CARE Then and Now: “Boxes of goodies”
Jim Marshall remembers:
I remember, as a teenager during the war, boxes of goodies being delivered that I recall thinking came from relations in the States and maybe some did.
Currently as a youngster in my 80s I have an unopened tin of Mullins Finest Quality Creamery Butter, shown in your picture, that I suspect is liable to explode at any time being around 70 years old.
Such scarce delicacies were treasured because we recognised that sailors had braved the Atlantic Run to deliver them, and they were eked out at the time – but I think I have overdone it this time!
Another recollection… delicious packets of chicken noodle soup; alas these no longer seem as tasty.
The reference on your website to cakes brings more memories back to me. A name like Jane Austen, obviously incorrect, springs to mind... but something like that.
They were scrumptious. No crumb wasted. A modern hamper containing such a selection nowadays would cost a fortune.
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