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Old Mar 26th 2021, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by dave_j View Post
My mother was evacuated from London to Ripon.
As she told me when applied to food there, "They didn't know there was a war on.."
My family lived in Sheffield...the were well aware there was a war on.
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Old Mar 26th 2021, 12:32 am
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My mother was evacuated from London to Ripon.
As she told me when applied to food there, "They didn't know there was a war on.."

My mother was in Sussex. She used to watch the dogfights overhead.
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My great grandparents were living during WW2 but they were in the US, but they were quite impoverished during the 1930's, on both sides of the family, I think the war is what got them out of poverty and to California, not that I would want a war in order for people to move out of poverty, just luck they were born in the US and had that benefit.

My grandparents were 10-11 years old when the war ended so they didn't have many memories of it, and too young to remember the depression.

Thinking about it, amazing how back then my great grandmother could work in a diner at a department store and did so from mid 1940's to mid 1970's when she retired as a waitress and not only that retire with a pension, oh how times have changed.

Without the depression and WW2, I could be here, those 2 events are how my great grandparents and grandparents got to California which eventually led to my parents and then me, time is weird, if certain events had not taken place who knows how many of us would not exist today.
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My great grandparents were living during WW2 but they were in the US, but they were quite impoverished during the 1930's, on both sides of the family, I think the war is what got them out of poverty and to California, not that I would want a war in order for people to move out of poverty, just luck they were born in the US and had that benefit.

My grandparents were 10-11 years old when the war ended so they didn't have many memories of it, and too young to remember the depression.

Thinking about it, amazing how back then my great grandmother could work in a diner at a department store and did so from mid 1940's to mid 1970's when she retired as a waitress and not only that retire with a pension, oh how times have changed.

Without the depression and WW2, I could be here, those 2 events are how my great grandparents and grandparents got to California which eventually led to my parents and then me, time is weird, if certain events had not taken place who knows how many of us would not exist today.
I only have a couple of memories of my father before the age of eight, he was away in the RAF although not in combat he rarely came home.
I lived in an all female household during the war. My Mother, my Aunt, my Grandmother and my cousin. I often wonder if that influenced me in latter life. It was a very loving enviroment.

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I remeber rationing in the UK. Ended in 1955 I think.
Close Scotty! August 1954, in prep for my forthcoming arrival!
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I am sure that experience did influence you in life, especially if it was during your early development years. Our environment we grow up in plays a role in how we turn out later in life.

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I only have a couple of memories of my father before the age of eight, he was away in the RAF although not in combat he rarely came home.
I lived in an all female household during the war. My Mother, my Aunt, my Grandmother and my cousin. I often wonder if that influenced me in latter life. It was a very loving enviroment.
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Close Scotty! August 1954, in prep for my forthcoming arrival!
I may have already just arrived.
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Article on Child poverty is Saskatchewan which is located in Canada.

Children living in lone-parent families experience the highest poverty rate.

Less than 5% of lone parent families have a male parent.

28.6% of children in poverty are under 6, children who spend these developmental years in poverty on average by age 3, 9 months behind their peers from wealthier families, more likely to have chronic illness.

In 1989 Canadian Government promised to end child poverty by 2000, which certainly never happened.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7722857/s...overty-report/



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‘I knew they were hungry’: the stimulus feature that lifts millions of US kids out of poverty
...she couldn’t afford food let alone a dollar under the pillow.

Howie woke that morning and shouted out to his grandmother: “Memaw, my tooth’s still here, what happened?” He frantically scoured the bedding for a note or coins, then slumped to the floor and cried.
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It's not even that common in the US, regions of the south apparently use it for Grandma.


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It's not even that common in the US, regions of the south apparently use it for Grandma.
Young Sheldon / Big Bang Theory.
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Young Sheldon / Big Bang Theory.
Totally forgot they say that on those shows, ha ha. I watch both too.



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4 potatoes
4 large carrots
2 apples
1 frozen meat loaf
2 loafs cinnamon bread
3 jars of peanut butter
2 packages of uncle bens quick rice (not a package of bulk rice but the flavored specialty rice)
1 jar of spicy tomato oil (first for me, had no idea a thing existed.)
1 package of bread crumbs
box of cheerios cereal
1 liter of milk
4 rolls toilet paper
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6 boxes frozen waffles (6 waffles in each)

2 1kg spaghetti noodles, dry

1 liter milk

2 cans tuna

aluminum foil

6 carrots

4 bell peppers

4 apples

plant based pot pie

2 cans spaghetti sauce


It's hard eating diabetic friendly at the food bank.
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A new Housing Benefit in New Brunswick, Canada. Between $300 and $475 a month for a max three years.
The announcement I heard said it was initially going to people on the waiting list for social housing. NB is the latest province to introduce it apparently, so there may be something similar in other parts.
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