Oct. 3, 1996
Evening in France
Today's Reading:"Evening in France" by May Sarton from COLLECTED POEMS, published by W. W. Norton and Company.
The Riley Festival starts today in Greeenfield, Indiana, celebrating the birth of Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley.
The Nottingham Goose Fair opens today in Nottingham, England; it's been held every year since 1284 except during the two World Wars and the Great Plague in 1665.
Writer Gore Vidal (THE CITY AND THE PILLAR; BURR; LINCOLN) was born on this day in West Point, New York, 1925.
It's the birthday of writer Thomas Wolfe (LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL) born in Asheville, North Carolina, 1900.
Cherokee Indian chief John Ross was born near Lookout Mountain, North Carolina, in 1866.
It's the birthday of publisher Alexander MacMillan, born in Irvine, Scotland, in 1818.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®