Carter Wynn 
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Re: “Loflin Yard opens Thursday

I remember the old days, running the carriages out of "the barn", all the souls and folks, met from out-of-the-cracks. Gosh, if I could really relay all the history, before this area got gentrified and socialized. Yeah, it was in a state of decay, and I admire the vision that created this very artistic and creative Lofflin's Yard. But I remember it when hobos would jump off the train, and come asking David for work. I remember it when it was a thriving carriage business (Carriage Rides of River City), running some x13 horses out-of-it, including the creation of my own business, Carter's Carriage. I remember the sometimes eccentric character of David Sydnor, staying-up all night, to create the ultimate Cinderella's carriage, replete with lights and disco ball; and all the unique folks that the sight attracted. There's so much history at that very corner. It wasn't a few years ago, when I would see a mama fox scurry to her den, across the street. Now, people pay thousands of dollars to reside in condos there.

If I could relay the history that I experienced on this very property, from 2003-2013, you wouldn't believe. It would seem too story-book, out-of-this-world, fanciful and not real. God-Bless all you souls I had the pleasure to meet. God-bless the horses, David and his resolve to keep the place viable. God-Bless "the Mayor", who lived-down the street, Mr. Watts (RIP) that is, and his son Chris, who called on the barn often in those days. So, so much history, that period of decay, before it got rediscovered. I'm sure there's an equal, even more profound history, when it was a train-depot for the train to Jackson, TN), in the 1900's (there was still that signage laying against the wall, simply stating: "Jackson"; or when it was the old Police horse stables, or going-back further, a mule-trading yard, the largest in the country. I just happened-in-on-it it is final form, before it became the "happening little hot-spot it is now". There was a great life there, many lessons learned, from so many people I came to know, often "salt-of-the-earth folks" off the streets and trains, and so opposite of the folks who now reside in-and-about the place. David always knew it was coming, and indeed, it got "SoHo'd", he was right. Kudos to your ability to hang-on David, and pass-it-on as you did. There were some hard-times, when it looked-like "viability was too far off" and it may be too much to hand-hold, for an eventual and profitable hand-off. But you did, and kodos to you! Thanks for all the life-lessons too, the evolution, the love and care, and ideals we lived. Forever in my heart!

Good Luck with Lofflin's Yard, and the future. Some day I'm going to come-down there and have a beer, and muse of "how it used to be".

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Posted by Carter Wynn on 02/21/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Kelsey, Harris File Legislation to Regulate Future Water Policy in West Tennessee (UPDATED)

Awesome bi-partison effort "for The People"! Maybe you two legislators could be a model for other bifurcated, logersheaded stalemates that prevent good government from happening!

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Posted by Carter Wynn on 02/14/2017 at 4:11 PM
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