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About the Host Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years.
His motto (at least for today): "If I'm not brief, give me grief."
Someone Loves Fruitcakes?! No, not me. I relate to a story my step-sister, Sandy, tells. Every Christmas, her grandmother gave out dozens of heavy rectangular gifts. All were fruitcakes except for one. Sandy puts hers unwrapped in the fridge and forgot about it for two years. Upon opening it, she realized she'd gotten the ringer: An embroidered brick doorstop!
The Inquirer's Tanya Barrientos actually likes fruitcakes. Not the breed with Dayglo gooballs that assassinate appetites. "My favorite is loaded with pecans and pineapple and a touch of clover honey, which I get from the famous Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas," she wrote in her "Unconventional Wisdom" column.
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