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 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 10, 2019 

Remembering Bull-Nose Rings

If you grew up as a country kid you may remember seeing, or having, bulls around your area that sported a Bull Ring. These bull rings were not anything fancy or dressy for the bull, although many of these rings of the past were made of brass, which c...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Buster Brown Clothing

“I’m Buster Brown. I live in a shoe. Arf! Arf! That’s my dog Tige. He lives in there too.” This little rhyme came to my attention the other day. I think that I remember this being connected to commercials for Buster Brown clothing, but if I...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 15, 2019

Finding Information

Do you remember before Amazon and online ordering? In the days before that we had door-to-door sales persons. Do you recall all of the trips that you made to the library to get the information you needed for a school project or term paper? If you...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Remember Resoling Shoes

How long ago has it been since you even thought about having your shoes resoled? Some people (mostly men) still have cowboy boots resoled but it is not as common as it used to be. Just maybe because there are not many shoe repair shops in our area....

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Ordering from Montgomery Ward

Do you remember ordering from the Montgomery Ward catalog? I remember family stories of shipping cattle, mules and sheep to market via the railroad. I know that many provisions were brought back via rail on the return home. I remember a lot of...

 

Reminiscing on FMDH

Do you remember the former Deaconess Hospital? The Courier has featured several pictures lately. Some of the things that come to my mind are the men’s and women’s wards. These rooms housed a group of patients. I am sure there were specifications...

 

Childhood Game Expressions

Do you remember the days of childhood games? I was thinking of some of the expressions we used “back then” and wonder just where they derived from. Did ‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ make perfect sense, and what did it mean, or for that matter when did...

 

Some Things Forgotten

I was doing a little early Spring housekeeping over the weekend, which resulted in digging through some things forgotten. Do you remember when most homemakers treasured and displayed handiwork done by themselves or others? I remember almost every liv...

 

Shopping "Out of Town"

Do you remember a time before Amazon? I personally try to do my shopping at home, but sometimes we just think we need something we cannot find in our small community. With the media and politicians making noise about Amazon and others, it brought to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 6, 2019

Iron Bridges

Do you remember all of the old iron bridges? As a young person I never was sure I liked going over them, or if they just scared me a little. That may have been the only type of major bridge constructed in a given era. I definitely remember the old...

 

Class C Tournaments of the Past

Do you remember when the Class C Boys’ basketball tournaments were held in the Glasgow Civic Center? I think that schools were even let out for the event. Coming from a Class C school, it was a real treat to have friends that I could stay with and...

 

Remembering History

“When the elderly die, a library is lost and volumes of wisdom and knowledge are gone.” This is a line I happened upon sometime ago and have thought about so often. How many times has an item crossed your mind and you have that brief thought...

 

Remembering Winters

Do you remember the winters of 49-50, 50-51 and 64-65? Those are only the years that come to my mind and I do know there were many other winters etched in memory. If you remember, I need go no further. For those who do not remember, let me help with...

 

Vehicle Upgrades

As many of my readers remember, I really do miss having the dimmer switch on the floor on my vehicles. That thought came to mind again the other day and made me think of all the good progress auto manufacturers have made. Things like the ability to...

 

On My Way to Church

I know that I do not succeed 100 percent of the time, but I do try to steer clear of religion and politics. However on my way to church the other day memories flashed through my mind. Do you remember when nothing, school or social events, were...

 

Used Bacon Grease No Longer As Useful

How many housewives still save bacon grease? I have to admit that I still do, but it does not get used nearly as often as it was in past years. Gone are the days when you spooned some bacon grease into your cast iron skillet in order to fry your...

 

Saving Boxes for Christmas

Remember all the hours spent wrapping Christmas gifts? The rolls of wrapping paper, the “to/from“ tags, the ribbon & bows? And the boxes. You saved boxes all year so you would have the right size for the gift. Many gifts were homemade so you...

 

When Time Flew By

Since my topic for the week is Remember, do you remember when the years, months and days took longer to fly by? As you read this it will be only days before Christmas. Where oh where does time go? I guess time goes hand in hand with age – when we...

 

Christmas Caroling

Remember when youth groups and others had Christmas caroling on their agendas? First, I must admit that I do not live in town and there may still be many carolers, however I think this might be a thing of the past. I am pretty sure the means of...

 

Fun Cousin Times Are Wonderful Memories

Some weeks ago I mentioned a friend that has shared old memorabilia with me. I sincerely hope this person did not take offense from my “who needs enemies” remark. I love to have readers and friends share thoughts and memories with me, and I will...

 

In Agreement on Poll Results and Campaigning

Dear Editor, I agree 100 percent with Sandy Laumeyer's article in the last addition of the Courier. I agree that the reporting of poll results before all polls are closed is wrong. A time frame for...

 

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor Overnight?

Remember all of the different flavors of chewing gum that were available to us in our teen years? Remember the old song, “Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bed post overnight? If your mother says don’t chew it, do you swallow it in...

 

Being Served First

Do you remember the days when men were always served first at the dinner table? Of course, this was at a time when you served big meals at a large kitchen or dining room table. I do remember my Grandmother telling us on many occasions to let the men...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to thank all of the sponsors and hard-working individuals that worked to bring Heather McKay to Glasgow. I felt that her day of presentation to family, caregivers and others that have questions or concerns about...

 

The Allure of Old Pens

Recently, a friend gifted us with a large wooden cheese box full of pens and pencils of prior years. My thoughts kinda went to the “with friends like this, who needs enemies” but I will have to admit it was fun to look at each of these items and...

 

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