Penny Pinching, Belt Tightening

ration-bookWednesday, Dec. 27, 1944

“I went shopping yesterday for some celery,” Mommy wrote, “ and I was almost crushed to death in the stampede of women for canned goods in the last few hours before rationing was resumed on vegetables and such. By the end of the day, the grocer’s shelves looked like a wheat field after a visit by a swarm of locusts. Even crap is sold – as long as it’s in a can! Pardon my uncouthness, lover, but it sickens me to see a spectacle like that. “ Butter has gone from 8 to 24 points a pound – a reminder that the war is not ending soon.

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