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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 ....
 

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Comments On Article: The Diary Of Sarah January 24 -30 1943

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Tue Jan 17, 23 8:09 AM CST

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Tue Jan 17, 23 1:03 PM CST

Does anyone know what Sarah means by, "Stored some cans in the attic?"  Surely not cans of food, as the temperature swings would make an attic about the worst possible place for that.  Empty cans for recycling, maybe?  But that would seem inconvenient, to put them up in an attic, only to have to haul them down again soon.  Maybe she is calling something else - like empty cookie tins - cans?

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Wed Jan 18, 23 9:41 PM CST
Tea S wrote:

Does anyone know what Sarah means by, "Stored some cans in the attic?"  Surely not cans of food, as the temperature swings would make an attic about the worst possible place for that.  Empty cans for recycling, maybe?  But that would seem inconvenient, to put them up in an attic, only to have to haul them down again soon.  Maybe she is calling something else - like empty cookie tins - cans?

Maybe it will tell us later in the diary if she gets things from the attic.

G Donna - hope you are

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Thu Jan 19, 23 7:49 AM CST

Sarahs days sound very much like my Grandma's when I lived there. Go go go.

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Thu Jan 19, 23 4:59 PM CST

Grandma Donna wrote,  Tea S  I had to do some researching to make sure but the answer was as I thought it might be.  During the 1930s, when doing home canning they used Jars or Cans to do their canning.  Seems the attic would be a good place to store them and the attic could have been a walk up type of attic as well.  People still can with jars and cans today.

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