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Isabel Cousins recalled the rarity of silk stockings in the war period. She, along with many others, painted her legs to give the appearance of stockings. A friend of hers suffered an infection because the paint got into a cut on her leg. Her sister Elizabeth Carruthers remembered wearing lisle stockings made of cotton in the winter. All women wore skirts so it was crucial to have something to cover their legs in the cold weather.
Submitted: December 2004

Harold Linkletter remembers buying coal from Holman's or Read's - wherever they could get the best buy. They would go into town with a horse and wagon or sleigh and weigh the wagon on the big walk-on scales before and after the coal was loaded. He never recalls a time when they couldn't get the coal they wanted.
Submitted: December 2004

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