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From: Janet Cuff <>
Subject: [B&D] FOOD FOR BRITAIN - I know all about that
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 08:43:19 +0000 (GMT)
Now there's a memory jogger Trevor! It took me back to the thrill of coming home from school and finding a food parcel from Australia. As Mum and I took out each wonderful item we were overawed by the kindness of strangers.I can't remember if we ever knew the identity of the sender but I'm sure if we did a letter of thanks would have winged its way across the world to them. The goodies were stowed away and made to last as long as possible being brought out on special occasions and shared with other family members. No matter if that meant the portions were very small, that was the way people did things during the war. Before Christmas for example there would be a conflab amonst the family to see who could bring what to the party. From the dark recesses of various pantries would come a hoarded tin of fruit or jar of jam. Someone would offer to make " mock cream" ( how I loved that, never having known the real thing) and between us all a passable feast
would be assembled. What was lacking on the table was more than made up for by the warmth of the companionship and in the sing-song around the piano afterwards we could forget the horrors of war for a little while. What memories!
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From: Trevor <>
To: Karen Lynn <>
Sent: Tuesday, 5 February, 2008 12:56:30 AM
Subject: Re: [B&D] Archiving FH Data - when we are gone ??
She also writes about the "Food for Britain" nights we used to have at home,
packing food parcels to send to the UK. Who would know now what that was
all about in wartime? Perhaps end notes are the way to deal with these.
On with the task!
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