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 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...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 27, 2016

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...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Remember to Vote

Remember politics from years past? I do try to stay clear of any mention of politics or religion in my articles, but I cannot believe how much I have learned about our election process in just this last year. Do I not remember correctly (that is a...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Trains Gone By

Being retired I decided to take in a 4-H Statewide shooting event. This event covered various classes of air rifles, pistols and archery. As a parent and grandparent, I have taken in my share of 4-H activities, but this was new and interesting to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Good Eggs Gone By

Have you ever wondered why the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs are a part of our Easter observance and tradition? I did take the time to check that out this morning before going on this little trip down memory lane. The wonders of the present day; I can...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 23, 2016

Making March

This past week brought to my mind several March occasions and how they were recognized not many years ago. I am sure that there are many Glasgow residents who remember a local attorney who always recognized St Patrick’s Day by presenting many...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 24, 2016

'The Green Thing'

There have been a lot of Facebook entries circulating concerning “The Green Thing” and yes, most of us do remember and wonder if we have truly progressed in our lives. I am sure there are quite a few area residents that can remember the days...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 17, 2016

Better Learn to Be Good

I remember being a kid and having my mom telling me what could happen if I didn’t learn to be good. The very worst case scenario was to be put in jail and being fed only bread and water. I couldn’t even imagine! Bread and Water only. I could...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 10, 2016

Sheepish Courier Memories

The picture in the Feb. 3 issue of the Glasgow Courier triggers some additional memories concerning the early day sheep and wool industry.  Many of our Western states, including Montana, grew and prospered because of sheep.  If you sit down with ar...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 27, 2016

The Impact of Train Mail

Do you remember the days before UPS and FedEx, or even before airplane mail delivery? Online shopping has become the thing, and you can have your parcel delivered to your doorstep in two days! Some of us remember when all mail came by train (no, I...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 20, 2016

Remembering Together

One of the great things about growing up and living in the same community most of your life is the opportunity to “Remember” with others who recall the same memories. I enjoy the opportunity to visit with readers, and have them share with me....

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 13, 2016

Prominent 'Old Stuff'

I love seeing the pictures of old Glasgow buildings, or other historical places that are often in the Courier.  I am sure that comes as a shock when you consider that I like remembering the “old stuff”. The old County Courthouse often comes to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 6, 2016

Before 4-Wheelers

Do you remember the days when most of the livestock feeding during the winter months was done using a team of horses or mules? Once there was snow on the ground a Bobsled was used. Most of us can picture a team of horses pulling a wagon. Thanks to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 30, 2015

Ridge Runners, the Rose Room, the Buckhorn and Bob's Place

It is the time to be thinking of New Year Resolutions. I searched my mind for anything I might remember about these resolutions and the only thing I could remember is the fact few of us keep them for very long. So I decided long ago to not make that...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Rubber Soul

That last little rain we had made me think about digging out my overshoes, and then I remembered, my overshoes are pretty much like everyone else’s today, either irrigation boots or Muck boots. Do you remember when we all wore rubber overshoes? As...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 28, 2015

Long-Legged Safety Check

Do you remember the days of manual transmissions, or ever further back, to a crank-starting vehicle? I was thinking of earlier days, when children often spent the day in the field with Mom and Dad. Daycare consisted of the children riding in whatever...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 21, 2015

Rocking Out!

I am a rock enthusiast of sorts. I like flat rocks and character rocks, and my sense of character may be entirely different from anyone else. This interest in rocks brings to mind the many hours that farmers have spent clearing ground of rocks in...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 23, 2015

Livestock, Pickups, and Stock Racks

Remember when most livestock was transported using pickups and stock racks? This was the usual method of getting horses to pasture for moving cattle, and it was likely you would see many pickups with stock racks at rodeos. If you had a couple of...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 16, 2015

Custom Cutters, Camper Trailers of Yesterday

I don’t remember a lot about custom combining. I remember that many of them arrived in my hometown about the time school started. Maybe there were some young boys on the crews that accounted for the notice of arrival, but likely it was all of the...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 9, 2015

Harvest Memories

Harvest is in full swing, some being about finished, and others just beginning. Being a farm girl, my mind was flooded with “remembers” the other day while doing a little driving off of the beaten path. Now, I grew up in a home where girls were...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 12, 2015

Rodeos of Yesterday

When you remember rodeos, just how far back does your mind go? I remember stories of some of the rodeos attended by our early-day cowboys. I heard tell of Valley County's rodeo taking place on the original fairground site. Apparently the first fairgr...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 15, 2015

In Praise of Circles and Swirls

Do you remember the hours you spent in grade school drawing circles on lined paper? Actually, I don’t think you would really call them circles, but it was an exercise we all did in preparation of learning cursive writing. I think that we can all...

 

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