Ration Stamps Remembered

I was 11 years old, and I was at my friend’s house when my father told us that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. We went r ...

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I was 11 years old, and I was at my friend’s house when my father told us that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. We went right home.

After the war was over, when I turned 18, I was drafted to Korea, but I never had to go to Korea. I was in the army for two years.

Ration stamps were issued to the family, then passed to the store when food, gas, etc., was purchased. Just a certain amount of the things could be obtained.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

– George Orwell

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