Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady Setting & Symbolism

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Ballston

Ballston is the town in Virginia where Florence's family homestead is and where Mama was raised. The family returns to Ballston after Jensy dies.

Washington, D. C.

Florence is born and raised in Washington D. C. because Mama moves to the city with Herb after they get married. Granny moves in with them while Mama is pregnant with Florence.

Park Road

Park Road is where Mama and Herb set up house in Northwest Washington D. C. in a 2-bedroom apartment. Granny moves in with them while Mama is pregnant with Florence, but the family is evicted in January 1941 because the building is condemned.

1020 Monroe

Florence's family moves to a 2-bedroom apartment around the corner from Park Road after being evicted because the building is condemned in January 1941. Herb likes the apartment because it has an alcove off the master bedroom.

The Ovariad

The Ovariad is what Herb...

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