Tuesday Trivia and it's the color purple!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

Did you see the movie The Color Purple?  Did you read the book?

The wonderful and famous Author, Alice Walker, was born right here in Putnam County where beautiful Lake Sinclair is located. 

Alice Walker, author of the award-winning novel "The Color Purple," was born in Eatonton on February 9, 1944. She was the eighth and youngest child of sharecroppers Willie Lee Walker and Minnie Tallulah Grant. Though blinded in one eye at the age of eight, by her brother witha BB gun, Walker went on to be valedictorian and prom queen of Butler-Baker High School. She attended Spelman College in Atlanta for two years before transferring to Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

 Walker is best known as the author of "The Color Purple." In 1983, Walker was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the novel. Walker was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Steven Spielberg turned the book into a movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. The premier of the movie "The Color Purple" was held in Eatonton in 1986, and Walker returned home from California to attend. The book has since been turned into a Tony Award winning Broadway show of the same name.

 Walker has written a collections of short stories, among them "You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down," and other novels, including "The Third Life of Grange Copeland." She has also written collections of poetry and essays.

Read more about Alice Walker here.  If you didn't catch it before we also had a 19th century author from my home town as well who wrote the Brer Rabbit and Tar Baby stories.

Lots of talent has been inspired on beautiful Lake Sinclair.  Why don't you come check it out yourself and see how beautiful it is.

Tammy Lankford/Broker (Lane Realty) Lake Sinclair : Real Estate Brokerage in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia706-485-9668www.lake-sinclair.com

Tammy Lankford, Broker/Owner

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Amy Salisbury
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Tammy,

Read the book, saw the movie, LOVED both!  Lake Sinclair is truly beautiful!  I grew up on a small lake in Indiana and miss it to this day...and still do not like swimming in anything but fresh water.  Thanks so much for sharing a bit of Alice Walker trivia!

Jan 05, 2009 10:24 PM #1
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Terri Visser
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The Color Purple was also turned into a wonderful Broadway production.  I LOVED it!  Sounds like Lake Sinclair is brimming with talent (including you or course!).

Jan 06, 2009 02:35 AM #2
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Chris Fisher
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Wow, that's really cool!  Alice Walker is one of my favorite authors.  She's fantastic. 

Jan 06, 2009 04:16 AM #3
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Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

That is one of my favorite all time movies. And I loved Brair Rabbit as a kid!

Jan 06, 2009 11:26 AM #4
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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
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Hi Tammy,
I saw the movie but not go around to reading the book--maybe one of these days I will.  Interesting bit of trivia about your area.

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