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Comment Archives: Stories: Special Sections

Re: “Elvis Presley's Mystery Train (Station)

So, I realize this is a REALLY old thread but I'll take the shot anyway. I've been searching for my maternal grandfather for years. He never knew my mother (she was in foster homes and later adopted, then back in homes). She spent her entire life looking for him until she died in 2013. I've picked up the search. His name was Fred Preston Marshall and I know that he owned a barber shop which, I just learned today, was named Town and Country on Poplar. I'm sure he is long dead now as he would be 103 but I'm looking for ANYONE who may have known him. I most especially would like to find a photograph (Obituary maybe? - no luck on that search). Would be endlessly grateful for any crumbs.

Posted by Laura Hunter Quagliaroli on 11/07/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “The WHBQties - Wow!

Does anyone know how I can get in touch with George Klein? I worked at WHBQ from 1964 to 1970. I started as a studio cameraman and was a director when I left to move to Atlanta. I also directed Talent Party during my time at WHBQ. I graduated from Treadwell High School and Memphis State. I live in Chesapeake, Virginia now. Hope to hear from someone. Thanks.

Posted by Meyer Davis on 10/22/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Does Anyone Remember This TV Show?

No doubt! It was Looney Zoo. Trent, Tiny, Rasputin, Ima the Emu, Poindexter, X-Murgatroid and the rest of the never-ending cast!!!

Posted by Van Burnham on 10/15/2017 at 3:51 AM

Re: “A Strange Death in Court Square

On the Historical Haunts bus tour, one can visit the fountain and interact with Claude's ghost through a kII meter. I've seen some pretty weird things at the fountain!

Posted by Joyce Lansky on 09/14/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Lura Grubb's Visit to Heaven


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Posted by JOSEPH B. DOWELL on 09/09/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “The Whirlaway Club

When did Ben Wages pass away?

Posted by Marilyn Rutledge on 09/06/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “A Strange Death in Court Square

Claude is buried in Chapel Hill, Public Lot #2 at Elmwood; he has no marker, but I know his approximate location (pretty darned approximate, I'd say).

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Posted by Patrick Whitney on 08/17/2017 at 12:00 PM

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

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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: “Best of Memphis 2016 - Introduction

It's a restaurant moron. Read the category.

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Posted by The Dude on 06/19/2017 at 10:05 AM

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

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