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Re: “Cooper Street 20/20

What a welcome experience to Midtown Memphis!! Excellent food and service!

Posted by brendarakestraw on 01/29/2013 at 10:36 AM

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Re: “Demolition Certain for Nineteenth Century Club

Memphis has no appreciation for history. It never has. Go to New Orleans or Charleston, SC where all the historical homes are preserved.
At least the judge has appreciation for history. Look at Union Ave. with empty drive thru's and car washes where once the finest homes in Memphis were. It is heartbreaking that Memphis has no regard for history or elegance. Memphis is a ghetto.
Whatever is built there will go out of business within at least 10 years and it will be another abandoned building, and the city will piss and moan about the weeds and rats.
I was born in Memphis and lived her for 61 years. Never have I been so disgusted in the leadership of this city, as well as the thugs that control it like we are in a 3rd world city.
I have a home that is as old as this one. There could have been a fund raiser to fix the home back to it's original estate, but Memphis would rather move forward with more fast food joints. Forget history, for it is too white. Now that is the JOKE!

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Posted by brendarakestraw on 08/20/2013 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Letter From the Editor

Thank you, Bruce for helping make the public aware of the horrific holocaust happening at Memphis Animal Services. Mass Euthanasia is nothing any of any human should be proud. This article will help save lives and hopefully motivate others to ask, “What can I do to help save a life at Memphis Animal Services?” What is the answer? Foster, Adopt, or donate to an Animal Rescue!!

Posted by brendarakestraw on 09/08/2011 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Shelby Farms Graves - Revisited

Sir, my grandmother was Mignon Louise Mann and she was born in Holly Springs, MS. Her father was Clarence Mann, who rode his horse to Germantown regularly to visit his relatives and sell horses. This article regarding the Manns has very much intrigued our family, as we are certain these have to be relatives of my grandmother, probably her grandparents.

Thank you for sharing this story! It has really brought excitement to our family!

Brenda Horn Rakestraw

Memphis, TN

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Posted by brendarakestraw on 10/08/2009 at 11:29 AM

Re: “The Grave Mystery at Shelby Farms

My grandmother's maiden name was Mann. She was born and raised in Holly Springs, MS. We heard tales of her father riding horseback to Germantown to visit his relatives and sell horses. I think this family is related to my grandmother, probably her grandparents. Her name was Mignon Louise Mann. Her father's name was Clarence Mann. I've got to get with my other relatives as to her father's additional relatives. This is just amazing to think they are probably my relatives! My sister and I want to visit this site. Thank you for all your investigating! Brenda Horn

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Posted by brendarakestraw on 10/08/2009 at 11:15 AM


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