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G-ma Ruth’s Diary – May 16, 1943

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May 16, 1943 – Sunday

“No work today.  Carl came down.  Ate dinner with us.  Went to Jerrie’s later.  We are all worried because we don’t hear from Laverne.  Has been over a month.

Carl is my grandfather’s brother.  Jerrie and Laverne are the daughter and son of my grandfather from a previous marriage.  Laverne was serving in the South Pacific in the Army Air Corps. 

 

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G-ma Ruth’s Diary – May 6, 1943

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May 6, 1943 – Thursday

“Up 10 a.m.  Pretty day.  Trying to worry a meal from “points”.  Lunches a problem. 

Later, Jerry & Leonard came over brought us both a slice of cake, some green onions & radishes.  Had hamburger & fixed potatoes. 

Bushnell went out early this a.m. but say it came back before I started to work at 4 p.m.  Sure looked pretty coming back.  Headed opposite way now.

Under the WWII food rationing system, everyone was issued their own ration books. Rationed foods were categorized as either needing red or blue points. Individuals wishing to purchase foods under the red points scheme, which included meat, fish and dairy, were issued with 64 points to use per month. For blue points goods, including canned and bottled foods, people were given 48 points per person for each month. 

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G-ma Ruth’s Diary – May 5, 1943

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May 5, 1943 – Wednesday

“Ate lunch downtown.  Bought pair hose – Rayon & Cotton – $1.  Bushnell Sub Tender about ready for trial run.  Watched closely to see if it pulled out.  Probably tomorrow at high tide.  Will be dry-docked so can paint bottom.  Beautiful day.

USS Bushnell Sub Tender
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G-ma Ruth’s Diary – May 4, 1943

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May 4, 1943 – Tuesday

“Rec’d letter from Evelyn’s sister.  Evelyn married – lives in Hollywood.  Said only about 6 of the boys from Santa Fe not listed as prisoners of war.

Don’t know who Evelyn or her sister was…I don’t find anyone in my research named Evelyn that might be a relative.  Perhaps a friend from when my grandmother lived in Santa Fe.   

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