Anna had some extra spaghetti she wanted to get rid of.
Overnight, it turned into this:
|All home-made, donated food.|
|Anna, Liz, Tami, Me, Roxanna|
|Wes welcomes the first wave.|
|A few more men trickle in...|
|Then lots more.|
|Anna is awesome. Her good deed made LOTS of hungry men happy.|
|There were three or four women in the group too.|
|The men were extremely gracious...|
|And incredibly flirtatious.|
|They LUUUUUUUUVED Roxanna!|
|The Commander translated our thanks through Tami.|
Tami and Wes just happen to be fluent in French. (Though Tami wont admit it.) Although Wes is a pilot, he's been helping coordinate relief efforts. And working really long hours to do it. (Poor Tami and kids!)
These men visiting are mostly firefighters back home in southern France. But they're here to do some serious, sometimes sad, work. They went to Sendai and tried to help but were sent away. (A lot of relief efforts are hampered or thwarted by red-tape.) So they're helping with the clean-up locally in Misawa and Hachinohe.
Although the reason for their visit to Japan is a tragic one, they are happy to be here helping.
And they cheered us right up too by flirting with a bunch of tired, (some un-showered to conserve water) food-splattered moms. (We have 18 kids between us!!) ;) Ahh, the fun-loving French!
Thank you France! We appreciate you!!!