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“I’m Praying I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

At Christmastime 1945, the excitement of the season was doubled because the boys were coming ...

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Your True Christmas Miracle Moments

  The Mail Train Brought a Life-Changing Message MY MOTHER told me this story from ...

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My Letters and Cigarettes Led to Love

IN NOVEMBER 1943, my boss at Grumman Aircraft in Port Washington, New York, suggested we ...

1940s radio show rescue october REM

Eddie Fisher Read My Prize-Winning Story on the Radio

For a Philadelphia kid growing up in the 1940s, there was no radio show more ...

1940s one of a kind october REM

My One-of-a-Kind, Pink Polka-Dot Car

When my sister Dolores bought a new car, she sold me her 1935 four-door Ford ...

1930s new car october REM

We Won a New Car for $1.20!

The Shrine Circus came to Salina, Kansas, in 1935, and each ticket included a chance ...

Capturing Thanksgiving Through Your Pictures and Memories

Thanksgiving traditions, parades and turkeys sparked these family memories from the late 1950s and early 1960s....

Anson Williams: I Almost Didn’t Make It to My Happy Days Audition

You probably know me as Warren “Potsie” Weber on Happy Days. But my real name ...

Drop the Needle: Vintage Radio and Record Ads

Before iPods, the best way to hear tunes was on the radio or vinyl. These vintage radio ads and record spots capture the technology of the 1940s. ...

1930s name that car

Name That Car: One of the First to Be Wired for Radio

When was the last time you saw a car like this one? My wife, Julia, ...

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Mrs. Beasley, My Girl’s Best Friend

Mrs. Beasley came to live with us in Weirwood, West Virginia, in 1970. She was ...

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Sears Turkey Raffle: Our Toddler Ate Our Winning Ticket!

In the 1950s, the Moran family won this Thanksgiving turkey from a local Sears Roebuck store in Bellingham, Washington, but it didn’t come easy!...

1950s Drink and Be Merry: Festive vintage soda ads

Drink and Be Merry: Festive Vintage Soda Ads

Quench your thirst with these seasonal vintage soda ads from holidays past....

1940s Top trends of the early 1940s

Fall Fashion Trends of the 1940s

Revisit the early 1940s as Reminisce features fall fashion trends using pages from the 1972-73 Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog....

1930s A little girl holds a coffee can in 1939.

Milkman’s Daughter Cute Enough to Sell Coffee

Reader shares 1930s photograph and memories of childhood visits to her family’s local grocery store. ...