Monday, December 14, 2009

Advent Calendar: Fruitcake - Friend or Foe?

FOE!!!!!

This will be short, but just seeing the word, "fruitcake" dredges up memories for me that make me want to gag and barf! For some ungodly reason, my parents used to try to force my brother and me to eat this ghastly invention (lol) a couple of times each year, which I'm assuming now were probably around the holidays. Some of the memories of the struggles this instigated are too unpleasant to even recount, but as usual, Arthur and I found our way around having to sit at the table all night until we'd eaten it. All I'll say is this -- when my parents finally decided to get a new kitchen table, and turned the old one upside down to move it, I know they got a very "fruity" surprise!

6 comments:

Tonia said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! Yes, the virtual vault that I mentioned is just for Georgia. It's the online archives for the state. If you have any GA family, I highly recommend it. Here's a link. http://content.sos.state.ga.us/index.php

And I am right there with you on the fruitcake. : )

Sandra Taliaferro said...

Ohhhh, Renate! Now that is really funny!! LOL.

Mavis said...

That is hilarious. It's FOE for me too. Nothing like what you went through but one of the relatives always decided to give me one for Christmas.

T.K. said...

Oh, Renate!! Too funny!!! :-D

Renate said...

Glad I could provide everyone with a laugh. My stomach's still churning just from THINKING about it!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Lori E said...

Renate I did the exact same thing but mine was macaroni. My mom was selling the table and she tipped it on its side to show how sturdy it was and all my dried up macaroni fell out onto the floor. I was in grade 2 at the time.
Oh but I love fruitcake.