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The 1950s

Do you remember the golden age of the 1950s? Read and share your own memories of the time when fashion meant twinsets, music was rock ‘n’ roll, movies were at the drive-in, and Elvis ruled the radio.

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These Spectacular Memories of the Circus Will Bring Your Childhood Back

The fantastical acts of the circus have thrilled generations of fans since the 1800s. These >>

1950s June July REM 60 years of disneyland

5 Special Family Memories That Celebrate the Magic of Disneyland

On Sunday, July 17, 1955, the “Happiest Place on Earth” opened. To mark the 60th >>

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

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

1950s july rex scooter adventure

We Traveled 65 Days Cross-Country on Motor Scooters Alone!

January 17, 1953: Here’s a diary of our trip across the United States, from east >>

1950s Check out Don Bell in front of his snazzy 1963 Chrysler 300 convertible (above) and his 1968 Plymouth Road Runner (right)!

Can You Believe This Man Has Owned 50 Cars in His Lifetime?

Well before I reached my teen years, I had a love affair—with cars! I loved to >>

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How This GI’s Sweetheart Helped Orphans Overseas Was Nothing Short of Miraculous

Daegu, Korea, 1951: The convoy of trucks was on a narrow dirt road, passing more >>

1950s June July REM front porch beauty shops

What Were Beauty Shops Like in the ’50s and ’60s?

Home permanents were curls in a box—the answer to all straight-hair problems. But the results didn’t >>

1950s June July REM what dad taught me

5 Touching Stories That Prove You Never Forget What Dad Taught You

Our fathers: Was yours fun loving or firm, silly or stern? Did he pull your >>

1950s May REX motoring memories

How His Car Became the Best Semi-Custom Rig in Town

When I turned 16, in 1956, my father gave me his commuting car: a 1950 >>

1950s May REX motoring memories thunderbird

Our First Car Looked Just Like a Real Thunderbird

As young newlyweds in 1958, we had high hopes of owning our first house, starting >>