Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
This is the famous restaurant named after the book, The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The restaurant looks like a dump but it still has a following, and advertises all over the state. We attempted to eat there one time, but it was closed. I can't remember exactly, but I believe it's only open on the weekends.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
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.