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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Memphis Factoid

Our home lies just over two miles south of the Memphis city limits and slightly west of a north/south street that runs way up into Memphis. As a matter of fact, it gets quite close to where Mike and I lived during marriage number one.

One of the landmarks in that area is the large VA Hospital. Back in WWII when injured servicemen were being admitted there in large numbers, hospital administrators went to the City with concerns about the name of the street that ran along its western edge. The City Fathers agreed and changed the name to the one it still bears today -- Getwell. The previous name -- Shotwell.

And now you know the rest of the story.

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