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Society for the Protection and Preservation of Fruitcakes
image My wife is a big fan of fruitcakes, though only of the British variety. She tells me that American fruitcakes have too much weird stuff in them (maraschino cherries, etc.). But fans of American fruitcakes can find people of a like-mind at the Society for the Protection and Preservation of Fruitcakes. "The Society's goal is to protect and preserve fruitcake, not in the pouring on more brandy or rum type of preservation but in the 'spread the gospel' way. By providing information and links about fruitcake, it's hoped we can provide safe haven for fruitcake lovers and some encouragement for others to give it a try." Unfortunately the Fruitcake Society is only a society in spirit, not in fact, since it doesn't appear to have ever had an actual meeting. But still, for those who love fruitcake it's a start. In other fruitcake news, those who don't look forward to this holiday treat, but who have fruitcakes forced upon them anyway as gifts, will be disappointed to learn that Buffalo, New York does not seem to be repeating its Fruitcake Amnesty Campaign. Last year this campaign provided a home to hundreds of unwanted fruitcakes, no questions asked.
Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 15, 2004

The "Society for the Protection and Preservation of Fruitcakes."

With Goddess as my witness, I have not the slightest ideas as to what to say.

I think Chuck Shepherd would put this under the heading "The Seeds of Our Destruction".
Posted by BugbearSloth  in  earth  on  Wed Dec 15, 2004  at  08:54 PM
I have a friend who I work with. He is a special person. He was raised on the farm I work on. He can't read or write, but he is good at his job.
This man would like to find any unwanted fruitcakes for Christmas. He Loves them. He wanted me to go online and ask for anyone who does not want their fruitcake, to please mail it to him. He doesn't have money and lives very sparingly. It would make his Christmas special to receive lots and lots of fruitcakes! Please do not e-mail, unless you're seriously going to send him some.
Posted by Kim  in  Va.  on  Sun Dec 04, 2005  at  03:25 PM
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