Wednesday, February 15, 2012


We have six followers. Count them, six! It can't be long now, Shea...

Of course this calls for a Flannery quotation. (Which, does not, by the way describe our sixth follower--in fact, it sounds more like yours truly-- but I just know she'll appreciate it.) Most people know of this quotation (the last part), but I like the longer version, because it gives more context.

She did not steal or murder but she was a born liar and slothful and she sassed her mother and was deliberately ugly to almost everybody. She was eaten up also with the sin of Pride, the worst one. She made fun of the Baptist preacher who came to the school at commencement and gave the devotional. She would pull down her mouth and hold her forehead as if she were in agony and groan, “Fawther, we thank Thee,” exactly the way he did and she had been told many times not to do it. She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick.

"A Temple of the Holy Ghost" (short story)


  1. Did you know that you also have 11 followers by Google reader? I don't know if any of them are the same ones... but I'm one of them.

  2. Hi Jeanne, and thanks for posting! I don't even know what Google Reader is... (See "Dumb" in Masthead, above.) I see that some bloggers have two lists of followers and I don't get what that's about either. Anyway, I'll rejoice mightily for the eleven, even if some of them are repeats of the six!