Mary Flannery O’Connor, age 5, teaching a chicken to walk backwards (video)

Some of you might know that I’m a past president and a current board member of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home here in Savannah.

I’m still planning a final followup post about our provocative and successful exhibit and silent auction Southern Discomfort: Art Inspired by Flannery O’Connor.

And I have some other O’Connor thoughts and resources I’d like to share. I was working on one big blog post, but I can’t seem to get it finished.

So I’m going to make a few different posts.

In her essay “King of the Birds”, primarily about life with peacocks, O’Connor begins by talking about a bit of childhood fame:

As now seems fitting . . .

Click on the image below to see that 1932 video, available through the British Pathe website: