• 1950s

    Remembering Medfield’s Veterans

    by  • October 28, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Korean War, Medfield, Veterans, Vietnam War, World War I, World War II • 0 Comments

    In the season of Veterans Day, in addition to Ray Lambert, it’s appropriate to pay respect to Medfield men who went to war and paid the ultimate price. There are 12 such men killed in the 20th century who are honored with white on blue plaques in the neighborhoods where they lived. The plaques...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Memorial School Holds Annual Popsicle Party for Kindergartners

    by  • September 27, 2019 • 1950s, Medfield • 0 Comments

    One of the most fun ways to inspire 200 kids who are about to start kindergarten is to have a Popsicle party at the Memorial School playground. It happened again this year just before the school year began. Medfield’s history with Popsicles goes back to the early 1950s. During Hurricane Carol in 1954, Medfield...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: A Place Called Fort Apache

    by  • May 29, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, Hannah Adams Pfaff Elementary School, Kingsbury, Medfield, Medfield High School • 0 Comments

    After completing the sixth grade, the students from the Memorial Elementary School on Dale Street began their journey into Medfield Junior High. In 1959 junior high was in the 32-year-old North Street school building. Once named the Hannah Adams Pfaff Elementary School, the school became known as Fort Apache.   Before we left Memorial...

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    Monteville Presentation Draws a Big Crowd

    by  • February 20, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, 1990s, Frances Cafe, Korean War, Medfield, World War II • 0 Comments

    An unusually large crowd of some 50 people jammed the basement of the Old Meetinghouse (Unitarian Church) on Feb. 4 to hear noted sportswriter, biographer, and Medfield resident Leigh Montville. Montville is best-known locally as a sports reporter and columnist for the Boston Globe from 1968 to 1989, when he went to Sports Illustrated....

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Beyond Our Cats and Dogs

    by  • January 4, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, Flaherty, Medfield, Medfield Animal Shelter, Palumbo, Scribner • 0 Comments

    The winter cold is here – potentially a dangerous time for pets. Symptoms of hypothermia in dogs range from weakness and shivering to inaudible heartbeat and trouble breathing, depending on severity. Fortunately, most pet owners in Medfield are their pet’s best advocate. Most of our family pets have given us some beautiful memories. Here...

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    Our Town – Medfield, A Story of Everyday Life in Small-Town America

    by  • October 3, 2018 • 1950s, Carvelho, Main Street, Medfield, Medfield Little League, North Street, Nyren • 0 Comments

    Our town of Medfield in early 1951 celebrated a special time when many people started shopping for their first black and white televisions, just becoming popular in American homes. A family could all sit together after supper and watch the news or the popular shows at that time: singer Kate Smith’s show, which she...

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    It’s Déjà Vu, All Over Again

    by  • July 20, 2018 • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Korean War, Medfield, Soviet Space Travel, Vietnam War, War • 0 Comments

    Many of my fellow baby boomers in Medfield had relatives who fought in the Korean War, but we were too young to understand the significance of events like Israel’s achieving statehood, Hungary’s becoming part of the Iron Curtain, and the Berlin Air Lift’s feeding the people of Germany. As young students, we didn’t appreciate...

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