A couple of weeks after Sears and Roebuck sent back Aunt Bessie’s check for my J.C. Higgins Roadmaster, stuff was changing in a hurry.
One of ‘em was my opinion of President Roosevelt. I thought he had made a big mistake. I just couldn’t figure out how one bicycle could contribute so mightily to the war effort.
Mama was reading the morning paper about how tires, gasoline, sugar, electric ice boxes, Hershey Bars, and shoes, among other things would be in short supply for the home folks.