Posted: Aug 28, 2009 4:49 pm
Initially, I was not too thrilled about the preservation of the Lorraine Motel, and the assasination site. Since then, I've changed my mind. I have heard so many people talk about what a moving place the National Civil Rights Museum is. And, it does make me kind of conversely proud that we took such a horrible place, and made it into something that explains (to the best of its ability) and honors the reason it's a museum in the first place.
I have never been able to go in there, though. I still stand in the parking lot...where the Cadillacs are preserved in their parking places and there is a wreath on the door...and cry. I can't imagine how much I would embarrass myself, and everyone in there, if I was to actually go in.
That said, me and The Driver and the chairman of the bored went down there one Gonerfest morning, just to show them where it was (they're Canadian.) We were all totally flummoxed to see some foreign tourists standing in front of the Caddys smiling and posing to beat the band! Like they were in front of Sun Studios or something! It was really weird.