WHILE ELVIS WAS THE UNDISPUTED KING OF LAS VEGAS……. There is another person who certainly deserves to be mentioned with reverence…..The great poker player named Steve Gee, who just finished 9th (out of a zillion other players) at the World Series of Poker! If you have been following this blog (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?) you know that Steve is the talented brother of my beautiful and brilliant friend, Diane Gee. Steve made a fantastic run for the gold and played against some of the best poker players in the world (luck for him, I was busy that week) and we are all proud of his accomplishment. And don’t feel sorry for the lad! Steve walked away with…… $754,798 for his efforts!! Not bad for one week’s work, eh? In case you’re wondering, that’s the same amount of my book royalties for THE PRESLEY PLOT. (Hey, a guy can dream!)
If you want to see Steve’s “farewell” interview at the tournament, just Google: “Steve Gee, World Series of Poker.” There is a “live” interview posted on this website. The interviewer forgot to ask him about his favorite author (would you like to guess who that might be??) but it is still worth watching.
NOW ON TO ELVIS……. My beautiful and brilliant cousin, Susan Wilson, the woman who single-handedly runs JRS Investments in Nashville, sent me a most interesting article about the King. For those of you in Tennessee (Five Tennessee Fan Clubs are on my blog) please note that the Tennessee State Museum is offering an exhibit (starting on November 8th.) called……. “ELVIS AT 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer.” The exhibit will include 56 images of the King, most of them captured before Col. Parker took over and limited the number of photos that could be taken. I have seen a few of these photographs, and I can honesty say that they are quite fascinating. If you’re interested, the exhibit will be at the museum until January 8th.
By the way, the most interesting photograph in the exhibit shows ELVIS in New York City (my “home town”) on the very day that the old boy made history by recording not one, but two songs that would become number one hits in a very short time……. Would you like this to be our trivia question of the week? Very well, please fill in the blanks listed below this paragraph and mail them to: ATTN: JILL KELLEY
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You will be notified by the Pentagon if you win the trivia contest. Please note that if you do enter the contest you will immediately be subject to being drafted. If you are chosen for military service in a country with many goats, please do not despair. The contest sponsors are offering free air fare to and from Islamabad.
Well, on that semi-humorous note, I shall bid you adieu. I would like to remind you that last Sunday was Veterans Day, so if you know someone who served in the military, please thank them for their service to our country. God knows we all owe them a huge round of applause for a job well done. (Way to go, Cousin Max!)
Have a wonderful day and do not ask why “sour cream” has an expiration date! Love to all,