UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS: Lunchbox Memories
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I can still hear my sandwich, apple and thermos rattling around in that blue, plastic lunchbox I brought to school each day in elementary school.
The food would be making deep clunking sounds as I carried my Snoopy lunch box with my little backpack slung across my shoulders. Ka-clunck, ka-clunk, ka-clunck.
My elementary school in Mt. Lebanon, just a couple of blocks from my house, didn't serve hot food, so we packed our lunches each day or walked up to the now-defunct Chicago's Pizzeria when we were old enough. The only thing I did buy each day was a half-pint of milk.
But by the time we made it to junior high, we were too cool for lunch boxes and usually brown bagged it or ate that scrumptious cafeteria food. (Anyone remember those pizza boats and tater tots?) By then, my Snoopy lunchbox had a crack in the side, and I had moved on to cooler things like video games or POGs.
So, do kids even use lunchboxes any more? Or are they satisfied with pulling a tattered brown bag to school each day? Or is there some new fad, like Angry Birds or Twitter, that I'm not hip enough to understand?
Tell me your lunchbox memories in the comments section below or explain what your kids are bringing to school on their first day.
Do you have any photos of your awesome lunchboxes from 'back in the day'? Submit them by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos" above.
The writer is the editor of the ChartiersValley Patch.
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