The Commercial Appeal files Balmy days, sandwiched in between days of rain and chill, announce the approach of spring and bring out the business spirit in young Memphians on March 7, 1953. Two got so enthused they set up their own stand. Here, Jimmy Turner, 8 (left) of 1864 Tutwiler reads his favorite comic book while his cousin and partner, Clayton Turner, 11, of 1254 Forrest sells some cupcake mix to Jimmy's sister, Ginger Turner, 11. The stand is in front of Jimmy's house and the boys raid their mothers' pantries for canned goods and their own rooms for comic books to sell.
Published in the Commercial Appeal, "Mid South Memories" March 7, 2016.