We visited some friends of Fiance's in Leoben over last weekend. The woman had been to the States several times, and had lived there for a year. When we mentioned we had just gotten a new car, she jumped up from the table and ran to get something. She came back and presented a little gift to me, with the explanation that their car no long has the right kind of antenna for it:
A Jack Ball! From Jack-in-the-Box, you know? A little piece of home, so far away. It is the most wonderful present I've gotten in a long time, and from someone I barely know.