Robinson Escapes to the Cape for Independence Day

by Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney

O little-know facts—how Robinson attracts them!

Pilgrims rocked ashore here, before Plymouth Rock.

The word scrimshaw is of unknown origin.

The stock name of the archaic two-lane main road? Route 6A. Really
it's Old King's Highway.

Some facts are useless: the paper bag was invented in Dennis.

Some facts are not: Wellfleet's town clock sings out ship's time.

19th century Americans observed only three holidays. The Fourth of
July was one.

O witty aperçus—how Robinson accrues them!

Good food is self-made, like a good millionaire.

Don't just do something. Stand there.

It's got to be the weekend somewhere.

Robinson is crisp & perspicuous. His wife stands next to him on the

Democracy could be a lot more sexy if . . . this one fades in the rockets'
red glare.

Ann blushes, runs a hand through his hair.

Robinson looks up, concussed.

Fireworks percuss.

Last updated February 23, 2023