12.3.08

House calls

Over at Chicken Spaghetti I find someone sharing my love of Eudora Welty and her One Writer's Beginnings. According to Susan, you can go on tours of Welty's family home and even see some of the books Welty read as a child. Will add that to my to-do list along with visiting the Edward Gorey House and maybe the Alcott house for the next time we make it down that way.
I've already been to The House of Seven Gables and still have nightmares about that staircase. On this side of the border, I would recommend the former home of Thomas Chandler Haliburton for those visiting Nova Scotia.


(Edward Gorey weathervane!)

4 comments:

Susan T. said...

Hi, Sara. "One Writer's Beginnings" is one of my all-time favorite books. I've long been wanting to tour her home, which is in my hometown of Jackson, Miss. I may get to visit this spring; if so, I'll post about Miss. W.'s home.

I'm thinking of ordering a copy of "Our Wonder World" at some point; she makes it sound like my cup of tea!

O'Leary said...

Oh lucky you! And I hope you'll post more about "Our Wonder World."

Lori Pickert said...

one of my favorite books - sits on my bedside table :^)

Deirdra Harris Glover said...

Hi there,

It's a little late in the game, but I thought I'd let you know your link to the Welty House tours is broken: if you'd like a link to the museum's website, here is the easiest way to find us.

http://www.eudoraweltyhouse.org

Cheers,
Deirdra Harris Glover
MDAH Webmaster