Many years ago my husband served on a submarine. I would pack him a box of goodies to be opened half way through the patrol and and a stack of coloured index cards, each in their own dated envelope. Every day that he was under weigh, he would open a specially marked envelope and find a hand drawn postcard. On the front of the card would be a clever cartoon and on the back, would be a note of encouragement and love. (How awesome was I?)
One of the cards that I made for him was a comparison of the US Navy and the Canadian Navy. The picture was set at sea with the American sailors aboard a submarine sandwich and a Canadian sailor struggling to stay afloat on a raft made out of a cracker. I had forgotten all about that card until I read this article about Canada's troubled submarine force
As always, click the image to enlarge.
The picture is very apt, isn't it? I thought that the pickle torpedo was a nice touch!
As an aside, if you ever decide to do this idea for a lengthy patrol, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to draw all of the pictures. Otherwise, some of the pictures will be rushed and look like the one above - not too mention the blisters that you will suffer from burning the midnight oil with a pencil crayon permanently affixed to your hand!