Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scenes from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings home - Cross Creek, FL





You can find a great deal of information about Ms. Rawlings online, but you should know that she wrote a number of books, the most famous of which was The Yearling, a story of a very poor family trying to eke out a living in central Florida. This book brought Ms. Rawlings the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a movie in 1946. The movie, which starred Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman (Ronald Reagan's first wife), was filmed on location in Florida.

On her property in Cross Creek, she raised oranges and did her writing. In her heyday, famous politicians, movie stars and other celebrities visited her in Cross Creek, often staying in her spare bedroom.

There remains a small orange grove on her property to this day.

7 comments:

~Cheryl said...

Very neat! And that rooster is a beaut!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh wow. Thanks for sharing this information and the lovely photos.

HOME----a wonderful word.

joo said...

Looks like a lovely and quiet spot! Will have to read about Ms. Rawlings!
Thanks for all the information provided - very inteesting post!
Have a beautiful week:)

Cezar and Léia said...

What a lady!I think it would be a dream to visit her place and know her paths and stories.Very interesting and beautiful story in fact.
Your pictures are amazing and beautifiul, mainly the first one, my favorite.I see pride and love in its posture!
:)
Have a great week,
Léia

*** I think I've already told you there is a little friend here, like this one, but he is so weird, he sings all day long, no matters the time! Funny cock! LOL

brattcat said...

She had much to 'crow' about but I don't think she went in for that sort of thing.

JM said...

What a great place this must be! Love the wooden building in the previous post. I'll have to check the movie with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman (although she was an actress I am not very fond of...).

Rose said...

That rooster is sure a handsome fellow...I would love to visit Cross Creek. Just the name Cross Creek would make me want to visit...let alone that it is MKR's home.