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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    Whatever. Find something worth discussing other than Trump trolling the Obamas.
    I'm guessing your child didn't come home hungry because Michele's school lunches were inedible.

    So, hey, it didn't affect you any, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    I'm guessing your child didn't come home hungry because Michele's school lunches were inedible.

    So, hey, it didn't affect you any, right?
    No child truly left school hungry because of a bad lunch. My mother packed me a frozen yogurt (fruit on the bottom kind) that sat in my locker for 4 hours defrosting before I took it to the cafeteria and chucked it. I used the quarter she gave me for a drink to buy an ice cream bar instead. Sure, one ice cream bar or little debbie oatmeal creme filled cookie for the day was probably not really the kind of nutrition a 16 year old should be having for the day. I made choices. Sometimes they were bad. If I were truly "hungry" I would have eaten the damn yogurt and/or the pickled eggs she sent with me to school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
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    See? That's more fun than the tone-scold. You're self-negating when you do both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    No child truly left school hungry because of a bad lunch. My mother packed me a frozen yogurt (fruit on the bottom kind) that sat in my locker for 4 hours defrosting before I took it to the cafeteria and chucked it. I used the quarter she gave me for a drink to buy an ice cream bar instead. Sure, one ice cream bar or little debbie oatmeal creme filled cookie for the day was probably not really the kind of nutrition a 16 year old should be having for the day. I made choices. Sometimes they were bad. If I were truly "hungry" I would have eaten the damn yogurt and/or the pickled eggs she sent with me to school.
    Like you, I didn't bother with lunch in high school. I had a diet soda and maybe an apple unless we were leaving school for fast food. At least it was my own money I was wasting!

    Had I been seriously hungry instead of vain, there was plenty of stuff I could have brought from home or begged off my friends or some boy. As a last resort, my school had the milk-apple-cheese sandwich trio for the really desperate.

    We usually qualified for the free/discount lunches but none of us asked to be signed up. The folks would have had a fit since we were perfectly capable of making our own cheese sandwiches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Like you, I didn't bother with lunch in high school. I had a diet soda and maybe an apple unless we were leaving school for fast food. At least it was my own money I was wasting!

    Had I been seriously hungry instead of vain, there was plenty of stuff I could have brought from home or begged off my friends or some boy. As a last resort, my school had the milk-apple-cheese sandwich trio for the really desperate.

    We usually qualified for the free/discount lunches but none of us asked to be signed up. The folks would have had a fit since we were perfectly capable of making our own cheese sandwiches.
    When my mother coukd no longer afford to give us the quarter, she asked if we wanted to sign up for the free lunch. We declined. There really wasn't food at home to bring and my brothers lunch became our responsibility. That was 2 dollars a day. My sister and I took turns paying for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    When my mother coukd no longer afford to give us the quarter, she asked if we wanted to sign up for the free lunch. We declined. There really wasn't food at home to bring and my brothers lunch became our responsibility. That was 2 dollars a day. My sister and I took turns paying for it.
    You're a better woman than I am. I would have shoved a couple of pancakes soaked in Karo syrup at my brothers had I been tasked with that. (Not even my mother was stupid enough to trust my brothers' lunches to me, thankfully.)

    That was our standard 'poor food' when things got tight. I have never eaten a pancake since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    When my mother coukd no longer afford to give us the quarter, she asked if we wanted to sign up for the free lunch. We declined. There really wasn't food at home to bring and my brothers lunch became our responsibility. That was 2 dollars a day. My sister and I took turns paying for it.
    Aww, sweet. My oldest sister made all of our lunches but my brother, who was the oldest child, made our breakfast. My mom was the baker so they had plenty to work with. Although, sometimes the sandwich was just butter and a berry preserve which was still yummy. Probably where I got my sweet tooth from...thanks, mom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    Aww, sweet. My oldest sister made all of our lunches but my brother, who was the oldest child, made our breakfast. My mom was the baker so they had plenty to work with. Although, sometimes the sandwich was just butter and a berry preserve which was still yummy. Probably where I got my sweet tooth from...thanks, mom!
    Not really sweet, honestly. It was just our job. Giving him lunch money was our responsibility. When I was finished law school my mom didn't charge me rent that first year, so long as I gave my brother money when I could, which was mostly when he came home a few times a year once he went away for college. It's just what you did. Like your family...you took care of what you needed to.
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    Bologna sandwichs. Every day. Cheap stuff. No store-bought money-eating school lunches. Or tomatoe-mayo sandwiches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Marva View Post
    Bologna sandwichs. Every day. Cheap stuff. No store-bought money-eating school lunches. Or tomatoe-mayo sandwiches.
    Actually the school lunches were pretty cheap, since they are subsidized. Yes, home made lunches save money, but the school lunches were a pretty decent bargain. When I was in school the "platter" (hot meal with milk, white or chocolate) was 50 cents. I don't remember how much a bowl of soup was, but I assume around a quarter. The problem in my house during our poverty times was that we often didn't have bread. I'm sure there was some money for it, but with a single mom working 3 jobs, getting to the grocery store was an issue. And since she wasn't home when we left for school in the morning, it would have been up to us to make the lunches. We weren't the best at getting ourselves up early enough to do that, so giving my brother $2 was a better option for my sister and me. What do you expect from unsupervised 16 year olds?
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