If you took it to be a continuance or as my breaking of an unspoken truce that's my bad. I should have made that clearer. My intent (however clumsy) was to let the people of this estimable Forum know that there are good things going on in Memphis.
As a child of the sixties (I take it you're a few years younger) I was brought up to think that TN was a tale of two cities (Nashville and Memphis) but today's young people are slowly breaking through generations of bible belt thinking in Memphis in spite of the pressures placed upon them not to change. True many had to leave the area to go to school and establish themselves elsewhere but there is something (beauty of the land) or generations of family pride that bring many back. For sure on a spectrum they're still religious conservatives compared to the rest of the country but are leaning more toward moderate.
During the imfamous 2000 election Gore wasn't able to carry his state for many thought he turned his back upon them after leaving the Senate for eight years to serve Bill Clinton (left wing adulterer from their POV). The two of us know how divers and hard to charcterize a nation of 320,000,000 people.
As that Texan LBJ said my fellow Americans and lacking many among this Happy Circle I would feel awfully lonely if we started (never have) disagreeing disagreebly. BTW my guess is TWP are from TX but wouldn't it be a hoot if they were from TN.
Long and short please forgive me.