By David Valdes Greenwood
Ah, the candy stories of Christmas. presents less than the tree. Cookies for Santa. And, in fact, the once a year fruitcake.
For younger David Valdes Greenwood, the indomitable “little fruitcake” on the middle of those stories, not anything is sweeter than the promise of the vacations. A modern day Tiny Tim, he holds speedy to his excellent of what Christmas may still be, regardless of the massive odds opposed to him: Sub-zero Maine winters. a number of eccentric kin. And his consistent foil: a frugal, God-fearing Grammy who turns out decided to deliver an finish to all his enjoyable. A ebook that’s “fa-la-la-licious” (Louisville Courier Journal) and packed with humorous, fascinating xmas thoughts (from development a Lego® manger to looking for the appropriate Christmas tree), A Little Fruitcake will motivate even the most important Grinches round.
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The mover positioned the object until the artwork was totally hidden. Jazzica thanked him and he left with a bow. She knew there was something symbolic in her action of obscuring with her own furniture the art of this castle's previous dwellers. Indeed, there was something symbolic in almost everything she did. She looked around the room with satisfaction—and there was something symbolic in that. She adjusted her long flowing dress—something symbolic. She blew her nose—symbolic. Oh, why can't we just live like normal people, she thought.
A Little Fruitcake: A Childhood in Holidays by David Valdes Greenwood