Jan 16-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: January: Jan 16-10
Coming or going?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mary Drew
Kitchen entrance    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mary Drew
The lunch line    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mary Drew
Hot lunch at school    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mary Drew

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 07:55 am:

Everyone knows that school is back in session again after the Christmas break, but did you know that the Lunch Ladies aren't sure if they're coming or going after that recent time off? Well, at least that's what I figured when my friend Gail Deiro, the Supervisor at Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Hot Lunch program, called me to come and look at something near the door leading into the kitchen. That something was the top photo, which you can see, is two footprints heading in the opposite direction. Quite odd looking, for sure.

The second picture is the kitchen entrance where those footprints were found and where the "lunch ladies"enter and leave each day. So that's why I deduced it must be one of them that isn't sure if they're coming or going. :->

The bottom two photos show the reason for their confusion... all those kids coming in to eat lunch at the same time, would make my head spin, that's for sure. And you thought it was tough to cook for your family of four, six or more!

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 08:28 am:

I remember the "Lunch Ladies" at my school (Fisher in Marquette) more than 50 years ago. It was never "just a job" for them and the food was always good. I also remember the prayer Mrs. Johnson taught us to say before lunch every day. "Thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that sing. Thank you God for Everything!" Good memories of a good time in my life. Thanks.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 08:30 am:

I wonder if someone took a pair of shoes and imprinted them that way 4 the photo.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 08:43 am:

So that's the reason I can't dance!
I once followed my wife across 40 acres of fresh snow matching her step for step - side by side but with the opposite foot. From a distance the disparity in shoe size wasn't obvious and it looked like somebody bunnyhopped the distance!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 09:47 am:

Looks like a sunny day in the Copper Country. It's also a beautiful day downstate, as Edie and I are traveling, related to our broadband project in the U.P.


Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 10:42 am:

I'm wondering if that is the track of the elusive "Pushmi-pullyu"??

By Doug (Greenhermit) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 10:56 am:

Who (what) ever it is has two left feet.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 12:26 pm:

We had the BEST lunches in elementary school! Even the hamburger gravy was delicious. We had baked chicken and the best mashed potatoes and turkey gravy and mac and cheese and rice pudding and chocolate milk and all the cheese you wanted to eat. Yummm.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 02:04 pm:

And then you hit college, where you proudly wear t-shirts proclaiming "I survived Death-meal, 1994"..... ;-)

By Joy Brewer (Joy) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 04:34 pm:

The lunch program at Garden Village School in Kingsford was great! We had homemade bread, freshly made in the morning. Mash potatoes, not instant like my sons had, a vegetable, meat (I loved the meat loaf.) and a freshly made cookie, cake or bars. The food was made there in the basement kitchen. We were not served package items heated up. The students were not over weight neither; we were beanpoles, a phrase used back then. What do the children eat today at school?

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 07:24 pm:

Capt. Paul,

You're sure right about college! NMU's most famous selections were 'mystery meat' and 'wallets'. However, on Sunday morning before church you could get your eggs cooked to order - quite a treat - and reflective of how few students were up eating Sunday breakfast!

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Monday, January 18, 2010 - 08:23 am:

I would have to say the most revolting concept of college food (MTU, Wadsworth hall for me) was the green hot dogs. Not quite sure to this day what caused it, perhaps some chemical used as a preservative, but the dogs as they sat in hot water would take on a definite greenish hue. They tasted fine, but they sure looked odd.

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