Monthly Archives: September 2015

Arabs and Jews Before the Holocaust

Thursday, Sept. 30, 1943 The news from Europe was especially good as Lois and Abe prepared to celebrate the Jewish High Holy days. As Jews marked the end of year 5703, Allies smashed the Nazi line in Naples while the … Continue reading

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Is it OK to rock the baby to sleep?

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1943 Perplexed, Lois wrote to her mother: “My neighbor tells me that I should rock Susie to sleep in the carriage. Is that a good idea? I mean, does a baby get so that it won’t go … Continue reading

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“Eat Like It’s 1943” Week – Day Seven

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1943 Tonight’s dinner would be right at home on a vegetarian or maybe even vegan table: Boston-baked soybeans, cabbage and green pepper slaw, and applesauce for dessert with the leftover gingerbread, all for a miserly 2 red … Continue reading

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“Eat Like It’s 1943” Week – Day Six

Monday, Sept. 27, 1943 It’s leftover time: The pork roast from Sunday will go into tonight’s meat and vegetable casserole with biscuit topping with a salad of shredded lettuce. Dessert is gingerbread with raisins. (You’ll save some of the gingerbread … Continue reading

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“Eat Like It’s 1943” Week – Day Five

Sunday, Sept. 26, 1943 No holds barred for Sunday dinner: Rolled pork roast, browned potatoes with gravy, diced beets, fresh fruit salad with French dressing, and graham cracker crust cream pie. This will hold you till supper which is grilled … Continue reading

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“Eat Like It’s 1943” Week – Day Four

Saturday, Sept. 25, 1943 Dinner tonight is baked potatoes stuffed with dried beef, cabbage and watermelon slaw and – for dessert – more watermelon. Why so much watermelon in one meal? Because it’s in in season and abundant. And maybe … Continue reading

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“Eat Like It’s 1943” Week – Day Three

Friday, Sept. 24, 1943 You cut the kernels off any leftover corn cobs and made a corn and egg scramble. So you can splurge on ration points for tonight’s dinner: Baked shrimp with scallion sauce with whipped potatoes and a … Continue reading

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