February 21 Sunday, 1943


ToDay is the Birthday of ___________

Fair and warm, best day yet.

I went up on the hill and put out some grain for the birds.

Went over to the store and got the Sunday paper.

Saw Carl Sherman and had a talk with him about arrowheads.

Toot and Arthur Cox cam in this afternoon for a couple of hours.

There was more people walking today than I have seen for a long time.

Thelma has a hard cold and is feeling sunk.

Food sales have stopped till March.*

Point to Point Ration books are to be issued next week.

A month from today is the first day of spring.

“Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.” Carlyle.



* They weren’t able to buy food for a week? I realize Jesse’s family had a rich diet of food that he hunted and harvested, but were all families able to survive without a weekly grocery trip? I know my reference points are probably skewed – my three teen/preteen boys would revolt if I didn’t get a load of groceries every few days!

One Reply to “February 21 Sunday, 1943”

  1. Meat and cheese and butter were the major food rationed products. There were ways around it. I slaughter a hog and you have something I need. (barter) I have a ration book from this time period.


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