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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

War Ration Book

How many are old enough to remember families having to use ration books to buy sugar, coffee, gasoline and such during the war? The family got one for each member of the family. I was just a young kid so don't remember all the details but I probably remember sugar the most since I've always been a sugar junky. I'm trying to change that. There was a book with each family member's name on it. My mama saved some when they no longer used them. Later she offered a book to each of us with our name on it. I took mine and saved it all these years, not sure about my siblings.

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow. what a great keepsake. a reminder of tough times!

jack69 said...

Your mama was very insightful. Not every one was, seems some folk can see into the future better than others. I am sure that is the source of the start of MANY memories of good, but sad times when the WORLD was truly at war. The home folk did what they had to do to support those in Harms way. Thanks for posting this.

Jean said...

Now Paula, are you trying to get us to tell our age! he he, I do remember like you I was small but remember well. What a nice keepsake. Take care. Jean

TARYTERRE said...

Those were tough times for sure. What a wonderful reminder to be frugal. A great keepsake, indeed.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I missed all of that, but grew up learning to save bread ties and bags, to cut the mold off of cheese and eat it anyway, to toast stale cereal to eat and so many other things because of a mother who had gone through it. Thanks for sharing this! I've never seen an actual book before.

Do you think our nation could/would ever sacrifice like that again, calmly and peaceably? Or would the well to do buy it all up and leave everyone else to do without or resort to anarchy?

Wendy said...

I have my Mothers. I've always thought it was neat she kept hers all these years!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow...a lot of history in this picture.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a treasure!!!!!!

Kathy said...

I don't remember them but I've got some coupons in a scrapbook someplace.