Some excerpts from a verbal interview with Patti, this is all that is available, now:
"An incredible human being."
"I gave up my life for these guys."
"He trusted everybody we were a secret society basically, behind closed doors."
"A wonderful son, a wonderful friend, a wonderful grandson."
"Everybody that he touched, clung to him."
"I'm just Patty, I was lucky to be with Elvis this is all about Elvis Presley. None of us....Jerry...Joe....Red...all of those guys, none of us would be ..... it is all because of Elvis Presley, and if anyone gives me any arguments I say "it's not you, it's Elvis Presley..... it's 30 years he's gone and he's bigger than ever he was, and bless
his heart, you know his memory will never die ........"
"Tribute artists I say good on you, you honour my friend, you keep his memory alive ...
and there is a few *****s who I think put Elvis Presley down, I lay their butt out man, and the other guys they know me, and they haul me back, and I say: "listen, don't you talk about my friend like that, and if it wasn't for Elvis you wouldn't be here so don't you ever say
anything bad about Elvis Presley, o.k., not in front of me ...."
"Who can put down this man, this man shared his life...whatever he got, we got....we were really lucky to be a part of his life, and he was lucky to be a part of our life, too."
"He was a God given gift...."
How do you remember him Patti?: "My brother, my friend, my life, he changed my life, and I wouldn't change it for a minute, I gave up my life for that man, and I wouldn't change it for a minute."
*I wouldn't ever say a word, either.