Re: RARA-AVIS: holding

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 28 Nov 2002

 Rationing in the U.S. would have been over in 1949, although housing was still tight. The book was probably written earlier--there was some paper rationing during the war.
    I understand that British rationing continued well into the 1950s.

Joy, old enough to remember when oleo was lard white and came with a dye packet to color it like butter, but too young to have directly experienced rationing

"Mark Sullivan" <> asked:
> I just finished The Innocent Mrs. Duff by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. It
> came highly recommended by Chandler (in his letters). It was a nice
> little noir about the disintegration through drink of Mr Duff.
> Anyway, I have a question. This book was copyright 1949 and there is
> lots of talk about gas rationing and ration coupons for meat and other
> foods. When did rationing end?

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