Sunday, August 1, 2010

To Kill A Mockingbird Turns Fifty

One of my favorite books turns 50 years old this July. I fell in love with “To Kill A Mockingbird”, not in high school like most people, but after college when I was in my 20s. I could read it over and over again and still love it each time. The movie with Gregory Peck, IS by far, my all time favorite movie. There is a line in the movie where Atticus compares one of his neighbor’s garden to the famous Bellingrath Gardens, oh what a charmer. Many years after I was introduced to the Bellingrath Gardens through that movie, my Mother and I took a trip there and spent the most amazing day wandering around and enjoying the lovely home and gardens. I’m not sure when I got the gardening bug, but there is a good chance that trip planted the seed.
It’s a wonderful Saturday in July and even though it’s very hot, there is a bit of a breeze this evening. My sister and I are about to have a light supper of homemade roasted red pepper hummas and a glass of wine. Here’s to you Harper Lee and the wonderful book you gave to us 50 years ago. Happy gardening!

Orig. post 6/13/2010 Wordpress

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    Stumbled upon your TKAM tribute. I've written about this great literature a couple of times. Hope you stop in! Love the link to gardening.


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