Tomorrow, Thursday, March 25, would have been Flannery O'Connor's 85th birthday. The folks at Andalusia, her home in Milledgeville, Georgia, will be celebrating in a big way. The mayor of Milledgeville will declare it "Flannery O'Connor Day" and visitors to the farm will be able to enjoy a peacock birthday cake. If you're able to make a visit there tomorrow, check out Andalusia's web site for directions and other information. To read about my visit to Andalusia and O'Connor's childhood home in Savannah last year, visit here and here.
I'm having my own celebration today by wearing a T-shirt I picked up at O'Connor's childhood home that says, "Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days." Indeed.