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 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 26, 2014 

What's Old Is New Again!

I've heard comments from many that remember the huge Christmas tree that stood at an intersection of 2nd Avenue South. As I remember, it was located in the intersection of the street where Markle's... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 12, 2014

Toy Trains: All Aboard!

I know that the Thanksgiving turkey has not even been prepared yet, but we are forced to think of Christmas every time we go into a store or pick up papers or magazines. Thinking of Christmas makes me remember when every young child wanted to find a...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 5, 2014

Voting Not What It Used To Be

Election time brings to mind my early years of voting. I do not remember how, when, or where I registered to vote, but I do remember that we had a very community-minded lady in our area who was always on top of getting the young people, or those new...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Hitting The Road

Have you traveled in your home area lately and thought about the original location of the highway or road you were traveling on? The highway between Nashua and Glasgow, for instance. I remember that highway as being one of my first highway driving...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 15, 2014

What Day Was That?

Do you remember the original date of Columbus Day? I did ask several of my acquaintances on Monday if they remembered the date, but ended up checking it out on the Internet. I was right, it used to be celebrated on Oct. 12 for many, many years. Now...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 1, 2014

The Dark Ages

Do you remember when we did not have Daylight Saving Time? Everyone got up an hour earlier to begin their day and probably went to bed before dark because they had already put in a long day. I remember a lot of the comments when DLS officially came i...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 17, 2014

Shower Power

Do you think about what a luxury your shower is every time you take one? For many that is a daily routine. How many remember when showers were not in every home. I don’t know when this wonderful convenience became a common household bathroom featur...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Waiting For Rockwell In The Mail

Do you remember the fine art of Norman Rockwell? Maybe you were among those who looked forward to receiving your copy of the Saturday Evening POST magazine each month, not only for the news it would bring but to enjoy the latest Norman Rockwell...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 27, 2014

Glasgow's POWs From Germany

With all of the unrest in the world today, I was reminded of World War II and the fact that Glasgow housed POWs from Germany. I know there are residents of Glasgow and surrounding areas that can still remember those times. Of course, if you can...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Share And Share Alike

I love my computer, and really appreciate all of the time it saves me, especially in my bookkeeping. But is it so useful as far as gathering information goes? Just the other day, there was a featured article on how to peel peaches and tomatoes. How...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Lawn Care, Then & Now

If you are fretting about how much time it takes to keep a lovely yard, remember when: • Lawn mowers were push reel mowers and those really got uptown with the addition of a grass catcher. • Rototillers for the flower bed or garden. • All of...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 6, 2014

What Happened To Our Fair?

Oh my gosh, what is happening to our Northeast Montana Fair? Do you remember attending the fair just to look at exhibits? There were all of the farm equipment and camper trailers on display, the games of horseshoes, and that background music that...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 30, 2014

Listo Pens

Do you remember the Listo pen? I had to think to remember the name of these pens, but they were the forerunner to our current permanent marker pens, such as Sharpies. All of your canned goods on the grocery shelf had the price marked on the top with...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 16, 2014

Gwen Muses A Bit

Shave and a haircut, two bits. Do you remember that saying, or better yet does anyone remember the time it might have been true? Then there was the standby cheerleading cheer: 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar. All for (your team) stand up and...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 2, 2014

Message On A Bottle

How many times have you sorted through “junk” and really looked at it? I picked up an old Coca-Cola pop bottle the other day and noticed "Glasgow, Mont.," on the bottom of the bottle. Someone needs to help me here. I remember when Coke was...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 25, 2014

Livestock In The City Limits

Remember when it was not uncommon to see livestock within the city limits of small communities, including Glasgow? Rural residents that moved into town during the school year often brought the milk cow and chickens along. These were animals that...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 18, 2014

Time out For Some Discipline

Do you remember some of the methods of discipline your parents used when you were a child? I don’t remember that “time out” was in my parents' vocabulary. I remember a lot of threats like, “If I have to come up there (upstairs), you are...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Pranks On The Bride & Groom

June is the traditional month for weddings. Do you remember when weddings were followed up by friends and relatives with a chivaree (or shivaree)? Since I had to look up the spelling of the word, I did learn that it means “mock serenade.” I just...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 28, 2014

Also Time To Recall Family, Friends

I was reminded on Memorial Day that the day was set aside to remember and honor our veterans. It is also a day when we remember all of our deceased family and friends. If you grew up in a small community, you also had the privilege of keeping that...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Springing Into Some Tater Talk

Do you remember the old philosophy of planting your seed potatoes on Good Friday so you could have potatoes by the 4th of July? I remember planting a lot of seed potatoes, doing a lot of hoeing, and picking a lot of potato bugs, but I don’t...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 14, 2014

At Your Graduation Best

It is graduation time. Do you remember your high school graduation? The pomp and ceremony of it all. The gals planned their attire for several months, or at least weeks. Graduation announcements were ordered from a firm that usually made a sales appe...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 7, 2014

Meanwhile, Back at The Tork's Drug Building

A little more on the building that housed Tork’s Drug. I mentioned last week the hotel lobby and lounge. This “mall type” building is the present day Rundle Building. It makes me happy to see these buildings restored and still used. The lounge... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 30, 2014

Tork's Drug Store

How our downtown area has changed over the years. Do you remember Tork’s Drug Store? The thing that separated “Tork’s” from some of the other businesses in town was the lunch counter located toward the back of the store. If you were not...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 23, 2014

A Bonnet With All The Frills Upon It

The celebration of Easter is behind us. Easter has its own significance for most of it and we recognize it as a religious holiday. Do you remember when Easter was the time to begin your spring wardrobe? For a lot of the female gender, it meant...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 16, 2014

Toilet Paper Getting Wiped Out?

This is for those gracious readers who noticed I did not have an article in last week’s issue. I honestly tried. I was out of town, took my laptop with me, had to call my son to figure out how to access the motel internet, thought I sent my...


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