Yep, Gale, You got her nailed DoveyOriginally Posted by songs4ujoanne,
I put this statement in one of my threads about the ones who really loved Elvis. I hope you don't mind me putting it here. I was typing it and I got so aggrevated with Miss Priss and then I thought about your thread and here it is.
I think Elvis had the old fashioned southern ideas of how and what a wife should be, which is fine.
Priscilla knew this when she moved in with him. Her playing the part of a naive teenager is a bunch of bull to me. Everyone talks about how mature she acted. She knew what she was doing. She was planning to marry Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock 'n Roll".
She couldn't leave until she got the name.
She knew his lifestyle and what he expected of her before she ever married him. What did she have, 6 years to think it over?
Overnight she turned from a schoolgirl to Mrs. Presley who ran the house and had no more fear of Elvis throwing her out. She did anything and everything he said before they were married. She even admits she was afraid someone else would have gladly taken her place if she didn't do what he said.
I think she loved him to some degree BUT, at the end when he was in trouble and dying and everyone saw what was happening to him, if she loved him so much she should have gone back or done anything she could to get him back on track. I think when you love someone, really love them, you'll do anything to save their life. Elvis may not have wanted to marry when he did but, I think he loved her. Elvis might have been helped by her coming back and trying to help him. I don't know if everyone's heard the live version of "It's Midnight" when he says in the song "listen, Cilla". And you know he recorded that song late in his career so he was still thinking about her.
I guess that's what pisses me off the most with her. I think that's why I dislike her so much.
She should have been there for him. She says everyone tried talking to him including her. But, I don't know how much of anything she says is the truth.
She says he confided in her when he felt lost over his mother's death. I think she sort of puts it like she replaced that loss in his life.
When you love someone unconditionally you sometimes have to think of them when they're in trouble before you think of yourself. He was in trouble.
Sorry for my ranting and raving. It hurt me so much when Elvis died and anyone I feel that could have helped him in any way and didn't upsets me.