As unbelievable as it may seem, I never in my entire school years in Douglas ever at lunch at school. I don't know about Judy after I left to go to ASU, but we always went home for lunch.
My mom and Teresa both had their lunch hours from 12 until 1. I guess we did at school, too.
I remember that at noon a whistle would blow and the entire town could hear it.
I would walk home from Loretto and when I went to high school, my mom picked me up until I got my driver's license.
Mary always had our lunch ready for us and it was ALWAYS something very good. If it was a special day (like red chili burros), I got to bring friends with me and they always looked forward to that.
In this very busy day and age, it is hard to imagine that a family would have lunch together every day.
At dinner time, we always sat at the kitchen table. Johnny was with us, depending on his work schedule at the smelter. He did shift work and changed every two weeks.
My mom and Teresa always did the dishes because we had to do homework and that was most important.
After we got a television, I sometimes was allowed to go watch cartoons in the living room. As soon as I would ask and get permission, Judy also wanted to go with me.
As I have mentioned previously, ours was a very different family for the 50's, but it was a very happy and loving family. I will always be grateful for the life I was given and the loving examples of Johnny, my mom, and Teresa.