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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 heart of those stories, not anything is sweeter than the promise of the vacations. A modern day Tiny Tim, he holds quickly to his perfect of what Christmas can be, regardless of the massive odds opposed to him: Sub-zero Maine winters. a bunch of eccentric family members. And his consistent foil: a frugal, God-fearing Grammy who turns out made up our minds to deliver an finish to all his enjoyable. A e-book that’s “fa-la-la-licious” (Louisville Courier magazine) and jam-packed with humorous, captivating yule thoughts (from development a Lego® manger to looking for the suitable Christmas tree), a bit Fruitcake will encourage even the most important Grinches round.
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Moreover, I was accusing him of being the fake 0738211220-Greenwood 30 8/20/07 9:36 AM Page 30 A LITTLE FRUITCAKE version of something I didn’t believe in by comparing him to another version I had already written off as fake in the first place. ” Not Really Santa’s voice was tight and decidedly lacking in cheer. “Yeah,” Ignacio said. ” And just like that, Santa turned his back on us, without offering so much as a “ho, ho, ho” or a candy cane for the trip home. ” we headed out the glass door into the parking lot.
One blizzard hadn’t been quite enough to block the window completely, and things cleared up for Thanksgiving Day. While the rest of the world dug out from the blizzard, that weekend Grammy and Mom had decided to take 0738211220-Greenwood 8/20/07 9:36 AM Page 37 GERONIMO, CUSTER, NIXON, AND ME 37 Ignacio and me snowsuit shopping in the nearby “city” of Waterville. A college town of twelve thousand with a dozen restaurants and not one, but two, shopping plazas, we thought it a true metropolis, For one thing, compared to Norridgewock, Waterville was on the cutting edge of Christmas light technology, with house after house outlined in brightly colored bulbs, many set to automated flashing patterns.
Can there be a sight more frightening to a hired Saint Nick than a parent receding into the distance without her children in tow? My brother and I didn’t even have to talk about what to do. There was something unspoken in the air, a whiff of polyester wig perhaps, that made us hungry, like wolves following deer. Maybe it was the fact that this jolly old soul lacked a bowl full of jelly, his belt cinched around a narrow waist. Or that the slip of elastic connected to his beard was clearly visible over one ear.
A Little Fruitcake: A Childhood in Holidays by David Valdes Greenwood