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March 1990: An international popcorn connection

March 16, 1990

When Tom and Florence Busch host a Russian man and his son, they discover that the boy loves popcorn, which he had never before tasted. And so, they send them home with a jar of Orville Redenbacher and some oil.

Later, a (uniquely phrased) letter arrives. “This attempt was not excellent,” it reads. “Corns begined to blow up and was filled whole value of frying pan’s space. It was fantastic picture. I was can’t to open cover because corns was jumping too long. Now I choose suitable deep crockery.”