Today was a very happy day for me after reading Ruth Reichl's personal story, "Go Ask Alice" (Feb. 25). I was swept into someone else's life. It felt magical. Ms. Reichl's family history shows us how very much we need each other through the good times and the bad times. I only wish that I, too, could have dined with Aunt Birdie and Alice.
Ruth Reichl's article, "Go Ask Alice," was wonderful. The storytelling reminded me of M.F.K. Fisher (one of my favorite authors) and the relationship of food to family, experience, fond memories--the important things in life. Food is more than physical nourishment. Alice and Aunt Birdie were wonderful people, and Ruth Reichl was fortunate to have them in her life.