Living abroad, naturally, one of the great joys in life is getting a care package from ‘home’.
A box arrives unannounced from a friend, and it’s a wonderful surprise. You rip it open and find it’s packed with all sorts of things that you miss about your country.
For an American, especially one who bakes, contents might include, say…corn syrup, peanut butter, a mini-Sharpie keychain (yes!), and a homemade potholder.
I’ve also gotten local newspapers, chapstick, and dried apricots and sour cherries.
I hope the next one reunites him with Marie…