Posted by Stretch
on Tuesday, December 7th 2021:
In Reply to: Re: Remember Pearl Harbor posted by Ancient Mariner on Monday, December 6th 2021:
That was Great Mariner! My earliest recollection of the war was Black soldiers posted at the bridges crossing the Haarlem, (that must've been early in the war because I don't think they were there much longer after the saboteur's threat subsided). Blackouts with air raid wardens walking around with white hard hats; dropping old or used metal off on the corners; ration stamps for certain items necessary for the war effort such as leather stamps if you wanted to buy shoes; sugar, coffee, and meat stamps; not many people in our neighborhood had cars so I don't remember gas stamps; can't recall what other items were rationed but I do know that each page of stamps had a separate symbol such as a tank for example leather; artillery piece for another or a plane. As a matter of fact, I have my wife's book when she was a little girl. I guess everyone in the family would be authorized a book.
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