Let’s Have Lunch

In one of my earliest memories of school lunch time, I am sitting under the old oak tress (in my mind they are oak trees, wonder what they really were) at the edge of the school playground and eating my bag lunch with a group of classmates. I was happily eating a cheese sandwich when one of the girls pointed to me and said, “She’s a mouse.” What?

“You’re eating cheese. Mice like cheese. You’re a mouse!” It was a great joke that everybody enjoyed.

But, oddly enough, the more I thought about the sandwich and a mouse eating cheese, the less I liked my sandwich. After that I wouldn’t take a cheese sandwich any more. That silly joke turned me against eating a plain cheese sandwich. I still don’t want a cheese sandwich, unless it’s grilled cheese. I like that very much, even though a mouse would probably like it, too.

The mind can play tricks on us.

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.
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2 Responses to Let’s Have Lunch

  1. Sally says:

    So true about the mind! Once, when I was looking at a house to purchase, I opened a cabinet and saw about 50 of the LARGEST cans of tuna ever. I wasn’t able to eat it again for years!! 🙂

  2. NJ says:

    Yes, Sally, our minds do latch on to the wrong side of things at times! NJ

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