WWI home front featured at Lindbergh site for one more summer
By Tyler Jensen
via the Morrison County Record newspaper (MN) web site
Over the last several summers, visitors to the Charles Lindbergh Historical Site have had the chance to take a look into the lives of people on the home front of World War I, thanks to volunteers and staff reenacting life on the Lindbergh property at the time.
That will come to an end after this summer.
In its final year, visitors can come enjoy the program Saturday June 15, July 6, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31.
Among the people guests will run into is Margaret Lundberg, who among other characters, has acted as area resident Mrs. Stevenson.
Through a tour of the Lindbergh home, Lundberg shows some of the things people went through during the war.
For instance, due to rationing, food schedules were developed where families planned for days when there would be no wheat and/or meat served, Lundberg said.
This led to eating habits that continue to today, she said.
“This is when they started serving potatoes at breakfast. You wouldn’t have eggs and toast because you were going wheatless,” Lundberg said.
Another food trend that developed from the war was eating chicken. At the time, chickens were scrawny and viewed as only good for laying eggs, Lundberg said.
“We did not eat chicken in 1917,” she said.
Read the entire article on the Morrison County Record web site.
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