Grilled Cheese Memories.

Mark Spearman
4 min readMar 20

Most Americans have a memory of grilled cheese. It was the first meal I was ever trusted with the stove to cook for myself. I remember walking home from school for lunch and my mother having a grilled cheese and tomato soup ready for me. Can you imagine that? Children sometimes were allowed to walk home for lunch? It happened.

At one point during President Carter’s Administration, much of the country was given government cheese. A news story showed the government destroying large reserves of old cheese. It was reported as a waste of food. President Carter had boondoggle after…

Mark Spearman

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