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War Ration Books

Monte Rio
April 18, 2008

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For a school project, Ellie interviewed Mom & Dad about their experiences as children during World War II. My dad talked about the excitement of growing up in Long Beach, where navy ships were launched daily and new bombers took off from the McDonnell Douglas plant (now Long Beach Airport) and headed off to the Pacific War.

Mom found some war rations books from the last year of the war, with stickers that allowed them to get fuel, flour, and other necessities.

(When I posted these on Facebook, Kathleen wrote: "The Samoas box in the background is a nice touch."