Friday, April 21, 2006

Fruitcakes

No, this is not about anybody I know!
1962 fruitcake
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) Lance Nesta did what many people do when receiving a fruitcake - he set it aside, only to rediscover it more than 40 years later in his mother's attic. Nesta couldn't resist taking a peek at the cake, still in its original tin and wrapped in paper.

``I was amazed that it hadn't changed at all,'' he said.

Nesta's two aunts sent him the fruitcake in November 1962 while he was stationed in Alaska with the Army.

``I opened it up and didn't know what to do with it,'' Nesta said. ``I sure wasn't going to eat it, and I liked my fellow soldiers too much to share it with them.''

As best he can remember, he packed the cake with the rest of his belongings and shipped it home to Waukesha when he left the military a few years later. He recently rediscovered the boxed fruitcake in the attic of his mother's home in Waukesha.
Our wedding cake was fruitcake, we shared it with our family on our 15th wedding anniversary - our kids thought that was pretty neat.

4 comments:

nadine said...

Three words:
Best. Fruitcake. Ever.

michael lewis said...

I'm sure I saw a piece of that (nasty) stuff in your freezer.

nadine said...

I believe it was only in the fridge for those 15 years.

pastor mike said...

It was wonderful cake... & yes it was in the fridge