Sunday, October 30, 2011

Do you remember?

When you were little 

can you tell me ....

what lunch box you carried

  to school each day?

Maybe you had 
a different one each year?

Take a look 
at the ones I remembered
(enough to find every image below!)
and see if maybe they 
  jog your memory?

My sister Susan carried this one.

Captain Kangaroo!


 I carried this one for a couple years. Thought for sure I would marry David someday.

Sing it with me.... "H.R. Puffinstuff, whatcha do when things get rough?....."   LOL!

Hey, hey we're the Monkey's, and people say we monkey around!

I used to write fan letters to Jan. We are both middle children and I felt like I "got her"!!!!! Hahaha!

Yabadabadoo! It's lunchtime!

Creepy little guys....never got the connection to their popularity really!

"Come and  listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed...."

"Warning! Warning! Enemy approaching! Danger Will Robinson!"

Twinkie the Kid? Never saw this one!

Some of these just cracked me UP!!!

This big head is so scary, I think I would have lost my appetite looking at him.

THIS is what I carried. I loved Bobby and share the same birthdate! Can you believe I married a guy whose last name is Sherman? Now that's destiny. LOL

My brother-in-law said he was too cool to carry a tin box so he carried this.


Unknown said...

I am still crazy for Bobby Sherman! I love this post. Remember I had the Flintstones lunch box- still love them to!!



Connie (aka LOU) said...

Alison -

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. That was so fun! I don't remember having a lunch box...plenty of brown paper bags though. I believe it less about being cool and more about me ys coming home without an article of clothing, like gloves, hats, etc. Losing stuff, and I don't think I ever grew out of it. (Loved Bobby Sherman too!)

Connie LOU

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I am like your brother-in-law...not that I was too cool, but that I carried a paper sack. I think it was because I am a little(alot?) older than you -lol. I think my younger sisters carried lunch boxes.

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Yikes! Losing my mind as well. Add the missing "was" and ignore the ys that doesn't belong in above post.

Priscilla said...

My daughter has the Snoopy and the Donnie and Marie ones in storage. Most of these look familiar because as an primary school teacher, I saw them every day at noon!

Amy Chalmers said...

I know I had a lunch box in elementary school, but then we had paper bags for lunch. And we had to bring them home to reuse them for the week (all 5 kids)~hows that for recycling in the '70s??

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Brings back lots of memories...I had a patterned brown one with red thermos, and an oval plastic zip 60's cool with my go-go boots! I recently found the early 80's orange Snoopy box like my oldest son took to his children play with it!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a fun collection!

The enchanted home said...

This was fun....I am suddenly so nostalgic for my lunch box!! I am nearly certain I switched off between Barbie and Partridge Family......thanks for the walk down memory lane:)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

These are great! I always ate in the cafeteria, but I know I would with have had the Jetsons or The Archies. Loved them both. Have a great Sunday, friend.

AntiqueChase said...

Well Mrs. Sherman.... I think I had a few of those... at least they looked familiar! Especially the Partridge Family one and the Campus Queen!! :)

Michele Smith said...

I love those old tin lunch boxes.
I think i had carebears, strawberry shortcake...and one I remember but didn't see pictured was like Jem and the holograms or something.
Great post!

Blondie's Journal said...

I know I had a lunch box for awhile but for the life of me I can't remember what ti had on it!! I am getting so old, I can't remember!! lol! This sure was a trip down memory lane, even if it was foggy!


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

It was all about Scooby Doo!!! It was so cool to bring your own drink and use the mug!! No cafeteria milk cartons for me!! What a fun post!

Debi said...

To tell might give my age away!! Actually I just remember a paperbag and I agree with someone above, it had to be recycled. Way to "green" before we knew it.

Kelly said...

Yes, that completely brings back the memories! I can't remember which one I carried though. Strange I know. I do recall alot of the characters you showed. Some that bring back fond memories are Pufinstuff and Holly Hobbie.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Wow, this sure reminded me that I am OLD! I never had a lunch box, just the paper bags, but my DAUGHTER had the Holly Hobby one and the Strawberry Shortcake one. Lots of others that I can't remember now. Thanks for the sweet memories! XO, Pinky

Pamela Gordon said...

What a great trip down memory lane. Some of these I never heard of though. I carried a paper bag in high school and during elementary we walked home for lunch every day. Great post!

Debbie-refreshrestyle said...

I loved the Flying Nun! The only lunch box I remember having was a red/black plaid. But so many of these look familiar! I'm sure I had some of them, I took my lunch a lot!

michele said...

omg. i think i had a josie and the pussycats lunchbox but always brownbagged it (those lunch boxes get seriously gnarly inside).

this post cracks me up and brings back so much nostalgia. gremlins are not creepy! my bella looks just like them, and this gremlin lunchbox featured was gift wrapped 2 weeks ago to go under the tree for my 20 year old!!!! he's going to love it.

twinkie the kid...omg.


Cottage and Broome said...

I must be really old, in elementary school were were able to walk home everyday for lunch. Only the kids that had working mothers, (about 20 kids in the whole school) stayed for lunch. We always felt bad for them, no grilled cheese or tomato soup. Laura Cottage and Broome

Ricki Treleaven said...

I carried a Beatles Yellow Submarine lunch box in Kindergarten. I had a vinyl Holly Hobby one in fourth grade. It was my very favorite.

But I want that Hardy Boys Mysteries one. Like now, because I was an equal opportunity stalker of Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy!!! *le sigh*

Karen said...

What a fun post! I was looking through all the lunch boxes and wondering if you ever saw a Bobby Sherman one and then there it was towards the bottom! I LOVED him too! It's so funny that he was part of your post, I had recently googled him and he has a fan web site. There was a reunion of sorts for Bobby Sherman fans and he came! There were several pictures. He has aged a lot but still recognizable as Bobby Sherman.
Thanks for the fun post Alison!

Divine Theatre said...

There's my Raggedy Ann and Andy! Yay! This was such a fun post!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Sweet memories! I had the first one, that Barbie patent leather type. Wasn't it just so fashionable?! I also had the Holly Hobbie one. Those are the only two that stand out in my mind. It was always a treat to get something warm like soup in the thermos. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Kathy said...

That is hilarious!!! These sure took me back, loved this post!!

Nita Stacy said...

I had the Holly Hobby one but I wanted a Partridge Family one. But my Holly Hobby one was in such good shape my Mom refused to buy me a new one. Fun post.

Okie Chic said...

AWW I remember seeing alot of those in the ole lunch room. Mine was the campus queen one and my little sis had this mickey one. Love looking at all of them!!