Downtown Memphis (by Carley Evans)

Beale St. Memphis, TN

Beale St. Memphis, TN (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fear is one of those — what? — emotions? that confounds life. Before I arrived, several people warned me that downtown Memphis “has some really bad areas” and to “be careful.” I was told that “it’s not safe to walk around Beale Street” or along the “Trolley Line.” So, I rented a car, figuring I’d drive everywhere. Now that I am here, I haven’t used the rental car except to get to the hotel. And, tomorrow I’ll use it to get to the airport.

Yesterday, walking along the Trolley line, I happened on a street festival with live music and balloons. A little further on, I passed “Occupy Memphis” with tents and persons who appeared homeless. Today I witnessed one man ask a couple for money so he might eat a meal. Otherwise, I felt completely safe.

Like I said, fear is one of those — what? — emotions? that confounds life.

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6 thoughts on “Downtown Memphis (by Carley Evans)

  1. Carley, I enjoyed your post. You are in my part of the world. I live in NE Mississippi about 75 miles from Downtown Memphis. I have been to Memphis for concerts at the Forum and baseball at Autozone Park, Go Redbirds! Sorry, anyway I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your trip to Memphis.

    Mike

    • lambskinny says:

      That’s wonderful, Mike. I actually lived in Memphis when I was a little girl. I went to Evergreen for kindergarten and Snowden for first and second grades. I have fond memories of Memphis, especially in the summers when the fire hydrants were opened for flushing and we would play in the water flow. Fun times, playing stick ball and “Simon Says.” Long time ago. Blessings. Carley

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Chotenmien.

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Lezoemusings.

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Joe. I am going to post photographs of my trip… well, I’m going to try.

  5. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Michael. Carley

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