Grandpa's Fruitcake

by Kayleigh
(New York)

My grandfather loves fruitcake. Every year he starts buying fruitcakes from the store in November, and continues stocking up until the post-holiday sales in January. When I was younger I always refused to eat the fruitcake because it looked gross to me. As I got older, I would eat some to be polite. Then, I found a whole case of fruitcake in the pantry. It turns out that the whole time, my grandfather was rotating his stored fruitcake. We were always eating fruitcake from at least a year ago. I mentioned it to him, and he said "Well you never noticed it before, did you?" I noticed that during that Christmas season, all of the expiration dates were crossed off the boxes in permanent markers!

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