The 1998 Albies 

Mom, apple pie, and the Parthenon Nativity scene

Mom, apple pie, and the Parthenon Nativity scene

Won’t you people ever learn? When it comes to this contest, playing nice-nice gets you nowhere.

Nevertheless, every year, you try. And every year, in an atypical display of human sentiment, Scene publisher Albie Del Favero says, “Gee. I kinda liked that one about the Fortnightly” or “that one about Harvey’s” or “that one about the Belle Meade Motel.”

It must be comforting to him to know that he is not alone. Maybe you can all meet at Candyland (make that Vandyland) some time for a shake. Dutch treat.

Meanwhile:

You Are So Albie’s Nashville If...

...you would gladly have traded Opryland for the return of Fair Park.

...Castner Knott sold? So what! You still miss Harvey’s and Chester’s!

...you volunteer even before you know what the cause is.

...you’ve never met a stranger.

...you chitchat with a country star without asking for an autograph.

...you automatically refer to Vandyland as Candyland, Dillard’s as Cain-Sloan, Broadway as Broad, and Music City, U.S.A., as the “Athens of the South.”

...you still remember the Parmer fight song.

...you’ve ever made a lightnin’ bug bracelet, caught a crawdad, or tied a string on to a Junebug’s leg.

...you remember the Noon show with Teddy Bart on Channel 4.

...you can trace your roots back to James Robertson.

...you remember when the River 107 was Y107, 103KDF meant Carl P. Mayfield, and the best rock was on 106.

...you are nice and friendly. Tennessee people are the friendliest in the U.S.A.

...you have survived the floods, the tornado, the heat, and the locusts, and still think Nashville is the greatest place to live!

...you ever had a childhood crush on Fran Powell.

...you go into Shoney’s and are called “hon” or “honey,” and you like it.

...you know to pull over to the side of the road for a funeral procession, even when you are on the other side of the road.

...you really miss Farmers Market and the old Flea Market on Eighth and Jefferson Street.

...you love music, books, movies, eating out (especially home cooking), can participate in some form of sports, love your job, and attend church often.

...you remember the old magician and the lollipop tree at the Belle Meade Cafeteria.

...your boyfriend removes his cowboy hat and proposes to you over a plate of nachos at the Santa Fe Cantina and Cattleman’s Club—and you accept.

... You remember when your father wouldn’t let you touch the camels or the palm trees in front of the Parthenon.

...you remember when Cross Keys was the best place to eat after church on Sundays.

...you remember when Tupper Saussy snuck into John Nozynski’s good-bye party.

...you remember when the coolest place to shop for clothes in Hillsboro Village was the Lion’s Den.

...you know how many times the shrunken heads were stolen from the Children’s Museum.

...you remember when John R. introduced the next song.

...you still get a thrill sitting at 101st Airborne watching the planes take off.

...you remember when the L&C Tower was the tallest building you saw when you crossed the Bordeaux Bridge.

...you remember picking wildflowers where the Green Hills Mall is.

...you can walk a mile in Drue Smith’s shoes. This lady has the best that Nashville has to offer—her kindness and love she gives to all.

...you miss Opryland.

...you know to pull over to the side of the road for a funeral procession, even when you are on the other side of the road.

...you really miss Farmers Market and the old Flea Market on Eighth and Jefferson Street.

...you love music, books, movies, eating out (especially home cooking), can participate in some form of sports, love your job, and attend church often.

...you remember the old magician and the lollipop tree at the Belle Meade Cafeteria.

...your boyfriend removes his cowboy hat and proposes to you over a plate of nachos at the Santa Fe Cantina and Cattleman’s Club—and you accept.

... You remember when your father wouldn’t let you touch the camels or the palm trees in front of the Parthenon.

...you remember when Cross Keys was the best place to eat after church on Sundays.

...you remember when Tupper Saussy snuck into John Nozynski’s good-bye party.

...you remember when the coolest place to shop for clothes in Hillsboro Village was the Lion’s Den.

...you know how many times the shrunken heads were stolen from the Children’s Museum.

...you remember when John R. introduced the next song.

...you still get a thrill sitting at 101st Airborne watching the planes take off.

...you remember when the L&C Tower was the tallest building you saw when you crossed the Bordeaux Bridge.

...you remember picking wildflowers where the Green Hills Mall is.

...you can walk a mile in Drue Smith’s shoes. This lady has the best that Nashville has to offer—her kindness and love she gives to all.

...you miss Opryland.

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