This morning as I made my lunch I deviated from my usual PB&J. I made an old favorite, a sandwich my Mom used to make for me way back in high school, cheese and olive. Cheddar, Miracle Whip and sliced green olives, it sounds like a heart attack on wheat and I suppose it is. I only eat this once in a very long while and I have no idea why today was the day. But it sure was good.
It brought back all sorts of memories of my Mom asking us all (and there were four of us!) what sort of sandwich we wanted in our lunch the next day. I can’t believe she actually made separate and widely disparate sandwiches, one for each of us. I remember one of my brothers wanted cheese and jelly, which I always thought sounded terrible…of course he probably thought cheese and olives sounded terrible.
I wonder if parents make their kids lunches anymore. Or do they all buy those little lunchable things…or give them money for hot lunch? We were too frugal for hot lunch very often…but we got to eat from the cafeteria line on occassion. I always made sure I wasn’t eating the hot lunch on Fridays because Fridays always meant fish sticks. Need I say more?
What are your favorite (or not so favorite) memories of lunch in public school? Today I smiled while I ate one of my all time favorite sandwiches with memories of Mom on the side.
A great combination if I do say so myself.