Ask Vance August 2011

Pardon me for beaming like a proud papa, but advance copies of Ask Vance — Book Two have arrived from the printer, and boy-oh-boy they're really great. Just look at the cover. Doesn't it make you want... more

Aug 26, 2011 11:34 AM Ask Vance

I don't mind giving away a secret here: Sometimes yearbooks can be good sources for photographs of long-gone landmarks.Case in point: Ray Gammon's Restaurant, a popular Memphis eatery for some 25 year... more

Aug 25, 2011 4:56 PM Ask Vance

The Pyramid. Beale Street Landing. The Cobblestones. All in the news lately as major projects to revamp and revitalize our waterfront.But, as grand as these are, they pale in comparison to a massive u... more

Aug 22, 2011 12:03 PM Ask Vance

Since the Lauderdales rarely left our estate without the protection of our chauffeur-driven limousines, I paid little attention to public parking garages used by the common folk. But then I turned up ... more

Aug 16, 2011 2:16 PM Ask Vance

Now, I don't often recommend that you visit other websites to learn about "the good olde days" in Memphis, because quite frankly I think you can learn all you need to know right here with "Ask Vance."... more

Aug 12, 2011 9:53 PM Ask Vance

I thought I'd chat a bit here about the Marjorie Duckett School of Dance. Do you remember it? I certainly do, because I was a pupil there, you see. In fact, in all modesty I believe I was her most out... more

Aug 11, 2011 11:42 AM Ask Vance

My pal Blake Billings says his wife was digging around at a local estate sale and turned up some rolls of unexposed film. She bought them, had the film processed, and discovered that it contained some... more

Aug 9, 2011 9:54 PM Ask Vance

Last week, I told you the curious story (or what little I knew of it) about a rather fascinating object I had encountered at a local estate sale — a little stuffed dog named "Ship" that was apparently... more

Aug 5, 2011 11:19 AM Ask Vance

In our February 2010 issue, I told the story of LaVelle Walsh, who ran the Memphis Flying Service, a little airport once located on Winchester Road. Walsh was the only female operator of an airport in... more

Aug 3, 2011 11:13 AM Ask Vance