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Friday, June 12, 2009

Whose House Fourteen



Doesn't look all that spartan. But he did live in there for nine years with no electricity.

(In the comments: Andy gets it. Andy wins 1.5 Intarnets! Good jerb.)

26 comments:

misterarthur said...

Thoreau?

Golden West said...

Ernest Hemingway?

SippicanCottage said...

Ernest was born rather wealthy.

And I'm pretty sure the cabin at Walden Pond didn't have aluminum siding. Teehee.

Tom said...

David Souter? JD Salinger?? Ted Kacynski???

SippicanCottage said...

David Souter is from New Hampshire. His house is a lot dumpier than that.

JD Salinger is just getting around to building his second house. Maybe. But that's not it.

Too roomy for Ted.

It's rather southern looking, to my eye.

Golden West said...

I thought maybe it was where Ernest lived in Florida...

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

Definately an early 1900's bungalow.

Aluminum siding you say? The antenna mast has me puzzled.

The massive screened porch and window shades do say warm, buggy climate.

9 years with out electricity; had to be prior to 1950...

william Faulkner?

Apis Melliflora said...

Not Faulkner, he had some money too, didn't he?

Apis Melliflora said...

How about poet Wendell Barry?

Clayton in Mississippi said...

Huey Long?

Anonymous said...

Thomas Alva Edison ?

SippicanCottage said...

Wrote twenty three books. Not an author.

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

George Washington Carver?

George Grady said...

Teddy Roosevelt?

Tom said...

What do you mean... "wrote 23 books, not an author"? Anyway... could this be where Flannery O'Conner used to live? With her mum? Down south?

SippicanCottage said...

Tom- Since this blog is more or less a personal journal, you'd think it would be mostly about explaining myself. I almost never do that. And when I do, it passes unremarked.

I'm surprised no one's gotten this edition of whose house yet. I figgered someone would get it right away. Goes to show you what I know.

Tom said...

Duh... now I recall you did say "he" lived there for so many years. Wasn't paying close enough attention. Okay... Falkner? Just offering Southern writers to the stew. But I do consider Falkner a writer.

Andy said...

Jimmy Carter

misterarthur said...

Franklin W. Dixon?

misterarthur said...

How about W.C. Minor? Southerner. Lunatic. Massive contributor to the O.E.D., which could be 23 volumes, and Minor was not an "author".

SippicanCottage said...

Mister Arthur- Your last answer is superior to the correct answer.

It is a lunatic southerner, it's true.

George Grady said...

Andy Griffith? Billy Graham? It's too nice to be Elvis's childhood home...

George Grady said...

Johnny Cash?

SippicanCottage said...

Oh noes! I missed Andy's comment! James Earl Carter it is.

Andy wins 1.5 Intarnets!

Andy said...

1.5?!? It used to be 2! Oh, these troubled times!

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

Jimmy Earl wrote 23 books!?!?!

Are you sure it wasn't that he wrote 1 book that sold 23 copies?