"When you bought something. You'd have to have the stamps ready to hand them because that was what our allotment was…
   "Our case was a little different from others, because during the war, we had a restaurant. But all we sold was fried chicken. We were allotted sugar, stuff like that, that we did not need. And so, my relatives would maybe want to do some canning, and so forth, so the sugar stamps I'd give to them so they could do their canning. I didn't need them."

Freddie Oglesby – Rationing


Other Excerpts from Freddie Oglesby’s Interview:

An Unsure Draftee
Housing Shortages
Women Working during World War II
An Escaped Prisoner of War