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


Winfield in the 20’s

May 23, 2014

Back in 1971, Winfield was celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation as part of the annual Good Ole Days weekend. In gearing up for the event, the Glimpses published a variety of articles and pictures in regards to Winfield in the 1920’s. Feel free to peruse the items below…

gay blades of the 20's

daleidens drugs boies hill st johns school kids

canoeing on dupage

alice hggins neubauer and gertrude heinz higgins

reminiscing residents

police and lions club

old wagon bridge

nick enders train station lena and mary

downtown winfield in the 20s

five of winfields finest

bills enco ad

carmens ad


April 2, 2014

This post represents my 500th on this blog. To celebrate I’m going to post a few pictures from the 1969 Good Ole Days event….specifically water fighting and the beer garden. Na Zdravi!

water fight 1

water fight winners

beer garden

I hope you’ve enjoyed these 500 posts as much as I’ve enjoyed putting them together. I’m planning on continuing the blog for awhile longer.

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.