Jerry & Diane Ebbing made a side trip to Graceland on their way to the Reunion in
Chattanooga. This year marked the 33rd anniversary of Elvis' death. It was
probably for the best that they stopped on their way down as August 16th would
have been very crowded.
Elvis Presley's costumes from movies and stage apperances
Picture on left: Poster evidently from Hawaii. Aloha Elvis, All because of Elvis,
Thank You... wreath on the right is from Elvis fans in Japan marking the 33rd
anniversary of Elvis' death.
Picture on right: Final resting place of Elvis' father, Vernon Elvis Presley, born
April 10, 1916; died June 26, 1979
Picture on the left is another poster, In Our Hearts You'll Always Be
On the right is Elvis' burial plot
Another wreath on the left, the Official Elvis Insiders
On the right, a better view of Elvis' marker. Elvis Aaron Presley, born January 8, 1935,
died August 16, 1977.
Minnie Mae Presley's burial plot. Minnie was born June 17, 1890 and died on May 8, 1980.
She was Elvis' paternal grandmother.
Another wreath stating Elvis Matters from fan club in Belgium, the Netherlands
For security purposes, Vernon Presley, with special permission from the city, had the
gravesites of Elvis and his mother, Gladys, moved from Forest Hill Cemetery to Graceland
in October 1977. Since then the garden has become the final resting place for Elvis'
father & paternal grandmother as well. A small marker has also been placed in memory
of Elvis' stillborn twin brother. The large marble cross was Gladys Presley's original
monument at Forest Hill. The statue of Jesus with outstreched arms was a gift to Elvis
from his friends on Christmas. The Meditation Garden was designed and built by Bernard
Grenadier at Elvis' request in the mid-1960s. It features Italian statues, and elaborate
fountain and special lighting. The brick wall inlaid with beautiful stained glass was
added to highlight the Grecian inspired columns that were here when Elvis purchased the
estate in 1957. The garden offered Elvis a private, serene area for meditation, reflection
and quiet contemplation. It was one of his favorite places.
On the right are more wreaths. Grazie Elvis official fan club of Italy; and one depicting
Elvis as the "Artist of the Century" "King of Rock & Roll" marking the 75 anniversary year
of Elvis birth. It's from fans in Little Rock Arkansas.
Diane Ebbing bids farewell to Graceland. Sign reads, "Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis
has left for Graceland. Thank you and goodnight."
On the right, Graceland manor with its Grecian columns.
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