I actually like it ... though I didn't vote for it on a recent poll.
I particularly like it if it's from ...
The next bit of info I copied and pasted from the all-knowing Wikipedia...
The Collin Street Bakery is a bakery in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, most famous for its DeLuxe Fruitcakes, which it ships to more than 150 nations annually.
The bakery was founded in 1896 by August Wiederman, an immigrant from Wiesbaden, Germany. With the help of local entrepreneur Tom McElwee, the bakery soon outgrew its original building, and required a new one of such size that the second floor was turned into a hotel. Celebrities such as Enrico Caruso and Will Rogers were sighted at the bakery, and in 1914 the Ringling Brothers Circus passed through town and ordered dozens of fruitcakes as Christmas gifts to be mailed to friends and family across the globe. In this way, the bakery entered the mail-order business.
.... Descendants of the Ringling circus family continue to place orders each year. Monaco's Princess Grace also placed an annual fruitcake order, a tradition that Princess Caroline continued after her mother's death.
Basketball star Julius Erving is also a regular customer.
The company rejected an order from Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini following the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.
By the way, there's now a Collin Street Bakery in Waco - on I-35.
Both locations have other superb delicacies, besides fruitcake. Mmmm.
I have lots more to tell you, but I'm tired... and somewhat frustrated: our refrigerator has died - and the repairman can't come for another week!
Hmm. We have a big freezer that works - so maybe frozen milk and eggs would be okay?
(I need to give thanks in all things.)
I'll leave you with a riddle and joke or two (or three)...
Q: Did you hear about the guy who played golf on Christmas and accidentally hit a bird?
A: He got a partridge on a par three.
What did the bald man say when he got a comb for Christmas?
Thanks, I'll never part with it!
Do you know what would have happened if it had been Three Wise Women instead of Three Wise Men?
They would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole and brought practical gifts.
Oh, I forgot to tell you that the absolute best fruitcake I've ever eaten in my whole life was made by my Granddaddy Earl (Mother's father). There was no 'cake' in it - just lots of fruit- and coconut!
... And Granddaddy Earl couldn't even eat it - he was diabetic!!
Oh, a new poll is up.
("Silent Night" won in the last one. I voted for "O Come All Ye Faithful", but it was hard to decide.)