The page above is a photograph of an actual page from a diary in which the Gomez family kept notes of incomes and expenses during the 1940ís. This particular page shows the cost of living and prices of common groceries.

30 pounds flour $2.40
10 pounds sugar $0.90
4 pounds rice $0.44
4 pounds beans $0.72
2 pounds margarine $.50
6 cans condensed milk $0.96
1 can baking soda $0.27
1 can custard $0.45
2 packs tea $0.38
2 bottles kerosene gas $0.16
1 toilet paper $0.19
2 bars sunlight soap $0.55
3 boxes matches $.06
Total $7.98

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