" was the designation for warring Indians or those who sided with the British in the Revolutionary War. It was common for male settlers in the West to marry "white" Indians as there was a scarcity of females on the American frontier. Like many young men in the American Southwest, William Mansell fought with Andrew Jackson in the Indian Wars of the early nineteenth century. He fought with Old Hickory in Alabama, at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, and later in Florida too.

Returning to Tennessee from the Indian Wars, William Mansell married Morning White Dove. Elaine Dundy says of the marriage, he (William Mansell) gained "age-old Indian knowledge of the American terrain; of forests and parries; of crops and game; of protection against the climate; of medicine lore, healing plants as well as something in which the Indians were expert--the setting of broken bones."

Moreover, added to Elvis's lineage were Morning White Dove's ruddy Indian complexion and fine line of cheek.

Like many other settlers, the newlyweds migrated to Alabama from Tennessee to claim lands garnered in the Indian Wars. The Mansells settled in Marion County in northeast Alabama near the Mississippi border. The Scots-Irish, like William Mansell, were the predominant settlers of Alabama. One-tenth of the population in colonial America was Scots-Irish at the time of the American Revolution. And a very interesting group they were. The Anglican Reverend Woodmason had this to say about the Scots-Irish women of William Mansell's day.

"They wore nothing but thin shifts and a thin petticoat underneath. They are sensual and promiscuous. They draw their shift as tight as possible to the body, and pin it close, to show the roundness of their breasts, and slender waists (for they are generally fined shaped) and draw their petticoat close to their hips to show the fineness of their limbs--so that they might as well be in puri naturalibus."

The Scots-Irish in America were a passionate community living close to the earth. They disdained the niceties of their British neighbors. Of this Reverend Woodmason had to say," they delight in their present low, lazy, sluttish, heathenish, hellish life, and seem not desirous of changing it. These people despise knowledge, and instead of honoring a learned person...they despise and ill-treat them..."

There were other views on the passionate lifestyle of the Scots-Irish, however. James Hall of Philadelphia described a young, Scots-Irish frontiersman in this way. "He strode among us with the step of Achilles...I thought I could see in that man, one of the progenitors of an unconquerable race; his face presented the traces of a spirit quick to resent--he had the will to dare, and the power to execute, there was something in his look which bespoke a disdain of control, and an absence of constraint in all his movements indicating an habitual independence of thought and action."

Think of Elvis in these words: the will to dare and the power to execute, a disdain of control in all his movements indicating a habitual independence of thought and action. This is the Scots-Irish heritage from which Elvis Presley issued. In his genes he carried an independence of blood, the will to dare and the power to execute. Many influences formed Elvis Presley besides the genealogical, yet this description has a haunting accuracy.

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