Here in Memphis, TN we’re parked downtown on South Main Street. Beautiful old trolleys clang past the booth every five minutes or so: Memphis’ (semi) rapid transit system.
Right across the street is the Center for Southern Folklore, a wonderful organization devoted to documenting and preserving Southern folk art, music and traditions. Above, Facilitators Maisie Tivnan and Nick Yulman hang with the Center’s Executive Producer, and Queen Bee, Judy Peiser. There could be no finer guide to the city or partner-in-crime in collecting its stories. Judy and her amazing staff operate on the principle that everyone is a king and the Center celebrates such small wonders as handmade quilts, peach cobbler and a farmer who taught his hogs to say grace.