We spent a day and a half at my in-law’s this last weekend. SuperBoy and I were returning some things to their garage when I “I Spied” some very cool looking wooden crates. I quickly assessed the fact that the in-laws were obviously not using the crates and decided to be bold and um… you know, bring up the question of whether I could have them or not. Darling in-laws they are, they sent us home with those three crates, one larger hinged-lid crate and as a bonus, a bunch of gulf shrimp from their trip to Texas. More about the shrimp later!
The first crate caught my eye because it said dried prunes and the date, October 1942.
But even more interesting was what was on the opposite side of the crate: A label saying the fruits were government issue! You mean WWII soldiers were having to eat Dried Prunes?? How can you be a soldier if you’re worried about, you know… having to GO?
I’d rather stick with the pears:
I’m so excited about these cool crates that have history. Anything with a history is so much cooler, isn’t it?And I’m sending off an email to my WWII vet Grampa to ask about his experience with prunes.
Now I just have to figure out what to use them for and how to display them!