Let them eat cake. — Marie Antoinette
Let them eat pie. — The Sticky Egg
I have never been a fan of cake.
For my birthday, I prefer pie. Fruit pie. (Lemon pie, to be picky and specific.) Sometimes I get one; often I don’t.
But then again, I don’t have a pie fairy like Willis Welch.
For the past 35 years, Willis has received a pecan pie at his Columbus, Ohio door every Christmas. From whom he can not say, even after all this time.
This year’s pastry was accompanied by a note announcing the pie fairy’s retirement saying, “I am a little too fat to fly anymore.”
While I’m sad this particular pie maker is grounded, I am inspired by his tradition. We need more pie fairies in the world! At birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, sick beds — you name it! Life needs more pie in it.
Will you be my pie fairy?