Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Ingredients for a Good Day

Today was a good day. I got a letter from my nephew today! He is in Marine bootcamp, and I hadn't heard from him in about a month. I actually wrote him a letter waiting for a meeting at work today, then got home and there was one for me from him! He sounds good, and he and his fellow recruits are planning a picnic for Family Day. (planning a party, he must take after his Aunt Cathryn!) He said there are about 16 recruits wanting to do this, and I was so happy to see that he has made that many friends. He said he had a few things he wanted me to bring to the picnic...I turned the page, and there was his list.
potato salad
baked beans
green bean casserole
2 24 packs canned sodas
deviled eggs
peach cobbler
pear cobbler
apple crisp
blueberry cobbler
squash casserole
lemon cake
mashed potatoes and gravy
mac and cheese
sandwich stuff
chips and dip
fried chicken
If I couldn't bring the food, that's ok, we'll find a place there to eat, but if I could bring the food, bring a lot, because they hadn't eaten real food in over 3 months. :o) I better start cooking, I only have til October to get it all together!


Roxanne said...

You might need some recruits of your own to cook all that!

Tina said...

I have a great idea! Why don't we all get together and help you cook? We could even get the youth involved !