Let him eat cake – from the Vietnam War
Silly, silly girl. If I'd know how easy soldiers are to please, I would have just served up a Sara Lee. Still frozen. It wouldn't have mattered.
For retiring Army Col. Henry Moak, that would have qualified as high-falutin' fare. For his party today, he ate a 36-year-old pound cake. It was originally served when he was serving in Vietnam, and he'd saved it all these years.
Though the cake - simple and yellow, no frosting - was his favorite in what then were known as C-rations, he'd kept one in reserve for his retirement party.
"It's good; it's still kind of moist," he said.
Copyright 2009 Debra Legg.