Carrie Tyson's husband just graduated from Army Basic Training! We've gotten to spend some good, quality time with her, since Dave has been in training these last 3 months. God has been using our time together to be a source of encouragement and learning about whatever may come up in conversation! Since Russell is also in the military, interesting subjects come up...How we got on the topic of MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat), I don't remember!! :) We must have been talking about Dave and all that he's going through right now...field-training exercises, the new knowledge he is gaining and, of course, the mysterious MRE's he's eating! Here we sit, eating them up! Literally!
Russell has MRE's that are at least 5 to 7 years old! We pulled out two of them, and we found pouches of the following, indulging in some: pork chow mein (ugh!), saltine crackers, peanut butter, cheese (yuck!), chocolate-covered graham crackers (my favorite!!), a little bitty Tabasco sauce bottle, something like life-savers, a brown plastic spoon, sanitary wipes, napkin, a single-serving of Folger's instant coffee, matches, two tiny pieces of gum...all the necessaries, evidently! :)
I promise we won't make you try MRE's if we have you over! :) Sure made for an interesting and fun evening!