Last night, with a cup of my favorite hot tea, I enjoyed the last few fruitcake cookies (and crumbs) from a batch sent to us by my Mother. I parcel them out a few at a time throughout the holiday, to savor as long as possible. It is a gift to her children’s families that she has done each year around Thanksgiving for many years. Imagine how many cups of fruit and nuts are required for four families….how many cookie sheets in and out of the oven! Thank you, Mother, for a tradition that makes the season especially merry!