Kathy M. Storrie
5 min readOct 15, 2022

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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 WIGGLES ON TV.

THE FIRST TIME I SAW ELVIS I WAS ONLY 10 IN 1958 WHEN HE APPEARED ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, SHOWING HIM ONLY FROM THE WAIST UP. HE HAD A GOOD VOICE AND HE WAS VERY GOOD LOOKING WITH HIS SHINY BLACK HAIR.

I DIDN’T KNOW FAMOUS ELVIS SUFFERED 20 YEARS DUE TO NO PRIVACY NOR PRIVATE LIFE WITH PEOPLE FOLLOWING HIM AROUND AND ASKING FOR MONEY. HIS LOUSY MANAGER, COLONEL PARKER, WHO HELPED MAKE ELVIS FAMOUS WAS STEALING MOST OF ELVIS’ PAY CHECK. ELVIS WAS TIRED OF THE MAFIA THREATENING HIM SINCE HE SIGNED UP WITH THE FBI TO HELP ARREST THE MAFIA. ELVIS LONGED TO GET AWAY FROM HOLLYWOOD TO FIND GOD AGAIN, AN ORDINARY LIFE, AND HIS REAL CALLING.

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Kathy M. Storrie

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