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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

It is Fall 1943 at our house

October 18, 2015

Just to explain the title, we are four months in to a history project living like ww2, 1943 for one year. There are many posts about this under living like the past.

This month we have had to reduce our butter use even more than before due to the increased ration points on butter. When we started our history project butter was 8 points and then in October it went up to 16 points. We know this because we are following the 1943 newspaper. We try to eat food that does not call for butter but now and then we have a small pat of butter. We are now cutting out the yolk of the eggs to lower our cholesterol, not due to rationing.

I am still hanging all of our laundry and absolutely love a windy day and when the humidity is low that is an extra bonus! I did a post about our front yard victory garden but did not mention our raised beds in the back yard are still in use. We have fall and winter plants, lettuce, mustard greens, and cabbage. 

This was when we first planted this bed. I wanted to show you how it opens. We have put hinges in the top and on one side to work the beds. These are squirrel proof raised beds. They have double chicken wire all the way around and on top and it really frustrates the squirrels.

When the side is closed and top down the squirrels cannot get in. 

We also can cover these beds during a freeze.

The Chrysanthemums continue to bloom and are so pretty this year. It is nice to have flowers in the fall when the summer flowers have gone away.

We have not watched television in four months now since we started our 1943 history project so we enjoy each day that we are given and instead of sitting in front of a television we are doing more things around the house and reading. We occasionally listen to the radio.

These Chrysanthemums are very old makes them even more special to me.

We are still picking green beans out of the front victory garden, I really wish I had planted more in August when I planted these. The cucumbers have done well too.

We are noticing cocoons resting on leaves around the yard, nature is amazing.

I have been slow on posting lately due to being a bit out of sorts but I have been taking pictures for future posts. Here I am making homemade noodles that are different than my egg noodle post.

I used them for a simple soup. I made up some broth from a simple recipe and put it in the freezer. I will do a post on that too.

I made some pork buns which can also be most anything inside of them. They are steamed. We have a stove top steamer and we are steaming much of our food since our 1943 rations for oil, butter and such are so high. I will do a post on this too. I just needed some time away from blogging but will try and get it back in gear.

I will close, Take Care, Grandma Donna

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