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1940s June July REM race on pittsburgh street

One of the Last Soapbox Races on Pittsburgh Street

One of the last soapbox derbies held during World War II took place in my hometown, >>

1940s july rex rem interview

Reminisce Interview: “The Milk Strike Pitted Neighbor Against Neighbor”

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

1940s march 2015 recipe apple pie

Mock Apple Pie: A Retro Recipe That Endures

My husband and I married in December 1948. No one had much money back then, >>

1940s march 2015 40s band

How Our Dance Band Kept Spirits High During the ’40s

This is a picture of our band, the Blackbirds, which played dances for the Hobby >>

1940s June July REM marched in the victory parade

What It Was Like for Women to March in the Victory Parade in Paris

I was a WAC stationed in Paris when French headlines announced the “Capitulation.” At the opera, >>

1940s June July REM joining the big leagues

How I Became the Piano Player in a Teen Band

“Shorty” Lang got me into the music business. A drummer, he had just joined his first >>

1940s June july REM marched through the streets

These Victory Stories Prove There Was No Happier Day in America Than V-J Day

When news reached us, my father wanted to celebrate in a patriotic way and insisted >>

1940s June July REM late night homecoming

World War II Kept These Young Lovers Apart. Then He Returned Late One Night.

I was a war bride living with my mother, sister-in-law, and young nephew in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. >>

1940s June July REM we knew we'd be going home

This Soldier’s Emotional Moment on Hearing World War II Was Over

In August 1945, I was an Army corporal serving with the 148th Infantry on Tinian Island >>

1940s June July REM had twins on VJ day

My V-J Day Memory: I Gave Birth to Twins!

My husband was stationed at the Air Force base in Clovis, New Mexico, when the doctor >>