After returning from Washington in 1953, Mrs. Truman ran the house and did the cooking with the help of longtime cook, Vietta Garr, who retired in the mid-1960s. She planned the menus and drove herself to purchase groceries. The meals at 219 Delaware tended to be simple and fruit was a typical dessert served after the evening meal. This can of Orange and Grapefruit slices was among the numerous canned foodstuffs found in the Truman home after Mrs. Truman’s death in 1982. The Shurfine brand of canned goods was distributed to local grocers by National Retail Grocers of Chicago, Illinois.