1930s May REX kept it all these years three piece suit

My First Three-Piece Suit

1930s: I bought my very first suit for $14 with money I won at the […]...

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3 Extraordinary Encounters With Baseball Greats

Fishing With Splendid Splinter In the 1980s, I lived in Veazie, Maine. Every few days, […]...

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4 Classic Ads That Will Make You Hungry for Jell-O

Gelatin desserts have been popular in the United States since Thomas Jefferson’s banquets at Monticello, […]...

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Watching Eddie Fisher for the First Time

Before he became a teen heartthrob, Eddie Fisher sang on a Philadelphia children’s radio show […]...

1950s Joan Fahrenwald glides down the aisle in satiny perfection.

My Mother Made a Masterpiece of a Wedding Dress for Me

Mom was born on January 13, 1913, the sixth of seven children, and raised on […]...

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How I Met My Spouse: Married in Nine Days

In 1964, I was working in New York City as the rental agent for a […]...

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My Husband Stood Guard at Grace Kelly’s Wedding

Growing up during World War II, my husband, Paul Guth, couldn’t wait until he was […]...

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Can You Believe This Family’s BBQ Has Been Going Strong for 40 Years?

Summers in the 1960s stirred up thoughts of long-awaited family picnics that began Memorial Day […]...

1950s Ol' Blue Eyes sold as many as 250 million records. His biggest selling album was Duets, with over three million copies sold.

What Was It Like to Meet Musical Legends Back in the Day?

From an intimate recording session with Frank Sinatra to a phone chat with Bobby Vee, […]...

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Retro Recipe: Ilah Mae Horton’s No-Bake Cookies

[Note: No era in the story, so left blank. Maybe we should create a Recipes […]...

Celebrating on V-E Day: 3 Unforgettable Reader Memories

The day the Germans surrendered and World War II came to an end was an […]...

The Talented Twins You May Have Seen in 1930s Films

My twin sister, Diana Jones, survived the eruption of Vesuvius in Pompeii, just not in […]...

Cherished Pets: Tillie, the Jumping Mule

Ben Rash had a mule, Tillie, who was his faithful hunting companion for more than […]...

5 Stories of Extraordinary Moms

We can’t put it better than reader Lynne McDermott Rickert: “Our mother is still the […]...

3 Incredible, First-Person Accounts of the Battle of Iwo Jima

“Everything is sore down 
to my toes” By John Hyndman — Navy Hospital, HI Lois […]...

1930s Harold and his wife, Marian, hold their daughters, Nancy and Susan, born just 11 months apart.

The Reminisce Interview: “What Depression?”

The Reminisce Interview is a conversation between generations to share precious family history. Here, a […]...

1960s Jeanne Stavast McKinley hugs her brother John at his homecoming from Vietnam.

Moving Accounts of POWs Held Captive in Vietnam

April 30, 2015, marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the official […]...

1940s Grandma Little's house sat perched on top of a hill in Glendale, CA.

Growing Up in Grandma’s Big House

California, 1947: When I was in kindergarten, I moved into my grandma Little’s home with […]...

1950s The audience went wild over music from great performers, like LaVern Baker and Eddie Fontaine.

Good Times and Music at Alan Freed’s Easter Jubilee Rock Out

I came across this photo, taken at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in April 1955. To […]...

1940s There was a time when a size 16 was fashionably slim.

I Was a Real Size 16!

We salute reader Norma Timberlake for sending us her vintage sewing patterns, which transported us […]...