Monday, April 13, 2009

How Shall We Celebrate?

April 13, 1909
Does anyone wish to declare a favorite Welty short story or book?
Leave a comment! ~Maggie


Maurine Philpot said...

My favorite Eudora short story is by far "Why I Live at the P.O." There is such insanity and humor in that story, and it reminds me of the joke about Southern people and our crazy relatives. The image of Uncle Rondo in the flesh-colored kimono romping about in the backyard on the fourth of July resides in my mind's eye and just tickles me now and then. My students don't seem to appreciate the humor in this story nearly as much as I do, but they get a kick out of watching me get tickled by it. I can hear the voice of Sister and all her ranting about Stella Rondo and her unexpected little sidekick. I imagine my own mother and her sister going rounds with each other. Then, of course, I can see the little room at the P.O. fixed up just so, all neat and tidy, just for Sister. Masterful!

____Maggie said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing, Maurine! Why I live at the the PO is a goody! My favorite Welty is her book The Optomist's Daughter. I don't think I would stop w/ the bread board in midair. I would have to leave my mark! :D