July 19, 2009

Times Was Tough

The days of buying four tons of sugar on a bet, using butter as a lubricant and gasoline bonfires with friends in the backyard were over. Yes, for Americans, and many other countries, during the War, you bought the amount the government said you could buy, not how much you wanted. I guess the honor system just wasn't good enough for Uncle Sam. These ration coupons were issued to keep track of what Americans bought. Big Brother didn't just watch. Too bad this gig didn't go down during the whole Middle East whatnot. "Gee, sorry boss, can't come in today. Don't have enough gas coupons. Maybe next month"?