June's Photo Story comes to a close today with a spotlight on the women who rode  New York City's subterranean transit lines. Step aside Miss America because The Big Apple had its own version of beauty queens from 1941 - 1976 - without the bathing suit category!...

This is a little-known piece of The Big Apple's history ... and it sadly calls to mind the city and nation's greatest of all horrors and tragedies on American soil: 9/11.

Thankfully this accidental plane crash into the Empire State's iconic namesake did...

I have to admit, I'm sweet on young Frank Sinatra. His voice, particularly in the early years of his career does things to me, takes me far away. Those 1940 session recordings with Tommy Dorsey and The Pied Pipers w/ Jo Stafford are my go-to romance songs....

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One of thee most visited R&R destinations for our WWII service members was Times Square, otherwise known as The Great White Way (nickname for Broadway, one of the first streets to be fully illuminated b...

Hi-di-ho, friends! It's summertime and also time for my next 1940s Experience Photo Project. One Photo at a Time. Although, a little late for its beginning, this month I'll be taking a sentimental journey back to my beloved city: The Big Apple. New York City'...

Hi-di-ho, my friends! Well, settle in because I have a story for you. There are stories and then there are stories that must be shared. Today, February 9, is an important day for a Gold Star family from Lake City, South Carolina, but, I think, for many years the signif...

Hi-di-ho and happy holidays, my 1940s loving friends,

I can hardly believe that the year is just about over and as I do every year, I'm sitting back taking stock of the past twelve months ... some fantastically productive, others miserably lazy, but all a blessing to be...

Hi-di-ho, friends! I hope this post finds you happy and healthy and ready to embrace the crazy holiday season ahead. It comes so fast! So before my writing life begins again in October and the treadmill is on its speed setting, I want to catch you up on my 1940s Experi...

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Dear friend Angela and I would like to share with you her grandfather's service story. And in the next couple of days we'll hear about her uncle's service, too!. And in a few months when The 1940s Experience launches SHE-SOLDIER STORIES p...

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Mr. Cat's 94 year-old patient Jean, shared these fantastic photos of her handsome husband! They were carefully preserved in laminate so that the fading and wearing passage of time would not persevere over one man's valiant military history....

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