Chesterbrook VA 1950s - Photo #17

Back yards in the GI-Bill subdivision. We had a Victory Garden in our back yard but I don't have a picture of it. The war was over but we still called it a victory garden. We were still living in the wake of the War, carrying on old habits like saving slivers of soap, eating Spam for dinner or sometimes just bread (which my Mom baked from scratch because we couldn't afford store-bought). We had milk and eggs delivered by local farmers. Once we forgot to bring the milk in on a hot day and it spoiled. My Mom was so upset but the next-door neighbor saved the day by showing her how to make cottage cheese from it.