Sunday, August 25, 2013


Sugar is Scarce, vintage poster, image courtesy of US War Archives
Here is an unusual one from WWII.   The graphics aren't the most interesting, kind of plain, but it did remind people about conserving valuable commodities.

It's hard to believe there was a time when sugar was scarce isn't it?  In today's world especially where everything seems like it's got some kind of sweetener in it.  Of course, we have to remember as "sweet" as everything in the store is today, back then, there were no artificial sweeteners, and while there was corn syrup, there was no high fructose corn syrup which was used to sweeten things without sugar.  That wasn't around until the mid 1960's.

Hope you are having a good weekend.  We're hoping for rain today and tomorrow, and as this is being typed, I'm looking out the window and it's getting darker and darker.  We're in town today so as to not be stuck out there  at the farm if it starts flooding, which is perhaps wishful thinking, ha.

More later!


Joani said...

They've been telling us for a few days that we were going to get rain too and yet there has been none most of the weekend. Everytime they give us this, there seems to be no rain.

Kelly said...

Sugar shortage? Shudder!!

Heat index of 100 here today and not much rain.

1st Man said...

I know. I just posted about it, it sucks. Tease tease tease, ha. I hope we all get rain soon!

CityGirlCountryBloke said...

Maybe in this obese society sugar should be scarce! Good luck with the rain. My little piece of Texas in the Hill Country is pretty parched also. I think we've been getting all of it on the East Coast!

1st Man said...

I know, can you imagine? No sugar?

Stay cool!!!

1st Man said...

The East has had a lot of rain, it needs to just spread out across the country, ha.