In the story ''A Christmas Memory'', what are the events, the problem and the solution?

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In A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, the narrator (called Buddy) tells his memories of living with an older relative (some sort of cousin) and how they were partners.  She (the relative) is not quite right mentally or emotionally and the young narrator (about nine years old) and she pair up to make Christmas fruitcakes.  The major events show them going to great lengths to get the ingredients to make their Christmas fruit cakes--and the problem stems from them accidentally having a bit too much of the Christmas rum and meeting the scorn of the relatives "in charge"--they are separated and Buddy is eventually sent and his relative and friend dies----the  solution is that he always has her as his special Christmas memory.  (This is a beautiful book that needs to be read.)

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