As you may remember, I was scheduled to travel to western Tennessee for a two-week photographic trip last May that was supported in part by a Professional Development Grant from United Arts of Central Florida. Sidelined by illness, I was unable to go then, but I am making the trip this May, from the 17th through the 26th. I will be blogging about my travels under the heading of the Memphis page. I will take a little break from the main page while on my trip. I hope that you will join me on the Memphis page.
Each day I will make an entry on the Memphis page from the road that includes photographs on my Flickr site. (Link to the right) The blog will include stories, insights, and bits of the history and culture of the region. In addition to Memphis, I will be traveling to Dyees Arkansas, home town of Johnny Cash, to see this community that began by a Depression era government program. I will also spend time in the areas around Jackson Tennessee.
Right now I am do many things to get ready, including research, looking over maps and making a tentative itinerary of the areas that I want to explore.
I hope that you can join me on my travels! To see the blog on my travels go to the Memphis page beginning on the evening of May 17th.
The photograph above is from a trip to central Tennessee that I made in 1999. The sign for Cardui must have been there for some time, as while it has helped women for 50 years, I doubt that it has been on the market for the past 70 years. Cardui was an exlixir for women that I understand was mostly alchohol.