Value Place Memphis (Shelby Oaks)
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... it wasn’t named Graceland by Elvis or any of his family. Graceland Farms was originally owned by Stephen C. Toof, founder of S.C. Toof & Co., the oldest commercial printing firm in Memphis. The grounds were named after Toof's daughter, Grace, who inherited the farm in 1894. After her death the property was passed down to her niece Ruth Moore, a Memphis socialite, who together with her husband Dr. Thomas Moore, built a 10,266 square foot ...
... constantly buzzing centre of the house. Downstairs was Elvis’ TV room where he and his friends hung out, as well as the “African Room” which was like a huge den. In separate buildings was a big office where Vernon and a few secretaries handled fan mail and daily business of the estate. And another small building had Elvis’ racquetball court and gym. Poignantly, the piano there was played by Elvis just before retiring ...
... kangaroos don't just hop down the street. Anyway, Ken is good bloke and after we get checked-in he also takes us to the bus station so we can get a bus downtown.
With the driver's assistance we get off near Sun Studios and only have to walk a few blocks. Incidentally, we were the only white people on the bus. Not sure if we were the only white people not at work at that time of the day or whether white folk don't catch the bus, but again, it's odd. We get there in time to ...
... to Sam Phillips is a long and difficult story to narrate let alone digest. Sometimes I'm unsure I get it myself. Suffice to say, the original spark of curiosity which parched me so and spurred me onwards on a quest to quench my thirst is the one and same spark which made visiting Sun Studios in 2014 such a necessity. And it's a good thing I did. Sam Phillips friend, Marion, a native of Memphis Tennessee, born in 1917, who became a radio show host, station manager, U.S. ...
... br> having lunch i got a notification on my phone that there was some
flash flooding in the area, i could see that with my own eyes. On
the way back to the hotel the wind started picking up, and so did the
rain, so i tried taking shelter where possible, but i did get back to
the hotel, but the umbrella i had was broken.
At the hotel, i cleaned up, used the WiFi, uploaded some
pictures, relaxed, watched some Stargate, repacked bags, then in the