September 2007 Backtalk

Letters to the Editor

I just read the City Guide 2007 article Off the Beaten Path by Tim Sampson — loved it! I'd like to see more stories like this, not just local places to eat, but local stores or businesses that a lot of people, especially people who haven't lived in Memphis very long, may not know about — Hubbard's Hardware, Dan West Garden Center, places like that.  ~ Mary Ogle

Once again, Memphis magazine has outdone itself.

This year's City Guide was your best ever, from the clever front cover photo of the "million dollar quartet" to Jonathan Postal's truly remarkable portraits of Memphians at work to Vance's photo details quiz. (Even though I consider myself a real Memphian, I must admit that many of Vance's photos were unknown to me.) In short, it was just a fun issue to read and look at.

And at the risk of sounding like a Pollyanna, I have to add that it's easy to take all the good things Memphis has to offer for granted, especially in this era of "haters." I applaud you for your continuing excellence — and for continuing to celebrate life right here in River City. ~ L.D. Roberts

A friend just sent me an email regarding an article about who's who for religious leaders. I cannot believe that you did not list Bishop Terry Steib, the Catholic bishop for the diocese of Memphis. Catholicism is the number one religion in the world. Shame on you! ~ Janis Stewart

After reading Vance Lauderdale's response to the "Music Men" query [July issue] regarding the "Original Memphis Five," I thought your readers might find the link interesting to this jazz website: In particular, it seems that quite a few other jazz "Fives" were thriving at that time and apparently intermingled in various different groups.

By the way, my husband Gene Nunez's grand-father was Alcide "Yellow" Nunez, who also played with Charlie Panelli in the "Louisiana Five" at about the same time.  ~ Wendy Nunez

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