Wierd stuff in the mail
My mother, of course, manages to top all the stories in the paper by sending 3 pumpkins for Halloween. Packed in straw (both padding and seasonal decoration) and sealed in Ziploc 1-gallon bags, all three managed to survive the hazards of the Military Postal system.
So I have pumpkins in my arms room. And a bag of candy to hand out to anyone who comes in the Arms Room on the 31st.
On a somewhat more practical note, I also now have a couple month's supply of coffee, between my wife and my parents. This makes my mornings much better than they have been.