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I have been to Memphis twice on vacation. I love Beale Street. There are a lot of black people. My wife and I hung out on Beale Street with our bull terrier one night. It had to be at least 15 black people to every white person. And I am talking thousands of people. It was comfortable, though. People were there to have a good time.

The culture difference around dogs was interesting because I saw a lot of people were scared/distrusting of my dog. I am sure a lot of it is because my dog was a bully breed. A few people that I talked to asked about her and when I said "She is real friendly. She always likes a pet or a scratch behind her ears." they were still very hesitant, like they expected her to bite them for no reason. I think a lot of dogs down there are used for property protection.
 

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I have been to Memphis twice on vacation. I love Beale Street. There are a lot of black people. My wife and I hung out on Beale Street with our bull terrier one night. It had to be at least 15 black people to every white person. And I am talking thousands of people. It was comfortable, though. People were there to have a good time.

The culture difference around dogs was interesting because I saw a lot of people were scared/distrusting of my dog. I am sure a lot of it is because my dog was a bully breed. A few people that I talked to asked about her and when I said "She is real friendly. She always likes a pet or a scratch behind her ears." they were still very hesitant, like they expected her to bite them for no reason. I think a lot of dogs down there are used for property protection.
I did some aviation training in Millington a suburb just outside Memphis, my comrades and I did more rural excursions when we had time to chill, we liked going out on the banks of the Mississippi, there was usually 4 or 5 of us, usually 2 or 3 guitar players and singers, they introduced me to the then upcoming 'new country' i think they were calling it at the time, Willie Waylon, Jerry Jeff Walker etc and others....and mass quantities of adult beverages were generally consumed....we eventually befriended some sharecroppers.....blue eyed blonde sharecroppers these guys were the 20th century slaves, the head of the bunch was a tall slim sinewy fit looking Blu/blnd guy that you could almost imagine if he was cleaned up, dressed and suited up might pass for a patrician wall street tycoon, but instead he was living in a shack on a cotton farm in rural Tennessee with persons who may or may not be his siblings....Good times.
 
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