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lil_labbit
09-13-2004, 09:36 AM
Well - have you been there yet ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/index.shtml

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lil_labbit
09-13-2004, 09:36 AM
Well - have you been there yet ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/index.shtml

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Question: Did you back-up your files?
Answer: I didn't know they had a reverse...

Sharpe26
09-13-2004, 10:12 AM
looks interesting

horseback
09-13-2004, 12:02 PM
Fascinating. On a recent visit to my parents' home with my sons, my mother brought out her ration book for 1943, the year that she was ten, the same age as my youngest boy was at the time. She was living in Akron, Ohio, at the time.

She had a number of coupons still left, mostly for sugar or candy, things they couldn't afford to buy at the time. She said that she would have to go to the store with her Mom to the store and take out her ration coupons in front of the clerk in order to get some items that were especially hard to get. Candy was one of those things.

My kids were shocked to hear the very idea of rationing or limiting access to anything, especially for kids. The younger boy wanted to know if toys were rationed. He was somewhat relieved to hear that his Pop-Pop thought he had plenty of toys at the time (my ex had a cow when she heard that Pop-Pop had a .22 rifle when he was nine!).

Great Britain continued to ration after the war, and my parents were somewhat dismayed to learn that sugar and candies were still being rationed in 1952, when my father was stationed at RAF Wethersfield in Essex as an air traffic controller. 20th FG was flying F-84E Thunderjets there at the time.

cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944