"How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977
I believe that her death is what started the roller coaster ride downhill. She was E's world...
When I lost my grandpa who raised me I turned to drugs because I didn't know what to do I was lonely...Then 2 months later I found my brother who had overdosed dead on the floor...It took 5 years but I ended up having a nervous breakdown at 25..These 2 people were all I had and I just couldn't take it....With the loss of my papaw and then my brother I am surprised I lived...That was in 2001 .
So I do feel her death is what started his downfall....IMO I do think if she had lived E still maybe here..He would have felt that he had someone to turn too...Speaking from experience if my papaw would have lived I never would have turned to drugs because I would have been devastated if he had foundout...The one thing I could never stand was when he was disappointed in me that was worst than anything to me
And there is no doubt that Gladys would have been disappointed in E if she knew that he was on drugs....She hid her drinking because she was ashamed.
Any addict never wants a person they love to fallow in their footsteps. And I think Gladys would have been no different
Son if you ever say another derogatory word about Elvis Aaron Presley I WILL KICK THE LIVING CRAP OUT OF YOU!~