Do you rememberFebruary 10 2009 at 8:22 PM
SeaBat (Login SeaBat)
Response to 1943
anything else that was rationed, Jim?
My mother said that often they did without and had very simple meals so that they could save their coupons for special occasions.
Once, growing up, I mentioned to her that she shouldn't go without so that my brothers and I had extra. Her simple reply, from a Mother's heart, was that she was used to it and it was more important to her for us to have what we needed. All those years through the depression and then the war... the school work, working at home and at the telephone company, at the Uncle's farm on her days off... today so many take freedoms for granted. That generation knew how to work. Lots of high school boys worked at Rockwell, Anchor Hocking or Goodyear... all for the war effort.
What were the war industries in your area, Jim?