Ed-vise: Coffee

A MAN it’s COLD GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, COLD. Forward Ambulation had us on some ice this morning. I could tell cause it was SLICK! Be careful out there folks…Winter is HERE!

Technically Talking Tuesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s TUESDAY…Technically!

War is hell.

Don’t believe me?

Well then I will tell you just how much of a nightmare it is.

Back in November of 1942, we were dealing with a little fiasco in Europe. It was little at that time. But many saw it as going to be a HUGE World War.

Well, because Congress had given the President a declaration of war, the President (Franklin Roosevelt) had a vast array of powers. He could do just about anything by simply speaking it into existence. Much like any dictator. No need for congressional input because Congress relinquished it’s power to the President for the war.

Among the many things he did, he reminded the nation that EVERYONE was involved in this war without exception.

So, what did he do: he RATIONED COFFEE!

That’s right, technically he put a LIMIT on the amount of coffee we, a free people, could drink!

Why? Because the coffee was needed overseas for the military!

That’s right, that savory nectar of the Gods which sets the pace of the world. LIMITED! No longer could you go to the breakroom at work at grab a cup anytime you wanted. No longer would you be able to brew up as much as you wanted. Nope. Your fresh morning cup of coffee had to go overseas. To “Keep the Troops Fighting.”

A definite sad time for the world. But, in particular, us ‘Muricans.

Fortunately, it only lasted a year unlike sugar which lasted until 1947. Can you imagine how healthy people were with a long rationing of sugar? No wonder that era’s people are referred to as the “Greatest Generation!”

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember the only shape that was ever given Knighthood status was…SIR-CLES! AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA…Arise SIR-CLES!


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