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Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:18 am

I was going through the pictures of Elvis in the service over in Germany. There was some photos of Elvis visiting the child that was in a wheelchair a few times. I was wondering if he is around? If, not how long did he lived? Same as that Girlfriend, Vera (I think it's her name) They both visited that boy a few times.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:59 am

Vera is still alive.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:38 am

One of her more recent pictures.

http://agentur-nicolai.de/regisseure/ve ... /zoom/343/

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:15 am

sheila wrote:I was going through the pictures of Elvis in the service over in Germany. There was some photos of Elvis visiting the child that was in a wheelchair a few times. I was wondering if he is around? If, not how long did he lived? Same as that Girlfriend, Vera (I think it's her name) They both visited that boy a few times.


Young polio victim Robert Marquette was six years old at the time of his first "March of Dimes" PR photo session with Elvis, in December 1958. So if he is still with us, he's about sixty now. His dad was Friedberg Master Sergeant John Marquette.



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Elvis with "March of Dimes" poster child Robert Marquette, December 1958
This photo (width: 25 cm, height: 20 cm) was recorded in late 1958 for a March of Dimes campaign against polio, which was conducted in January 1959. This photo is a print from the original negative.

http://www.elvis-in-munich.de/html/body_verkauf___sale.html



Elvis would do another photo session later, with actress Vera Tschechowa. Note that Presley's relationship with Tschechowa was just a publicity stunt. He liked her, but she really didn't like him, or his "uncouth" bodyguards, Lamar Fike and Red West.
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Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:08 am

Thank You! Good to see Vera now! I'll have to check about the boy. If I can. Wow! You all come up with everything so fast! COOL! ::rocks

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:19 pm

Here is the photo posted by djc without the watermarks. And thanks for the infos.

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And here is one with Elvis in civilian attire.

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Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:22 pm

Great photos, Jove !

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Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:35 pm

Steve Morse wrote:Great photos, Jove !


You are welcome! We are here to share.

I found this on the Rex Martin site

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Notice Vera is wearing a dark attire compared to the other photos.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:31 pm

Well it seems Gay marriage isn't the only thing that tha U.S of A is backward in. Man ye just love discriminating against minorities.You just gotta love the U.S of A.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:19 pm

memfisking wrote:Well it seems Gay marriage isn't the only thing that tha U.S of A is backward in. Man ye just love discriminating against minorities.You just gotta love the U.S of A.


Handicap over disability hardly constitutes discrimination. Find something more productive to occupy your mind with.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:55 pm

[/quote] Find something more productive to occupy your mind with.[/quote]

Great reply, and a solid bit of advice many on this board (including myself) should more readily implement into their daily existence or lack thereof based on what less productive thoughts might be impeding their minds and therefore their progress in actually living their existence.

Nice topic by the way, it would be good for more to follow the example and perhaps occupy their minds, their time, and their resources to help those less fortunate like the human being in the pics in this topic.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:40 pm

memfisking wrote:
music2 wrote:to help those less fortunate like the human being in the pics in this topic.


Those of us that do work with people the child in the pics, clearly understand that in 2013, calling a person a handicap is, not only derogatory but also discriminatory. Next time you meet someone with a "disability" ask them if they would prefer to be called a "handicapped" person or a "person with disability". See how much it might mean to them.

JamesVRoy wrote:
memfisking wrote:Well it seems Gay marriage isn't the only thing that tha U.S of A is backward in. Man ye just love discriminating against minorities.You just gotta love the U.S of A.


Handicap over disability hardly constitutes discrimination.


To a person son with a disability it is like calling a gay person a "queer". Maybe you are ok with that too.


Your analogy is not applicable here, nor is the word used derogatorily or discriminatory. Don't project your standards on us or presume to know what we're ok with. You have issues and I suspect they're political.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:14 pm

Evidently I am wrong regarding the/an official use of the word handicap, though its still not considered derogative:

http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/toolbox/acc/acc02.htm

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:35 pm

putting words or supposed intentions in somebody's mouth is also prerogative.
it's 'really tiresome.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:51 pm

JamesVRoy wrote:Evidently I am wrong regarding the/an official use of the word handicap, though its still not considered derogative:

http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/toolbox/acc/acc02.htm


According to your link. - "But because the story has become legend and begging for a living is degrading, describing people with disabilities as "handicapped" is offensive.

No need to apologize.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:06 pm

memfisking wrote:
JamesVRoy wrote:Evidently I am wrong regarding the/an official use of the word handicap, though its still not considered derogative:

http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/toolbox/acc/acc02.htm


According to your link. - "But because the story has become legend and begging for a living is degrading, describing people with disabilities as "handicapped" is offensive.

No need to apologize.


