August 22, 2017 The Airborne Beer Story The 101st Airborne Museum ‘Le Mess’ in Bastogne presents WW II Veteran Stories. Last December we met Mr. Vincent Speranza. What did you think? Please tell us in the comment section below and remember to sign up for our free newsletter. 3,632 views Related Content:A 90-Year-Old Widow with Nowhere to TurnStories from the Great DepressionInspirational ‘Amputee’ Gymnast Kate FosterVeteran at the Premiere of Dunkirk Movie109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will… Facebook Comments comments 6 Comments « 1 2 Patricia M MacDonald July 10, 2018 @ 3:05 am What a wonderful site. It is so important and necessary to get the stores from these great people before they are all gone. The generation today would benefit from listening to the stores of our past because these years were a great part of our history and makes us what we are today. Those of us who were born in the late 30s and early 40s remember the stories that we were told of life during that time, and some of us were lucky enough to remember the aftermath of those years. Nothing was wasted. If you picked any berries (blackberries, blueberries, grapes, apples, etc) they were immediately made into the jelly or canned in jars for future use. Hand me down clothing was a way of life. Flour sack dresses were a way of life for all girls and shirts for the boys. Socks were never thrown away but darned and patched until they were too far gone to repair. Most clothing was “homemade” and to buy clothes from a store was a real treat. Those flour sack materials (there were many patterns and colors) were used for the wonderful old hand made quilts some families are lucky enough to still have in chests. All kids played outside when they were finished with their chores (and we all had chores). We still remember the games we played, kick the can, pick up baseball games where everyone brought something for the game, hide and seek just before dark was exciting and we all knew when the street lights went on, we were to be home. We had rules in the house and there were consequences when they were broken. Those thin branches from the bush in the yard were the standard forms of punishment and they did sting. Families sat down at the table together and had our meals together. Conversation was the form of news around the table at night. Just a few memories from the past Reply « 1 2 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.