Ask Vance January 2013

Did you know that I am still perusing the 60-year-old back issues of the Lowen-Behold, the newsletter of Lowenstein's department stores? Two reasons for that: 1) They are filled with amazing storie... more

Jan 27, 2013 7:29 PM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Robert Wire

Well, I can finally cross one of the items off my "Most Wanted" list, because I finally located a rare, never-before-seen photo of Davis' White Spot Restaurant, which stood on Poplar, east of Estat... more

Jan 22, 2013 7:27 PM Ask Vance

Is there no end to the historical treasures to be found in the Lauderdale Library? Tonight, riding my tricycle through the lonely hallways of the Mansion, I crashed into a big cardboard box, and in... more

Jan 19, 2013 8:42 PM Ask Vance

Looking through my postcard collection one lonely Saturday night, I came across this very early view of Forrest Park, the center of so much hub-bub these days. This postcard is interesting — at... more

Jan 18, 2013 10:58 AM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Robert Wire

You know I've written before about the mysterious Davis' White Spot restaurant in Memphis — mysterious only because so many readers seem to remember it, but I've never seen any photos, menus, postc... more

Jan 11, 2013 3:10 PM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Bonnie Daws Kourvelas

My history-buff pal Bonnie Daws Kourvelas, who has been mentioned here before, is stumped. And so am I. And considering that, between the two of us, we generate enough brainpower to light a sma... more

Jan 3, 2013 9:09 PM Ask Vance