Friday, June 09, 2006

It's My Party And I'll Lie Six Feet Under If I Want To

A birthday party was held Wednesday at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts, for the city's first mayor, Leverett Saltonstall. He's been dead for 161 years.

The birthday party, it turns out, was a few days premature. Saltonstall's 223rd birthday is on Tuesday but was held yesterday to coincide with a trustees meeting. After the speech-making, guests were treated to Hoodsies and a cake on which "Happy Birthday, Leverett" was written in blue icing. [Link]

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