Porch

The porch was a favorite site for social gatherings at the Welty home. Originally open, the porch was screened by Welty with some of the first money she had earned by writing—$36 or $40 ("it was a lot in those days") from her O. Henry Prize winnings—but the screen was blown out by Hurricane Camille in 1969. In the summer Welty liked to go out on the porch and sit in the swing. The family would play charades and a game called Twenty Questions; her mother played bridge with friends there. Occasionally, when it was especially hot, her mother would sleep there.

 


LIVING ROOM FLOORPLANS

 

SITTING ROOM

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