Ask Vance April 2011

The past few weeks have certainly been nerve-wracking times. First, we endured terrible thunderstorms, with rain and hail and straight-line winds that toppled giant old trees — sometimes onto houses, ... more

Apr 28, 2011 9:30 PM Ask Vance

My pal Lindsay Jones recently published a story in the Memphis Flyer about the fancy electric charging stations for battery-powered automobiles that will (we hope) be installed at various locations in... more

Apr 25, 2011 6:58 PM Ask Vance


Photo by Alasdair Halleron

This may be the greatest honor ever bestowed upon me, and folks, that is really saying something.My "Ask Vance" calendar has turned up in surprising places — the boardrooms of our city's top executive... more

Apr 19, 2011 6:31 PM Ask Vance

Georgianna Awsumb Ensminger died last week in Memphis at the age 0f 93. She had graduated from Central High School, the school then known as Southwestern, and attended graduate school at the Universit... more

Apr 17, 2011 11:39 AM Ask Vance

With all this talk about whether we should preserve the Mid-South Coliseum or feed it to the bulldozers, I thought it would be interesting to share this image with you.In the 1964 edition of the White... more

Apr 15, 2011 4:02 PM Ask Vance


Photo by Guyton Nunnally

I was puttering around in the Lauderdale Mansion attic last night, searching for a whetstone so I could polish my swordcane, when I came across a box of old photos that we had run years ago in Memphis... more

Apr 13, 2011 2:47 PM Ask Vance 5 Comments

I’m as excited to be here as this lovely woman, who just ripped off her clothes and started dancing in her living room, she was so thrilled. (Okay, Mildred, you can calm down now.) The brand-new bl... more

Mar 31, 2011 2:28 PM Ask Vance