Agreed, no need at all. The statement you highlighted is no more universally accepted than your opinion, which I at least do not share.

here are some more links you can peruse and highlight
http://www.cityofboston.gov/parking/handicap.asp
http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/directions/index.jsp?content=handiparking
http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/handicapped-child-gets-parking-ticket-2013-07-10-1.513829
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/10/5556656/new-handicap-parking-permit-guide.html

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:49 pm

JamesVRoy wrote:
Agreed, no need at all. The statement you highlighted is no more universally accepted than your opinion, which I at least do not share.

here are some more links you can peruse and highlight
http://www.cityofboston.gov/parking/handicap.asp
http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/directions/index.jsp?content=handiparking
http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/handicapped-child-gets-parking-ticket-2013-07-10-1.513829
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/10/5556656/new-handicap-parking-permit-guide.html


Now that's funny. Your idea of "universally accepted" is 3 links to U.S of A (see earlier post) and one to the middle east (perhaps one of the most non P.C part of the world where non married couple can't even hold hand in public) and you think "if it's ok with them, hey, it's ok with me" Jeez, do you even have a passport.

Man, you ARE funny. God, loves a trier.

It's no wonder "people with disabilities" still fight for equality.

:smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:03 am

memfisking wrote:


Now that's funny. Your idea of "universally accepted" is 3 links to U.S of A (see earlier post) and one to the middle east (perhaps one of the most non P.C part of the world where non married couple can't even hold hand in public) and you think "if it's ok with them, hey, it's ok with me" Jeez, do you even have a passport.

Man, you ARE funny. God, loves a trier.

It's no wonder "people with disabilities" still fight for equality.

:smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003


The links in the US were in context to the use of the terms here, as in the "U.S of A" which appears to be the focus of your discontent. Can't you follow along, or perhaps you have a Handicap?

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:07 am

Gee, I'm sorry for using the word 'Handicap'. I didn't know. I am hard of hearing as some people used before, but I was born 'Deaf' . I can talk and hear pretty well with a hearing aid. 'Handicap' I thought would be for using the wheelchair. Disabilities would be if you something wrong like me as hard of hearing and some minor health problems. When I was younger, I hated the word "Deaf' I wanted to be like other people, hell, I was pretty subborn. Now, I really don't care. I am Deaf and hard of hearing and I'm on disabilities. My mom uses the wheel chair and have the "handicap" sign. Doesn't bother her. So, if I offened someone...I am very sorry. I was just trying to find info about the boy and Vera...that's all. :?

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:11 am

To get back on topic: thanks Jove for the lovely pictures!

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:18 am

JamesVRoy wrote:
memfisking wrote:


Now that's funny. Your idea of "universally accepted" is 3 links to U.S of A (see earlier post) and one to the middle east (perhaps one of the most non P.C part of the world where non married couple can't even hold hand in public) and you think "if it's ok with them, hey, it's ok with me" Jeez, do you even have a passport.

Man, you ARE funny. God, loves a trier.

It's no wonder "people with disabilities" still fight for equality.

:smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003


The links in the US were in context to the use of the terms here, as in the "U.S of A" which appears to be the focus of your discontent. Can't you follow along, or perhaps you have a Handicap?


The focus of my discontent was the use of the word "handicapped". My first post never mentioned the U.S of A, but your reply and i quote "and yet we still have handicap ramps and permits for parking." And since you are from the U.S of A, that is we I brought the U.S of A in to it.

Please try and follow along. I won't lower myself to say to you what you said to me. Showing your true colours and all that. So, have a nice day.

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:20 am

Pink&Black wrote:To get back on topic: thanks Jove for the lovely pictures!


noted! my apologies to the rest of you for the deviation, and to you memfisking for a pointless exchange

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:39 am

Yes, apologies all round and especially to JamesVRoy. It was never personal, it's just that through my work with people with disabilities we have fought hard to get equality and that word (handicapped) in most countries is from an era when a person with a disability was considered imperfect and something to be shunned, which is why it really should not be used.

Apologies again for getting my back up about it.

p.s there was nothing political about this. I do love visiting the U.S of A, i have been there plenty of times and will visit again.

:sosorry:

Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:05 am

Only thing it really means here is a GREAT parking spot! (And, yeah, a lower golf score.)

I doubt many Americans with disabilities are offended when they get that precious parking tag! (I have one! Bad back. Beautiful tag!)

rjm

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Re: Question about the Handicap boy in 1959...

Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:22 am

im in a chair and the word handicap offends me dearly. in fact... i dont even park in handicapped spots anymore. still have my handicap tag tho.. anyone want it??? ill sell it to the highest bidder!


god i hate it when ppl park too close to me tho and i cant get out of my F-150.. im really screwed.