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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 ...

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 ...

1940s Richard Esposito sweating it out for a publicity stunt promoting Nanook of the North.

The Crazy Stunt Pulled Off By a 1940s Movie Theater Usher

There were three movie theaters in my hometown of Rutland, Vermont. The elegant Paramount showed ...

1930s The young starlets Babette and Diana at age six.

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 ...

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How I Met My Spouse: Our Accidental Meeting at the Doctor’s

In 1945, when I was seven, I was running down a steep hill behind a ...

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5 Stories of Extraordinary Moms

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

1940s REM February 2015 Iwo Jima

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 ...

1940s REM November N&D Washing Machine

The Wonders of Our First Fancy Washing Machine

During the ’40s and ’50s, in Columbia, South Carolina, our comfortable home was always “open ...

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Bing Crosby Sang Me a Lullaby

May 13, 1949: Upon seeing a photo of Bing Crosby in an edition of Reminisce ...

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Name That Car: Refurbished With Love

Before I came along in 1974, this car belonged to a little old man, Mr. ...