“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln
Welcome to another What is it Wednesday. Today I have a metal lunch box, and a lunch pail. The one on the right is called a lunch pail, and the one on the left a lunch box. Both where used my school children to carry their lunches to school. The lunch box on the left is by The American Thermos Bottle Company, from Norwich, Conn., USA. This lunch box was made before 1963, and the Post Office changing the State abbreviation for zip codes. The one on the right is unknown. The pail was used by school children, and looks like a miner lunch pail. Sandwiches where made from homemade bread wrapped up in wax paper, with fruit, and a cookie. No ice packs, no worries about spoiled lunches. What happened? If you did not take a lunch to school, and your school offer a lunch program you could also purchase your lunch for about a nickel. Check out The Food Timeline for a quick history on school lunches, http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodschools.html#aboutlunch. Lunch pails where made in the USA by Thermos Company, now they come from China. No ice packs, no plastic bags, no prepackaged food, you had a sandwiches from what was dinner the night before. If you where lucky enough to buy your lunch, it was made in the school by ladies who showed up early in the morning, and cooked the food. Today the food comes in prepackaged, and heated up or fried. The ladies who cooked out hunch made sure we ate good food, and a well balanced diet. Today the government is in charged of breakfast and lunch, and the children are now over weight, and under nourished. What happened? My favorite lunch box (metal) had the Jetson's on it (one of my favorite shows growing up), what was your favorite lunch box.
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