In Truman Capote’s "A Christmas Memory" Buddy and his cousin, Sook, wait all year for the holidays. During the Christmas holidays they make fruitcakes for friends, family, and people who have been nice to them throughout the ear. The kids make money throughout the year to make money to buy supplies for their fruitcakes. The children sell fruits and flowers, charge neighbors to see a deformed chicken, and other odd jobs in order to save money. The pennies are collected, and kept in a change purse under the unnamed woman's bed.