Big Mother was Watching

June 18, 2014

Back in the 1950’s, comic books were the scourge for our youth and mothers were keeping an eye on things as we learn in this Glimpses article circa August of 1954…

big mother

and here are a few other tidbits from the same issue…

daddies watch those sons

grandma higgins back on the job

misc info

picnic box ad


Building Boom ’54

May 30, 2014

In the Fall of 1954 the Glimpses reported on how much construction was going on in Winfield…

building boom

also from the same issue, check out these items for comfortable living…

the wall fill company


Speeders Beware

February 19, 2014

Luckily no one speeds through Winfield anymore…but back in August of 1952 the village was clamping down…

costly race track

but it turned out someone wasn’t happy with the new law…

vandals steal sign

and let’s say today’s post is brought to you by Winfield Radio & TV Service…

winfield radio and tv ad


Free Chest X Ray

February 12, 2014

Here’s something you don’t see anymore…the mobile TB Chest X Ray lab…with free scans! Here’s the Glimpses coverage from 1952 and 1959…

chest x ray lab

get your free chest x ray


A General Tale

November 22, 2013

Here’s a little historical fiction taken from the pages of a 1957 Glimpses. The topic? General Winfield Scott…(in three segments)

the general comes to fredericksburg

the general part two

the general part three

and i’m throwing in a few bonus ads from the same issue…

campbells and eves ads


Rowdies Around In The 50’s

November 8, 2013

I always like hearing how great everything and everyone was back in the 1950’s. Check out how great things were around the Winfield school in this piece from October of 1959…

rowdies boost cost

A stolen drinking fountain!? Sounds like they needed the video surveillance that the school now touts in its backyard.

Anyway….since that was such a short article…how about a couple bonus ads from the same paper?…Ed’s Corn Crib and a PSA about fume free dryers…

eds corn crib

fume free dryer


Mistah Bones Comin’

November 1, 2013

How about that for a Glimpses headline? The article was in regards to a fund raising event at St. John the Baptist church back in May of 1953…

mistah bones comin

and the following picture shows the beginning of what they were raising the money for…

st. johns ceremony