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Dec 8, 2010 1:24 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Beautifully told! I remember Pearl Harbor, though I was just a little girl. When I started to school we reused the high school's typing paper to draw and color on. That was a very hard time. Sometimes we didn't have a battery for our radio, and it was hard to get news. I remember hearing FDR when we did have a battery.
Food was hard to get, too. We bought our flour in 50lb. bags, and cornmeal, too, when we could get it. We used the bags for clothes, and we got hog and horse feed in bags that my sister always argued over who got the prettiest one!
I remember the ration stmps, but you could barely find the things to use them for. We raised most of our food, but I remember the grocer saved daddy a can of peaches he'd got from the "black market" and we thought we were in heaven!
Yes, I agree, we should ALWAYS remember with respect those men and women who gave their lives for our freedom! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

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