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|Wartime Travel Permit 1943|
I also remember saving metal and grease for the war effort. We would empty all of our tin cans, take off both ends and step on them to flatten them out. The ends went inside the flattened can. That and other metal was picked up by the City in a special truck. I remember seeing one of our neighbor men working on one of those scrap drive trucks. When I asked what they were doing, I was told that they were collecting things for the war. We also saved cooking grease. We took it to a local mom and pop grocery on Hayden Avenue. I remember that the owner’s last name was Scher. Mr. Scher always let me take a cookie from one of the cookie bins. Needless to say, I always liked going there. Another use for cooking grease was in making soap. We sometimes took our grease to my Great Aunt Ethel Dreifort, who made soap and gave us some from time to time. As I have said before, I never felt deprived as a child. However, I do remember asking for some things and getting the answer that we can’t get that because there is a war going on. I guess that seemed to be a reasonable answer at the time.