Download e-book for kindle: A Little Fruitcake: A Childhood in Holidays by David Valdes Greenwood

By David Valdes Greenwood

ISBN-10: 0306817268

ISBN-13: 9780306817267

Ah, the candy stories of Christmas. presents lower than the tree. Cookies for Santa. And, after all, 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 speedy to his excellent of what Christmas may still be, regardless of the massive odds opposed to him: Sub-zero Maine winters. a bunch of eccentric relations. 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 choked with humorous, captivating xmas thoughts (from construction a Lego® manger to looking for the fitting Christmas tree), A Little Fruitcake will motivate even the largest Grinches round.

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Every now and then you find yourself in a different place. George’s Holiday Message Since this book comes out in the fall, I’d like to take advantage of this early opportunity to wish all of you an enjoyable Christmas season and a happy New Year filled with good fortune. Of course, I realize this can’t happen for everyone. Some of you are going to die next year, and others will be crippled and maimed in accidents, perhaps even completely paralyzed. Still others will be stricken with diseases that can’t be cured, or will be horribly scarred in fires.

In no way does superstitious mumbo jumbo like this apply to the lives of intelligent, civilized humans in the twenty-first century. You throw out the first three commandments, and you re down to seven. HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER. This commandment is about obedience and respect for authority; in other words it’s simply a device for controlling people. The truth is, obedience and respect should not be granted automatically. They should be earned. They should be based on the parents’ (or the authority figure’s) performance.

His name was Gabriel. He had a trumpet and he appeared to me in the backyard. JOE: He what? MARY: He appeared to me. JOE: Was he naked? MARY: No. I think he had on a raincoat. I don’t really know. He was glowing so brightly. JOE: Mary, you’re under a lot of stress. Why don’t you take a few days off from the shop. The accounts can wait. MARY: I’m telling you, Joe. This Angel Gabriel said that God wanted me to have his baby. JOE: Did you ask for some sort of sign? MARY: Of course I did. He said tomorrow morning I’d start getting sick.

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