By Heather K.
Grade 7, Pennsylvania

Can you imagine being five and a war starts? Well, I can because when World War II started my grandmother was only five and about to start kindergarten. To help with the war effort she and her family regularly bought victory stamps. At school her class tended to a victory garden and they regularly had air raid drills just in case a bomb fell. When she went to town she would regularly see posters telling men to join the war force and buy victory bonds or stamps.
Because of rationing it was hard to find things like sugar, coffee, rubber, nylon for stockings, and sometimes it was even hard to get milk. Because these things were hard to get she couldnĘt get candy or many other things that are sweet. She also remembers that on V-J day everyone was celebrating and bells were ringing.

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