The front yards along Chesterfield Avenue were for show.
The back yards – where stuff was stacked out of the sight – were by design.
However, each spring, one portion of our back yards was set aside and marked off for vegetable gardens.
And it was serious business, too. Babbit and Castello even hoed one in the cartoon that was at the old show.
President Roosevelt was on the radio encouraging all of us to do our part by investing in a Victory Garden to reduce the pressure on the World War II food supply.