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A Soldier’s Final Christmas Present

As I remember, it was September 1942, and the nation had been at war for ...

1940s bob and bernadette porter

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

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

1900s-1920s mailroom

Your True Christmas Miracle Moments

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

1940s rdrPutnalHR

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 ...

1940s carmen, martha, and gobie williams

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 ...