Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Rationing- not something most of us have to think too much about in this part of the world, as far as food goes. In fact, many of us struggle with the opposite, too much food, overindulging, waste. My father in law recently gave me this ration ticket  used in Canada during the second world war. The coupons were issued by the government for necessities like meat and sugar, based on how many people were in your family. The purpose was to ensure that everyone got enough, and no one took too much. Families were expected to grow their own vegetables and to reuse everything that could possibly be reused. Good rules to live by. I wonder how we would cope today, if rationing was deemed necessary?

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