KFC founder and American icon, Col. Sanders’ white suit readies at Heritage Auctions Consigned by Cincinnati resident Mike Morris, whose family house was bought by Col. Sanders & where Sanders lived with the family for 6 months; expected to bring $10,000+, June 22, in Dallas
people, who thought it was actually Colonel Sanders himself. The “costume” was also a huge hit at the party. Afterward, according to Morris, he took the suit back.
“But the colonel said, ‘You did such a great job, I’d like for you to keep it,’” recalled Morris. “I’ve had it ever since.”
Why exactly is Morris selling the suit after having it more than three decades?
“It’s been in the family for so long… I don’t want anything to happen to it as I get older,” said Morris, 50. “If I’m going to do something, now is a good time. I’ll always have very vivid memories. It was one of the most exciting times of my life.”
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