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Christmas Treasures

christmas-treasuresChristmas Treasures
Author: Bruce Spohn
Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 5, 2012

About the book:

This collection of short Christmas stories is powerful and touching.  Each story tells about everyday people, lost in a commercial world, seeking to find the eternal hope of the Christmas spirit.  They are just people like you and me, yet they impact each other and all that they encounter.  Yes, these are stories about the quest for the spirit of Christmas.

 

 

About the author:

bruce-spohnBruce Spohn was born March 5, 1947, in Lancaster, California, near Los Angeles.  His parents moved north to the Bay Area and he attended K-12 in a number of schools in different cities around the Bay.  This laid the foundation of his outlook on life.  After graduating from Clayton Valley High School in Concord, California, he joined the U. S. Air Force.  After basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, he was sent to Germany in October 1965.  Life in Europe appealed to him and he stayed in Germany for 40 years and finally returned to the United States in February 2006.  As luck would have it he was sent back to San Antonio, Texas, where he works for the Government at Fort Sam Houston.

Bruce started writing when he was still in high school but never published.  In November 1999, he was involved in a near-fatal car accident and woke up in the ICU a few days before Christmas.  He felt inspired to write a story to send to his friends as a special Christmas gift.  He continues to write a Christmas story every year and this is a collection of them.

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Treasures-Greatest-Treasure-Heart/dp/1470119919/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416412442&sr=8-1&keywords=christmas+treasure+by+bruce+spohn

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Foreword from How America Eats by Clementine Paddleford

This book has been twelve years in the writing.  It was in January 1948 I started criss-crossing the United States as roving Food Editor for This Week Magazine – my assignment, tell “How America Eats.”  I have traveled by train, plane, automobile, by mule back, on foot – in all over 800,000 miles.

I have ranged from the lobster pots of Main to the vineyards of California, from the sugar shanties of Vermont to the salmon canneries in Alaska.  I have collected these recipes from a wide variety of kitchens: farm kitchens, apartment kitchenettes, governors’ mansions, hamburger diners, tea rooms and from the finest restaurants with great chefs in charge.  I have eaten with crews on fishing boats and enjoyed slum gullion at the Hobo Convention.

I have eaten many regional specialties I had never eaten before – cioppino on Fisherman’ Wharf in San Francisco, Alaskan King Crab of the North Pacific in Seattle, mango ice cream in Tampa, chawed on cuts of fresh sugar cane in Louisiana, eaten roasted young goat in San Antonio, and roasted fresh truffles flown in from Italy at the Four Seasons in New York City.

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