WWII Ration Book - Throughout the war, people received a ration-book for each month. There were ration-tickets for everything from eggs, flour, coal, cigarettes, meat and clothing.

WWII Ration Book - Throughout the war, people received a ration-book for each month. There were ration-tickets for everything from eggs, flour, coal, cigarettes, meat and clothing.

Sarah Pekkanen is the author of Skipping a Beat, The Opposite of Me, and the short story All is Bright – all published by Atria Books (a division of Simon & Schuster). Her books have been featured in Redbook, People, Entertainment Weekly, Harpar’s Bazaar, USA Today, The Washington Post and more. Sarah lives in the Washington D.C. area and is currently working on her next novel.

Sarah Pekkanen is the author of Skipping a Beat, The Opposite of Me, and the short story All is Bright – all published by Atria Books (a division of Simon & Schuster). Her books have been featured in Redbook, People, Entertainment Weekly, Harpar’s Bazaar, USA Today, The Washington Post and more. Sarah lives in the Washington D.C. area and is currently working on her next novel.

Did you know what Japan did in World War II�

Did you know what Japan did in World War II…

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When a Kiss Isn't Just a Kiss

All Time FAVORITE photo-hanging in my room! Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945

In the 1940s, surveys showed that the name Betty Crocker was known to nine out of 10 American homemakers. According to Fortune magazine in April 1945, she was the second best-known woman in America, following First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Betty Crocker was known as the First Lady of Food. In 1945, at the request of the U.S. Office of War Information, for four months Betty Crocker broadcast on NVC radio a program called “Our Nation’s Rations” to help homemakers make the most of rationed…

The Story of Betty Crocker

In the 1940s, surveys showed that the name Betty Crocker was known to nine out of 10 American homemakers. According to Fortune magazine in April 1945, she was the second best-known woman in America, following First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Betty Crocker was known as the First Lady of Food. In 1945, at the request of the U.S. Office of War Information, for four months Betty Crocker broadcast on NVC radio a program called “Our Nation’s Rations” to help homemakers make the most of rationed…

The 'we can do it' lady...

The ‘we can do it’ lady…

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