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... tips on where to go in Memphis. I've given up trying to refrain from practising my Southern accent in the presence of genuine Southern folk, I just jump right on in there and soak it all up, and guess what, they love it, they are warm lovely people and enjoy having a laugh.
Nick's special treat for us today is a trip to Wal-Mart, I can't tell you how excited we all were. Today was also grocery shopping day so as usual we were split into groups ...
... at least one TV and an ashtray every way you turned. It felt so
personal walking through the house and grounds but very sad to end at
the graveside where he is buried alongside his mom, dad, grandmother and
his stillborn twin.
Stopped at Marlow's for the best ribs! Drive ins, diners and dives agree!
... Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. The main part was under construction but there was still a lot to see. It was impossible not to be impacted by the history that happened in that exact spot. I didn't go up to the balcony where he was killed, it felt a little strange going up there and standing on that spot. The whole thing was very moving. I needed ...
... cotton with his parents. When he was 16 his family was traveling through Memphis on their way to see a preacher in Dallas and he slipped off to Beale Street and fell in love. In the 40s he worked as a DJ at WLAY in Muscle Shoals where both black and white music was being played. He worked at another station as an announcer and sound engineer.
He went back to Memphis and in 1950 ...
... San Diego- and those that were looked incredibly poor, if not outright homeless. We couldn't really find any restaurants or fast food places (no Mcdonalds, Subway, KFC, nothing, it was like being on another planet!) but ended up spotting a deli where we ordered sandwiches and crisps. After this, we headed back out into the mega hot sun - seriously, each place is just getting hotter, I thought we'd be used to it by now - and retraced our steps to the steamboat via 'confederate park' ...
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