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1970s-1980s Rude Awakening: A family's most embarrassing moment

1970s family vacation ended with embarrassment

A reader remembers her most embarrassing moment, when a Sunday sermon sent her husband into hysterics in the late 1970s....

1900s-1920s Three Italian immigrant brothers became restaurateurs

Italian brothers opened restaurants in the 1900s

After coming to America in the early 1900s, the Cacciapaglia brothers all became restaurateurs in Staunton, Virginia. ...

1950s Easter tradition: Giant Easter basket holds family memories

Giant basket provided special Easter tradition

An easter tradition since the 1950s, her family has taken a portrait by the giant holiday novelty since she was a girl....

1970s-1980s momswig-1

Mom flipped her wig over 1970s family photo

A family of eight still smiles whenever they see this memorable 1970s family photo....

1930s Carving Mount Rushmore

Carving Mount Rushmore was no small task in the 1930s

Family brought Dad lunch atop Mount Rushmore as he helped carve the presidents in the 1930s....

1960s My Aunt Fran was the star of 'Kukla, Fran and Ollie'

My Aunt Fran starred in ‘Kukla, Fran and Ollie’

A niece remembers how her famous aunt (‘Kukla, Fran and Ollie’ star Fran Allison) went above and beyond to treat her fans like family....

1960s Family memories of the extreme measures a Mom and Dad went to to take their active clan of 13 on family vacations in the 1960s.

Flying McKinley family memories

Family memories of the extreme measures a Mom and Dad went to to take their active clan of 13 on family vacations in the 1960s....

1970s-1980s Musical break caught Christmas carolers by surprise

Musical break surprised 1970s Christmas carolers

While caroling after a big snowstorm one Christmas, this family enjoyed a humorous moment they’ll never forget....

1940s Dad's Christmas Tree Artistry

Dad was a 1940s Christmas tree artist

Before the tree went up on their 1940s Christmas, her father took several days to improve on what mother nature had started....

1960s Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

Recalling the days of Kennedy Camelot

A reader recalls the days of Camelot, when the Kennedy family was like American royalty in her eyes....