|welcome to Eudora's|
Eudora is Mississippi royalty. She's the one who donated her house to the state, and then lived in it (from age 16) until her death quite a few years later.
Eudora never married and never had any children, though I am told she did have a love interest. I must know more! I also really wanted a copy of her book ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, but they were sold out in the gift shop. So.... I came home and ordered myself a copy.
I also loved the museum next door where we watched a film about Eudora, and enjoyed framed letters and such. Eudora's sense of humor really shines in this postcard sent to Charlotte Capers's dog Holly, after Holly gave birth to puppies:
KEEP SMILING, HOLLY!
Holly, you are just the berries.
You thought pet milk came from dairies.
Though eight puppies is no laugh,
what would be sad is 8 1/2.
|portrait by Sara Tyson|
One of my favorite spots to visit! Glad you made it.ReplyDelete
What fun it was to see you and meet your partner in crime. :) Loved the panel and hearing more about your book(s).
I read One Writer's Beginnings long ago, maybe time to read again? How wonderful that you got to visit her home, Irene. And thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing about your visit to Eudora Welty's home–I followed the link to her home and read up a bit on her.ReplyDelete
Good blog... keep-up the good work.... May I share an Interview with Dante Alighieri (imaginary) in http://stenote.blogspot.com/2017/12/an-interview-with-dante.htmlReplyDelete