Victory Garden Blues

Saturday, Apr. 17, 1943

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 3.47.48 PMToday Lois and Abe will board the train to spend Passover with their families back east. Lois had already promised to take over cooking and serving the Passover meal. Given the letter she just received from her father, she might expect Abe to help with some outdoor work. Her father’s victory garden is, as he put it, “far from being a victory one…I started breaking the ground and was called away for something else. Then I broke some more and planted something, peas I think. Preparing some potatoes one day, I cut off the double-eyed pieces and planted them too. But the place turned out to be where Mother had already put in flower seeds. So we have given up the idea of truck gardening on our premises.”

Planting Victory Gardens was popular but did not come easy for the inexperienced – unless maybe you have a butler to help out, as in this clever ad from Calvert Reserve.

 

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