French writer Alphonse de Lamartine was born on 21 October 1790:
Alphonse de Lamartine by Elizabeth Latimer
Although I’m not officially celebrating my birthday until next week, I am going to see a Picasso exhibit with my family today. I’ll be back tomorrow. Have a great Sunday!
Pablo Picasso, 1908
Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832:
Louisa May Alcott
Agatha Christie as a Child
Agatha Christie, 1925
Agatha Christie, 1970s
Agatha Christie: 15 September 1890-12 January 1976
I’m not sure what The Chef and I are doing today, but it’s certainly not going to involve (real) blogging.
Here’s a link to my fave birthday post, from 2012.
See you tomorrow!
Edna St. Vincent Millay was born on 22 February 1892.
Edna St. Vincent Millay.
“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”-Edna St. Vincent Millay
Langston Hughes was born on 1 February 1902.
Langston Hughes by Carl Van Vechten, February 1936.
“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”-Langston Hughes
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born on 27 January 1832.
Lewis Carroll, 1863. We probably don’t want to know what he was thinking.
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
A Mad Tea-Party by Sir John Tenniel.
Happy birthday to my lifelong favourite actor, Paul Newman! He would have been eighty-nine today.
Paul Newman in 1954.
“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.”-Paul Newman
What is your number one Paul Newman flick?
Edith Wharton was born on 24 January 1862. Here she is, through the years:
Edith Wharton by Edward Harrison May, 1870
Edith Wharton by E.F. Cooper, circa 1889
Edith Wharton, 1907
Edith Wharton, 1915
Edith Wharton, pre-1919