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Re: “Hi-Boy Drive-In

There were several things I remember unique about the one on Jackson. The little wire with clothpins threaded on it for the tickets that were pushed down the line as the burgers were made. The second was that they were the first burgers I had with chopped lettuce on it. Mix that lettuce with the mustard, tomato and hamburger juice and they were the best. Closest thing to it was a WhatABurger on Frasyer Blvd. Billy F

Posted by billy ferguson on 07/15/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Does Anyone Remember This TV Show?

My kindergarten class was on Pride of the Southland in '57 or '58. We all playet little precision instruments as our teacher played "Fly Little Glow Worm" on the piano. We all loved Trent Wood.

Posted by Debbie Jones Hansen on 07/11/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

If I can find the old pics I will try to post some if it's allowed here.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

Hi Darryl, I am just checking my post at the Memphis Magazine blog after a long while. Yes I knew Jim. He and Hershel Robertson (painter at Culligans) had a small welding shop on Poplar Ave near downtown in the 1970's and 1980's. I can't remember the last time I saw him. The last I heard from my dad is that he was very ill and did himself in the 1990's if I remember right. I'm sorry I don't remember more. If I can answer any more questions let me know.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

To Dave: I don't remember a lot about him because I was so young. I do remember he had a big white Cadillac parked in the garage and a big collie named Beulah.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Miss McKellar Lake — 1973

Tori Petty- Miss McKellar Lake
Judy Joe- 1st Alternate
Elaine Henderson- 2nd Alternate

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Posted by Elaine Shelby on 07/01/2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Lura Grubb's Visit to Heaven

i want to obtain the books of Paul n. Grubb,manifistation sonship voloum 1,2,3. from church to kingdom,parables of the kingdom.where i can find or if a brother in christ have more copies of this books ,i buy it


Posted by jimmy roldan on 06/25/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “The Trimble Monument in Forest Hill Cemetery

Vance Lauderdale, Frank Trimble is my Great, Great Grandfather. If you would like to know more about him, my mother has almost his entire life story documented. I'd be happy to put you in touch.

Posted by Shane Davenport on 06/24/2017 at 5:03 PM

Re: “The Grave Mystery at Shelby Farms

Awesome, interesting article! I want to go check this place out now! I love history and ghost stories, especially when they are located on my home town. I have never heard or read about any of this and I have been on this earth since 1961. Thanks everyone for all of this intriguing information!
Diana O'Connor 6/23/2017

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Posted by Laydedi on 06/23/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “The Clarksdale Giant

As a 16 yr. old boy I met Max Palmer on the banks of the Mississippi River. He was in a lot of pain, foot had been broken from wrestling he stated.I was there with my girlfriend (now my wife of 57 years) and we walked over & visited with Max for a time. He had been drinking (dealing with pain). Some several years later my wife & I (and our 3 children) had been serving as over-seas Church Planters (commonly called missionaries). I was speaking in a church in Maryville TN. I noted the pastor had a flyer on his desk advertising Max (he had already been there and spoke in the church). I grabbed it an read "Evangelist ..." I COULD NOT BELIEVE! We always wondered what had happened to him after that hot summer's day on the Mississippi! How it thrilled my heart to see that Max had turned to Christ Jesus for Salvation!

Rev. H L Goodman, Kimberling City MO.

PS. Thanks Shane Palmer for sharing something about you dad.

Posted by Harvey L Goodman on 06/06/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Charles Oldrieve - River Walker

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Re: “The Epping Way Mystery

My family moved to Raleigh in 1968 and I remember hearing about Berry Brooks and seeing Black Angus cattle on his pasture which is now covered with decaying homes. My family belonged to what we called the Effing Forest club which was built in the mid-70s as part of a large property development that included large for that time homes, zero lots and apartments after Mr. Brooks died around 1972. The club had several tennis courts, a large pool and small sail boats in the lake. The men's locker run had a Universal gym and this is where I first learned about weight training, and I learned how to play tennis (a little) on the courts.

