Aunt Mary’s Christmas Fruitcake Arrives in Time for the Holidays

When I was growing up, I always looked forwarded to receiving my great-Aunt Mary’s Christmas fruitcake. I have no patience for people who don’t like fruitcake — because they haven’t had my Aunt Mary’s. I still miss it. It was moist and delicious. It looked something like this, but it had nuts in it too.

Dated Nov. 28, 1943; postmarked Dec. 17. I had my letters out of order, so this is transcribed out of sequence.

Dear Folks,

I am well, happy and safe and I hope you all are the same.

I received a letter from Bib today and he mentioned something about me asking for you to send me some reading material. Well, if you get this before you receive the air mail letter in which I asked for a package, or before you mail the package and only then, send me some interesting books of any sort.

Don’t make a special package of it because it takes too long to get here.

I also received a package today from Aunt Mary. It contained a fruitcake or some kind of cake and toll house cookies. That finishes things. I don’t care if I never get another package now.

That’s all folks.

Love and kisses,


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