My dad wrote the following email and gave me permission to post it here. (Our family originally hails from the South):
What [your aunt] calls “the Memphis factor” is much too widespread to be identified with only that city. However, I do believe it’s especially evident in the South. A good example occurred yesterday when a friend of a friend here in Little Rock had a “going away” party for a lady in her office. One of their supervisors called the Little Rock Wal-Mart and ordered the cake.
He told them to write:
“Best Wishes Suzanne” and underneath that write “We will miss you”.
The attached picture shows how the cake turned out..
I’ll spare you my analysis.