Southern man-of-letters Robert Penn Warren is probably most famous for his novel All The King’s Men. That book won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1947. But in 1964, Warren embarked on a very different project—he traveled the country with an old reel-to-reel tape recorder and spoke with dozens of men and women involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Warren published excerpts of those interviews in a book called Who Speaks For The Negro?
Citric acid and sodium bicarbonate react with water to produce carbon dioxide and sodium citrate. Toss in some aspirin and a healthy dose of Madison Avenue snake oil, and you have the panacea that launched some of television’s most memorable advertising campaigns.
On hot summer days, like today, people line up at Wells Station and Reed in East Memphis to get a cool tasty treat. Lines are often to the street outside the bright pink and turquoise building that used to be a Sinclair Gas Station. You can still see remnants of the car wash here, but that’s from a long time ago because Jerry’s Sno Cone is in its forty-sixth year.
A Jerry’s Sno Cone is not your typical snow cone in a cone-shaped cup with a rounded scoop of ice one top. No. It’s served in a Styrofoam cup with a spoon.