Thursday, January 10, 2019

Milk Money

This is the day 5 of the 2019 edition of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaaPlease join us this month on our writing journey. Today's prompt is Milk Money.

I'm running behind due to a dental procedure that included sedation and me being out of the loop yesterday. So here I am playing catch up!

This is an easy one for me. Back in my day I guess we had milk money, or rather lunch money. Now after age 11-12 I did not drink milk. I didn't like it, so I didn't drink it. As far as milk money goes, it would have been the few coins I took to school for the short time during my early years that I actually bought something for lunch. 

When I entered first grade, we had a cafeteria (lunch room) which was staffed by ladies of the community. As I strolled down the line looking at the offerings, I saw a few things I recognized as food...rolls and "fat back" or known in my home as salt pork. Yum, I thought...lunch. Yes, I was not like everyone else, something my mom alluded to, no actually stated, to my husband-to-be years later.

However, mom decided that was not the best lunch for me even though I thought she would have unwillingly agreed with me (because we both loved bread and salt pork).

What has this got to do with lunch money. Well, nothing except that I would not have spent good money on milk.  Ice cream, yes - milk no! Needless to say, after that I took a boxed lunch each day, but I still bought ice cream!

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  1. It's funny as I can't imagine too many schools serving a lunch like that anymore. One of the schools I work in now -- the one cafeteria is basically 100 percent from scratch. It's crazy the things they come up with and serve. Healthy and a lot is locally sourced. A lot different than I was in school!

  2. Wow, did I have a flashback! Milk money... 3 cents, (75 cents for lunch). My mom would stack pennies on top of each other, in front of my lunch pail.
    This is string memories that I will be thinking about all day!


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