Happy 86th birthday Harper Lee!
“Son,” she said, and spit between her fingers, “what you’ve got in your britches is no news to me, and no concern of mine: hell, I’ve fooled around with nobody but boys since first grade. I never think like I’m a girl; you’ve got to remember that, or we can’t never be friends.”
—from Truman Capote’s OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS (1948). The tomboy character, Idabel Thompkins, which Capote based on friend Harper Lee, chides the main character Joel when he is embarrassed to undress in front of her.
Happy Birthday to Alabama-born [Nelle] Harper Lee (1926), author of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, which features a character Dill, based on Capote.