|My first lunchbox was Pete's Dragon|
(This is not my actual lunchbox)
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Back to school time is here, and that of course means shopping for school supplies. I can tell you something missing from the stores is the classic lunch box. Today's boxes are more like insulated bags, which are okay and serve the purpose, but for children of the 70's and 80's, nothing beats one of those old school metal lunchboxes.
My first lunch box in kindergarten was Pete's Dragon. For those who don't know it was a cheesey Disney film from 1977. It was a combination of animation and live action. A year later when I started school, I did so with that metal box clutched in my hand. Along with my sandwich and chips and Hostess snack, there would be juice or chocolate milk inside the Thermos.
|Scooby Doo lunchbox|
|Return of the Jedi lunchbox|
As time went on, and we stopped carrying the metal lunch boxes, my dad made use of them. He still has several of them holding different odds and ends from his tool chest in our basement. Those old boxes took a lickin' too. I remember throwing them around and banging the dents out of them. Unfortunately, I wasn't as lucky with that plastic Scooby Doo box. I remember the end of the school year I tossed it across the classroom to its usual spot in the back of the room and watching it bust into pieces.
|Hulk Hogan lunchbox, brother!|
What did you carry your lunch in back in the day?