Mary Voorhees Meehan

Birthday Cake

  • I think we should make Rosie a cake. Can everyone buy one piece of cake tomorrow (or two if you feel like it, since we will be one short if everyone buys one)? I will bring a large platter… and we can put them all together and make one big Rosie Birthday Cake. I think it could be really grand. Bring your favorite.


    The birthday cake is a highly anticipated surprise—a necessity if the ceremony is to be 
aptly performed. It is candled and revealed and sliced and deployed, always as one might expect. It is a tradition within which the trove of past particulars effortlessly converges.