The quote of the day from One Writer’s Beginnings is this:  “Then she looked from me to my mother and back.  I learned on our trip what that look meant:  it was matching family faces.”


The she is Welty’s grandmother, also named Eudora.  The observation follows an anecdote about falling down a log chute as a child when she was feeling particularly confident and independent.  Her uncles teased her.  Her grandmother just offered to stitch up the hole in her dress and gave her that look, the one she felt her own faced matched up with her mother’s.  Lovely.