Santa Under the Stars Parade In Pictures, Back In Time, An Aurora Opinion

Santa Under the Stars Parade In Pictures, Back In Time, An Aurora Opinion

Those old papers really carry hours and hours of good reading when they have been dug out of somebody’s cellar after about 50 years.- back in 1950 this is what Ray Williams wrote once in his column of An Aurora Opinion in The Newmarket Era and Express.

So along with my Santa Under The Stars Parade pictures I thought I throw a small twist – a few of newspaper clippings from 1949-1950s.

Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Happy memories were one of the reasons that brought us back to a small town and there are many other reasons why we will stay. One is that we like the way a town looks on a crisp winter morning, and another is that we like to hear the friendly hello of the townsfolk who speak to you even if they don’t know you, and when they don’t, make it their business to find out who you are before too long.

Source: An Aurora Opinion by Ray Williams, Aurora Editor, The Newmarket Era and Express, Thursday, Dec 15, 1949, Page 5.

Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


If the children of Aurora have one talent in common, beyond a shadow of a doubt, it is singing. For the past two weeks, young Aurora singers have thrilled everybody with their successs at the Kiwanis Music Festival. There was onlye one person who was not overjoyed with their performances, their conductor, Illtyd Harris. Mr. Harris pleaded humbly that the victories would have been more numerous, had the choirs and soloists been up to par.

Source: An Aurora Opinion by Ray WIlliams, Aurora Editor, The Newmarket Era and Express, Thursday, Mar 2nd, 1950, Page 5.

Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


“Stop.” Of all the traffic signs, the stop sign is the most important and the least respected. Too many motorists roll up to a through street, give a cursory glance first right, then left, and without even changing gears enter or cross the thoroughfare.’

Source: An Aurora Opinion by Dorothy Barker, Aurora Editor, The Newmarket Era and Express, Thursday, Apr 27th, 1950.

Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Several Aurora motorists were digging their cars from the drifts of snow and slush that had them held to the curb of Yonge St. in front of the post office. The group worked almost in unison and from a distance looked like members of a well drilled squad.

Source: An Aurora Opinion by Ray Williams, Aurora Editor, The Newmarket Era and Express, Thursday, Feb 23rd, 1950, Page 5.

Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora


We have seen a lot of winters,
And a lot of ice and snow.
But what kept the frost away so long,
Is something we don’t know.
These last four weeks left skaters
And skiers in a stew,
For the ground instead of snowy white
Was packed with mud and goo.


Source: An Aurora Opinion by Ray Williams, Aurora Editor, The Newmarket Era and Express, Thursday, Jan 12th, 1950, Page 5.

Santa Under The Stars Parade, Aurora



About the Author

Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

Comments:

  1. Wonderful post Anna! The mix of the old editorials combined with your amazing photos of last night’s parade, really helps remind me of what a beautiful community Aurora has to offer. It’s a very invigorating thing to stop from time to time to remember our past and our heritage – and what better way to build on a bright future, than to build from tradition. Cheers!

  2. Lovely pix! What fun! The newspaper clippings make me wistful for a time when “journalists” actually had writing skills.

  3. Thanks Matt. Little late to reply, but wanted to add that it was a nice event, and like you said we are very lucky to live in this great community.
    Lots of history in this town too. Thanks for your first comment here :).
    Anna :)

  4. Thanks Marvin. Yes it was definitely a better style.
    Anna :)