But, as one man told the Chronicle in the years after the war: "Even during wartime rationing
, we didn't have the anxiety that we'd starve, because we grew our own potatoes, you know?
The largest and clearest example of rationing
But there's plenty of anecdotal evidence of care rationing
(see "What nurses are saying" .
Right: Children invade a sweet shop after rationing
ends in 1949
Feeling that it would help feed Europe, US citizens supported food rationing
Children enjoy a piece of fruit cake made out of rationed goods - but today's diets are often poorer than during the war when rationing
Another very common form of rationing
is by health condition.
Nearby Long Island, which is also dealing with long gas lines, will begin fuel rationing
as well on Friday.
During the war rationing
was by and large accepted but by 1948 the war had been over for three years.
What is it about rationing
of care that evokes such heated, visceral reaction?
After being deprived of meat for so long when rationing
ended and if they could afford it many people concentrated on meat dishes for their evening meal, cooking an impressive joint for Sunday lunch.
Citizens in many areas complain that EDL has increased electricity rationing
since the winter started as private generator providers supplied their subscribers with more electricity at more expensive rates.