8:04, November 10th
"A Military Brat"
Being raised a "military brat", my family is a rather eclectic mixture of countries, with its own cultures, political and religious views.
Our family represents the United States of America, Korea, Germany and Taiwan. Having traversed the globe numerous times as an adolescent, much of my education and memories are a whirlwind, but I want to encourage all of our younger military families that these days will weave the fabric of your lives to develop your character!
We were raised eating a variety of foods - Polish, Korean, Japanese, Mexican, German and American. Kalbi, seaweed salad and rice were one of my favorite meals until I decided to forego meat, turkey, pork, chicken at the beginning of this year to assist mobilizing the stubborn fat cells off my body....it actually helped, but forced me to learn how to cook vegetables in a variety of ways....portobello mushrooms being the "meatiest" substitute.
It wasn't until I was a coed at the University of Colorado at Boulder that I stepped foot into a non-commissary food store! My life was safely confined to military posts, bases and forts. Namely, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Ft. Carson, Colorado, Ft. Shafter, Hawaii; with an "almost" entrance into the US Air Force Academy's first female class--yes, back in the 70's.
Our family continues to "war" over political and religious views!