“An autobiography is not about pictures; it’s about stories.”
Today’s Literary Birthday
Italian medievalist, philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco was born on this day in 1932. His best known book is The Name of the Rose, a medieval historical mystery. He also wrote Foucault’s Pendulum and The Island of the Day Before. In a 2005 Prospect magazine worldwide poll, Eco was ranked second among the world’s top intellectuals.
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:
Which of the four seasons do you most anticipate?