The Pecks forged a close bond with the reclusive author after a trip to her home in Monroeville, Ala., and her visit to the set.
Guests included a judge, the head of the Monroeville Chamber of Commerce, and Harry Rankins, who mows her lawn.
He said, "This is my friend from Monroeville, Nelle Harper Lee."
But, retail being retail, things have changed at the Monroeville Mall.
They were approaching the last quarter of the course, where the road from Monroeville crossed the trail diagonally.