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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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Mon May 01, 23 2:22 PM CST

So, if their electric bill was $3.18 and it cost .03 for each kilowatt hour does that mean that they used 106 kilowatt hours a month?

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Sun Nov 12, 23 11:47 AM CST

I'm working on a simplified 1943 budgeting project for students for work and am trying to get a sense of the average weekly or monthly grocery bill for 2 people (in my case it's a mother and child - dad's away fighting).  I can find lots of references for individual food prices, but it doesn't seem right to compare what I would buy for food to what they might have in the past since today we buy more processed and aren't under rationing and less likely to garden etc.  I know you mention in this blog that you're going to post your weekly grocery bill comparison prices but I can't find one and I don't seem to be able to search.  What would you say an average 1943 weekly grocery bill cost was when doing this project?  I'm really enjoying reading all these posts and will definitely be back for more once I'm finished my work project.

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