Sunday, December 15, 2013


Not satisfied to have received fruitcake from relatives (my Uncle Jim & John) and friends (Thimbelle and family), I have taken to begging in the pages of a major metropolitan daily for total strangers to send me baked goods.

The Boston Herald has published my plea for further fruitcakey goodness. I thank them for this, from the bottom of my stomach, and if you would go there and tell them that you appreciate their interest in my continued welfare and good health, I'm sure they'd appreciate it.


Soon, with more weight.


Along These Lines ... said...

Good piece (the story, not the fruitcake)

barbicakes said...

you really like fruitcake huh?

joeh said...

Those who mock fruitcake have probably never tried it.

It is a disgrace what they have done to this fine holiday treat!

Joanne Noragon said...

I, too, love fruitcake, while all around me do not. I am reduced to buying my own. In revenge, I do not share.

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I'm convince my brother's a fruitcake.

He and his missus have a place in Maui.
They were there soaking up the Sun and warmth.
Then they flew back here in the middle of a cold snap.

I think I will send him to you.

His missus is from MA, anyway.

Jackie said...

A great read, and I'm not surprised the Herald wanted to run it.
Regarding fruitcake...I love my Mama's recipe, and I always will. It is a white fruitcake with red cherries, pineapple, and pecans only...It is delish!

messymimi said...

The Herald website will not let me sign in or comment. It's a good piece, and i'm sorry i can't say so over there.

Hilary said...

Hope you get lots of fruitcake.. and I don't mean the loonies lurking and thinking of sending you tainted baked good. :)

Suldog said...

Mimi (and anyone else to whom it applies) - If you are able to comment, how nice! If not, for whatever reason, I still appreciate the effort - Thanks!

Unknown said...

Good heavens Jim.

Times must be tough when one feels the need to beg for fruitcake.


Enjoy your FRUIT.

Sandy Kessler said...

i love everything Christmas

Daryl said...

i submitted this everywhere i have a log in except stumble because those asshats refused to recognize my sign in/password ... GAH