As someone else mentioned, Raleigh started declining back in the early 80's and interest in the club waned. My family was not rich or connected enough to belong to Colonial Country Club so this was the closest we ever got to the good life.

New James Road was cut through the property when the development started and ruined the atmosphere of the estate. Price we pay for development.

A happy ending is the trails that link Collierville, G-town, Memphis will be passing through this property so I will be biking through it again as I once did as a kid, and soon be 60 year old.

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/05/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

Joe Culligan is my great uncle for those that have posted previously I have many pics and stories if you are interested.

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Posted by Patrick McDowell on 05/11/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “The Epping Way Mystery

My name is Berry Brooks and that was my uncle's property. I'm named after him. I've grown up hearing the craziest stories about that place.

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Posted by Berry Brooks on 04/13/2017 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Lura Grubb's Visit to Heaven

I would love to get this book, Living To Tell Of Death. If anyone has any info on how I can get a copy, would you please email me @ Thank you in advance.

Posted by SheilaT on 04/02/2017 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Does Anyone Remember This TV Show?

Has anyone heard of a show called "Young America Sings" hosted by Dick Hawley in the '50s?

Posted by Jessica Dorris on 03/15/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “The Vault Club

My parents owned the Vault Club at 81 Madison. I spend years 'down there' loving being downtown when Memphis was still the old guard and felt ever so much safer. The club was private to accommodate members ability to have libations since only 'private club' members could drink. It was considered a downtown extension of the county clubs (bars). The lay out was simple enough. There were two entrances - (not a death trap!!). One was through the main entrance of the 81 Madison Building and the other was to the west side of the building, a 'tunnel' like entrance down some steps by the alley. The main entrance brought you to the reception desk with the Vault entry into a lounge and further into the actual bar. (The bar also connected to the kitchen). I remember the lounge being very 'sexy' or maybe you'd call it, 'romantic'. Sofa's, club chairs, soft lighting. A very nice place to have a drink and 'flirt' your way into romance. Or, you could go to the left into the lovely dining room where lunches were served to the businessmen or fine dining at night. There was an entrance/exit in the dining room. It was the 60's. It was a very cool time. Beatles. Stones. Great R&B. Music was everything then. My mother ran the club/dining room along with a manager. I helped them keep the membership books. My dad was a career DuPont man, but he was also a musician and his group played at the club regularly. The Executives. Preservation Hall met there and jammed on a monthly basis - and (::gasp gasp::) on Sundays when most of Memphis was in church. My parents didn't care about color - so the club (closed to the public on Sunday) was open house for the fantastic blues musicians from NOLA to Chicago. They were friends as well as musicians. It was something I will always remember - that and the huge jars of freshly peeled shrimp and bacon wrapped petit filets the cook always had ready for us. And fountain cokes from the bar. If anyone has quesitons, please don't hesitate to reach out. Mary Gay Preslar

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Posted by Mary Krevosh on 03/03/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Does Anyone Remember This TV Show?

I rember a show that captain bill and snoopy not sure about much else I was about 3

Posted by Radale Gheen Hopkins on 01/22/2017 at 11:10 PM

Re: “"All Aboard with Mr. Be"

I can still play the theme song in my head nearly fifty years later.

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Posted by Christopher Tielens on 01/19/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Sambo's

Being a Sambo Corp. Asst. In !970-80. And Opened new stores everywhere and in Detroit and Pontiac Mich. were 90 percent of our employees were black. Never heard about racism about the name then. The press made it racist name. It was a great company to work for . Took care of it's employee's equally. We had Benefits for our hourly employee's and we believed in promoting from within. Wish we were open today. Teach employers how to treat employee's who are making them money.. Jeff Tomashek

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Posted by Jeff Tomashek on 01/06/2017 at 11:40 AM

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