Cotton Is High – June 23

Welcome if you are visiting because you are on the 2016 A to Z Post Challenge Road Trip This is a series during the month of June celebrating Summertime


“Maycomb was a tired old town, even in 1932 when I first knew it. Somehow, it was hotter then. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon after their three o’clock naps. And by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frosting from sweating and sweet talcum. The day was twenty-four hours long, but it seemed longer. There’s no hurry, for there’s nowhere to go and nothing to buy…and no money to buy it with.”                      

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

What could be more wonderful on a hot June day than to read or reread To Kill a Mockingbird. I have used two of Harper Lee’s quotations from the book in this series of summertime posts. The word sweetness lingers in my mind after I reread To Kill…. a few months ago. Don’t forget you can watch the Gregory Peck movie too. In combination, it will be one of your best memories this summer, I guarantee it. Treat yourself to a summer only Harper Lee can give you.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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8 Responses to Cotton Is High – June 23

  1. dino0726 says:

    Hi, Stepheny – I recently read To Kill A Mockingbird. Have to be able to read the sequel coming out next month. 🙂
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  2. Liam says:

    Still my favorite book of all time.

    • When I reread it…it had been years…I loved it all the more. Do treat yourself before the summer is over. Thank you for taking the time to read this summertime post. I invite you to follow along to keep me company on future posts. Enjoy this June Day!

  3. cflathers says:

    I teach this book every school year, and always find something new about it. Have you read “Go Set a Watchman”? Curious about your opinion on that book.

    • I preordered the second book, tried the opening pages and put it back on the shelf. I am going to get back to it. I did feel that I had been had in a way when more came out about the Watchman came to be. Thanks for reading the blog, Colleen. More soon.

  4. Marquessa says:

    I simply adored that book and the movie

  5. wendyj59 says:

    I’ve read To Kill a Mocking Bird but not seen the film. Will have to put it on my “to watch” list. I like your idea for summer posts. I’m going to start on the Road Trip next week. It’s a more manageable number than the challenge list.

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