I wonder if we ladies of a 'certain age' are finding it easier than younger people to manage food in these awful times, simply because many of us have lived through periods of post war rationing where everything had to be made to go another day?
I remember being whisked away in the dead of night to a New Mexican underground bomb shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis. That was in October of 1962 and I was almost 3 years old. We were there for a few days and nights. The only toy I had was my plastic Lucy doll. I don't remember what we ate but I do know we would not have complained.
My mother grew up during the depression. She remembers vagabonds coming to the back door begging for food. Though they had very little, my grandmother always had something to share with them.
Because of my mother's background, I grew up in a very frugal environment. My mother always had a pantry stocked with rice, beans, and canned food. Our meal portions were just enough. My mother would make desserts from time to time and we were happy with whatever it was. One cookie or one small sliver of pie or a thin strip of cantaloupe ~ my mother stretched the treats as far as she could. My three siblings and I didn't realize that we didn't have much. My parents did not believe in borrowing money or paying with credit. They only purchased what they had money for.
I raised my family the very same way. I bought what I could afford. I stocked up on food & household items when I could. We lived frugally and were able to pay off our first house in less than 9 years. All our 4 children had braces. All 4 of the children went to college. All done with only one wage earner in the house.
I don't mean to toot my own horn. I just want to give you a little background on how I grew up.
Does our generation have the advantage in dealing with being quarantined and working with the scarcity of food available?
Yes, I do.
What do you think? What has prepared you for a time such as this?
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