Martha Rich

It’s 1861 and you’re leaving home to fight in a war. You have room for one snack in your gunnysack. What do you bring?

Molasses cookies and whiskey. Lady gunnysacks are bigger and can hold two things.

It’s 1908 and your dad brings home the first car you’ve ever seen. He tells you to jump in. What snack do you bring on your first car ride?

Hershey’s Kisses and a Waldorf salad.

It’s 1969 and you’re sitting cross-legged on a shag carpet, watching the moon landing on TV. Which snack fills the large plastic bowl in front of you?

Bugles (on fingers) and Hawaiian Punch.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1999 and the threat of Y2K is looming. Which snack do you use to calm your nerves?

Zima and Velveeta.

It’s 2014 and you’re writing an email. What are you putting into your face?

Raw cashews and chilled prosecco.