It was always green!




This is another strip that’s dated in today’s world, probably was when it was drawn in 1991. We had succotash and cornbread and mystery meat when I was in school. Today, it’s hamburgers and pizza and nachos.

When I was a young boy, I hated lunchroom food. Much of the time, I inveigled my poor mother into packing me a sack lunch. However, by the time I reached high school, I ate the cafeteria food with relish. Figuratively, I mean. Condiments were limited to salt and pepper. The food actually was very good, if not always like Mom made. There was a trained dietician in charge of a full kitchen and staff, dedicated to laying out a hot, balanced lunch every day. I think the price was up to $2.50 per week by the time I graduated. I must say, I never did warm up to the congealed salads.