Morgan Parks was shuttling boxes of coffee and non-dairy creamer from his van to the office of our latest Motel 6; he stopped in his tracks when he noticed the ‘big hunk of metal’ on the back of our truck. 'I figured there had to be a story behind that thing,' he mused after hearing...well, the story behind that thing. Morgan, coincidentally, was recently in
on business and had stopped by Shanksville and the crash site of Flight 93. ‘You’ll be amazed the plane landed there and didn’t kill anyone,’ he said, noting that though scattered there are houses all throughout the area. Then came the highlight, the surprise that reminded us once again that, cliche as it sounds, you never know who you might meet in any given moment. Morgan, it turned out, was friends with a guy named Jim Sykes who had a radio show on an all-elvis station airing right across the street from Bethlehem Graceland. He gave us a phone number and some free coffee and was on his busy way.
|Willie Mitchell Blvd., South Memphis|
The sun was high and hot when we pulled up to
in Cordova. Heartsong Church