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IT’S A DREAM COME TRUE!

The Guest House at Graceland


Architectural drawing of The Guest House at Graceland.

(AP) – Elvis Presley used to dream about building a guest house at his
Graceland property, for friends who would visit the rock ‘n’ roll icon in
Memphis.

Presley didn’t get to see his dream come true, but his fans will. The
Guest House at Graceland is a six-story, 450-room hotel, opening Oct.
27 just steps from Presley’s former home. The exterior, with columns,
arches and a portico, evokes the feel of a comfortable Southern
Colonial home, but the interior design and amenities are modern.

Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, and Graceland was eventually turned
into a museum. Priscilla Presley, the singer’s former wife and a caretaker
of his legacy, said Elvis had made plans to build a guest house as far back
as 1960. But it was never built, so when people visited Graceland, they
would stay at a Howard Johnson’s down the street.

"This luxury hotel is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since
we opened in 1982," Priscilla said Monday. "This is huge … I feel that it’s
just so right for fans, and our guests, and tourists."

 

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THEY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS TODAY!


                         Dallas, Texas – July 7, 2016

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of
the
United States
, which happened on June 14th.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established
June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act
of
Congress
. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday.

The oldest continuing Flag Day parade is in Fairfield, Washington. It began in 1909
or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since.

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IT’S PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL TIME !

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The idea for the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon was presented to the
public in a speech by Mayor Harry Lane at the end of the Lewis and Clark
Centennial Exposition
in 1905. The first festival occurred in 1907.

One of our most popular events during Rose Festival time in Portland is the
Starlight Parade the offers fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands
and flood-lit floats. This years pageant will be celebrating 40 years in the city
of Portland. 


Harry Lane (1855-1917)

Lane was elected mayor of Portland in 1905
and again in 1907. He appointed Lola G.
Baldwin
as the first policewoman in the
nation.

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Hose company #20 – 1st prize winner in the 1908 Rose Parade.


Electric Float, Portland Rose Festival in 1909.

            

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TODAY IS NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY!

National Doughnut Day, or National Donut Day, is celebrated in the U.S.
on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut Day event
created by The Salvation Army in 1938 that honored those of their members
who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Many doughnut shops
will be offering free doughnuts today.  

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National Doughnut Day started in 1938[1] as a fund raiser for Chicago‘s The Salvation Army. Their goal was to help those in need during the Great Depression, and to honor The Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to

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