ration books ?

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Re: ration books ?

Post by Pinky »

Hi there,
Cigs, cigars and spirits were on the ration cards.
Stay safe and separate.
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Re: ration books ?

Post by Bill Bentley »

Yes, I thought there was a vague memory somewhere. I hope that governments are not seriously considering this, as all it does is to incite the black markets. As Arnie said: the none smokers could trade their ciggy's for just about anything :D .
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Re: ration books ?

Post by Arnie »

Hi yall, just a few lines to say hello, and tell you that all is good,under the circumstances, here in West Aussie.
As we seem, in this topic, to be talking mainly about Coronavirus and it's effects on the world, has it anything to do with the exorbitant number Hawks we seem to be saying goodbye to? In fact does anybody have any idea what caused their demise or are we all getting old and it is still winter so the inclement weather is bringing the usual problems it does every year. I certainly hope so
I certainly hope so, so self isolate, and stay safe and healthy..To all the Hawks we have said goodbye to, RIP
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