Today’s Fun Monday is hosted by Faye! She wants us to go back decades and remind ourselves what we used to do for lunch those days when we were young and lovely.
So your assignment for March 15 is to share your memories of school lunches. What kind of school did you attend–public, private, parochial? Did you bring lunch from home or buy in the school cafeteria? What did your lunch look like? Who prepared it? Who did you have lunch with? Was this a happy part of the school day? What did you do during lunch time other than eat your PB & J sandwich?
Well, for me, I am not sure if it was a good memory or not, but it was interesting. My first disclaimer: I did not know that peanut butter sandwiches were lunch until I moved here. I went to 1st grade when I was 5 and our school was maybe 15 minutes walk from where we lived. But since we had to walk to school, my mom took me on her way to work, I think it took longer than 15 minutes. From 1st to 3rd grade, for lunch, I and some other students would come back to our respective homes for lunch. Our classes did not go back to school so I would eat lunch and then take a nap and then go out to play at around 4 pm. When I reached 4th grade, that was stress. I had to walk home fast, eat quickly, then literally run back to school. If you were late, you would pray that you had an extra padding on your behind. Lateness and talking in class were the BIGGEST crimes one could commit in school (speaking another language other than English on school grounds came a close second). We lived in fear of the headmaster and never attempted to do any other wrong. I was in a public school from 1st to 4th grade. In 5th grade, I changed schools and went to a private boarding school. I was no longer living with my parents because they moved to the big city. Although, this was a boarding school but I was not a boarder. I lived with an Asian family for one term, yeah, the food was great! My parents paid for me to eat lunch at the school cafeteria. I then moved in with an old lady for two terms, that was an interesting stay. Then in 6th grade and henceforth, I became a boarder and ate school food for lunch. Basically, all my lunches were hot food and for the most part, there were okay. I did not not have much to complain about.
Head over to Faye and have a Fun Monday