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 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...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Fireworks, Rodeo and Baseball

The Fourth of July will soon be here. Do you remember how you used to celebrate this holiday? You may even remember when it wasn’t a three-day holiday. My thoughts turn to fireworks. Remember when fireworks were done on an island in Fort Peck Lake?...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Highways of Yesterday

Do you remember highways from previous days? Of course a lot of them, or maybe I should say all of them, no doubt started out as gravel roads and as traffic and funds allowed, roads were paved, but what I notice as I drive our present highways is...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Branding a New Generation

Branding of the current year calf crop has been finished by a lot of our rancher friends. Who remembers the days of a wood fire for the purpose of heating branding irons? I know that many of us have seen an occasional branding using a wood fire, but...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Remember When Planting A Garden Was A Chore?

It has been a crazy spring but a lot of you have your gardens planted already. Do you remember what a chore planting a garden was? Some people were lucky enough to have a horse that pulled a walking plow to work the ground for planting. Others had to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 20, 2015

When Farming Was Hard

It is the time of year when most farmers are working to get crops planted if they are not already in. Observing some of the huge outfits that are currently used for most field work made me think of what it must have been like for my father’s and...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Livery Lives On

I received a message from a former classmate regarding an article printed concerning livery stables in Glasgow. He reminded me of a house and barn located on corner of Third Ave So. I do know the house and barn he was talking about as I have several...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 22, 2015

I Remember Him Like It Was Yesterday

My first memory of The Glasgow Courier was when it was published in the office located in the Rundle Building. There have been many changes since that time, not only in location, but staff and editors. And what a change to have colored pictures in...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 15, 2015

A Walk In The Past

I just spent a little time renewing family ties in Missouri. I always enjoy driving in and around some of the towns there that have preserved their brick streets. Brick streets make me reach back into my history lessons and consider the manual labor...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Doesn't Early Easter Mean Early Spring?

Another Good Friday and Easter have passed without me getting any potatoes planted. Why some things stick in your mind is unknown to me, but planting potatoes on Good Friday and “If it rains Easter Sunday, it will rain for the following seven Sunda...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 18, 2015

If The Shoe Fits, Repair It

Shoe repair shops? Not many of us remember when it was common to have a shoe repair shop located on one of the main streets of your community. I have been told there were a total of four located in Glasgow. I am going out on the limb to say I am...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 11, 2015

In Search Of: The Talc Mine

Once again I am searching for information. I have had several readers ask me about a talc mine located in the North Country, which I assume could be anywhere from Baylor to the Canadian Border, maybe from Richland to Thoeny. This is an unknown to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Measles & Vaccinations

I have been rather interested in the various political stands regarding a measles vaccination. It made me remember how parents in earlier days used to intentionally expose their young children to the measles, mumps and chickenpox. I think the theory...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 11, 2015

Love That Dirty Water

This past Sunday was such a delightful day. I had the opportunity to be on the north side of Glasgow in the early afternoon to enjoy the water running down the streets. Can you remember all of the fun that can be had playing in water like that? You...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 4, 2015

City With A View

Some days my mind is just so filled with the present that I forget about the past. However, today I spent some time looking at the painting of Glasgow, 1914, that is located in the lobby of the... Full story

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Did They Really Do That?

Do you remember your parents or grandparents keeping a diary or journal of each day’s activities as well as what the weather was for that particular day? Some people may still do that, but I am willing to bet that it is a small minority. I am not...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Tech Talk

I am sure that many of us senior citizens received “new tech” gifts or have needed to purchase a new cell phone, new appliance or even a new vehicle. The sad part of these purchases is that they do not come with a training session. We all have...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 7, 2015

He's A Magic Man

How many of you remember Howell and Ellen Davies? When I first became acquainted with them, they lived in the North Country and worked for the Ruffcorn Ranch. I remember the first time I was at their home – you got your drink of water from a...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 31, 2014

Remember Old New Years?

2014 comes to an end and 2015 rolls in. How many of us will stay up until midnight to bring in the new year? I am going to go out on a limb and guess that many of you that read this column may decide that the New Year will make it in, with or...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 24, 2014

Christmas Shopping?

Christmas shopping? Do you remember when a Schafer or Parker fountain pen and ever sharp pencil were a sure gift for someone in your life? This was way before ball point pens. You needed a bottle of ink to fill this pen. Put the pen in the ink...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 10, 2014

The Cold Truth About Cough Season

This is definitely the season of coughs and colds. Do you remember when the standard treatment for a chest cold was getting your chest rubbed well with Vick’s Vapor Rub, or Mentholatum. I think that “Mom’s” personal preference dictated which...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 3, 2014

You Know You're A Redneck At A Mock Wedding If...

Do you remember “mock weddings?” There was recently an invitation in The Courier inviting friends and relatives to attend a mock wedding and 50th anniversary celebration. It was hard for me to believe the number of people who had not heard the...

 
 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...

 

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