Well today's celebs....no comment! :lol:
I think it was inevitable that Gladys over protect Elvis when she lost his twin..she didn't want to lose him too. I think it also had to do with the hard life she'd had growing up. Also after all I've read I believe she suffered from post partum depression. That can go away on it's own or it has to be medically treated and they didn't know about that when Gladys had Elvis so she may have had it all her life. That could very well explain her nervousness and her constant worries.
As far as Elvis' affection towards his mother, I think they were perfectly normal under the circumstances. He wanted to protect and take care of her....make everything all better for her.
They only had each other to depend on.....it's well known Vernon didn't like working and a hard time keeping a job. I'm sure Gladys tried to over compensate for that with Elvis...trying to make up for them not having much....I'd say that's normal enough.
I never figured out what some thought was so "strange" in their relationship.
I've seen many people that would have given anything to be loved as much as Gladys loved him. Even 1/2 as much love might have saved many.
A sad testament to somes "loveless" childhood ? :hmm:
ELVIS and GLADYS ---a few chapters to read.
mjon_79 asks: Mr. Chadwick, Elvis Presley's death was and still is somewhat of a mystery. We the public have been told many different and sometimes controversial stories. Exactly how did he die and under what circumstances?
Vernon Chadwick: That's a very good question, and we do not have all the information for a definitive answer. The technical answer is that Elvis died of not only cardiac arrhythmia but also from the mixing of incompatible drugs. Obviously, Elvis was a very ill man in the last years of his life. And we are now in the position to know that Elvis' heart disease, enlarged colon and other ailments were in part due to chronic substance abuse over several years, probably most of the 1970s. But our conference is unique in that we are exploring the larger psychological issues surrounding Elvis' death., and finally breaking out of the simplistic explanation of drug addiction and looking at the larger picture of Elvis' mental health throughout his life,
COMBINED DRUG INTOXICATION
I'm plan on getting the book Elvis & Glady's sometime in the near future.
I think she felt he was all she had, and that when he became famous she felt left behinde and jealous of it really that everyone was getting his attention. I'm sure she wished he would've stopped and settled down, married dixie Locke, and had babies and let it be that.
I read "Elvis and Gladys and i thought it was a very interesting book. I will never understand why certain people think that Elvis & Gladys had a strange relationship. What is so strange about the bond between mother and child? They adored each other, helped each other when Vernon was sent to Prison. He was closer to his mom then his dad. As most men are (including me):hmm:
People will often find something is strange if it's different than what they are used to or are jealous.
My son's ex-wife tried to tell him that his relationship with me was questionable because I told her I always enjoyed the evenings when he came home late and sat at the end of the bed talking to me about just anything that came to mind while his dad was sleeping.
Gladys may have been over-protective but it's easy to understand why and it would have been better for both her and Elvis had she been able to have a life besides him to keep her occupied. It does put a burden on a person if your whole life is completely centered on them physically and emotionally. Everyone has to have some personal space.
KSimms is so right, their relationship was very good and it is not at all unusual because they were there for each other. Gladys was a rock in that family. She not only was admired by her son, but by everyone who knew the women. She was a rock in the extended family. Like Elvis, what's not to adore when it comes to her. She was just good people. A jewel on this earth!
I've read that about Gladys Missy. No wonder Elvis missed her. Thanks for sharing.
I just been reading about elvis and glady and they had such a wonderful relationship that really was something special. gladys had a good sense of humor so its no wonder elvis was so funny at times. Its so sad that gladys didn't get the chance to see her son in his prime and see her granddaughter who glady's would love to pieces.
And what Mother isn't overprotective about her children? Isn't that what empty nest is all about?
I have the book and it's on my to-read stack!
It's a great book Lisarose...you'll enjoy it.
This is nothing as great as being close to your children.