It sounds fascinating - I love to read about how people coped during the 2 WWs. It would do us all good as a Nation to have to 'make do' as our grandparents did.
I joined the WI for a short time when I was first married aged 25 when living in a small village in Surrey. We had the youngest membership in the country at that time and I loved the friendship, in fact I still have one very good friend from that time who became godmother to 2 of my daughters; it wasn't all Jam and Jerusalem, although that's where I learned the words off by heart and I did learn how to make jam and many other things too
Alarming - is this trespassing?
Can't resist - vices
Younger - easy facelift