Monday, October 19, 2009


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Buzz Kill said...

I know she wrote Gone with the Wind but I knew little else. She wrote a good portion of the novel while bed ridden with a broken ankle and was killed by a drunk driver at age 48. A lot of tradgedy there.
Happy MM (I guess)!

Pam said...

Buzzy, yes I found that out today too when I looked her up! Very interesting stuff. Evidently she had a habit of just stepping out into the street to cross the road and got hit by a taxi, and whether the taxidriver was drunk is subject to debate. It is the ultimate American novel though, read it for the first time in Sixth Grade and re-read periodically ever since. In fact, probably time to pull it down off the shelf again!

TROLL Y2K said...

Alright, I give in. I will either read the book or see the movie.

Great stuff.

Happy Mute Monday!

Pam said...

Troll, Read the book. Read the book. Gotta read the book. If you read the book, the movie is crap.

moi said...

Sweet Jesus, Troll, you haven't read the book? It's simply one of the greatest pieces of literature ever. Go, now! To the library or bookstore and get the ding dang thing and start it tonight!

Ah hem.

That being said, whenever I'm in Atlanta, I visit her house and cross that street.

fishy said...

Now Pam,
Have you EVER met a Southern female who cannot quote Katie Scarlett o'Hara? Who didn't yearn to go to a barbecue in her green sprigged muslin and flirt with the Tarleton boys?
I read GWTW every year of my life from 13 until about 34.... now I read it once every four or five years.

And a note to Troll:
this is the best, most personal, inside look at life during the Civil War you will ever encounter. It is a great American Classic and absolutely read the book, then watch the movie.

kmwthay said...

le sigh. Happy MM mommy. I'm still recovering.

Pam said...

Moi & Fishy: Thanks for joining me in the GWTW love! And Fishy, yes, of course every good southern gal sees herself as a bit of a Scarlett. And maybe having read that book and adopted the attitude of working hard and saving worry for another day has kept me going a time or 'tuther in my life!