There are several examples of foreshadowing in Flannery O'Connor's short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find." The grandmother first forecasts their predicament when she reads about the Misfit's escape from prison in the paper. He is believed to be in the area south of the family; the grandmother wishes to head north on vacation instead. As the family heads toward Florida, the grandmother notes a group of headstones standing in a field. They speak of the Misfit again at the bar-b-que, where Red Sammy tells the grandmother that "a good man is hard to find." When they turn off on the dirt road to visit the old plantation of her childhood (which actually turns out to be in Tennessee, not Georgia), they note how isolated and unused the road seems.