Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:02 am
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:37 am
Gay music decorates the entrance to "Graceland." But those iron gates, which shut the curious out, also shut Elvis in.
Trespassing took a more serious aspect, the night Uncle Travis discovered a half-dozen boys trying to hoist the heavy cast-iron lawn furniture over the fence near the little house where he lives ... when they begged him [Elvis] to let them go, he agreed.
His elders, however, thought this was the time to take a stand. They called the sheriff's office ... Vernon and Gladys Presley, Elvis's parents, appeared in court against them, but ... they agreed to their release -- with a warning.
One who doesn't mind being quoted is Captain Fred Woodward of the Memphis Police ... Unofficially, on off-duty hours, however, Captain Woodward visits the Presley home and sometimes accompanies Elvis on minor excursions. "Like the time he just walked in at this place where they were having a Cerebral Palsy party. Were those people thrilled!"
Undoubtedly, a few old friends have had their feelings hurt. Says one entertainer, known for his extreme shyness, "I bumped into Elvis one day and he asked me to call. I did, twice. The first time, I was told he was sleeping. The second, I was told he was in conference with his mother and couldn't be disturbed. That was enough for me. If he wants to see me again, he knows where I live."
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