I have mentioned before about the sacrifices of our country when the world was at war. For folks who did not live thru the homeland during that time, it cannot be understood. Even the newer generations in Great Britain probably cannot appreciate what that great country suffered during THE WAR!
Of course it is always the man on the front lines and all ships at sea that are mostly remembered, and they definitely deserve praise and appreciation. But not truly appreciated are the wives and mothers who were at home managing budgets, feeding children and babies. Many holding down full time defense jobs or working in mills to keep the ‘WAR MACHINE’ going and explaining why daddy isn’t home and answering a million questions.
I remember Paula saying she still has (or at least remembers) her mother’s ration stamp book. I was just a kid, but I knew about rationing. Every necessary commodity was rationed. Sugar, Coffee, leather, tires, gas, oil and a multitude of other things that families at home had to work around and without.
Anyway, we know our VETS have brought us victory on many fronts, but the families over came many obstacles on the home front and dealt with stress unimaginable.
My heart felt thanks all the wives, mothers, dads and girlfriends, who tried and succeeded at home. And since it is personal, especially to my wife, who worked, managed two tough kids, packed, moved, shipped household goods, helped with homework, cooked and kept the home fires burning, while I was out to sea.
(She definitely had the toughest job!)
Thanks for listening.
Money will buy a fine dog ...
but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
(Just something I read)
1937 Plymouth, a beauty