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Meal times

About a month ago, I asked you what you called your various meals.

Well, first of all, I am mad that I didn’t get more answers. I count on you guys! Second of all, I’m mad at my sister, Louise, who grew up with the SAME Daddy I did, but who somehow escaped the idea of calling Sunday’s meals “dinner” and “supper.”

Her thoughts? “I don’t remember ever using the word “supper” except when referring to the Last Supper or when I fed my cat “Super-Supper” flavor cat food.”

Great. Cat food.

When I was growing up, most days, we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Lunch at noonish, dinner around 5 p.m.)

On Sundays, though, it was different. We ate breakfast or brunch, then we ate “dinner” at about 1:30 p.m., and “supper” at about 6:30 p.m. or so.

Jo does almost the opposite of that. She says: “I tease my York friends who eat supper at five o’clock, as if a five o’clock whistle has blown. Personally, I eat dinner around 6:30 or 7:00 and lunch around 1.”

Here is a page with more than you ever wanted to know about what some people say are the differences between dinner and supper – and why you can eat both in the same day. I would say that around here, most people say either one or the other for whatever their evening meal is, and that we’re pretty steady about calling the first two meals breakfast and lunch.

But is there anyone else who ate breakfast, dinner, supper like me?

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