THE RUM CAKE—A VALENTINE’S STORY. Annalisa sent me a story from Reddit. In 1956, while attending Fordham, the actor Alan Alda met Arlene Weiss, who was attending Hunter College. They bonded at a mutual friend’s dinner party; when a rum cake accidentally fell onto the kitchen floor, they were the only two guests who did not hesitate to eat it.
They have been married for over 56 years.