Monday, February 23, 2009
Come and Get it!!!!
A LUCNHBOX MUSEUM...YOUR KIDDING ME???
Someones collection pictured on Flicker
It's Chow time..Today's Blog...Lunch Boxes!!
When I was younger the more fortunate children had lunch boxes..I came from a lower income Hippie family and most of the time my lunches came in a old brown bag. The contents a poor child like me would get in this old brown bag (which was a recycled old brown paper bag from the liquor store most likely). The contents..One bologna sandwich on Wheat bread ( and I am talking the darkest,dry est, wheat bread with the nuts and oats on top (no fun mind you for a 5 year old) a bruised banana or an orange, some fig newtons ( if I was lucky) and 15.cents for a carton of milk from the cafeteria window or water from the fountain was always good enough for me.
Ok ok maybe I exaggerated a little ( the wheat bread is no joke though and neither is the brown bag, nor the fig newtons). But I was lucky enough to have at least one pink plastic strawberry shortcake.. I believe it was.. lunchbox at one time. ( hey it was the 80's all the cool tins ones were replaced by thick plastic ones)
I was always so envious of everyones lunch pails and it really did tell alot about that individual child. They always had the most awesome lunches in them too. A peanut butter and Jelly sandwich on WONDER Bread with a snack pack or ding dong, and pieces of fruit like a Peach or Grapes and a nice thermos with some kool aid or fresh squeezed lemonade ((very few times would see a can of cola included)).
I can't believe the craze on collecting all started off basically by one guy who collected them and wrote a book about what he thought over all his years collecting what they were worth. I guess when you been collecting something for a long time and really done your research on it and it does not have a book ..you can really determine what you believe the value on it would be.
My son..he get lunch money for the cafeteria.