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smile-poetry smile-poetry at vfemail.net
Thu Sep 16 15:00:42 BST 2010

Bearing in mind that sugar was also tightly rationed, that seems quite likely. Some substitutes were carrots - specially young - which is probably how carrot cake came into existence, and beet.

Growing sugar beet in the UK pretty much established Tate and Lyle as the monopoly for decades. 

Allotment growers became great experts at getting every last ounce of food from their plots.


From: "christine gregory" 
> Dear Cheryl,
> Your retirement home is stunning.  Glad to hear that everything has been going well.  Financing of children through University is an unknown cost for the future isn't it.  I'm hoping that our daughter will eventually reach university (13 at the moment and into fashion and make up).
> Joseph's large ration of sweets made me think of my dad, who had a sweet tooth, he also ate lots of sweets as a child - perhaps the rationing during WW2 made people crave sweets even more.  
> Christine
>> From: cdwise at wiserways.com
>> To: wdvltalk-social at wdvltalk-social.org.uk
>> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 08:52:07 -0500
>> Subject: Re: [wdvltalk-social] Test
>> Things are going well here. After paying off the mortgage on our home
>> (benefit of staying in the same house for almost 20 years) we bought what
>> will be our "semi-retirement" home at some point in the future (given the
>> way things are going with the world's economies who knows if we'll ever be
>> able to fully retire) but that's some ways off anyway. Here's some photos
>> from when we bought the house
>> http://gallery.me.com/wiserways#100008&view=grid&bgcolor=black&sel=11
>> Fortunately our business has been doing reasonably well but with a kid going
>> off to university next year I can only hope that it continues to do so. My
>> eldest thinks he wants to be an architect - traditional sort not software.
>> :) Youngest still has another 5 years to go before he reaches that stage. So
>> you can see that retirement will be a long way off for us. 
>> Joseph, I don't think I ever had a quarter pound of sweets a week. Though I
>> don't think I'd have cared for rationing at all, especially the small
>> allotments of meat, powdered egg and other things I've read about in the UK
>> during WWII. In the US there was rationing but it was more along the lines
>> of gas, tires and oil (both cooking and lubricants) from what I understand.
>> I'm glad to see more activity on this list.
>> Cheryl D Wise
>> http://by-expression.com
>> http://expressionwebforum.com 
>> http://wiserways.com
>> twitter: cdwise
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: smile-poetry
>> And how is Christine; and Dave? Cheryl, Robert, Violet - who else?
>> Matt, lovely to hear all is well with you.
>> Nice to see the way the 70th anniversary of the Blitz is being handled; good
>> to do this while so many of those who had to fight in the armed services and
>> face the tasks of the constantly bombed home front are still alive. I lived
>> through the period and suffered the rationing for years afterwards. Quarter
>> pounds of sweets A WEEK! Come on now, hankies out ;-).
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