WWII Homefront

My Day In 1946 – Uneventful as it was…

I want to live in the city in 1946. I want to meet my pals at the Kash & Karry to peek at the newest comic books. I want to use cardboard to go snow sledding. Maybe someone will bring a store bought sled. I want to stay indoors and sit close to the radiator at my house if the weather gets really bad outside. Play Monopoly, Checkers, Parcheesi, or talk and argue and laugh and roughhouse. I want... Read More »

On The Homefront >> War-Time Rationing

Most everyone knows of the rationing that took place during World War II, but did you know that because the military needed so many typewriters for communication, even they were rationed? (Ration Orders No. 4 & 4a) Did you know that gasoline rationing was not originally so much to save fuel, but to save tires and the rubber they were made of? Our government wanted us to drive slower, (a nation... Read More »

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