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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Musings on a Last School Lunch--by Linda Kozar

At 6:00 this morning as I stumbled out of bed, I realized that today--Tuesday, June 2nd is a milestone. It is the day I make my Senior her very last school lunch. The last day I pack a familiar brown bag with an apple, homemade oatmeal cookies, pretzels, a fruit roll-up and a peanut butter 'n jelly sandwich. . .the culmination of 12 years.

So I sat down to write my daughter a special note. It's not the first time I've tucked a special note into her lunch, but today will be the last. . .

Here it is:

Lunch Bag Blues

Ham, turkey, peanut butter and jelly--even pasta salad I've packed in your lunch,
'Cause I am your mother
And I love you a BUNCH,
Now this is the last one
Enjoy it my honey,
Now you have to go into the world and make money!
(after college, that is),
So when you eat a Hot Pocket
in your messy dorm room,
Think of the lunches I packed for noon,
They were packed with goodies
from below to above,
But the most important part of your lunch
was my love.

Love you forever my honeybunch!
Mom

Am I done with making lunches? No way. I have two more years of lunches to make for my youngest daughter. And I will relish every minute of it!
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