by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/17/19, 11:19 am
Not satisfied with just passing down the family recipe, the Ford family of Michigan has held onto a fruitcake baked by one of its ancestors in 1878. Fidelia Ford had an annual tradition of letting a fruitcake age for a year and serving it during the holidays, and she left behind an uneaten cake when she died. Her great-great-granddaughter, Julie Ruttinger of Tecumseh, Mich., still has it. “It was tradition. It’s a legacy,” Ruttinger said.