National Civil Rights Museum: Memphis, TN 15 December 2019

You can read about the rest of my Memphis trip starting here. “…justice too long delayed is justice denied…” I took a Lyft from the hotel to the National Museum of Civil Rights located in the former Lorraine Hotel. Jacqueline Smith was across the street setting up for her long-term protest – 31 years and […]

Memphis: Day Four 15 December 2019

My last day in Memphis. Once again, a hotel breakfast. I checked out and told them I would like to leave my bags with them. I was directed to an unlocked linen closet. It is a good thing that I am a trusting person. I took at Lyft to the National Museum of Civil Rights […]

Slave Haven: Memphis, TN 14 December 2019

You can read about the rest of my Memphis trip starting here. After breakfast at the hotel, I walked to the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, which was a little over a mile away. Normally I like walking, especially in a strange city, but I am older and my aches are worse and at some […]

Memphis Day Three: 14 December 2019

For day one and two, go here. My plan was Slave Haven and the National Civil Rights Museum. But I found out that there is at least one advantage for Facebook knowing your location. While scrolling through Facebook the day before, up popped several Memphis events. And one was the Christmas Parade on Beale Street. […]

Lucero: Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN 13 December 2019

I decided this year to go to Lucero’s Family Christmas in Memphis. The last time I was there was in 2010, so I thought it was time to go again. I was in Memphis from Thursday to Sunday and you can read about my trip here. My Lyft driver had a very Christmassy decorated car […]

Stax Museum: Memphis 13 December 2019

You can read more about my Memphis visit here. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music was on my list of things to see. Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Otis Redding. Rufus Thomas. Carla Thomas. The Staples Singers. The Box Tops. Sam & Dave. Albert King. Wilson Pickett. Luther Ingram. Moms Mabley. Jean Knight. Richard […]

Memphis: Day 1 and 2 12-13 December 2019

Lucero would be performing their annual Christmas Family Party in Memphis that weekend in Memphis and I decided that this year I would go back. I had gone to their Christmas Family Parties in Little Rock and Memphis in 2010. On that trip, I saw Graceland (full tour), The Peabody, and stumbled over Sun Studios, […]