A Sunday Favorite
In honor of Mema Martha’s 98th birthday, today I am reposting something I wrote last fall about the town where she spent most of her adult life. When you’re finished here, you might also want to read THIS POST about Mema Martha. Also, be sure to check out other Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design.
The Bar at the Fortune Inn and Suites
Later we took a drive around town. Although not in the same building, the Silver Moon Club is still at the same location. However, the only thing left of the original Silver Moon is the slab, which is now part of the parking lot, but you can still see the tile from the men's room in the far right corner.
Elvis played at the Silver Moon Club on October 24, 1955. It is one of a number of clubs along U.S. Highway 67 in northeast Arkansas where emerging Rock and Roll artists played in the late '50's. For more information, check out this article from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The whole weekend was a trip down memory lane. At the reunion on Saturday night, there were two displays of classmate pictures. One table featured pictures of living classmates, and the other held photos of those who are deceased. LBeau and one of his friends said that their goal for the 50th reunion was to stay on the live table.
If they keep going back to Newport, they will probably make it. LBeau told me tonight that he thought Newport had therapeutic powers that he attributes to drinking the water and beer and visiting the site of the Silver Moon. He said that his knees weren't hurting today and his back isn't sore. Come to think of it, the crick in my neck has gone away, too.