November 02, 2005

care package

yeah! a care package from germany! 10 kilograms of chocolate, gummi bears, and christmas presents.
and there may also have been some german dog treats.

["care" in care package is an acronym, derived from CARE (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) . the original care package was a charity food parcel sent to needy europeans after world war II. according to this source, the first 20,000 CARE packages reached europe on may 11, 1946. the standard care package contained one pound of beef in broth, one pound of steak and kidneys, 8 ounces of liver loaf, 8 ounces of corned beef, 12 ounces of luncheon loaf, 8 ounces of bacon, one pound of lard, one pound of fruit preserves, one pound of honey, one pound of raisins, one pound of chocolate, 2 pounds of sugar, 8 ounces of egg powder, 2 pounds of whole-milk powder, 2 pounds of coffee.]

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