How did Mary Scott support the war effort? This room is full of clues.
During World War II, the government promoted gardening and canning as a patriotic duty. Mary kept a “Victory Garden” and preserved vegetables from her garden by canning them in glass jars—helping to save the nation’s farm products for the armed forces. She saved meat drippings and bacon fat for use in explosives and metal foil scraps to be recycled into war material. And she followed the government’s food rationing plan that apportioned sugar, fresh meat, butter, cheese, coffee, and canned goods—developing strategies for cooking with limited ingredients. Mary’s young grandson did his part, too, working alongside her in her kitchen and garden.
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