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 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...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 2, 2014

OMG, It's Technology!

If you are of an age where you remember stuff I have written about, you may also be entering the age of being technology challenged. As hard as I try, I find there are way too many things beyond me. I struggle with “texting” and refuse to buy a p...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 26, 2014

The Tin Dog

I will admit that I am not one to spend many dollars on artwork for decorating my home, but I do love all of my “old” decorations. One of my treasured wall hangings is a “tin dog.” I am sure there are many of you that will remember the old...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Good Question: Where Was Pharmacy Counter?

Yes, my face is RED. As I typed up my article on Cory’s last week, I had this thought nagging at me. Just where was the pharmacy counter? Since this was not a drug store, rather a confectionary, I should have heeded that nagging thought. So, all...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 12, 2014

Returning To Cory's Drug

I am sure that many readers remember Cory’s Drug. Cory’s was brought to mind when the Roxy fire was discussed. I remember Cory’s, but missed those years that most readers remember. I understand that the gentleman who owned Cory’s (was Cory...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 5, 2014

Going Down Under In Glasgow

My mind is a blank this week. There must be a lot of things that need to be remembered, so please share. I did have several real interesting conversations with Courier readers. One of our readers... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 26, 2014

Johnnie Cafe Music To My Ears

Do you remember the Johnnie Café? Yes, of course, most everyone remembers and misses that eating spot – a gathering and meeting spot for so many. A place you where could always run into family and... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 19, 2014

The Day The Roxie Died

A recent picture in The Courier featured the fire at the Roxy Theatre. How many of you remember that fire? It consumed a good portion of Glasgow businesses on 2nd Avenue South, as well as the north side of 5th Street. I vaguely remember lots of smoke...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 12, 2014

Stranded For Days At GHS--And No Media Coverage

Recent news reports have included the major snow in the Eastern states and the hardship some children had to endure by spending the night at school, sleeping on hard floors. I think there are a couple of gentlemen in our area that may have a hard...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 29, 2014

Living That Healthy Life During Our Ice Age

Those couple of windy springlike days that we had made our creek run and spread a lot of water over the hay meadow, which is now a sheet of ice. Made me think of all of the impromptu ice skating parties we had. Do you remember 4-H groups or just...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Bobcats and Rabbit Drives

I read in “Yesterday’s Courier Memories” that paid “bounty” hunters in Valley County killed 228 coyotes 79 years ago, as well as a bobcat or two. I remember seeing a couple of bobcats in our area (not 79 years ago, but almost), but I doubt...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 15, 2014

The Cold Truth

I hope that we will not have too many more extremely cold days. Early day travel during cold weather must have been lots of fun, even in the early days of the automobile. Heaters in vehicles were a luxury, and far from efficient. I think that almost...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 25, 2013

The Glasgow Christmas Tree

Do you remember when Glasgow had a community Christmas tree during the holiday season? These lovely trees were set up on 2nd Avenue South at the 5th Street intersection for some years. These were large trees, however not so large that traffic could...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 18, 2013

The Fuller Brush Man

A reader recently sent a letter remembering when the Fuller Brush man made calls on the rural homes, as well as towns. Valley County had one from Wolf Point in the 1950s. The Fuller Brush man not only sold brushes but cosmetics, household cleaners,...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 11, 2013

You & Your Stamps

It is the season when most of us make several trips to the post office for mailings. Do you remember purchasing envelopes with postage embossed on them? Many times pre-addressed, stamped envelopes were enclosed with the bill you received at month...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 4, 2013

A Brush With The Past

Like most of us, I am thinking of gifts for Christmas. I think that men are the hardest to buy for, which brought to mind hair brushes, of all things. Do you remember when an appropriate gift for the men in your life was a nice hair brush set that ca...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 13, 2013

Tailor Made Memories

Remember when Glasgow had businesses that did tailoring? Friedl’s Mens Wear comes to mind. It seems that the art of tailoring is rather a thing of the past, but that was a customer service at Friedl’s. You men will have to correct me if I am...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Parke's Grocery

This "remember" was sent to me from a reader, former Glasgow resident Laura Knight Haefer of Billings, in response to my recent writings on grocery stores from years ago. Laura reminisces here about Parke's Grocery, which operated about 1½...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Now I Remember

It is so great to have readers call. I now know, and have committed to memory, the name of the grocery on 3rd Avenue North. It was the Northside Grocery, run by Lennie Bollinger. I am going to assume that it later moved to the current Dale Plumbing... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 23, 2013

Shopping Around

Remember all of the small grocery stores that used to be? In Glasgow you may remember The Green Front, located close to where Albertson’s is now, or White’s, which was close to the Catholic...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 16, 2013

Following The Breadcrumbs Back

Here’s one for all older homemakers and cooks. Do you remember all of the old bread that was saved? The heel was never thrown away if not eaten. Leftover bread was never thrown away. Now, moldy bread was probably thrown out to the chickens or...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 9, 2013

Grasshopper Zingers

Remember when all vehicles had crank up windows, no air conditioning and no seat belts? I am surprised there are so many of us who survived to remember those days. Actually, a Courier reader was remembering those days and commented on the days of...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 2, 2013

Talkin' Football

Thanks to all of you readers, I once again have several topics rattling around in my head. Since it is football season I happened to recall a photo of the GHS football team taken in the late '20s.... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 25, 2013

Old Lard Tins & Recycling

Remember when everyone recycled without giving it a thought? Housewives recycled so many things, with those neat “Old Tins” being primary. How many homes had a set of coffee can canisters for flour, sugar, etc.? And those rural women found so...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 18, 2013

Here's A Juicy Question For You

At some time I asked about canning jars with a smaller opening than the present day regular canning jars. Does anyone remember what type of food preservation these were used for? Juice is the only thing that comes to my mind. Growing up with parents... Full story


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