Conversations in the car with the kids this afternoon:
My daughter decided to buy lunch today, something which she generally does a couple times a month. The school lunch menu said rotini. At school, they were told the menu had changed and they could, instead, have “breakfast for lunch,” which could be a corn muffin, a bowl of oatmeal or a bowl of cereal.
“They only had yucky cereal, like Lucky Charms and Cookie Crisp and Cocoa Puffs,” she said.
Luckily, she goes to Grafton Elementary School, where they also have the option of having salad for lunch. She loves salad, so she didn’t have to call home and beg me to bring her a sandwich.
The School Committee talked at the last meeting about the school lunch program and the drop in kids buying lunches (especially after trying out that prepared meal program at North and South, which went over like a lead balloon). This, really, is why she doesn’t buy lunch more often — she doesn’t like a lot of the choices and, when she does, the menu is changed that day and she’s offered cereal instead. This isn’t the first time it’s happened.
This conversation occurred as we were driving up to the middle school to pick up my son.
SON (hops in the car): Guess what I learned in history club today? There were DEVIL WORSHIPERS in Grafton!
Here’s the recap, as told to me by the 7th grader: His teacher, “sometime in the 60s, or maybe the 70s or the 80s” was in the woods near Grafton State Hospital “after it was closed” when they ran into “a group of men all in black robes doing weird rituals.” It ended up getting reported to the police “or maybe it was the FBI” and “they set up a sting operation and caught them.”
When I noted that devil worshiping isn’t illegal, he said they had “all kinds of vile rituals,” but he was kind of vague on the details.
Anyone ever hear about devil worship in Grafton? And does it have anything to do with my favorite creepy stone tower?
And finally! The seventh grader just had to show me this YouTube video, which one of his teachers pulled up in class today:
P.S. I just noticed: It’s snowing on Greater Grafton again! Must be December…