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Before Plastic Sacks

Remember before Ziplock (and other brands) of storage bags? I still have a hard time throwing away a bread bag. I come from a generation that never threw anything away, as you might need it later. Plastic bread bags were a classic example. These...

 

Handwriting and School Supplies

School has started for some, or is about to start for others. I have noticed lists of school supplies showing up in various stores, as well as in our Courier. If you have taken a few minutes to glance over these lists, you are probably amazed at...

 

Defending Historic Moments

Sunday, my friend, my husband and I drove out to visit the Veterans Memorial located in Fort Peck, Mont. This is an absolutely wonderful monument, well planned out, lovely view and does a terrific job of honoring our veterans. Visiting this monument...

 

High On My List

Do you recall rodeos from generations past? I have had on occasion to travel Hwy. 2 a couple of times this last month and have noticed many pickups and horse trailers heading down the road. This made me think of earlier days. I am not going too far...

 

Before Bottled Water

Do you remember before bottled water? Can you even imagine what our parents and grandparents would have had to say if anyone would have mentioned a business of bottled water! Of course, if it was a business, there would have to be a charge for it...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Transporting the Grandkids

Online the other day, someone commented on how stressful it can be to travel with children when they can't have their electronics along. I remember the first time we transported a grandchild for a distance. Being “old generation,” we refused the...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Remembering the Roads

The only thing that comes to my mind today is [that it’s] hot and dry and we are all depressed enough about that, so I am trying to think of other things. I recently made a trip to the Western part of our state, getting to see some family and...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Another Pleasant Remember

There are days when I find myself wondering why I even watch the news channels. The other day I tuned on TV, taking a break while I ate some lunch, only to happen upon the title of a talk show, “Breast feeding is not natural.” Now this might not...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Cream From Milk

I know that there are still a lot of us around that remember the old cream separator. Many people started with the crank separator and later progressed on to the luxury of an electric one. In my mind the process of separating the cream from the...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 21, 2017

The Really Dry Years

O.K. readers, I lied a little bit. I have been fortunate enough to not have a second elbow surgery immediately, so will try to come up with a few memories. I have heard on the radio that our weather conditions are being recorded as the driest since...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Sing Along with Sunday Services

I found myself thinking about Sunday church services the other day. Many changes have come about since my Sunday school days. My Sunday school experiences was not related to one church. Growing up in a small community, plus several moves during my...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Hello, Operator?

Do you remember picking up the telephone and getting an operator? I only vaguely remember those days. If you have more accurate memories, please forgive me and feel free to give me a call. As I recall, once you picked up your phone receiver, the...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Making May Day Baskets

I am writing this on May Day. Do you remember making May Day baskets out of construction paper and working on the project for a couple of days before May 1? I think that we might have gotten to make some of these baskets as our art project in...

 

Reflecting on Real Eggs

This is a more recent memory. Do you remember when community Easter Egg hunts featured real eggs? It does not seem like so many years ago that various organizations in communities got together an evening or so before the big Easter Egg Hunt and spent...

 

Smartphones and Oak

Do you remember the old wooden (probably oak) telephones that hung on the wall? I vaguely remember seeing one or two of these hanging in grocery or general stores of my early days, and later at auctions (maybe auctions or items of those very fore...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Remembering Vo-Ag

Do you remember when the Glasgow High School had a Vo-Ag program and a FFA team.  Glasgow still has some of those FFA members and I wouldn’t be surprised if some of those “blue jackets” could be found in closets or trunks.  I remember...

 

Remember Recycling

I have written before about recycling and I admit I am at it again.  We have all read the funny little articles about the “Green Thing” and nod our head in agreement. Yes, those of us of my generation and previous generations recycled so many...

 

Warming Up for Spring

Weather is the topic that has been on everyone’s mind these past weeks.  Things like “Global Warming” and “Climate Change” creep into our conversations.  This prompted me to wonder how many out there remember prior winters that were...

 

Be Cautious, Think Safety

To those of you that faithfully read my crazy column, this article will be short and may be my last one for a couple of weeks. I managed to fall directly on my elbow last week and waiting to have surgery done.  It had never entered my mind just how...

 

Finding the Florsheim

This morning, while gathering up things, I put away a Florsheim shoe horn. According to the advertising on this Florsheim shoe horn, Florsheim shoes were made for the “Man Who Cares.” I am going to guess that this item came from Friedl’s Men’...

 

The Upside of Recycling

"RECYCLE PAPER TOWELS AND NAPKINS," this headline caught my eye one day when I decided to browse the internet. You readers with any age on you, no doubt would have the same reaction as I. Remember when everything was reusable to some extent, and of...

 

Remember the Circus

Will our children, grandchildren or others ever get to see a circus? That thought came to mind when I heard the news that the days of the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey circuses will be no more after 2017. Those of us who live, and earn a living...

 

Antique Verbiage

Do you remember when everything old was referred to as “Antique?” This term covered most anything that might be older than you were. As with most things in our lives, terminology has also changed and the terms older people use do not necessarily...

 

A Bit of Everything

Have you had the honor of being tagged as the family member that has everything?  If you have I know that you can justify it easily. Do you remember when your kids came home needing a school project done by the next morning?  That presents a...

 

Electric Recollections

Some of our friends and relatives had the unpleasant surprise of waking up on Christmas Day to NO ELECTRICITY, instead of stockings hung with care. How devastating, especially if you were in charge of the dinner of the day. This was the time for...

 

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