Posted: 20/10/2012 at 23:35
Not a lot to say, I never saw flax grown in our area but did learn that the linseed oil I kept my bat in condition with came from flax seed something I never knew.
We did basket making at school as well as raffia weaving but the potato picking trugs were all wire baskets.
The American GMC deuce and half trucks were 1950's and the Jeep probably a bit later.
The bread made from sillage was what many Germans ate it was not here, they did not make that point very clear.
Ruth seems to be well used to plucking and ploating birds and rabbit, all the women in our family could do that without turning a hair, few could do it today.
Next week they come to VE day which was not the end of the war as a lot of people think it went on until August 5th 1945 with Victory over Japan. All the effort turned from the war in Europe to what we thought would be a very long war in the Pacific.
Then we got the austere years when rations were reduced and bread rationed for the first time, it was never rationed during the war. That went on until the 1950's, ten to twelve years of shortages, it was not war ends all back to normal but things getting much worse. How did our mothers manage?