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.