HAPPY 214th BIRTHDAY, ALMA!
From page one, line one, of THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS:
"Alma Whittaker, born with the century, slid into our world on the fifth of January, 1800."
I like it that today in Pennsylvania we could also encounter, as on the day of Alma's fictional birth, "a perfect Philadelphia winter." Snowy and cold and bright.
A wonderful day, maybe, to stay inside with a cup of tea and nice long book about a remarkable woman?
Best wishes, Alma, and thank you for all that creating you has brought to me!