|The old parsonage as it looks today|
|Historical Marker Detail|
As I recall, very little of the furniture, if any at all, actually belonged to the parsonage when Williams was a brief resident, but it is all of the period and includes some beautiful pieces. These are several of the rooms in the old house:
My guide was particularly proud of this piece and played a small snippet of a song on it to demonstrate what great condition it is still in.
And, finally, this wreath is framed for display in one of the downstairs rooms. It was displayed on top of Tennessee Williams's coffin during his funeral ceremony.
|Casket Wreath from Funeral of Tennessee Williams NYC 1983|
Mississippi is filled with history on display, and much of it is of a literary nature. So, my bookish friends, keep your eyes open as you cross the state on your way someplace else or back home. There's a lot to see in Mississippi if you slow down a little and get off those damned interstate highways long enough.
(Just click on any of the images for a larger view of them)