I’m having difficulty eating lunch and writing,
Angel, my 6 year old great granddaughter is curious,
Why do I want to write about lunch?
Because I wrote about breakfast, I say.
Lunch has always been PB&J, carrots and apple or orange,
At least that’s what I took to school for my lunch.
Because it was a stable diet it did not require decision making early in the morning.
My bike was stolen from my house because I went back inside to get my lunch.
It was a Cannondale touring bike that I had toured the Gulf Islands with.
The bike I used all my graduate credit payoffs from my doctorate at U of Oregon.
but let’s not get distracted, we’re talking about lunch.
One of the best was in Lucerne, Switzerland.
My daughter Ashley and I were touring Europe with a group of black middle school students
That my ex-wife had organized. My daughter is black.
Although I had been enjoying lunch with other parents on the trip,
This day, in Lucerne, Ashley spent the day with me and we had lunch together!
I love her for it.
I never had lunch at home when I was in school.
My mother was a home-ec teacher in Loveland, 13 miles away.
I had lunch when we lived in Boulder because she moved there because my brother and I attended UofCO,
but I made it myself, mom was teaching at two Jr. Highs and taught geology too because there were not enough home-Ed classes.
When I flunked out (flunking 10 semester hours, 5 calculus and 5 qualitative analysis in my chemical engineering major)
I worked as a laborer for Mr Gibbons who had been a Seabee (construction battalion) in the Pacific during the war,
I packed a lunch of hearty food for a working man.
If I’m going to eat junk food it is often at noon. McD’s, DQ, KFC, and all the rest of the alphabet,
so instead I try to eat salad.
I lost 30 lbs on a plant based, no processed food diet, after my Neuro-psychiatrist told me to
(Using “Forks over Knives” video on Netflix.
I lost my diabetes meds, my blood pressure meds, almost all my meds.
And then I gained them back. Now I’m back to where I was.
I should eat better lunches.
I’ve got breakfast down.
My wife is cooking dinner fresh from her garden.
So lunch is my downfall,
– Small town boy