So I sat and started to write this great little post about one something or another and then … then I read one of those “Today in History” sidebars …
“Shoe rationing in the United States ends, October 30, 1945”
WTF?? What in the world is shoe rationing?? Really, I am a fairly well educated gal – partly I suppose because of my schooling but mostly, I believe, because of the life I have led and my pre-university reading habits. Yet, I have never heard of shoe rationing. Have you? If you have, please, inform me as to when and where because I am willing to bargain that most of us have not heard of this sixty six year old decree.
Anyhoo, it went something like this … we were in the midst of WWII and our economics determined our livelihood. (Sound familiar??) Citizens were *encouraged to “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” and each American civilian was limited to three pairs of leather shoes per year.
Please, reread that!!! And ask yourself if there is something, be it leather shoes or something else, that you could do without … and then, I challenge you to do with out.
Now, I swear to you I will take this on too and it WILL BE A CHALLENGE for me – but I wholly believe (and I think you will too) that if we could all at the very least, pick ONE thing to use up, wear out, make it do or do without, that our nation and our world would be in a better spot.
Tell me – what will you at least try and do with out?? Me, I admit I can not go without my Starbucks or my electricity (I mean what would I do if I couldn‘t plug in my flatiron). But, I am going to limit myself to ONE car escapade a day – that’s where I am going to start. How about you??