Monday, March 16, 2009

Words and Pictures - a week late


I'm just a little bit late in joining in with this one but I couldn't resist as the theme was 'School Lunches'.

My sister was unpacking boxes of books to put in the bookcase on the weekend, and she found my Choir scrapbook from Grade 6. All of the loose papers fell out and amongst them was the price list from the school canteen from 1986. Click on photo for larger view.

This is from Gray St Primary School in Hamilton (Western Victoria). A vegemite sandwich was only 54 cents and you could get a Razz or a Sunnyboy for just 25 cents.

From memory, I always ordered a Pie and a small Big M, and then we could usually buy Zooper Doopers once we'd eaten the real food!

I can't believe I still have this..... I've moved house at least fourteen times since Grade 6 (I blame my hoarding genes)

13 comments:

Drewzel said...

Fantastic!
I remember lunch order days for me were Fridays. Always got a sausage roll and a small pack of twisties. Oh, the excitement!!

Michelle said...

got to love those hoarding genes...keep them on..
i really loved the cola sunnyboys...

beccasauras said...

Haha, that's hilarious! I think the 2cent price rise on Prima's might be the best thing on the list. Gosh, I forgot what we used to do when we had 1 and 2 cent pieces, no rounding up or down! And I don't think the room number is the most important, I think YOUR NAME would be. Oh, and the momeny, of course.

I have caved and my child is having a lunch order this Friday, after finding out older kids have been buying her food! I'm a terrbile mother.....haha.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I will have to alert my sister who works at another Hamilton school, that Grey Street has lamingtons ... with cream! Actually they are probably banned now. Zooper doopers and Twisties ... those were the days.

clare said...

I would love to find something like that ,
clares craftroom

Flor Larios Art said...

That is pretty cool! You should make like a shadow box with some old photos and that incredible menu...

meet me at mikes said...

Oh that's perfect! Gotta love a lunch order, right?!

Troischats said...

It's amazing you still have this! I remember when I could buy a packet of Cheese Things and a stick of licorice, all for 20cents. And Smurf icecreams, remember them? The ones on two sticks (one half white, one half blue) - they were sooo expensive at 30c!

Bronwyn said...

Oh I remember the Smurf ice-creams! Love the two-stick ones - like you getting two for the price of one! I wonder if Billy Bunter really wanted a sausage roll and a lamington instead of a salad sandwich?

Jennifer Rose said...

oh cool. what an interesting thing to see :) wish things still cost that much now. My school cafeteria didn't have half as much stuff and was 2.50 for a small portion of over cooked fries :p

Cass said...

Cam that is so great. Charlotte just got a Glug (Cola one) in a party bag the other day and she got it out of the freezer yesterday afternoon and it took me back. They taste exactly the same, I kept stealing sucks it was so great

Lauren said...

What a small world! My hubby grew up in Hamilton and went to Gray St too! I went to Monivae for a year when I was 15...How long did you live there??

Rach said...

How cute! I only had tuck shop once or so a week as mum packed our lunches. But I would get a pie or (wait for it) a rissole in gravy in bread with sauce! I think that was a Mrs Kealy's (our tuck shop lady) speciality. Of course, I would get 15c mixed lollies...