Nana vividly remembers rationing during the Second World War. Most importantly, gas, meat, and butter were rationed, as they were most in need in the fight. She remembers having had tokens for some items, and stamps for others, retrieving them once a month from the local stamp PLACE??.
After the first war, George entered employment in the local fire department, and due to his need for a car available at all times, the family got an elevated allotment. When he was no longer needed for a war, he spent his time saving lives in another way. And when World War II came about, the cut off age was around his age, disallowing him to fight in both of the biggest wars in the history of the world.
However, Nana’s older brother took up the position, joining the war. Due to his birthday, he joined rather late, during the time when the United States seemingly stopped shipping men out to the front lines, likely as it neared the foreseeable end of the war. Instead, thankfully Nana says, he was stationed in New Jersey. His name, Frannie Raymond, is carved into the War Memorial up on College Hill, a landmark Nana passed nearly every day on her way to high