Man auctions off 70-year-old fruitcake

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CINCINNATI - Here's your chance to own a bit of history.

A Cincinnati man is auction off a 70-year-old fruitcake.

The Kroger store brand fruitcake was purchased in 1941 by E.F. Helbing. It was one of six he bought at the time.

He kept it for 30 years, then decided to send it back to the store he bought it from, thinking they might wan ti.

He included a note chronicling it's travels over the years.

The store didn't want it, but store manager Frank Bates couldn't throw it out. He kept it.

Now at age 86, Frank's son found it while helping his dad clean out his house. They decided to put it up for auction with the proceeds going to charity.

However, even if you like fruitcake, it probably would not be a good idea to eat the 70-year-old keepsake.


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