Kathy M. Storrie
5 min readOct 15, 2022

YOUNG ELVIS AT 14 WITH NO FRONT TEETH GAP. THE OLD ELVIS WAS BORN WITH A GAP SO REMOVED THE CAP TO FOOL PEOPLE. CAN YOU AGREE THEY HAVE THE SAME EYES, SAME FOREHEAD, SAME NOSE, SAME PUFFY CHEEKS, SAME EYE WRINKLE LINES, FLAT EARS, AND SAME SHAPE FACE.

WHILE VISITING EUROPE AT A RESTAURANT, THE WAITRESS RECOGNIZED ELVIS IN SPITE OF HIS FLOPPY HAT AND SUNGLASSES. BUT SHE SAID NOTHING NOT WANTING TO GIVE HIS DISGUISE AWAY AND CAUSE A RUCKUS. BEFORE HE LEFT SHE WHISPERED, “thank you, ELVIS.” “HOW SOON DID YOU KNOW?” HE SAID WITH HIS PRESLEY SMILE. SHE SAID, “TWO SECONDS.” ELVIS LAUGHED.

IN 1977 MY HUSBAND AND I JUST MOVED TO ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA AND WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY FRIENDS. I WAS UPSET WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED ON THE RADIO THAT ELVIS PRESLEY HAD DIED. MY HEART SUNK AS I WATCHED THE TV WITH THE MASSES OF PEOPLE ON THE SIDEWALK CRYING NOT LONG AFTER HE PERFORMED HIS LAST SHOW IN HAWAII.

I DIDN’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT ELVIS’ PRIVATE LIFE. I WAS SHOCKED HE WAS ADDICTED TO SLEEPING PILLS AND BARBITURATES TO KEEP AWAKE. MY 60 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER WORKED IN THE CINCINNATI TRAIN TERMINAL WHEN SHE SOLD ELVIS’ FATHER, VERNON PRESLEY, TWO PACKS OF CIGARETTES AS HE WALKED THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE TRAIN TERMINAL TO CATCH A TRAIN. MA-MAW BERTHA LOVED ELVIS SO MUCH AND SHE BEGGED ME TO WRITE HIM. SHE SAID IF HE RESPONDED, THE LETTER WOULD BE WORTH A LOT OF MONEY ONE DAY. MY MOTHER TOLD MA-MAW BERTHA TO BACK OFF BECAUSE I WASN’T ALLOWED TO WRITE TO A GROWN MAN THAT…

Kathy M. Storrie

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