Roots: An Interview with Memphis Earlene

The blues are terse.

Memphis Earlene thinks people talk too much about their private business.

JP:  I confess  I automatically assumed you were black.

Memphis Earlene:  I’m bluish.  Like the color of my skin, in case you haven’t noticed.

JP: What kind of ethnicity is bluish?  Where are your people from?

Memphis Earlene:  Same place  as yours. Sometimes it was called Poland, sometimes Russia. Before there even was a Russia or Poland we were there.

JP:  Are you, perchance Jewish?

Memphis Earlene:  No way. We loved pork barbecue too much to give it up.  We thought monotheism was a dumb idea.  One god couldn’t make a world this messed up all by himself.  For that you need a committee.

5 Responses to Roots: An Interview with Memphis Earlene

  1. Patty Murphy says:

    Memphis Earlene is a treasure….more, more, more, please.

  2. C.M.W. says:

    Last sentence says it all !!!!!!!!

  3. numbers says:

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this outstanding blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will share this site with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  4. Kari Collins says:

    Have I mentioned how much I love JP and Memphis Earlene? ‘Cause I do….

  5. Jack says:

    My son, who resides in Memphis ascribes to the theory that every year spent in Memphis will degrade your IQ by one point. He’s been there about 5 years now.
    The eclectic skeptic.

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