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Remember When

My mind has gone back to laundry day again. I am remembering the “clothes horse.” Do you remember the winter days of hanging clothing on the reliable clothes horse? I am sure that many homes were like mine and the clothes horse took up residence...

 

Remember When

School has started and it brings to mind the days many of us packed lunch to school. My husband and my daughters went to school at Tampico (Tampico Tech as some of the locals call it). Back in the days of wood stoves in country schools, some lunches...

 

Remember When

Our weather has definitely been one for the record books. So many times on the news we hear of another city, town, or community suggesting water restrictions. Some of us well remember saving water, but it was not due to any mandate from high up...

 

Another Fair year is Behind Us

Another Fair year is behind us. I am sure that many of our area residents are breathing a sigh of relief. It takes a lot of commitment on the part of many to have a Fair. I am remembering some things that were a given at the Fair. Does anyone...

 

Carnivals at the Fair

I am remembering Fairs of the past. I remember hearing of the time the Valley Co, Fair grounds was located on the Airport hill. Before my time and that of many of my friends! Memories that some of...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Suffering Through the Heat

As we are suffering through this heat it may help to remember the other extremes. Do you remember the winter of 1949 & 50? I do not know the months, and no, I did not call the weather service, but some remember having two nights in a row of -55...

 

No Fireworks this Year

July 4th and fireworks are behind us and most of us did not have fireworks to observe this year. However I do remember fireworks of the past. I do not remember if my memories connect just where and...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Sports    June 9, 2021

Wise Guys Finish First

Sometimes, Wise guys finish first. That was the case at the 2021 Catfish Classic when Bobby and Robert Wise took the top slot. The Billings-based father-son duo reeled in a whopping 39.29 pounds of...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Sports    June 9, 2021

Reds Earn Two Shutouts

The Glasgow Reds hit the road last week for games in Glendive and Havre. In six games the Reds went 3-3. Glasgow's record now sits at 3-5 on the season. Glasgow's first win came in game one of a...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Toddlers Once Dressed in Unisex Outfits

When I have had the opportunity to visit Western Drug these past few months, I have immediately noticed the lovely crocheted baby dresses on display. This always brings to mind the baby pictures of girl babies taken in the earlier years. Many of us... Full story

 

People of the Past

I hope to be back once more on a consistent schedule, good Lord willing.  I have been remembering Glasgow residents of the past that many of my era will recall.  My thoughts go to Ted Rainey,... Full story

 

Gathering for the News

Do you remember when we didn't have 24 hour access to the news? Maybe the news was accessible many hours of the day, but most families gathered around the radio in the evenings. Some of you may... Full story

 

Remembering Strong Women

I am thinking of "Strong Women" today. Over the years we have heard a lot about Women's Rights, strong women, etc. I found an old, old photo of a township plat showing all sections of land with the...

 

Remembering Unusual Winters

This has been an unusual winter as we have had very little adverse weather other than high winds. We can count our blessings that we have not had lots of snow on the ground. If you did not grow up... Full story

 

Election Days at Tampico Hall

I had occasion the other day to make a visit to the Tampico Hall. I was surprised at how nostalgic the visit made me. Opening the door to the building and seeing the wooden benches and tables brought back many memories of community card parties,...

 

When Shoes Lasted Forever

Thank you to my friend for seeing that I had an article for this issue of the Courier. Do you remember back in the day when a pair of shoes lasted forever. Shoes were passed down from one kid to the...

 

Cooking And Making Memories

Garden produce has been harvested and the holidays are fast approaching, bringing a lot of baking to mind. I am a happy owner of the Pioneer Museum Cookbook, “Our Pioneer Heritage.” I really enjoy just flipping through the pages. If you are...

 

The Evolution Of Businesses

Driving in the business section in our town of Glasgow, I find it sad to see all of the businesses that have closed over the years, and it made me think of all of the businesses Glasgow used to have in days gone by. Of course, during the days of the...

 

Sugar Beets

I am sure not many grow sugar beets in this area anymore. However, “back in the day,” there used to be sugar beet dumps at many of the rail depots, as well as dumps at most every side stop, all along the Milk River Valley. I think that growing...

 

Butchering And Processing

No, I did not retire completely—just semi. Actually I was not aware of a change to the Courier e-mail. When my items did not get published I just assumed they had enough news with the Covid, politics, sports, etc. that they did not need any...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Making Toast

Deciding to have toast with our coffee the other morning, we put the bread in, pushed down the lever and went to the coffee pot. In a very short time we heard and saw SPARKS flying from the toaster. A trip to town or a visit to Amazon was in order....

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 20, 2020

Reflecting On Prom

Do you remember the days when parents were allowed to attend the Jr./Sr. Proms? Maybe this was only at small schools, however, I remember when some parents actually came and took part in prom. Times changed and parents were allowed a seating section...

 

The Art Of Ironing

When I DO get an article to the Courier it is written on a Monday. Being a senior citizen, and set in my ways, this is also my laundry day. Tuesdays are not necessarily my day for ironing, however I do still think that I need to iron my pillowcases...

 

Epidemics Of The Past

I have been thinking of epidemics of the past. Many I do not remember, but being from a family that saved many things, I do have letters written by family members of the past that refer to some of those times. Of course, this was mostly in letter for...

 

Stocking Up On Paper Goods

I was visiting with an out-of-state friend the other day and was told that Costco was limiting the amount of toilet tissue and water that an individual could purchase. Living in the “Middle of Nowhere,” it did take me awhile to connect it with...

 

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