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1940s bob and bernadette porter

“I’m Praying I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

At Christmastime 1945, the excitement of the season was doubled because the boys were coming ...

1940s rdrPutnalHR

My Letters and Cigarettes Led to Love

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

1960s longest letter october REM

These Sweethearts Wrote the Most Unconventional Letters Ever

On Oct. 22, 1960, two fellow airmen and I hitchhiked from our base in Wichita ...

1960s The Motown girl of his dreams

He married the Motown girl of his dreams

Motown fan Dann A. Simmons fulfilled a lifelong dream when he married Martha and the Vandellas songstress Annette Beard-Helton....

1940s World War 2 wedding couple finally walked down the aisle

World War II wedding march was 50 years in the making

Decades after their World War 2 wedding, sweethearts William and Alice Smith finally walked down the aisle together....

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....

1940s A way with words

World War 2 soldier had a way with words

During World War 2, a charming Marine pursued a pretty staff sergeant with his prose—and eventually won her heart....

1960s Wedding Bloopers of the 1940s, '50s and '60s

Wedding Bloopers: 8 Laughable Moments

From fainting grooms to collapsing cakes, these outtakes from weddings in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s made everlasting memories....

1960s This groom's trickster brothers pulled a prank on the newlyweds after their 1960s wedding ceremony.

The Ol’ Ball and Chain Wedding Prank

This groom’s trickster brothers pulled a prank on the newlyweds after their 1960s wedding ceremony....

1940s Norma Howell

Valentine’s Day card suckered her in during the 1940s

A girl’s elementary school crush became her Valentine in the 1940s, leading to a lifelong relationship and marriage in the 1960s....