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The Year We Had to Keep Santa’s Secret

My little sister, Martha, and I loved Christmas and Santa Claus, and our parents, “Gobie” ...

1940s ballroom star october REM

I Danced a Million Miles for the Troops During WWII

For eight years, starting when I was 13, I sang and danced in shows, theaters ...

1940s one cool cat october REM

My Dad Served as a “Black Cat” in World War II

I followed Dad through our basement to his file cabinet. He pulled out a large ...

1940s

Cowboy in Training

I dreamed of being a cowboy like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry when I was ...

1940s Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis

Which Old Horror Movies Scared You Most?

Knowing my fear of darkness and all that dwells within, I have no idea why ...

1940s The Musical Majorettes wowed fans at Cleveland Stadium (reminisce.com)

The Musical Majorettes wowed Cleveland football fans

Before pro football had cheerleaders, the Musical Majorettes entertained crowds in the 1940s....

1940s Mom was America's 'Chin-Up Girl' (reminisce.com)

Mom was America’s ‘Chin-Up Girl’

A soldier’s letter landed his mom in the national spotlight during World War 2....

1940s Bank teller kept her cool under fire

Bank teller kept her cool under fire

In the early 1940s, Sara “Sally” Atkins became the first female bank teller in California to be robbed....

1940s The Jet Set: Vintage air travel ads

The Jet Set: Vintage airline ads

From smartly dressed passengers to fancy in-flight meals, flying was exciting and glamorous. Join the jet-setters of yesteryear in these vintage airline ads....

1940s Renault car jump-started career in cab business

1940s car jump-started career in cab business

Teen’s 1940s car—a little Renault—doubled as a taxi for Nashville’s Red Top Cab company....