Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Retro Wednesday.....




Hi Boys and Girls....G-Man goes Wayyy Retro this Wednesday!
(Say that fast and you'll sound just like Elmer Fudd)

During WWII, all sorts of items needed to be rationed.
While some food items were scarce, others did not need rationing.
Americans adjusted accordingly...Red Stamp food items included all meats, butter, fats and oils. Cheese was an exception! Blue Stamp food items included all canned, bottled, and frozen fruits and vegetables. Some juices and dry beans, along with processed baby foods and soups. They became almost as valuable as real currency!
Anyway...This book was owned by Harmon E. Haynes, My Granpa. The picture quality is poor but these are 'Blue Stamps'!
I also have my Granny's as well.
And yes I do indeed own a rotary phone...But I Can't Find It Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
I hope you enjoyed this little History Lesson...Carry On!
Peace...!!!

23 comments:

Serena said...

Wow, you really do have a little bit of everything. I don't even know how you stuff all that "stuff" into one house. I'll bet those ration stamps are real collectors items, though.:)

Brian Miller said...

this really is fascinating gman...

Susan said...

That's it, I demand a tour of the G-Man museum :) You are such an interesting guy. I hope Sunday was awesome.

Cindy said...

So very interesting! My Mom has hers...they're framed with a bunch of other old stuff. Neat.

lime said...

wow, so they had those and never used them. that's quite an interesting and thrifty piece of history.

Cloudia said...

I love this old stuff!


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Ms Hen said...

i heard of this and never saw what they looked liked.

i grew up with a rotary phone..

People still say dial a phone when there is no dial on the modern phones.

I won't get a cell phone; hate those little things.. lol.

Dianne said...

We should all be rationing, working hard enough to support family and/or humanity overseas, and growing our own...

why do certain people feel priviledged, when the world is tightening it's belt and many are doing without by crisis?

I wax unpoetic.
Glad you brought our parent's world into perspective.
Fab Di

Monkey Man said...

Retro? More like archeological dig. Pretty cool just the same.

the walking man said...

Uhhh I don't have any stamps but I do have a working rotary phone.

Akelamalu said...

Rationing ended here in 1953 - sugar being the last foodstuff to be rationed, which meant that sweets (candies to you)were scarce when I was a little girl - though I don't remember of course.

Nessa said...

Are there 55 stamps in the book?

Dam

prashant said...

really is fascinating gman..

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Tara R. said...

I have a ration coupon book that belonged to my grandmother. I tried to explain what it was to my kids, they couldn't grasp the concept.

buffalodick said...

I look forward to your Wednesdays posts! Always helps us remember stuff we did, or had heard about..Keep on, keepin' on Bro!

Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, Galen! I've been "lost" in Punta Gorda for almost 4 weeks. We're preparing our house for sale. I haven't been able to get into the library because of all the snow birds. SO-I just put up a Friday 55er and it will have to serve for both last week and this week! Sorry about that. Best I could do under the circumstances. Trust you are well. D

Titanium said...

Awwww... and here, I thought it was gonna be a copy of your birth certificate when you said WAY retro... :) (I jest, of course you KNOW that!)

Super cool... your collection is fascinating beyond belief.

clean and crazy said...

retro hell that is down right archaic!!
those are awesome g-man what a great piece of American history you have you need to have them put in a display case, seriously!! thanks for sharing

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

That's quite an impressive collection, G-Man! Isn't it amazing how much stuff one can accumulate? I think back to when I first moved here and how much I've accumulated! I should start an e-bay account for sure! ;)

secret agent woman said...

You could have a hell of a yard sale.

Larry said...

yes all those antiques you have galen are worth possibly a little bit of money but the memmories that go with them are much more valuable there's no way in hell I'd let em go. Hang on to them galen so many memories there. my 55is scheduled to post friday morning Midnight. Meanwhile check this out.


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