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Ep: 69 Traveling Care Package Stories Project
Jun 11th, 2019 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

Care packages are a long held tradition in the military community. They can be personal, sad, funny, and very necessary for service members. One woman is trying to document the culture of military life and the military families that serve by showcasing photos of various care packages service members have gotten through out modern American history. We talked about all the ways families show their love and personalities through a care package.

Odale Cress was a Russian/Spanish linguist in the 80s, during the Cold War, stationed in what was then, West Germany. She has since been working her way around the globe. She is currently a grad student. This project came out of her thesis: food is a language; cuisine is a dialect. Odale wanted to demonstrate, not only how foods reflect our culture, but that by looking at care packages of foods, we could see the wide range of cultural backgrounds of people who serve(d) this country. She is also fascinated by history and is expanding this project to include care packages from as far back as the Revolutionary War through present day.

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