This weekend, Harper Lee passed away. You know her- the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Go Set a Watchman. She was a lifetime resident of Monroeville, Alabama.
Oh, Al-a-bam-a! A true southern state.
~~~An unexpected turn has been feelings of sadness of leaving the south. I can not explain it, but only can say it is a closed phase of my life that I grew to love. I will not miss the tornado weather, or the unbearable summer heat, the dusty roads that made me cough all night, and some other things. I think I will just miss the slow pace of life, the musical vocal accents, the BBQ, which is plentiful, and the mild winter. I like the feeling of the south, knowing that you’ll be getting good biscuits for breakfast, and some pretty good lemon pie for desert, and Red Velvet anything. I guess I’ll just have to create my own southern everything, here in my new/old home! I will be alright–“You alright?” “Bless your heart!” and rest in peace Harper. No matter how mockingbirds really are, you made a difference in the world with your books. Thank you.