Hundreds of thousands of people in the Southeast are in the process of rebuilding their lives in the wake of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path. According to The Weather Channel, the Category 4 hurricane was the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Florida Panhandle, leaving many displaced or without power from Florida to the Carolinas—some still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
It started with a text message. Brennan Scoggins, a 25-year-old petty officer third class boatswain’s mate for the Navy, was returning home to Jacksonville, Fla., after spending seven months deployed at sea in Scandinavia. Scoggins was close to his 321 fellow sailors and, having survived on mess deck food for so long, he wanted to give them a gift upon their arrival.
One of the first signs of the holiday season is that familiar smell of peppermint. It seems to be everywhere: candy canes adorn Christmas trees and all of your favorite beverages get a peppermint pop, including Chick-fil-A’s Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake. It is safe to say the peppermint is the official flavor of the holiday season.