Cheryl Clark 
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Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

Normal working hours at a morning newspaper? My shift at the CA was always 5:30 p.m to 1:30 a.m. That's when the work of putting the paper together happened.

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Posted by Cheryl Clark on 07/20/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Godless In Memphis

"We've hosted all kinds of groups: Methodist, Baptist, Jewish, and others."

That pretty much runs the gamut, eh?

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Posted by Cheryl Clark on 04/03/2015 at 6:52 AM

Re: “‘Night, Darlin’

Nice job, Chris.
Wanda was my defacto guardian during my perilous Memphis college years, when I was running with the newspaper and theatre crowds. She even put me up one summer in her mirrored red velvet haven when some of my more ill-advised adventures made it perilous to live without a protector. Some time after that summer, she discovered by chance that instead of being the 30-something she had assumed me to be, I was not yet legal drinking age. I'd been a regular in the all-night tonk and backgammon games with Wanda and Michael (the dishwasher/cruiserweight boxing champion of the Americas) for several years at that point.
Her solution was for me to hide my icy Bud under the bar whenever someone we didn't recognize came through the door.
Ten years after I left Memphis for NY, i came back for the first time to sit at a hospital bedside. I took a patty melt break and the unsurprised greeting from the bar made me feel like I'd been gone an hour, not a decade. Until, as she pulled the cap off my third beer, Wanda said: "Damn, darlin'. You got old."

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Posted by Cheryl Clark on 03/16/2015 at 1:16 PM
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