Blog powered by Typepad

« And, lo, I bring you yet more 'Good News' | Main | "Semper Fi"? More like 'Simper hi'! »

Friday, 09 January 2015


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Damn! And I've been mentally patronizing you with all the authority of an older man when all the time you're eight months older than me.
But I suspect Mr. Driver to be quite right re the healthy properties of the war time diet - for children, anyway. Look at me - if you can stand it! - I'm 75, have smoked since I was 12, drink my eight units of alcohol every evening without fail. My idea of 'five a day' is three pints of bitter and two cigars: they're all veggie products, aren't they?
Oh, and I've never had 'flu, and still work an eight hour day five days a week.
What are we doing wrong, I wonder?

Well, Oswald, I gave up smoking decades ago, I have cut back on the alcohol and I gave up work ten years ago - and you undoubtedly will outlive me!

The trouble with giving people choices; they tend to make them.

claimng that WW2 rationing was a good thing is fashionable. But it is a bit glib. There was a lot of disease about then. So almost anything would improve this. And a large chunk of the population was fed by the military.
People were not fat ( politicians excluded) because they worked. Real work.
En passant _ i and m brother were evacuees and we had most of our belongings stolen .

I'm not saying that rationing was a good thing, just that the resulting diet was! Sorry about you and your brother, I drew the lucky stick, I guess.

The comments to this entry are closed.