Saturday, May 3, 2014

I Finally Made the trip to Cross Creek, Florida

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Years ago like lots of other's I read, "The Yearling" saw the movie and loved both.
I think in the 80's I found the book  Marjorie Kinnan Rawling also wrote, "Cross Creek." She had written it about the same time as "The Yearling".  

I fell in LOVE with "Cross Creek"

Early on when we came down to Florida to see family, I'd already planned to go see her home, as she had left it to the state.


But...that never seemed to happen.....UNTIL NOW 

I had goosebumps from the time we turned off the highway. Paid the $3.00 fee and
I walked through the gate.

Cross Creek Florida

It was as if I was talking into another time,

visiting cross creek florida

A bit like coming home.


The tree's and moss greet you as you walk onto the property.
She left it all to the State of Florida, Information HERE


Tours of the home are given, check times and days. 


visiting Marjorie Kinnan Rawling home

Her home


cross creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawling

The porch with her typewriter and a bed for summer sleeping
AND A QUILT ! 

Marjorie Kinnan Rawling



Living Room


She was from the North, were electric was every where, but not in Florida, so she had a gas generator installed so she could have lights.

photo of Marjorie Kinnan Rawling from her home

And Fans, this is Marjorie in the pictures

Marjorie Kinnan Rawling cross creek, florida


Her bed was a gift , as in the movie, "Cross Creek"



Notice the bathroom, her home had 2 IN DOOR bathrooms.



This afternoon is a visit I will cherish always. 
The lady doing the tour said,  
"As to Marjorie's request,
"There is NO gift shop."

I fell in love with her even more ! 


Just down the road a bit 

Side NOTE:
I took over 240 pictures in the 2 hours we were on the property.
They welcomed photo's but no flash of any kind.
Living a DREAM 



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