Sunday, May 25, 2008

Name for my house

While we were on our road trip, Terry and I tried to come up with a name for my house. While visiting Monteagle, we looked at the names of all the summer houses at the Methodist camp. One of them was "Thistle Dew." I really wanted to steal it, but I think it's called plagiarism.

I think the most important part of my house is the front porch that wraps around the side of the house, too. The house is 100 years old this year, and I think people have been sitting on the porch for that long. I have rockers, a swing, tables, a butcher block, a settee, footstools, and I just added a church pew. Lots of places to sit and read. Miss Mamie Thomas who lived here before me used to sit on the side porch and work the crossword puzzle every afternoon. She lived here until she was 99-years-old, so there must be some magic to the porch.

So I have chosen to name my house, "Rock-n-Read".

3 comments:

Susie said...

Love the name! Check out mine on my blog! Sounds like you had a great trip. Can't wait to hear about the plays! Talk to you soon. You have GOT to read "The Mercy of Thin Air". Beautiful book! I just finished "Mudboudn" that you leant me.Loved it and couldn't put it down. Trying to start a Stark Young, but picking up some "lite" southern reading at library in the morning. Talk to you soon!

____Maggie said...

Love the homeplace name Jo Ellen! I rock-n-read all the time. My hubby wants to know how I keep my eyes on the words! ;D

I went out to the cemetery today and got pictures of Stark Young's crypt. Have you had any luck finding it since we spoke?

____Maggie said...

PS Hillary Jordan has agreed to an interview. Do you have any questions for the author of Mudbound?