The funeral was held in New York City, but he was buried in North Carolina, the state where he was born. Over the next several years, Porter -- as he was still known -- took a number of different jobs, from pharmacy to drafting, journalism, and banking.
He wrote his stories in the literary period and style of Realism. He started working in his uncle's drugstore in and became a licensed pharmacist by the age of Henry collected ideas for his column by loitering in hotel lobbies and observing and talking to people there.
The customers reacted warmly to his drawings and he was admired for his artistry and drawing skills.
He had an active social life in Austin and was a fine musician, skilled with the guitar and mandolin. Henry Elementaryas well as a middle school in Austin, Texas O.