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Quoting: John Richards
Ah, Marie, Spam - yum yum. I seem to remember sandwiches filled with every kind of delicious treats, cucumber, beetroot, tomato and onion. The great joy was swapping with the other children and discovering such glorious treats as brown sauce butties, chip butties, and the greatest culinary experience of all, bread and dripping.
We were a fit generation because our tums were full, and we had to do a lot of walking because our parents didnít own cars. Even the Police rode bikes!
I suggested spam as a suitable sandwich filler for a WW11 packed lunch as spam was introduced from USA to the UK just prior to the war and widely use in a variety of ways (often becoming monotonous) as a substitute for meat just as margarine was substituted for butter as all dairy products were rationed too. As a child, I like other children of that time, did not have choices but had to eat the food which was put in front of me.
For several years after the war, my mother reared chickens for their eggs. One always disappeared just before Christmas...........I wonder why?
John. we really were a fitter generation than today’s children who think it is normal to be dropped off by car at school every day. I thought nothing of walking a mile to school and a mile back again twice a day (home for lunch), and much time was spent outside playing games instead of being glued to the television or a computer.