This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 9th. I'm Rich Bradley
On this day in 1984... the Illinois Times reported the sun was shining... despite the very cold temperatures for Springfield's annual Christmas Parade. Also in Illinois Times... a history of Sears & Roebuck Company... widely known as an excellent source for holiday gift ideas. Included in the annual holiday book list were two of Vachel Lindsey's works…”Tree of Laughing Bells” and “The Poetry of Vachel Lindsey, Volume 3”
This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Saturday... December 7th. I'm Rich Bradley.
December 7, 1971... a Tuesday... and in the Illinois State Register... an ad for Christmas trees at Goldblatt's range from two and half dollars to five and a half. The live Canadian Balsams are touted as perfect for an old-fashioned Christmas. Buy today... Just say “Charge it!”
Some Pleasant Plains High School students are selling handmade Christmas items at tonight's basketball game and at the Christmas choral concert on the 16th.
This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 6th. I'm Rich Bradley.
It's December 6, 1982... a Monday... and in the Illinois Times for the week of December 2nd through the 7th: White Oaks Mall was remembering Christmases past... as shoppers visit Springfield as it might have been in the mid-1800's... in “A Dickens of a Christmas.”
Santa is busy this week: at Fairhills Mall kids can get their picture taken with him. And he'll swing by the YWCA for snacks and special lunch.
This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Thursday... December 5th. I'm Rich Bradley.
From the Illinois State Register... in 1975... Colder weather is forecast... with a possibility of flurries in the evening. The "Friend-In-Deed" fund is getting a good start... thanks to the owners of the local Mexican restaurant... Taco Gringo.
This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Wednesday... December 4th. I'm Rich Bradley.
In 1962... December 4th was a Tuesday. The Illinois State Register noted there are just 17 shopping days left before Christmas... and that so far... it does not look like it'll be a white Christmas. Springfield is experiencing erratic weather... and many residents report flowers in bloom! And the Springfield post office appeals for the community to shop and mail early.
This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 3rd. I'm Rich Bradley.
In 1972... December 3rd was a Friday and the Illinois State Register featured a front page photo... of a small boy depositing his letter to Santa... in a special mailbox identified as being for "North Pole Letters ONLY."
Three-year-old Karen Mosley was selected as Auburn's princess Snowflake, along with Prince Tiny Tim portrayed by Robert McCarthy, also age 3. The couple will adorn the town's Christmas parade the next afternoon
This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Monday... December 2nd. I'm Rich Bradley.
In 1972... December 2nd was a Saturday. In the Illinois State Register... a story about a warning issued by Illinois Attorney General William J. Scott. He warns consumers to be wary of ordering Christmas gifts from unknown companies advertising in catalogs.
This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Friday... November 29th. I'm Rich Bradley. And in 1967... November 29th was the day before Thanksgiving... and in the Illinois State Register... we learn that plans were being finalized for the Taylorville Yule Parade.
... Christmas dinners and dances were being planned all over Springfield... at The State House Inn... the Washington Park Pavilion... and The Lake Club... among others.
This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Sunday... December 1st. I'm Rich Bradley.
In 1960... on the first of December... a Thursday. The Illinois State Register reports there are 20 shopping days until Christmas. The Register also reports the first annual Springfield Home Christmas Lighting Contest will be held... with the judging to begin at 5 pm on December 19th. Prizes of a $25 U-S Savings Bond will be awarded in 4 regions of the city: The NW... NE... SW... and SE.