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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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June 29, 2015

To understand this page, please see LIVING LIKE 1943.

These are assorted WWII rations stamps above that I have in my possession.

My husband and I are currently living one year as they did in 1943.

This is a WWII Ration Book 3 that I have in my possession.

I will be posting different articles and will number them so you can keep up and so each post will not be too long and cause loading problems.

I have been researching newspapers at our public library trying to learn as much as I can about the home front during WWII.  I am sharing with you some of the important articles because it is difficult to find information about rationing in the United States.

Coffee was rationed 1 pound of coffee per coffee drinker for every 5 weeks and after 5 weeks you would be able to purchase another pound for another 5 weeks with a coffee stamp in proper date. etc.

Below is an article about the beginning of rationing canned and processed goods. This is an article that I have in my possession about the rationing of processed goods. I apologize the way I had to post this.  I could not get it large enough for you to read so I had to cut the article in pieces.  Follow along A B C D E F G.

Take care, Grandma Donna

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