One grandparent said that they only got lollies every second week. Sweets were too expensive for most families.

They ate vegetables with meat and no takeaways except for pies and chips. There were not many restaurants.

Another grandparent said that there was lots of good food and no McDonalds. There wasn't much frozen food because not may people had freezers. Freezers were very expensive back then.

Most families had veges from the vege garden. There were not many choices just plain home cooked meals.

At the shops, cheese would be cut off the block for you. The grocer would package flour, rice etc. into paper bags. Bacon and ham would be sliced in front of you.

By Alani and Anahera