It has been said that some historians believe the 1993 movie Sleepless in Seattle put Seattle on the map around the world more than any other "event" in its history. It surely showcases the area well (despite its geographic hijinks). I had five women from Outer Mongolia a few years ago who had watched this movie 20 times each!
Well, if so, Nora Ephron, it could be argued, is the most important woman in Seattle history. I like calling her the Erastus Brainerd of the modern era (take our tour if you don't understand this joke.)
According to the Writer's Almanac, today is her birthday.The Writer's Almanac, written by Garrison Keillor, is a wonderful way of having new and interesting tidbits to share with your guests each day. Subscribe today!
Here is my favorite Sleepless in Seattle parody:
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