Southern Literary Festival, Day 3

Today was the day. The festival itself ended a little afternoon, leaving the rest of the day open for whatever. Gloria and I decided that we would spend the afternoon with Mr. Faulkner–William to his friends.

We toured Rowan Oak, his home here in Oxford, Mississippi. The the house and land were absolutely gorgeous, and you could feel the Southern Gothic spirit haunting the grounds. Afterwards, we went in search of Faulkner’s grave at the Oxford Cemetery. Apparently, it’s tradition to take a shot of Jack Daniels at the grave in honor of the writer. We didn’t do that (Whiskey, even bourbon, makes me yack).

Over-all, I took 146 pictures today–and that’s a true count, not an exaggeration. Because I didn’t bring the correct cable with me on this trip, I am having to email myself each of those pictures, which in turn, cause gmail to give me this message: “To keep our systems healthy, Google has temporarily disabled your account. This primarily occurs when we detect unusually high levels of activity on your account. In most cases, it should take one hour to regain access. In rare cases, it can take up to 24 hours for access to be reinstated.” –It’s done that to me twice today.

I broke the internet!

I’ll post the pictures once the googly-powers-that-be allow me to access my email once more, so I can download them and weed out the bad ones and duplicates.


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