Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Jean

    Jean said, about 3 years ago

    I agree with the cafeteria food comment. It used to be good back in the 60’s but then we had fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and home made hot rolls every Wednesday ……….yummmmmmmm

  2. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    We didn’t have a cafeteria in my elementary school. We went home for lunch, then came back for school day, chapter 2. In junior high (or middle school) our caf-staff used to make green egg salad. Truly, bright green. I don’t know how they did it, but I did not like it, Sam I Am.

  3. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 3 years ago

    I can’t wait to meet their school principal.

  4. geopardy

    geopardy said, about 3 years ago

    I think Maria’s right, principals in my experience, have almost no sense of humor. Not sure if they’re born without or if years of service in the public school system drains it from them though.

  5. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Perhaps it’s a condition which informs their career choice.

  6. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 3 years ago

    Our middle and high school cafeterias were of the finest standard. And this was at a time and place where most restaurants were abysmal. The teachers even relished eating there, happily noshing on these plebeian school lunches as if they were gourmet fare. The boys of families whose mothers didn’t cook were driven mad with hunger from Salisbury steak odors wafting through the air. When the lunch bell rang we would burst from our desks like a shot blast and stampede in a tight formation like starving water buffaloes. It was a feat of remarkable athleticism not to stumble. Needless to say none of us had girlfriends.

  7. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 3 years ago


    Funny you should say that. Our elementary principal just moved on to a new position, and she had very little humor. Anytime she made a joke, I wasn’t sure if it was a test or not. And she was only 47.
    Now we have a new principal, and he is hilarious. He’s always joking around and everyone (parents and kids) love him. The advantage is that when he is serious, that’s when you know you’re in trouble. I wonder how long his humor will last…

  8. SMMAssociates

    SMMAssociates said, about 3 years ago

    In 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s, my school cafeterias were pretty decent. Nothing to write home about, but better than soggy tuna fish from home or some such. However, they got a lot of subsidy food from “the Government” (State or Federal – I never found out), and much of it was pork-products. Jewish kids, being an almost invisible minority (less that 5 in my graduating class), had to monitor the menu and bring something from home once or twice a week (at least). Or eat whatever it was….

    Meantime, for the Catholic “no meat on Friday”, which was still in force in those days, each Friday resulted in some tomato soup that looked and tasted like melted red crayons, and greasy grilled cheese barely fit to eat. (To be fair, there was a much larger Catholic percentage.)

    At some point, the Jewish parents complained, and thereafter each pork-product meal could be replaced (at the student’s request) with the same grilled cheese and crayon soup…. Guess we (us Jewish kids) showed them [grin]….

    Principals? One apparently was a child molester (never proven/prosecuted), but all of them were decent enough folks. Fairly affluent suburb with mostly “good” kids by any standard, so little need to be humorless & such.

    Drugs? Alcohol and cigarettes, mostly. Minor if you can ignore the self-destructive aspects of tobacco. My daughter graduated from the same school system in 2004. Different drugs (widely available) and somewhat wilder kids, but still not too terrible.

    Maria’s got it spot on!

  9. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, about 3 years ago

    My schools (grade & high school – thats 12 grades) had no cafeteria. You either brought your lunch or went home for a hot meal.

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