Friday, May 15, 2009

Greetings from Tunica, Mississippi!

We've been hangin' out at the RV park at Sam's Town Casino in Tunica, MS for several days. I expect that we'll move to the Graceland RV Park (yup, Elvis' own trailer park! ) in a day or two.

The bike rode just fine but I haven't unloaded it because we've had steady winds, rains, and I anticipate moving soon anyway. Been down on Beale Street already and checked out the ML King assassination site. I'm looking forward to our anticipated month-long stay in the Memphis area.

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On a personal note Deb's mom continues to hang in there as her chemotherapy continues. Deb and her family are trying to make arrangements for the care of her father as it is painfully obvious that with or without his wife he is no longer able to care for himself.

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On an entirely different subject Deb got a call from a friend telling us that they expect to shut down one of our favorite watering holes. I have known these folks since, literally, I first settled in Jacksonville almost 15 years ago. To say that the economy sucks is to be nice about it. Take care Kathryn and Darrell. If things come to pass I hope that we see y'all down the road again some day.

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I'm not too big on conspiracy theories even if I do study them for future writing projects. But my visit to the Lorraine Hotel and the King assassination site gave me some chills. Why? I am sure that most of us have seen the above photo of Dr. King as he lay dying and his associates pointing to where the shot came from. That's because, once you see the scene in person, you realize that the rooming house where the assassin supposedly fired the shots was NOT in the direction that everyone is pointing towards.

Stay tuned. More research is in order here.

1 comment:

Kerry Ann said...

I googled the iconic photo that you displayed in your blog (which is how I found you) after reading Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Hampton Sides about the assassination of MLK. That might help you ponder the question of the MLK assassination. It was a fantastic book. I don't know anything about MLK or his assassination, but I too want to learn more and I would love to visit the Lorraine.