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Friday, May 18, 2007

Marjorie Rawlings

This is Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She is most famous with writing the Yearling which was made into a movie starring Gregory Peck - there was a remake of the movie in 1994.

This is the actual typewriter that Rawlings wrote her novel The Yearling on and many more novels and short stories about Florida. Vacationing her one summer she returned in 1928 and made Florida her home.

This is me at the sign at the entrance to the Rawlings place. It is declared a national park. There are trails you can follow but my daughter and I stayed in the yard of the house. The house was closed but you could look in the windows.

Me again standing by the bell that summed dinner or danger depending on how it was rung. The bell is rusted in place now. It makes you wonder who was the last person to hear it ring.

This sign is just inside the gate to the house - if you enlarge it you can read what it says. Rawlings works have been my passion for years. She even wrote a cook book and a children's book. Her books have been translated into 32 languages.


At Mon May 21, 03:49:00 PM 2007, Blogger Sandy said...

This looks like a nice place to visit and maybe you can travel back to her homeplace some other time and tour the inside. I know that you must have been disappointed at not being able to go inside.


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