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Old 11-28-2005, 04:54 PM   #15
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While there is apparently some truly horrible fruitcake out there, I look look forward to my mother's every year, both because it means she is still with us and up to the task of baking, and because it is great to eat.

The classic unwanted fruitcake jokes can still be hilarious.
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:20 PM   #16
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Here's a little story embeded into my family lore for all you wonderful married men who seek to be wise.

One year on Christmas Eve, my Father, an entrepeneur who lived his life on a dead run, and obviously had not made time to shop until the last minute, came home with a beautifully wrapped gift for my Mother. Next morning, the package revealed a commercially baked fruitcake. Keep in mind here that my Mother was famous for baking her version of the Texas Pecan Cake for the holidays and everyone we knew would have been delighted to be a lucky recipient of one in any given year.

Although everyone was aghast at my Father's effrontry, Mother didn't say a single word about her gift, other than to thank my Father for his thoughtfullness in choosing her gift. Of course, because Mother set the tone in our household, the commerially baked fruit cake was never again mentioned by anyone......until the next Christmas morning. When Dad opened his package, there, carefully nestled in 3 or 4 layers of beautiful tissue paper, was the self same fruitcake he had given Mother the year before. He turned redder than three sheets of beets while we all held our breaths to see what would happen next. He was on the very verge of an explosiion when he started laughing so hard he nearly fell out right there on the floor. Of course we all joined in and had a fine Christmas day indeed.

The fruitcake was never mentioned during the following year and the next gift from my Father opened by my Mother on Christmas morning was not only beautiful but thoughtful as well and from that time on, Mother enjoyed the most wonderful gifts from her husband. The rest of us still caution one another all year long to "Be careful, you might get a fruitcake for Christmas"!

Be Merry and Enjoy all the Fruitcake you can get your hands on!
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:51 PM   #17
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Okay, you all made me so hungry for great fruit cake that I went to the Collins Street Bakery website and ordered a small one for Xmas.

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Old 11-30-2005, 01:34 AM   #18
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Thanks Lacy for sharing your fruitcake story with us. Your parents showed true love.


and Nancy, You will be glad you ordered one, I hope you enjoy this delicious Christmas treat.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:05 PM   #19
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:23 PM   #20
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I wish we had a dancing FRUITCAKE

I love em and I love OKRA too, so there

Anyway, my Dad, miss you POP, used to buy Fruitcakes from a group called FRONTIERS INTERNATIONAL. They were the best Fruitcakes I ever had and I'd love to know who made them.

Does anyone know that bit of info?

In the meantime, I'll try the Collins Street Bakery and see what they are like.

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Old 12-01-2005, 01:17 PM   #21
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And if you are not into making your own ..........

Claxton Fruit Cake Yummy!!

2 different service clubs in this area use these as charity fundraisers, I can never make up my mind on the light or dark, so usually end up buying both.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:34 PM   #22
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Here is one that is claimed to be a "campers" fruitcake, keeps up to 3 years if refrigerated (see the lower section of the page under "Future")

Georgia Fruit Cake, great for camping or keep in storage for an emergency!

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Old 12-01-2005, 02:11 PM   #23
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Funny you should mention Claxton Fruitcakes, Charlie C,
We went to Claxton about 3 weeks ago for their annual century bike ride. The Claxton area is relatively flat and it's not overpopulated so it makes a great place for a long ride. The town is very supportive of the bikers and we had a great time. The Claxton Fruitcake Co. had a booth set up at the ride headquarters and fed us yummy samples through the weekend. It's pretty good!
The local rec dept. provides a nice camping area -with electricity- for the participants. Here's the linkClaxton "Cruisin' in the Country" Century
(and NO, I did NOT do the century ride! -I only managed 27 miles- but several of my friends did the full 100 miles!)
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:41 PM   #24
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Lorene W,
Maybe you could have gone further if you'd just had a little more Claxton fruitcake. Of course, Maybe you'd had too much, and that's the reason you had to stop. Gotta balance these things you know.
Please forgive me for poking fun at you, but when the opportunity arises...!
Hope you bought some to enjoy at home,
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:46 PM   #25
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What we need here is a Okra fruitcake. That should make some of you happy.
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Kurt,
It was definately a case of too much cake!!!
Time to get back to and !

You can poke fun anytime... that's why I keep coming back!
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