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Re: “Art in the Loop Returns October 2nd

Shone. The sun shone.

Posted by andria.lisle on 09/30/2020 at 4:02 PM

Re: “The Sno Cream Castle

Here's Mrs. Humber's obituary: A wreath hangs next to a list of milkshake flavors at the luncheonette on a sliver of land at Getwell and New Willow.
The Sno Cream Castle, 1650 Getwell, is an East Memphis landmark that is approaching its fourth decade in business.

It's owner for most of the last 34 years was Edith Humber. She died of heart failure Tuesday at her home. She was 75. Mrs. Humble built the castle in 1963, moving to the corner after owning another snow cone place at Park and Highland for several years. Her grandson, Scott Otterson, said Mrs. Humber worked odd jobs for 10 years to save the money to own her business. That desire was driven by a childhood in poverty in Alabama. Her mother died when Mrs. Humber was a child.

"It was her absolute goal, without question to be independent to be self-sufficient," Otterson said. At first Mrs. Humber sold only from within the cinder block walls on the castle. Mrs. Humber added cheeseburgers and milkshakes and other food after she noticed workers from surrounding warehouses and businesses in the area. If the weather is cold, we sell more cooking and sandwiches," Mrs. Humber said in a 1992 interview.

"Soon as it's 65 degrees, we start selling snow cones. ice creams products and everything that goes with it. Next to the wreath is a placard for "Home of the Rainbow Sno-Cone' and a pitch for the Yankee Sno-Yankee and the Bicentennial Sno-Cone. The lettering for the icy bicentennial treat is fading but the placard has a recently painted rainbow. Mrs. Humber retired from the snow cone business three years ago. Her daughter, Becky Otterson, and grandson now run the business.

The widow of William C. Humber also leaves three sons, Barry and Jeff of Memphis and Mike Humber of Wake Forest, NC and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Fayette, AL.

Posted by andria.lisle on 04/01/2020 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Throwback Thursday: Tommy Wright III's "One Man Gang Pt. 1"

Tommy Wright! please email me,

Posted by andria.lisle on 09/05/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: ““Akin” at Crosstown Arts

Great film, Chris Davis! We screened it at the Brooks in conjunction with our summer 2012 exhibition of African American Art.

Posted by andria.lisle on 06/12/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Street Art: Marisol Tributes Appear on South Main

Don't miss the opening reception, 6:30-8 pm on May 30!

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Posted by andria.lisle on 05/15/2014 at 3:25 PM


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