Mercer House: Setting of the murder in Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
I stayed here at the Eliza Thompson House. It’s a really neat B&B.
These pics are all from my visits to Savannah several years ago.
Hey ya’ll….said in my best Paula Deen voice! I don’t normally endorse a lot of books, but just had to mention this one. I just finished reading Paula Deen’s new memoirs, It Ain’t All About the Cookin’, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I really didn’t know the story of how she got started & how she ended up where she is now, but it truly is a remarkable story of tenacity & courage during the hard, tough, lean times she had getting started during her early beginnings. Did you know that she got started out of her house making lunches & had her sons selling them to businesses? Her first business was called The Bag Lady. I’ve visited Savannah a few times, but somehow missed out on going to The Lady & Sons restaurant & I sure wish I’d have gone. I had just started to hear her name when I was there several years ago. I think I’ll have to go back again to Savannah & make a special point to visit her restaurant. I was there just after the book Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil came out & did pick up a signed copy of it while I was there. Took the tour of the Bonaventure Cemetary & the historic district too. If you’ve never been to Savannah, you must go! Truly a delightful Southern city. After I read her book, it really made me want to visit again.
You will laugh & cry right along with her. She came from a very closeknit, but somewhat poor family, married at a very young age & had her 2 sons. Their story is really all about the American dream & what you can do if you put your heart & soul into something. Paula is a little bawdy, but downright lovable, admitting her failures & mistakes right out there for everyone to see. You can just see yourself sitting down & talking to her. Of course, as I was reading the book, I heard her voice saying all the words. That so-so Southern accent of hers is just contagious. I’d love to meet her one day! I wonder if any of you have been to her restaurant? If so, what’d you think??
A great beach book or summer read…hope you get to enjoy it too. I checked it out at the library & couldn’t put it down!
Happy Summer reading!
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Hi Kim! Happy to find another Paula fan! I’ve been a fan of hers for several years. I also love, love Savannah. What a gorgeous place! We got to eat at Paula’s old restaurant and got to meet her and had our picture made with her. She was very gracious and just put us at ease. She went to several of the tables while we were there and sat and just talked to her customers. Oh yes…the food was absolutely amazing! You gotta go there!
I have this book but haven’t started it yet. Now I will. Found you through DC’s blog, I think.
Rambling Girl says
Oh I love Paula also. She is such a hoot and fun lady. One day I hope I can go to one of her party’s. I have heard she is just the same in real life as on tv. Also I see my father’s church in the background of this pic. He was a Methodist Minister at Wesley Monumental Church. Hope to visit you a lot more. I have been checking your page and just joined this site and love it.