Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel



Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
- Charles Dickens



Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.
- Carol Nelson



My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope



Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 lb. pecans, chopped
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 container mixed fruit
3 eggs, beaten

Directions:

Step 1:
Cream butter, gradually beating in sugar.

Step 2:
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.

Step 3:
Sift flour with soda and spices. Add to butter/sugar/egg mixture.

Step 4:
Drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. These do not spread much when baking, so you can place them close to each other.

Step 5:
Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes.

Note: Makes approximately 100 cookies - they freeze very well.