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1940s May REX our heroes corn bread caper

WWII Tales: The Corn Bread Caper!

Late 1946, Northern Italy’s Julian Alps, near Brenner Pass: The war had ended. Instead of […]...

1940s June July REM life during the war

A Glimpse of Teenage Life at Home During WWII

When I was a junior in high school, all of us girls wrote to servicemen. […]...

1930s May REX rem interview midwife

The Reminisce Interview: “I Was a Midwife in the ’30s”

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

1940s June July REM fixing the tailhook

How I Saved My World War II Fighter Plane From Crashing

We had just finished bombing Japanese-held islands and had turned back amid heavy flak to […]...

1940s June July REM mom the rockette

What Was It Like to Be a Rockette Back in the Day?

  Growing up in Nebraska in the ’50s, my two sisters and I were fascinated […]...

1940s June July REM answering the call

What It’s Like to Say Goodbye When Dad Goes to War

This is not about a boyfriend, fiancé, brother, son, or husband. It’s about a dad, […]...

1940s June July REM losing and finding my father

WWII Soldier’s Letters to Mamma Show the Importance of Hope

Everybody was optimistic in 1945, sure that the war was coming to an end. Mother […]...

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Genuine Old-Timey Soda Shop Still Delights in New York City

I often recall my grandmother talking about the local luncheonettes in New York. Some were […]...

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Sailor in Hollywood Recalls V-J Day Memories

On that glorious day in 1945, my ship, the Arthur Middleton, was in the Todd […]...

1940s May REX name that car

Can You Name That Vintage Truck? (Named for His Dance Partner)

Allow me to introduce you to Dorla Jean, a sweetheart blessed with beauty and character. […]...