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Bits & Pieces -- My Chicken Coop Trip
Bits & Pieces -- My Chicken Coop Trip
By Dave Gaenz, submitted by Coy Thomas
Shortly after World War II, in August 1945, my mom and dad planned a trip from Seattle to Dickey, N.D., where they were raised, a distance of about 2,800 miles round-trip.
Church Bells Rang!
Church Bells Rang!
By Dale Dickson
I remember when World War II was over. I was 8 years old. We heard the welcome news on the radio, and the small village of Sheakleyville, Pa., went wild in celebration.
Do You Hear That?
Do You Hear That?
By Kay Ladwig
It's a scorching August day in 1945. I'm 9 years old and sitting in the sandbox in the backyard of our home in northern Wisconsin.
Farm Girl With Superpowers
Farm Girl With Superpowers
By Mary Koeberl Rechenberg
She lifted the tractor all by herself ... didn't she?
Following the Searchlights
Following the Searchlights
By April Knight
It was always worth tracking down the source.
Good Old Days in the Kitchen -- Comfort Fruit
Good Old Days in the Kitchen -- Comfort Fruit
By Carol Tannehill
Pack summer's bounty into rustic slumps, buckles, crisps, cobblers and clafoutis.
Growing Up Onstage
Growing Up Onstage
By Sarah Frutig
They entertained an entire neighborhood (and kept themselves busy) every summer.
Just in Time!
Just in Time!
By Adrien LeMarble
I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1942, soon after my 18th birthday.
Life Is ...
Life Is ...
By Marsha Miller
It all started with a red feather boa.
Looking Hollywood Way -- In a Shop Around the Corner in the Good Old Summertime
Looking Hollywood Way -- In a Shop Around the Corner in the Good Old Summertime
By Michael O’Donnell
Two plays, three movies and a lot of laughs.
My Shocking Independence Day
My Shocking Independence Day
By Carole A. McCune
She was on her own for the entire day.
On Top of the World
On Top of the World
By M.J. Wade
It was a thrilling and "chilling" summertime experience.
Our Playground to Remember
Our Playground to Remember
By Dr. John R. Cleary
They solved the mystery a year later.
Picture This -- Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy
Picture This -- Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy
Submitted by Wendy All from California
Wendy's husband, Jay, received a cowboy outfit for his 5th birthday. Wendy noted that Jay "loved the outfit so much that his mother had to wait until he was asleep to wash it." Here the little cowboy waves a 48-star flag in 1952.
Rain or Clear, Always a Show!
Rain or Clear, Always a Show!
By Steven Carl Stanga
Family fun was guaranteed at the drive-in.
Rewind -- Advertising Flashback
Rewind -- Advertising Flashback
This 1954 ad from Kaiser Aluminum hailed the amazing qualities of aluminum foil containers such as those used for Swanson TV Dinners.
She Wore a Lavaliere
She Wore a Lavaliere
By Karla Cooper
It became the symbol of their new life in America.
Summer of the Bulker
Summer of the Bulker
By Linda McMahon
They paid the price of progress.
The Final Curtain
The Final Curtain
By Tom Higgins
Would he dare follow the script?
The Most Wanted Man in Montana
The Most Wanted Man in Montana
By Daisy Albertson
They were convinced he lived next door.
The War Is Over!
The War Is Over!
By Kathy Manney
Mom and Dad came of age during World War II, and like others their age, they were both caught up by the events of the war.
What's in a Name, Anyway?
What's in a Name, Anyway?
By Marion Constantinides
Tradition won out -- sort of.
Yankee Doodle Do or Die
Yankee Doodle Do or Die
By Marilyn M. Mulligan
I was three years from high school graduation when the war officially ended -- a ninth-grade student in junior high.
Finally, the Big One!
By Herb (Skip) Prange
Aug. 15, 1945, was a warm, sunny day in South Weymouth, Mass. That day also held an air of expectation.
From the Archives -- Our Fan
By Helen J. Bean
It was the key to their comfort.
Grandma's Interview
By John D. Masucci
No further questions were needed.
Home Remedies -- Pumping Iron
By Vicki Tannehill
Making the most of this much-needed mineral is easier than you may think.
Oh, Happy Day!
By Lyn Keys Tutor
In August 1945, knowing the end of the war was imminent, I left my defense job and went home to await going back to my interrupted college education.
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