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 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...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Hitting The Road

Have you traveled in your home area lately and thought about the original location of the highway or road you were traveling on? The highway between Nashua and Glasgow, for instance. I remember that highway as being one of my first highway driving...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 15, 2014

What Day Was That?

Do you remember the original date of Columbus Day? I did ask several of my acquaintances on Monday if they remembered the date, but ended up checking it out on the Internet. I was right, it used to be celebrated on Oct. 12 for many, many years. Now...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 1, 2014

The Dark Ages

Do you remember when we did not have Daylight Saving Time? Everyone got up an hour earlier to begin their day and probably went to bed before dark because they had already put in a long day. I remember a lot of the comments when DLS officially came i...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 17, 2014

Shower Power

Do you think about what a luxury your shower is every time you take one? For many that is a daily routine. How many remember when showers were not in every home. I don’t know when this wonderful convenience became a common household bathroom featur...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Waiting For Rockwell In The Mail

Do you remember the fine art of Norman Rockwell? Maybe you were among those who looked forward to receiving your copy of the Saturday Evening POST magazine each month, not only for the news it would bring but to enjoy the latest Norman Rockwell...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 27, 2014

Glasgow's POWs From Germany

With all of the unrest in the world today, I was reminded of World War II and the fact that Glasgow housed POWs from Germany. I know there are residents of Glasgow and surrounding areas that can still remember those times. Of course, if you can...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Share And Share Alike

I love my computer, and really appreciate all of the time it saves me, especially in my bookkeeping. But is it so useful as far as gathering information goes? Just the other day, there was a featured article on how to peel peaches and tomatoes. How...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Lawn Care, Then & Now

If you are fretting about how much time it takes to keep a lovely yard, remember when: • Lawn mowers were push reel mowers and those really got uptown with the addition of a grass catcher. • Rototillers for the flower bed or garden. • All of...

 

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