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Holidays

1930s

“It’s Just a Jar of Peaches”

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

1940s lastgift

A Soldier’s Final Christmas Present

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

1930s delivery

Your Heartwarming Memories of True Christmas Kindness

MY PARENTS, at the height of the Depression, were forced to go on home relief, ...

1900s-1920s mailroom

Your True Christmas Miracle Moments

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

1940s rdrPutnalHR

My Letters and Cigarettes Led to Love

IN NOVEMBER 1943, my boss at Grumman Aircraft in Port Washington, New York, suggested we ...

1950s Thanksgiving celebration, 1960s

Capturing Thanksgiving Through Your Pictures and Memories

Thanksgiving traditions, parades and turkeys sparked these family memories from the late 1950s and early 1960s....

1940s carmen, martha, and gobie williams

The Year We Had to Keep Santa’s Secret

My little sister, Martha, and I loved Christmas and Santa Claus, and our parents, “Gobie” ...

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....

1900s-1920s Vintage valentines through the decades

Vintage valentines through the decades

These vintage valentines—from the 1900s to the 1970s—keep the romance alive....

1970s 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....