Cool Old Pics

June 20, 2014

Technically I shouldn’t be posting these pictures, because they come from the Examiner instead of the Glimpses…but what the heck, I like ’em and I want to share ’em. This Examiner issue had info about the upcoming Good Ole Days celebration and as was the case with the Glimpses, they liked to showcase old photos relative to Winfield. Here are the ones that were published in September of 1977…

schmidt meat market 1943

john schramer

class of 1894'

winfield road

thirsty beer drinks

thanks to mrs spanke

winfield fuel good ole days ad

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Cold Remedy

January 24, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I could use a bit of a warm up about now. The best I can do is to take us back to September 1973 via the Glimpses, for a look at what seemed to be a nice warm “Good Ol’ Days”…

candid photos atgod photos 1 and 2
good ol' days
god photos 3 and 4
god photos 5
god photos 6 and 7
god photos 8
god photos 9 and 10
god photos 11 and 12
god photos 13god photos 14
god photos 15

feeling better already!


Parade of Memories

September 9, 2013

Well another Good Ole Days is in the bag and i don’t know about you but i had a great time. Great weather and lots of great people i hadnt seen for awhile. A parade is always part of the festivities so today I thought I would post a few pictures from the original and a few from this year (that i took as i stood and watched on Church Street)…

parade scenes 1

parade scenes 2

special award

glimpses float

school float info

school float

parade 1

parade 4

parade 2

parade 5

parade 3


Good Ole Days Are Here

September 6, 2013

This years town party is underway and despite the wacky road detours it looks to be a good weekend. Meanwhile in my continuing coverage of the original event, let’s take another look back 45 years ago and see some of the events that took place…(from the Glimpses September 1968)

water fight

douglas florist

teen dance

Have a great weekend and maybe i’ll see you at the Lion’s tent…

“winfield good old days 2013”


Back To The Beginning

September 4, 2013

I recently found some more items in regards to the first Good Ole Days. Thought I’d add them this week as we head towards this years event. For your perusal from the Glimpses of September 1968… (click each to enlarge)

open letter

higgins store recreated

thank yousjr womens club

…to be continued Friday.


I’m Still Alive!

September 2, 2013

Hey y’all…
After a stint in our local medical facility and a busy construction season i took the Summer off from posting on this blog…..but now I’m back….just in time for Good Ole Days. As we head towards this years party i thought I’d dig up some stuff from past installments. Today I’m featuring a couple items discussing plans for the 1976 event…

planning for good old days 76 part two

planning for good old days 76

and as a bonus I’m featuring a picture I took today (september 1, 2013) of our town info sign next to village hall…

united meth church sign

Must be some service at that church…


How ‘Bout Some Good Ol’ Days?

March 22, 2013

We’re sort of around the halfway point to the next Winfield Good Ole Days…and I don’t know about you, but I could use a dose of it right now. So for your viewing pleasure, I’m posting a bunch of stuff about the 1976 edition of the town event…

good ol days map

good ol days map key

good ol days foodgood ol days parade

good ol days craft mart

fireworks thermometergood ol days wrap up