Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Puppy Eats Ration Stamps

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This Saturday Evening Post cover from 19 Feb 1944 looks cute enough. If you didn't know any better you would think this puppy just made a mess of sorts. But if you lived in this time period you would quickly realize that the pup just ate your precious ration coupons. Rationing was a great part of the war years. Everyone was deprived in some way. We can't even imagine these deprivations in today's world. This amazing generation was just coming out of the great depression and knew what getting by on very little was all about. Something like 40% of the GI's that entered World War II didn't even have a refrigerator in their homes.