Long-time Friend Eddie Fadal Remembers – Elvis' Little Friend "Reddy
As you may have read, Elvis liked to give nicknames to those around him, who he loved. Well, my three-year old son, Dana (Dana Edward Fadal), was one of them. Elvis, always a keen observer, noticed from week to week when he came to our home, that Dana was often playing with old burned-out light bulbs, despite the oodles of toys surrounding him. Elvis didn't mention anything about it until he had observed Dana's routine for several weeks, taking careful note of the light bulbs that Dana was so absorbed with.
Finally, Elvis asked me, "What gives with Dana, Chief? Why doesn't he play with all those toys?" I had to explain to him that my son was totally captivated by light bulbs and any other electrical items.
Elvis then laughed and really seemed to understand. He then informed me that his name for Dana would henceforth be "Reddy Kilowatt", and that is what Elvis called Dana from that time on.
Dana in a recent photo. Notice the truck load
of electronic equipment in the background.
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