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Old 11-16-2019, 07:43 PM   #1
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Thought you'd like to see this. I remember going to the market with my grandmother, and how mad she'd get when she didn't have the right ration stamps

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Old 11-16-2019, 07:55 PM   #2
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The link should work now. DD


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Old 11-16-2019, 09:26 PM   #3
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When I entered military service in August 1943 the basic gas ration was 3 gallons per week. I had a "B" sticker which gave me the basic three gallons plus an allotment to drive to and from work. My Model A also had a Federal Tax Stamp on the upper left corner of the windshield.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:31 PM   #4
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Copman, what did I do wrong??
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:36 PM   #5
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I have several ration books full of different stamps. I have always wondered what the stamp with picture of an airplane 6 was for.

Love the video Ron, thanks for posting.
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:27 PM   #6
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Every high school student should watch that video in History class.
Might help them appreciate what they now take for granted.
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:20 AM   #7
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Copman, what did I do wrong??

In the very first part of that link, you had a space between the "h" and the "ttps". If it's not EXACT, it ain't gonna go! That's almost the same as building the perfect flathead, but getting the rod bearings on ONE lousy crankshaft throw ONLY three lousy thousandths too tight.....it just ain't gonna go very good, if at all! DD
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:01 AM   #8
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We may be back to ration stamps in a couple of years.
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:18 AM   #9
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My dad had a gas station in Pittsburgh at that time and rationing was a problem. When a local soldier was home on leave he would fill them up and not take a coupon. Did same for tires. After war the fed's came after him wanting the coupons. Luckly he had a GULF station and the big shots of Gulf Oil who he knew in Pittsburgh went to bat for him and got it all cleared up. Was a hard times during those years.
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Here's an "A" sticker I reproduced for my my '40 a few years ago.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:25 AM   #11
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Boy - talk about hard times and the collective nation having to hunker down and support the war. Heck, I'd be spending a lot of time with very stock engines and probably Stromberg 81 carbs if I was alive and building them during the war . . .
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:08 AM   #12
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We may be back to ration stamps in a couple of years.
Say what? I am in rations now; how; just retire & you will find out quick.
My retirement check -once a month- is less than my weekly pay check before I got old and had to retire. Whens the last time anyone seen a 75yr old cop chasing the bad guy eh! So high speed chases; been in too many, NOW 50
mph can't see the road no more. Solution get rid of so called "modern" junk
buy a 46 super deluxe - no more getting shoe horned into her lunch box, I
walk into my car & sit on a couch. Those V8 cars shifted, steered, like a baby
carriage. Punch line: Momma's car looks like a little Bronco but 4 banger and
5 speed OD.. She bought it new gotta been 10 or more old. Floor shift and
clutch for this women .. but no way she can do a simple 3 on tree?? just to
prove or make me idiot at the time of the year snow & bulbs & the stuff
that warms the tummy. My mother in law, wife's mamma is 90yrs. She is a
peach, I say Nanna bring me to the pack'y store in my car. Its dark its Christmas week, she and I gets in the thing, its dark she, on instinct, goes for the ign switch, pump the gas peddle and presses the start button. At that point my brain got stuck. well we went she shifted & drove like WWII troop
carrier: she said my father bought a new when available ah 1942 V8 same
42 48 she drove it to school and what ever.
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:08 PM   #13
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I gota get a seeing dog!!
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:42 PM   #14
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Hey Ron, that was great. Don't remember much of it, born just before Pearl Harbor. The part about Jack Benny turning in his car fro scrap was priceless. Thank you for posting.
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Old 11-19-2019, 12:12 PM   #15
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My father had a Conoco gas station during WWII. One of my jobs was to paste the gas stamps onto a form which dad had to turn in when he ordered fuel deliveries. The good part of the job was that I got to sit inside of the 10 x 10 heated office in lieu of bring out on the cold pump island.
Many fond memories of that period, however, rationing was not fun. Everything was rationed, including shoes. My mother pooled her shoe stamps to get me a new pair of Buster Brown oxfords. Loved those shoes except when winter came, walking to school in SLC was not fun, my feet were near frozen by the time I got to school. Somehow my father picked up a pair of knee high leather lace up boots, they were three sizes to big so I wore two pair of wool socks. The boots were fine walking to school, however, everyone made fun of me during the school day and the boots were very hot in a heated school room. Sure was glad when warm weather came along and I could go back to my Buster Browns.
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