Living room (2 of 3)

The Steinway upright piano was purchased for nine-year-old Eudora by her mother

out of the housekeeping money, which she added to by buying a Jersey cow, milking her, and selling part of the milk to the neighbors on our street, in quart bottles, which I delivered on my bicycle.

One Writer's Beginnings

Over the years Eudora, Edward, and her brother Walter's two daughters and their children played the piano. The painting over the piano, one of three commissioned by Welty of her parents, portrays Welty's mother in the garden.



© 2003-2006 MDAH & Eudora Welty House
Support the Eudora Welty House