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Things that Remind Me of Home

March 5, 2011

The first is a picture of some Steak and Shake Chili Mac, thanks to a few care packages from my parents and Grandmother.

The latter is just a really strange coincidence. Your eyes don’t deceive you, that is a “I (heart) NY” bag from your prototypical New York City souvenir shop. My only explanation is that they must be manufactured somewhere nearby in China and are therefore easy for our little grocery shops to get here in the Gobi. There’s something odd, but also familiar, about carrying my frozen leg of mutton and loaf of soda bread home in such an identifiable and ubiquitous symbol of things I thought I’d left behind.

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  1. Emily Kaufmann permalink
    March 5, 2011 3:54 pm

    That is amazing that shirt surfaces in your stores there!
    That picture os that chili mac is looking pretty tasty right about now!
    Steak and Shake has finally made it all the way to Las Vegas although we have never been as there is always a 45 minute wait to get in the door!
    Hopefully you are still having a great adventure over there!
    We are headed to Nascar race today! I am rooting for the woman driver Danika, of course. She was leading in the Daytona race a couple of weeks ago…first time a woman has ever done that!
    I am envious of your adventures in other lands! Guess I will just have to keep working and live vicariously through yours!
    Take care! Jeff and I think of you and often wonder how you are faring!
    Love you!
    Aunt Em

  2. Emily Kaufmann permalink
    March 5, 2011 4:04 pm

    Hope you are doing great over there!
    That is amazing they have that t-shirt in your stores! Guess everyone hearts NY! LOL!
    That Steak and Shake is looking pretty tasty right now!
    We have one in Vegas right now but haven’t gone to it yet as the line into it is always 45 minutes long!
    Going to the Nascar race today. Cheering for the woman driver Danika of course!
    Jeff and I often think of you and wonder how you are faring!
    Love you and take care!
    Aunt EM

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