MEMORIES, $15 A CAN

MEMORIES, $15 A CAN

Talk about slow-moving inventory: A Florida food company was asked in 1962, during the fearful days of the Cuban missile crisis, to supply canned drinking water for nuclear-attack survival kits.

The company, Chalet Suzanne Foods of Lake Wales, Fla., produced about 4,000 cases. When the crisis passed and the fears abated, it was left with about 300 cases, some 3,600 cans of water.Nearly 40 years after the fact, and a decade after the Cold War ended, the company is selling the leftovers as memorabilia at a cool $15 a can, Reuters reports. Proceeds are going to the Cold War Museum in Fairfax, Va.