Monday, Jan. 11, 1943
35 U-Boat attacks on a December convoy were been repelled, London announced. A single Liberator had attacked eight. In Congress, President Roosevelt presented the highest budget yet, some 100 billion dollars, so Americans could expect new taxes – maybe as much as 15 to 16 billion total.
America was essentially paying for the war by now. It was a lifeline for food, munitions, and military might. At the same time, war work was putting money into people’s pockets. Food might be rationed but was still available. This ad says it all. There were also plenty of ads for fur coats and other luxury goods, albeit on sale this month.
Baby didn’t yet make three but there was an additional resident in my parents’ Maywood home: “We have a white mouse. Her name is Bonnie Baker.”
Do you remember Silvercup Bread? I do!