Sunday, September 23, 2012

September 30 -- Winton Old Timers

This is the sign Randy Heller had made for last year's Winton Old Timers' Reunion. This year the luncheon will be Sunday, September 30. It's always the last Sunday in September. Registration and visiting begins at 10:00 a.m. Tickets, $8.00 each are sold at the door. No reservations are taken. Lunch is served at 1:00 p.m.
This all takes place at the Winton Middle School on Cypress Avenue, between Almond Avenue and Gertrude.
This year the focus is on Winton School. The original school building was completed 100 years ago. The Monday after Thanksgiving vacation in November, 1912, the students picked up their books and walked to the new school building on Walnut Avenue. Prior to that, school was held in "the garage" on the corner of Santa Fe and Winton Way.
The Old Timers committee is working on displays to remind us all of our school days in the good-old-days in Winton. Thirty-three class pictures have been enlarged and will be on display. Most of these were taken after 1950, so these are not in the "Memories of Winton 1911-1950" history book and have not been seen by a lot of people.
School books and other items related to grammar school will also be on display.
Members from the Winton Historical Society will be there to collect the $10.00 annual dues which includes the "Winton Hometown News" newsletter. The newsletter is printed and mailed every other month with stories from Winton residents and those who used to live in Winton. The $10.00 dues covers the months of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.
If you are new to the Winton Historical Society, the last two years of the newsletter will be available for $1.00 each. Older newsletters are offered free of charge. Not all are still available, but a CD with all 38 newslettes in the PDF format can be purchased for $5.00 each. The CD is searchable with the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is a free download.
There are still some "Winton Centennial" recipe books availabe for $15.00 each. A wonderful gift for anyone on your gift list.
It's full of 650 GOOD recipes, 9 vintage pictures and information about your hometown.
Also available at a reduced price are the souvenir mugs with a picture of the Winton Depot. They now sell for $4.00 each or 4 for $15.00. A bargin price for sure.
A few "Memories of Winton 1911-1950" history books will be available for $35.00 each.
Plan to attend the Winton Old Timers reunion and enjoy visiting with friends from Winton. It's always a pleasant surprise to see who shows up. Many are out-of-town people you don't expect to see.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Winton Old Timers Coming UP

This is a picture of "Black Magic Woman" that I took in 2008 at the Superstition Iris Gardens in Cathey's Valley. It was too expensive back then. $50.00 for one plant. This year the price was down to $9.00, so I bought it and now a small start of it is planted in my back yard. It's exciting to have new and beautiful Iris flowers.
Yesterday was the Winton Historical Society's meeting. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 in the CLEO office. Six of us met for lunch first at the Tequila Cafe. The meeting was fun, had a bigger than usual crowd. Nice to see everyone.
I have uploaded more pictures from the Winton District Cemetery recently. There are 721 pictures at flickr now. Click here to browse through them. The photos are also separated into sets by letters of the alphabet. The pictures in each set are now alphabetized.
Some of the photos have a little more information under them.
There will be more photos added each month. I hope the pictures will be helpful to genealogists, especially those not living in the area.
We have one more committee meeting for the Winton Old Timers before the luncheon on the last Sunday of this month, September 30. If you're a Winton Old Timer, or just remember the good times and your good friends from Winton, come join us.
We meet at the Winton Middle School on Cypress Avenue, between Almond and Gertrude. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Lunch tickets sold at the door. $8.00, no reservations. Eat at 1:00 p.m.
The tall Cypress trees in the picture are right across the street from the school.