Cheerios Helps Spread Cheer to Families of Troops by Nicole Etolen | Nov 3, 2011 | Online Services, Yummy | 2 comments Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email 2 Comments Frank on November 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm I’ll be looking for those boxes this weekend while I’m grocery shopping – Thanks! As an ex sailor (6 years back in the mid 70’s) I can tell you that mail call is an awesome thing. When you spend 6 months out on a ship you definitely start to miss home, the good old USA, and all things familiar. Just being able to walk through a park or hang out in a shopping mall are simple activities that you take for granted until you can no longer do them. Being overseas for any length of time, no matter how great the country, can leave you thinking about all the great things at home that you’re missing out on. I spent some hours in a USO here and there and the folks that donate their time to make activities available for service men and women are pure angels! Gotta love em and I’ll be happy to support this campaign! Reply Nicole on November 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm Thank you for commenting, Frank, and thank you for serving in the Navy! I remember when I lived in Japan for two years, even though I loved it so much, I missed the most basic things. Like commercials on television. Although I did memorize quite a few public service announcements, and I was even in a few local AFN commercials myself (my husband was a JO, and worked for AFN). Oh, and bagels with egg and cheese from a local deli. I think I ate about twenty of those when we came home on leave. But now, even ten years later, there are still things I really miss about Japan. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.