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Interest Rates Gone-By

It is the season of gift giving. Do you remember receiving US Savings Bonds for Christmas and Birthdays? Not many of us thought of the value of this gift, probably because as kids we preferred something much more tangible. It seemed to be the thing...


Remembering Business

Do you ever drive down the streets of your town and remember all of the businesses that used to be? I didn’t spend all of my early years in Glasgow and I don’t remember all the business that used to be, even in the early 60s, however I do have...


The Art of Killing a Turkey

There are days when my mind just cannot dredge up a memory from the past that I haven’t already touched on, this being one of those days. Since it is hunting season, along with the knowledge that Brian Austin has reopened his meat processing shop...


Becoming Senior Millennials

Remember a time when you could find almost everyone’s phone number in the local telephone book? One of my readers commented on how frustrating it is to find a phone number for someone now that everyone has cell phones. O.K. if this person is readin...


Methods of Shopping

Recent news articles concerning internet scamming of sites that a lot of online shoppers use makes me remember earlier days and methods of shopping and banking. First, I am sure that our parents and grandparents could never have visualized that we... Full story


Tricks and Treats

Do you remember the Halloweens of your early years? The years before you could purchase a “cool” trendy Halloween costume and had to come up with your own ideas? Some kids didn’t have a mother that was into sewing and arts and crafty stuff, so...


Baby Pictures and Boxes

Do you remember when all baby portraits, boy or girl, were taken with the child wearing a dress? Of course that was the day before colored photographs, but I have often wondered if those garments were colored or white. My thought is that the dress...


What a Thrill

I was remembering the other day just what a thrill it was to get to spend time with some friends of my folks. These people lived some distance from town and didn’t have all of the conveniences my family did. Since living without these conveniences...


One-Track Recollections

Sometimes I have a one-track mind when it comes to remembering, so I will continue with more memories of early school days. A lot of you will remember starting the school day by being one of two that had been assigned the duty (or privilege) of raisi... Full story


'Dear Old Golden Rule Days'

School is now back in session for all schools. Remember when school started after Labor Day? Most of us cannot go into detail about the week or days prior to that first day, especially when we were in the early years of school. I remember getting to... Full story


The Good Housekeeper

The thought came to my mind the other day just how much my generation’s lives were affected by our parents and grandparents. All of those crazy little things like ironing, even though we now have no-iron clothing, being aware of how much water we... Full story


Grain Trains Gone By

Harvest is upon us and we see combines and semi trucks any time we venture away from our city environment. This makes me think of a picture I have of a “grain train” heading to Glasgow from the North Country. The picture was actually taken about... Full story


Good Sauerkraut

I am trying to remember something of interest to ramble on about, but after all of these years it is getting harder and harder. Maybe I have forgotten more than I remember. However, I was thinking about sauerkraut the other day. I know that a select... Full story


Names and Numbers

Do you remember when Social Security Cards expressly stated on the front of the card that they were not to be used for identification purposes? It is hard to believe that we did not have to have that number memorized, and to have ready access to it...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 27, 2016

Slop The Hogs

Last week my memories concerned the marketing of pigs, at least to some extent. Do you remember when almost all farmers and ranchers had a small bunch of pigs on their places? Most rural housewives had a slop pail sitting somewhere near the kitchen a...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 20, 2016

It's Almost Fair Time

It’s almost fair time and time for all the 4-H, FFA and open class animals to come to town. With this in mind, I decided it was a good time to share a story told by one of our deceased friends. Keep in mind, this is a remember and in no way meant...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 13, 2016

Independence Day

This past Independence Day Weekend, I chose to spend the three days at home alone. This seems to come about as the years go by and we choose not to put on a swimsuit to enjoy the long weekend. Might be because most of us no longer have bikini...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 29, 2016

Commending Community

I am going to deviate a little this week to reminisce about class reunions. Do you remember the first school reunion you attended? For most that was the 10th year after graduation. Sometimes those first reunions make a memory that helps get us all ex...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 15, 2016

From Bells and Squeeze Horns to GPS

The picture of the automobile featured on “Yesterday’s Memories” in the last issue of the Courier elicited a few comments from a couple of readers, which in return jogged some of my own memories. I definitely do not remember when automobiles fe...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 8, 2016

Decoration Day

Last week’s holiday made me do a little research, which I don’t ordinarily do. Even with all of our present-day methods of finding answers to questions, I was unable to establish when Memorial Day expanded; becoming a day that we remember all of...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 25, 2016

More on Millennials

I had been trying to come up with a “Remember” for several days now, but had drawn a blank. Then I remembered reading Parker’s article, "Grumbling About Millennials." I would like all of the millennials out there, who just might read this...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 18, 2016

Small Town Summers

School will soon be out and kids will soon need to be entertained. Remember when we spent the summers playing hopscotch, kick the can, some version or the other of baseball, Anti-I-Over, or tag? What about Hide and Seek. Do the young ones still do...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Remembering Pacific

Do you remember when Glasgow did not have a Pacific [Steel & Recycling]? There may be some readers that do remember, however rumor has it that Glasgow has had a Pacific facility for over 100 years. The announcement of their closing was quite a...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 4, 2016

Starting With Sheep

While listening to the radio one day this week, I heard a notice regarding the date the Hi-line Wool Pool would be shipping wool. Two thoughts crossed my mind. The first being that it was really early in the year to be shipping wool, and the other...


Parking Meters and Police

Do you remember when the “Cops” walked their beat? That is a phrase from the past, as I am not sure just what the word “beat” meant, but I assume it would be a designated area they patrolled each day or night. That was back when the young...


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