Saturday, 5 February 2011

Things I Miss From Home--Tootsie Rolls

After five years in England, it is reasonably rare that I crave anything that I can't get my hands on here. The problem did present itself more frequently in 2010 than it did in 2009. Since I can now speak to my family via video conference, I can also see things I had completely forgotten. Still, I can usually find or make the things that I see. Sun tea in my sister's glass--check. Cornbread--almost check. Jalapenos--close to check. Half-and-half--check.

I did spend most of last year looking at a giant box of Tootsie Rolls on the shelves behind my father's head. Each week, he'd offer to send me some. Each week, I told him not to bother. Sweets (candy) are heavy and therefore expensive to send. Besides, in between phone calls, I would completely forget about them. This Christmas, Dad and his wife sent me a whole box. There are only a few left. I'm pretty sure I have to share them.


  1. I want a friend to Skype me from Target and 'walk' me through the aisles. I think that is really what Skype intended their technology to be used for :)


  2. I'm just thinking about what I'd miss the most if I had to go and live in another country. Hmmm....will have a think and get back to you.


  3. My brother (god bless him) has sent me care packages with Apple Jacks, Fig Newtons and Kraft Mac n' Cheese. It's amazing the things you find you miss.

    Just discovered your blog, I love your insight. I'm an expat as well, lovely to make your aquaintance ;) x


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