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Mitzi Bault: Grandpa Waggener's WWII ration card

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By Mitzi Bault

I came across my Grandpa's ration card from near the end of WWII. The identification folder, with his last name misspelled "Waggoner" is pretty straight forward, and many families have similar items in family keepsakes.

The other item, the tickets with the large T's on them was a bit puzzling, but I'm guessing they were gasoline ration coupons. Is that right?

E.P. Waggener was a rural mail carrier. He died in 1959, and I would have been three the following February 2.

I think, sometimes, that I remember him.

But that may be why I call him "Grandpa" and not "Grampus," as all the earlier grandkids had to call him. He insisted on that name, believe it or not.

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Mitzi Bault: Grandpa Waggener's WWII Ration book

2018-02-15 - Columbia, KY - Photo from the collection of Mitzi Bault.
This is Grandpa Waggener's WWII Ration book. - MITZI BAULT. Paired Photo

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Mitzi Bault: What were ration tickets with Ts???

2018-02-15 - Columbia, KY - Photo from the collection of Mitzi Bault.
The page that has the big Tís on it. Are they for gas? - MITZI BAULT. Paired Photo: Grandpa Waggener's WWII Ration

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