Mutt

“We came together underneath the stars above. What started out as liking soon developed into love. I sense a certain something that, in my heart, felt so true that I knew I waited all my life to fall in love with you.”
-Gregory J P Godek

 What kind of dog would you choose to represent America?
I would choose a mutt, a dog of all kinds of breeds.
America is a mixture of every nation, country, and continent around the globe.
America is a mutt to me.
It’s a beautiful breed!
We attended the International Bazaar, a charity run fundraiser, at the JFC NATO base on Friday evening. It was filled with a few booths from the 28 nations that make up NATO. Italy, Croatia, Turkey, France, Greece, America, Canada and the United Kingdom were just a few who put products up for sale that represent their country. There was entertainment held underneath an enormous tent, with row after row of tables for you to sit and nosh on the culinary creations from a few countries that are part of NATO. It was a fun evening and if you didn’t have a chance to partake in it this year, while being stationed overseas, I suggest checking it out next year.
We purchased a few items to taste and admire.
A ceramic plate from Turkey.

A couple of bottles of French wine and duck pate from France.

From the United Kingdom, we have some Pimm’s liquor, a clock for Mayer and some Yorkshire tea.

From Greece, we purchased wine and olive oil.

We already had a couple of cake mixes and Levi Jeans at home that represented the American booth.
Here is a photo of what America had to offer.

In America everything is basically at your fingertips.
If we want anything American, which again is a combination of the world, we have to visit “little” America.  I am talking, “really little” America, about 30 minutes away.
It is also known as the commissary and NEX on a military installation.
They really try to give Americans a piece of home when living thousands of miles away.
After attending the bazaar on Friday, I really found that I missed the diversity that makes America the country it is today. I have found while living in Europe you have to travel to different countries to get what you get in America. I mean think of all the little towns within a town in the states. You can travel across the city or even right down the street to your local Whole Foods or Wild Oats and gather up products to make your favorite International Cuisine.
It’s an honor being an American. We are a nation that welcomes the world!
I started with a quote by Gregory JP Godek and will end with it as well.
It represents the way my heart feels for the dog that I can’t be with it.
My mutt, aka, America!
“We came together underneath the stars above. What started out as liking soon developed into love. I sense a certain something that, in my heart, felt so true that I knew I waited all my life to fall in love with you.” -Gregory J P Godek

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