October 13-19 is National School Lunch Week.
I hear and now declare myself in favor of hot, balanced lunches for school children, but I can’t help but wonder if some of today’s youngsters wouldn’t fare better as adults if everything wasn’t done for them. . .could they tough it out like school kids used to?
Some of the things kids used to learn about lunches carried to school or to the cotton patch included leaving the lunch in a place where it would be safe until lunchtime because if someone stole it, or if stray dogs gobbled it up, you just had to do without lunch because there was no such thing as calling up your mom or grandmother and having them bring a second lunch. . .you had a responsibility and how you handled it told whether or not you had any lunch.
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