Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1943, during World War II, the government abruptly announced that rationing of shoes made with leather would go into effect in two days, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person per year. (Rationing was lifted in October 1945.)
First…it surprises me that I had never heard of this before…Second…3 pairs per person per year…that seems like a lot of shoes..especially in a period when I assume people went to the local shoe dealer and had their souls or soles repaired. I suppose because our ancesters physically worked harder and were on their feet longer that perhaps they were harder on their shoes? Just an interesting little fact.
Worked a good bit of the day yesterday putting books on Amazon. Felt good to organize, purge and get it done.
Tuesday morning, He, Dave (his brother) and I visited a nursing home in Newton for their mother. While going into the nursing home strikes the fear of God in most of us, I think it will be the best place for her. She’s angry and won’t eat and has serious periods of dementia and is quite a handful… Relations between the kids have been strained every now and then because of her stories behind their backs. With none of them providing daily care of her, I hope it will bring the siblings closer together. (See my blog of last week…Ban the negativity from your mind and daily life. You are what you think. Give things as much mental attention as they deserve and not an ounce more.)
First day back to work…Yippee…dog-gone-it…I love the job 😉 how am I doing?
Until next time….