“To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.” Chinese proverb
Today’s Literary Birthday
The American novelist and short story writer Edith Wharton, the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, was born on this day in 1862. Wharton was a close friend of novelist Henry James and President Theodore Roosevelt. Dramatic irony was a key feature of her novels including The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence which won the 1921 Pulitzer. She published an autobiography A Look Backward.
Today’s Memoir/Family History Memory Trigger
Each day we offer a question or action to help you trigger your memories of things which will make your memoir or family history richer, more detailed and more interesting. Reflect on the prompt and see what ideas it triggers. Here’s today’s:
Tell about your favorite friend and why they are special to you.