Let’s Do Lunch
Brown bag. Scooby-Doo lunch box. Plastic tray with little divided compartments. Starch. Meat. Milk.
I loved school lunch. I always wanted to eat the cafeteria food but my mother often insisted that I brown-bag it. I usually tried to engineer some strategic swaps; my apple for someone’s carrots; a home-baked cookie for a Ding-Dong (processed food always seemed more exotic somehow).
The lunch menu was often so enticing; Mock Chicken legs; frito-pie; tater-tots with everything. So so bad for me. And so so good.
Were you a brown-bagger? Did you walk home for lunch? Or did you get to eat cafeteria food?
And perhaps more importantly, what was your favorite school lunch?