Use It Up, Wear It Out

by Lois Pearce Jones

Have you or your children ever said, “I wish I had asked my parents more about how things were when they were growing up. Where did my grandparents come from and what were they like?” This writing of the memories of J.D. and Lois answers a few of the questions for their family. The story of two young people from very different backgrounds coming together at the right time and the right place is truly a love story. The teenage years during which they lived were filled with shortages of goods, threats of invasion on our soil, and loved ones away during WW II. Those living during that era will probably find the stories similar to their own experiences and will feel some nostalgia.