2.16.2015

CROSS CREEK

Cross Creek, Florida ~ a sleepy little Florida town, just a pause on the road really.  Giving one little reason to do more than drive right through.  However, if history, literature and "the real" Florida are of any interest then you may want to stop and visit awhile.  Best known as the home of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, her modest "cracker style" house is now an historic site and the hard but fascinating lifestyle of the 1930s and 1940s is well told by the docents who provide tours of her home and property.  Ms Rawlings is best known for having written The Yearling [1938], winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1939 and her memoir, Cross Creek [1942] among dozens of novels and short stories.
Home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

We visited on an overcast, rain-dripping day which only added to the rather tattered and worn-out look of the entire town.  Though this little restaurant [it's much larger on the inside] likely appeared tired and scruffy even on a sunny day ~ it still exudes a lot of Southern charm and some surprisingly good meals!!

9 comments:

  1. Well that sure looks like a fun place to see. We had lots of places like that in Charleston. It is great to see things like that. Have a great day Ann.

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  2. What a interesting town!

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  3. Very interesting. I lived in Florida for a couple of years and never knew that. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  4. That looks like a quaint little town! We love touring old houses so it sounds awesome to us.
    Ann, I just want to say publicly Thank you for all of your work on the Winnie's Wish building auction! It's beautiful!

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  5. Those little seemingly insignificant places sometimes hold the most interesting things to see and learn about.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  6. There are so many charming little places like that tucked away in Florida, but the head peep had never heard of that one. She's going to Google it for more information!

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  7. Wonderful! Love the sleepy little towns!

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  8. We love good food. How neat you found this place.

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  9. looks like a place that I would LOVE!!

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