I say no, she couldn't have helped him.
I dream a world where man no other man
will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
and peace its paths adorn...
elvis had some reall skarks around i think the more friends and family on his side the better colonel tom was a greedy man
Gladys surely did have emotional problems that she passed on to her son which proved to be a mixed blessing. On one hand she was a burden, on the other a shoulder to lean on. She wasn't able to persuade Elvis not to sign up with the colonel which to start out was probably (maybe, I'm not completely convinced of that) a good thing, but as time went on and the colonel started to overstep his bounds she may have been a good buffer between him and her son and he may possibly have dumped the colonel in time. Who knows? So many maybes and possibilities there that we'll never know.
I do believe though that she wouldn't have tolerated all the rowdiness from the MM in her house and she couldn't control what her son did while living in L.A. doing movies unless he brought her along, but at Graceland Elvis may have been able to have a little more normality in his life.
I think that if Elvis' mother was allive she would've gone to Germany with him and took Anita. He would have not been with Priscilla because i think his mother would have something to say about the giant age difference and the fact that she's only a little girl.
I think Elvis would have married Anita, because Elvis' mother wanted her and Elvis to have children. But who knows ?? Maybe i'm wrong But the prescribed drug problem - she too was taking them so nothing really would've happened, she would of thought it was normal
Good question..made me think thanks
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Ladies, He's mine
I think Gladys was a victim of fame as well. I think she was very lonely and isolated at Graceland. Elvis was on the road most of the time and she worried about him constantly.
Does anyone know for sure how old Priscilla was when she moved into Graceland? I've heard 15, 16, and 17. I read (can't remember which book) that she only had a few months left of her senior year by the time she moved into Graceland. Her birthday is in May. Wouldn't that make her just a few months shy of her 18th birthday?
Not sure if his Mama could have helped him. Elvis did what Elvis wanted to do. I believe no matter what his heart was going get him if he didn't die in 1977. In his family on my mom side that where known for having bad hearts. (meaning heart attacks, hole in the heart and etc.) But we never know. But at lease he's up there with his family and probley singin' every night to everyone. I want find this Sylvia Browne monthly news letter the August 2007 she talks about Elvis for two pages. I was just floored how dead on she was because some of his family members and friends told me.
I will scan it and post it on here in Off-Topic section.
Love to all,
(Taking about the drugs)Even though i voted she could i reallly dont think so. I mean im sure he would tell her that he would change and that we would try but in the end i dont think anyone could've helped him.
"Its An Elvis Thing Man, You Just Wouldn't Understand"
What I feel, and from my experiences in life thus far, all we can ever do is our best at the time. Not look back and regret a thing, but take on board our life experiences, learn from them (most important) as what we do in life, makes us, us! Included in this, we should endeavour to love with all our hearts, if you love someone, tell them! Live our lives to the full (the lessons we need to learn from Elvis) and care for others.
Elvis did this, Mrs. Presley did this, (a wonderful mother she was, reading about her, how she cared deeply for others, reminds me of my grandmother) this is all anyone can ask of themselves, to also appreciate the good qualities from those we love.
Above all, we need to be easy on ourselves. Fun, faith, love, and laughter is most important, and that, is what we should be concentrating on, moving forward, living in the moment. This is my opinion, anyway.
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I know this much about ELVIS if I know not one thing else...ELVIS LOVED his fans. You can see it in how much his face just lights up on stage when he is joking, hugging, kissing, talking, singing, to his fans. I bet he is looking down and smiling at us that love and care so much we are here together talking, sharing... and wishing things had somehow been different for him...so he didn't have to leave us so soon. Yes, ELVIS, we do remember you ...and miss you.
I will never forget you Rosanne.
The only person who could have saved Elvis was Elvis. She might have been able to tell it like it is to him and made him stop and think what he was doing, but Elvis was a man, he made decisions about his life only he could fix it.
I read somewhere that Elvis himself said that his mother kept him very grounded after the fame. I also read somewhere that the MM fed Elvis' ego. On one side he would of had someone kissing his a** and on the other his mother would be telling him things like it is. From this I think that Elvis life would have been somewhat different if she had lived longer.
Given what we know now, given the talented people who have succumbed to fame just after a short while, the fact that EP held together as long as he did, was incredible. He's the biggest star the world has ever known, he had no previous experience of another star going through what he went through. The only thing he worried about, was not suffering the same fate as boxer Joe Louis, who owed millions of dollars in back taxes, thus Elvis always payed a tremendous amount of taxes. Todays stars use Elvis' mistakes as a guide on what not to do. So he tested the waters alone, changing the world forever, this unbelieviably talented poor boy from Tupelo. Had Gladys lived, I'm not sure if she could have detoured him from some of the choices he made, but with her alive, his life certainly would have benefitted no doubt, as he loved her dearly without question.
If Glady's had as much sway over Elvis as is suggested, I certainly don't think Elvis would have had anywhere near the success that he had.
yeah think he wasnt quite the same after she left him and a part of him was always missing
keep smiling and rock and rollin' and loving elvis!!