Ginger later recalled: “On the day he proposed, he mentioned: ‘Ginger, I’ve been trying to find love so lengthy, and by no means in my wildest desires did I ever assume I’d discover it in my very own yard.
“‘I’ve been 60% pleased and 40% pleased, however by no means 100%. I’ve beloved earlier than however I’ve by no means been in love. Ginger, I’m asking you, will you marry me?’
“Elvis introduced his hand out from round his again. In it was a small, inexperienced velvet field.
“Nearly overcome by emotion, my voice quavered. ‘Yes,’ I managed. Our relationship had been so intense, as if he needed me to know virtually all the pieces about him in a short while. I felt I’d discovered my soulmate.