I wouldn't dare suggest Neely's and I don't even watch whatever show you're talking about! They are well known in Memphis for not being able to keep it all together. You have to be really careful if you did eat at a Neely's because what they do is one of the kids will get married then divorced, the ex keeps the last name and opens a restaurant called Ken NEELY's BBQ. Of course "Ken" is in the smallest font possible. Their BBQ was never that good to begin with. Alfred's on Beale is a fun little place, but there are so many great little hideaways that are actually right under your nose. Let me know the next time you are coming down and I'll give you an itinerary of must-do's!
I really hate to hear of all of your medical problesm, but it sounds like you have a great attitude coupled with your convictions that will get you a long way!!! Now, to the matter at hand, if you tell the world that Memphis BBQ isn't up to the hype I will have to call you a tourist! Let me guess...you had Corky's or the Rendevous, right? That's not what us locals eat. As a matter of fact we just wrapped up our annual Memphis in May BBQ cookoff and something like 12 of the 20 top placing teams were Memphians. Before you cry foul, the judges are NOT local and they are the best judges in the world. You'll have to try Central BBQ next time and I can assure you it will live up to the hype and then some! Oh, you also have to visit the Rock n Roll History Museum by the FedEx Forum. It's got some great displays of the rich history we have as far as how Memphis became the home of the blues. Very touching stuff.
Seriously though, I know things can be tough, but you can do it! Patience and persistence. It sounds as though you have a wonderful marriage and family and that's all that you need to get you through that dreaded workout. I have every bit of faith in you!
Hi Ms. Lizz,
Thanks for your kind words! Yes, we get a bad rap here in Memphis, but it's not all bad. I know exactly what weekend you are talking about. We were driving back from our Florida vacation and saw all the cars heading out. You are correct that there is not enough time to do everything in a weekend. At least not if you're a music lover! You MUST hit the Stax Records Museum as well as the Civil Rights Museum. I'm not sure if you had a chance to visit the Lorraine Hotel, but it is a life changing experience. You can literally feel the gravity of that day. It's surreal.
I'm glad to hear that your readings are good! Keep it up! I know it's hard, but your toes are worth it! A type 1.5 is pretty hard to describe. As my doctor told me I'm basically a type 1 whose pancreas hasn't died...YET. Of course you can read more in depth about it here (as did I). Thanks again for your encouragement and let me know when you're planning another trip. I'll tell you all the great places. I see that you are a Christian and I promise you haven't seen a sermon until you attend one by Reverend Al Green!
Yep, I am in a burb of Chicago. I have been type 1 for 42 years and only slight complications, my endo says it is my good genes that have helped me. Diabetes is tough and even if you are in good control you can still obtain complications, so my heart goes out to your SIL. It is not a fair disease and it is soooo 24/7.
I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.
Welcome to the site. I'm so glad you found us. I am also from Tennessee, although I live close to East TN. We have a group on here called TN Diabetics. You should join. Also, there is the Sharing Scriptures group you mentioned in your profile (I'm also a member!).
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