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Rationing.
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john mcginn from East Lothian. Posted 13 May 2004.
I was born during ww2 so have no memory of it, but I remember the sweetie rationing. E & D coupons for a 2 ounce or a 4 ounce bag. The excitement there was when rationing ended although that was in theory only. In Mrs Duff's shop in Musselburgh it was kids one fortnight and adults the next. We still managed to ruin our teeth though.
Another event I remember from that era was the "blue moon". Actually it was a blue sun, as I found out many years later, caused by an eruption somewhere distant, but it did imprint itself on my memory as my mother's favourite saying was "there"ll be a blue moon afore ye get....".
   



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