When reporters came to the house at mid morning, they found Elvis and his father sitting on the front steps of Graceland, utterly bereft. They had their arms around each other and were sobbing uncontrollably, oblivious to the presence of anyone else. Elvis was wearing a white ruffled dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up, khaki continental pants, and unbuckled white buck shoes. His mother’s death, he told reporters without embarrassment or shame, had broken his heart. “Tears streamed down his cheeks,” wrote the Press-Scimitar reporter. “He cried throughout the interview. ‘She’s all we lived for,’ he sobbed. ‘She was always my best girl.’” Looking down the curved driveway, he said, “When Mama was feeling bad we used to walk with her up and down the driveway to help her feel better. Now it’s over.

- Peter Guralnick, Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

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