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By Richelle Putnam

Eudora Alice Welty led an exhilarating and surprisinglife. earlier than she gained a Pulitzer Prize, as a bit lady she made her personal booksand gained nationwide poetry prizes. As a tender lady in the course of the nice Depression,she used to be a photographer and took images all around the South. those and otherstories pack the lifetime of one in all Mississippi's most renowned authors.

With writer and instructor Richelle Putnam, learnabout the awesome lifetime of considered one of Mississippi's literary treasures, completewith shiny illustrations through John Aycock which are as colourful as Eudora'sstories.

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Both Chessie and Chris would have coaxed him into his first crawl. Their watchful eyes and protective hands would have kept young Christian from sharp objects, stairways and open doors and placed breakable items out of his reach. When her son grew tired and sleepy, like any new mother, Chestina surely pulled him into her lap to sing or read him to sleep. Young Christian was a little over a year old when both he and Chestina became ill. The doctor gave Chestina little hope for survival. Septicemia had set in, and she was unable to eat.

Eudora’s longtime agent, Diarmuid Russell, and his wife, Rosie, would also attend the festivities, despite Diarmuid’s poor health. Eudora immediately wrote to Ken to tell him the news: Such a wonderful thing also happened in that Diarmuid Russell, who is ailing and frail, has decided he is going to come. He and his wife Rose, for all the times I’ve visited them, have never been here to see me. I’m terribly moved. 16 On October 3, 1972, Diarmuid, wrote to Eudora with heartbreaking news: Hate to tell you I got not very good news from my doctor—lung cancer and I go into the hospital this Thursday for some tests Friday, am told I may be let home for the weekend and then go back to have the operation on Wednesday.

Another obligation was to protect and preserve all books, records and archives in the building that were not transferred to Rowland’s location in the new capitol. The exposition company failed to hold up its end of the contract. Dunbar advised Mississippi governor James K. Vardaman of the ghastly conditions of state records. Since 1904, bills to restore the Old Capitol had never made it past the committee. Discussions of demolishing the Old Capitol and selling the grounds resumed. In the new capitol, with its gleaming dome, legislators gathered for their first session in 1904.

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