This post has less to do with "having to walk to school with no shoes in the snow" and more to do with "I remember when we got a microwave"
The microwave was this big mammoth electronic device on the counter. It had all of these cool buttons and lit up when dad put things inside. The first item I remember watching transform was a cube of butter. Dad toasted some white wonder bread and melted a whole cube of butter in the microwave. We then sat together dipping the toast in the butter. The second item that transformed was bologna. He made what the family fondly called bologna bowls. He would place them in the microwave and we would all watch as it hit the 20 second mark as it would curve up into these beautifully shaped works of art. On days that we were lucky he would shred cheese and the bowls would magically turned into holders of the melted goo..
Ahhhh back in the day.
And to seal the memory yesterday dad sends me a picture (As Im in a meeting trying to decipher what the heck it is) of "two perfect balony bowls"