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The Doughboy Turns 50!

In 1965, the Pillsbury Doughboy (aka Poppin’ Fresh) made his debut as a cheerful, chuckling ...

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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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Kissed by a Monkey!

My grandkids and I have a tradition of playing a question game we made up. ...

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Aunt Ida Rang the Town

1950s, Pennsylvania: During every single summer until my 11th year, I spent most of my ...

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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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The Reminisce Interview: “I Lived a Decent Life.”

The Reminisce Interview is a conversation to connect generations. If you’d like to participate, read ...

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Wonderful Memories of My Mother’s Thimble

It looks like any ordinary sewing tool, but it’s my treasure: I found my mother’s ...

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“It’s Just a Jar of Peaches”

MOTHER had a lot of faith in God, which she truly needed in 1933. My ...