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The rationing list

The rationing list

Recently, someone mentioned rationing that we had during World War II. Almost everything was rationed, and some things were just made unavailable to the general public.

One of the first things to affect me would be the rationing of shoes. I had only been working about a year when Pearl Harbor occurred. I made most of my clothes, but shoes had to be bought. I had asked for a Monday off to go to Shreveport to buy shoes since I have long narrow feet and am hard to fit.

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You’ve come a long way, Baby

You’ve come a long way, Baby

Have you ever heard of a 10-year-old boy having a valid driver's license? Or a 20-year-old woman having a driver's license and had never driven a car, or even sat under t...

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Modesty in my day

Modesty in my day

I have written about changes in kitchen appliances and other changes in the last sixty-five to seventy years. Just as radical were the rules and the way ladies must condu...

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A love letter to Minden

A love letter to Minden

There are four of us who live in our home – my son, me and our two 14-year-old cats. Two of these are paranoid about storms. That would be me and my "Sissy" cat. (The oth...

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Old stores and memories gone

Old stores and memories gone

Recently, a lady who did not grow up in Minden, remarked that she appreciated me talking of old businesses that are gone, and their location.
And last week, a man who is a...

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