I know this is like 40 mins late but I didn't get in till just now so... yeah.
I help take car of this 84 year old cousin of mine. He is my grandmother's cousin. Anyway he is almost blind but not quite so I have to help him quite a bit. So today while I was folding his laundry he was telling me a story which I thought was cool so I'll tell it to you.
Jack fought when he was 18 in World War Two. While he was there one day with his troop in the middle of February they got lost and were freezing half to death and really hungry and thirsty. So they were walking for a long time until they saw some smoke coming from somewhere up ahead and they figured it was probably coming from a fireplace so they went to go see if the people would have them. When they got their it wasn't a house at all, it was a bunch of piles of bodies, and at first they thought it would be the bodies of alleys but it was actually the bodies of German Soldiers and they were burning. But whoever burned them probably they thought had to be people not soldiers because a soldier would have taken their things before they burned them and these soldiers still had all their things on them while they were burning. So apparently the American soldiers in World War Two had a lot of ok supplies except really terrible footwear which was the worst because their feet would get very cold and get infected and frostbite and even freeze and fall off. So Jack and the soldiers with him quickly went to try and salvage whatever supplies were left and not burnt on the German soldiers. Jack really needed some new boots and the ones that the Germans had were really great because they had know what the terrain was so they were more prepared. So Jack tried to take the boots off of one of the dead soldiers feet but they wouldn't come off. So finally he did get one of the boots off but when he did the foot just ripped off of the guys leg because that part was still frozen even though the upper half of him was on fire. So there was a frozen foot still in the boot. Jack got really sick after that happened and dropped the boot and threw up, he was the youngest of all the soldiers in his group. As he was throwing up another soldier who was with him took the boot off the ground and hacked the foot out with his knife. Then he held the boot over the smoke so that it would become less stiff and then he switched it out for his own shoes right there after he had hacked the frozen foot out of it. Jack told me that that was the day that he first really really missed home as a soldier.
Anyway... that was kind of a sad story but... it is true so... yeah. Ok goodnight.