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Memories of a Wartime Teenager
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Document: Gasoline was the biggest problem for a teen ager. We still had cars, and gasoline was our biggest worry of all the rationing. We'd always pick up our dates in sequence when we had gas, and you might end up not taking your date home if it would save gas for you to be dropped off first. You'd kiss your date goodnight in front of your house, not hers. Some guys you didn't trust very much, and you wondered if they might not be kissing your girl also, because they would drop their date before yours. You worried about such things, and there were certain guys you didn't double date with because you didn't want them taking your girl home.

Source: Quotation from Archie Satterfield, The Home Front, 179

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