After visiting Andalusia, a look at Flannery O'Connor's grave seemed in order. Thinking I had little chance to locate the grave site, I went to Memory Hill Cemetery anyway. I drove in and noticed a couple standing about 100 yards away. I drove to their location and asked if they knew where Flannery's grave was located. The lady said she did and that she would show me the lolcation. She began trotting up the roadwaly towards the entrance. I followed along behind her in my car. A police vehicle entered the cemetery at that time, and there I was following a young lady in my car! She waved at the officers and continued down the road. After about one hundred yards. the lady turned to her right and went down a pathway.
Shortly thereafter, she stopped, pointed toward the cemeteriy's b ordering fence and saiod, "There itd is
I thanked her profusely and got out of my vehicle. There was Flannery's grave, along side that of her mother Regina, and her dad, Edward. It was a very sad but peaceful setting. As was Flannery's wont, she did not want any special recognitioin on her grave site, ergo, there was none. Her grave was identified just the same as other graves in the vicinity.
I think it would be very difficult to find her grave without someone pointing it out as my young lady did. I am very grateful to her for her help.
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