Thursday, December 13, 2007

Day 11 - Fruitcake - Friend or foe?

On the 11th Day of Christmas,
some joker sent to me
the biggest fruitcake I ever did see!

1) Did you like fruitcake?

I don't recall ever eating more than one bite of fruitcake, so I don't know if I like it or not. I think probably not...

2) Did your family receive fruitcakes?

As a kid, I don't think so. We didn't get many gifts from out of town, and no one here, except probably Cousin Dorothy who was "different," received them.

3) Have you ever re-gifted fruitcake?

I recall that Linda and I received one by opening a gift at a Christmas party, and we promptly re-gifted at the New Years Party - to much laughter. We had to disguise it in a box, though.

4) Have you ever devised creative uses for fruitcake?

Of course...examples -- Petrified Fruitcake (surprise your favorite geologist)? Fruitcake fights (hidden in a snowball)? Fruitcake-eating contest (go for a Guinness world record)? Juicy-Fruitcake gum (hide it under your best friend's desk)? Scantily clad girl surprises 90-year old on his birthday by jumping out of a large fruitcake (Ah, the mind wanders, er, well, I should be so lucky in 25 years)?

This post will be part of the "Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories" carnival - organized by Thomas MacEntee at the Destination: Austin Family blog. Please go to Thomas' blog and read the submissions for each day.

1 comment:

Janice said...


I'm not sure how fruit-cake got such a bad rap. I've had home-made fruitcake that was utterly delicious.

I did find your post highly amusing :D