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1940s lastgift

A Soldier’s Final Christmas Present

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

1900s-1920s mailroom

Your True Christmas Miracle Moments

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

1970s mrs beasley

Mrs. Beasley, My Girl’s Best Friend

Mrs. Beasley came to live with us in Weirwood, West Virginia, in 1970. She was ...

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 ...

1950s Faithful station wagon racked up miles of memories (reminisce.com)

Family’s wagon racked up miles of memories

Gussy the Great, a 1957 station wagon, helped me win a wife and then raise a family....

1940s Mom was America's 'Chin-Up Girl' (reminisce.com)

Mom was America’s ‘Chin-Up Girl’

A soldier’s letter landed his mom in the national spotlight during World War 2....

1970s Mother and son bonded over 'The Wizard of Oz' (reminisce.com)

Mother and son bonded over ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Betsy Stewart shared her love of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ movie with her children, and her oldest son couldn’t get enough Oz....

1960s Family camping trips to Cowans Gap

Family camping trips to Cowans Gap

These siblings loved exploring the outdoors on camping excursions to Cowans Gap in the 1960s....

1950s Al Woodall is pictured with his surfboard around 1959.

My dad was ‘The Hero of the Lake’

High-flying hero Al Woodall earned the nicknames “The Human Kite” and “Hero of the Lake” when he saved lives in the air and water....

1970s Newlyweds took a getaway to Moody Beach in the 1970s

Honeymoon Memories: Getaway to Moody Beach

For just $30, newlyweds Terry and Jim Orcutt created honeymoon memories on vacation in Maine during the 1970s....