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    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    Very true Keith. And it may have included the 1 cubic inch of cheese each week, in WW2, though possibly not all at once.

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    What about that lovely powdered egg we used to have, and the bread and dripping. Did not have to put the food waste out in those days for collection by bin men, nothing was wasted. I can still recall the smell of all the cabbage leaves, and anything inedible being boiled up for chicken feed, kt
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    I remember when my Mum used to mix the White Margarine with an Egg to make it look like Butter,wasnt too bad either!
    Used to love the warm Lard on Fresh baked Bread coming straight out the farm Oven ! Yummy.
    No Fridhe on the Farm those days Mum used to put a wet clean cloth over the Foods that neded to keep and sit them on the Window Still,so that the Breeze would pass over and keep things cool!

    At first no running water either there,had to go out with Buckets to the large Container next to the large Windmill we had,it worked at least 14hrs a day ,loved the look of it too,it was a Stewart and Lloyds make !

    So many other things in those days that were just plain and good!
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    Thats right Vernon, some things i remember as a kid that were not so good, in some of the rural places we lived in hampshire had no flushing toilet, a big galvanise bucket, and atop that was a wooden lid. a large hole was dug by dad in the garden, and the bucket emptied therein !!, on a regular basis the hole wash fresh dug in different parts !!, can you imagine that now ?, this was shortly after the war, we also had no electric light, pressure paraffin lamps, and in one place we had a paraffin fridge, have never heard of one since, good old days eh , kt
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    My wife comes from Ireland and up until about 1950 the only lighting her parents had in the house was an oil lamp.

    But at the end of the war rationing slowly went and things improved, or so I thought.


    That was until about 1967 working for a company of contract caterers.
    The manager had discovered that frozen egg from China, as well as frozen Rabbit could be bought at a much lower price.
    The egg once thawed was good for one day, then the smell began, a smell that you could ride a bike down.


    But the Rabbits, that was something else.
    Five or six customers complained that their dentures had been damaged by the Rabbits, bloody things were full of buckshot.
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    Gabriel's Grub Song - Poem by Charles Dickens.

    Brave lodgings for one, brave lodgings for one,
    A few feet of cold earth, when life is done;
    A stone at the head, a stone at the feet;
    A rich, juicy meal for the worms to eat;
    Rank grass overhead, and damp clay around,
    Brave lodging for one, these, in holy ground!
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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