Friday, June 15, 2012

Vintage Bread Box


I love to linger at antique markets.  Sometimes I'll stumble on a thing that looks familiar... and a little girl emerges  recalling the way it was back then...

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Six brown lunch bags lined the refrigerators top shelf and I searched for my name then hurried out the door, bag in hand. Sometimes the bus came early and I didn't want to miss it.  I could hear Mom yell at the others telling them they better hurry or they'd miss the bus.

I was hungry already, and couldn't wait to indulge in the tuna sandwich made with soft Stroehman's bread and the fresh chocolate chip cupcakes (two of them) waiting inside the bag.

Morning lasted forever, but finally we were lined up in the cloak room to wash our hands. There was a small basin in there, and hand soap in a dispenser just above.  

There was nothing that smelled sweeter than the clean smell of that hand soap.  It meant that lunchtime had arrived, and my growling stomach would be put to rest.

12 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi Bobbi... I just love your vintage bread box!... I so remember my tuna sandwich my mama packed for me as well... they always tasted sooo good!...I miss those simpler times... and I still can't wait for lunch and my tuna sandwich!... xoxo Julie Marie

Theresa said...

LOVE that bread box and your childhood memory:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Amber DaWeenie said...

We had one very similar to that once. They just don't make them anymore I guess. The "old" days were "golden". Can anyone turn back time?

Gloria Hood said...

Love the bread box! I was pinning on Pinterst yesteday, all stuff from my childhood!Fun!

Ginny said...

I can smell and taste it all!!!! Your writing is so vivid!

Inger said...

I love the way you write!

laurie said...

ahhh, such a lovely post, and what a treasure!

Wanda's Wings said...

What a beautiful bread box and story.

Sweet Tea said...

Great post that "took me back" to my elementary days. Yes, I well remember the cloak room too. ;-)

That corgi :) said...

So enjoyed how you wrote this Bobbi; I could see those six lunch bags lined up and you looking for your name; I do believe those sandwiches were delicious indeed!

betty

Lynda said...

In elementary school, I loved grape jelly sandwiches. In high school, we ate a lot of bologna - - - cuz it was easy. My cutest lunchbox was a small picnic basket!

TARYTERRE said...

This post took me back to my childhood too. Unfortunately I got a bologna sandwich that I hated. LOL. LOVE the bread box. A beautiful vintage treasure. ENJOY.