Lunch at School

Chicken soup for lunch.

Though I usually brought my lunch from home when I was in elementary school, there were times when I bought lunch in the cafeteria. We had menus to take home, so we could choose whether to buy lunch on any particular day.

There was one meal that they served that I couldn’t stand. A soup. I thought it tasted like “chicken foot” soup. How I would ever have come by that idea I can’t remember. I had never had such a thing but I must have heard that somewhere. I wouldn’t buy my lunch on the days they served what I called chicken foot soup.

When I brown bagged it, or come to think of it, I suspect that I had a lunch box, though I can’t remember it at all, I wanted a meat sandwich in my lunch. But there were days when Mom ran out of lunch meat and then she would put a jelly sandwich in my lunch. I was always disappointed when I discovered a jelly sandwich, even though it was the best jam or jelly that I could have had. It was something Mom had made from our summer fruit. However, it was disappointing to me.

I distinctly remember one day sitting down at the lunch room table, saying a silent table grace to thank God for my food, and then finding a jelly sandwich instead of lunch meat. I thought that I wasn’t really thankful to have a jelly sandwich.

What a problem I must have made for my mom, –to provide lunches for me that I would appreciate. I think I must have been a finicky eater when I was in elementary school. I think I’m not nearly so finicky about foods now as I was back then.

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 Lunch at School

  1. Lorraine says:

    How funny…Chicken Foot Soup! Sometimes kids come up with funny sayings.

  2. NJ says:

    Funny, indeed, Lorraine. I was wishing that now, as an adult, I could taste that soup. I bet I would like it. I don’t know what made me not like it then.

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