Picked up soda bottles from along the roadside to turn in for the deposit money.
Our Christmas toy was from the S&H Green Stamp store. New PJs & underwear completed the gifts. Fridays was soup Mom made from little bits left over during the week. It was pretty random. It emptied the frig, Sat was grocery day. She knew the price of everything in the store.
Good hygiene isn’t always an easy thing to have.
Did you have lettuce and mayonnaise sandwiches? On a good day we had bologna on it, too.
Used plain bread for hotdog AND hamburger buns. Also had a big container of powdered milk in the pantry for the kids to use.
Nothing was name brand. Instead of Fruit Loops we had Fruity O’s
Instead of Fruit Punch we had Red Juice (gallon with a sticker on it that said Red Juice), instead of Chip Ahoy we had Captain Chipleys.
We cut open the toothpaste to get every last drop out of the tube.
My mother washed aluminum foil.
How to invent foods based on the limited amount of what you already have
Boiled wieners for lunch… wiener water soup for dinner