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Fair Fireworks

I am sorry readers, but I do have a couple more memories that sit in my brain. Did there use to be firework displays for evening entertainment one night of the Fair? Maybe I am just remembering fire works held at the Fair Grounds for the 4th of...

 

Showing At The Fair

As promised, more Fair memories. It was heart breaking to see the lack of exhibits this year. When Homemaker Clubs were active in this area there were a lot of baking, canning, sewing, etc. exhibits. I do remember, back in the day, that many times...

 

Fair Memories

Remember the days when you went to the night show at the NE MT Fair with a jacket and maybe a blanket. That definitely was not the case this year. Maybe you remember when they held the Fair in Sept. I think about 4-H and FFA exhibitors and wondered...

 

NE MT Fair

Another year for the NE MT Fair. There are so many things involved in this annual event. Those that are involved in 4-H, FFA, and maybe Open Class have been busy for a long time preparing for the week of the fair. We immediately think of the feeding...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Downtown Glasgow Fire

Remembering a major fire in downtown Glasgow maybe about 1952. I was just an elementary student in the North side school in Glasgow. I do remember the disaster, down to the fire hoses in the street while the fire was being fought. I am sure that...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Weddings

As promised, memories of June weddings or mostly any wedding of the past. Do you remember when every bride to be made a trip to the store to select a china, crystal and silverware pattern of her choice? I may not remember correctly but it seems to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Graduation Seating Passes

First let me apologize to my readers. Too many things going on at one time. June is the month for graduations and weddings. I will start with graduation memories of my era. My senior year begin with a move from Opheim H.S to GHS. I had chosen to find...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 25, 2022

Hauling Water

There are some of us that remember the days of hauling water, not just for drinking but for all household necessities. You learned early to conserve that commodity. Needless to say, you didn’t use an automatic washing machine or dishwasher, nor...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Watching Trains

Remember watching the trains traveling along the railroad track and always ending with a red caboose?I think that the caboose was used to house the crew or part of the crew anyway. I think this may have been a safety requirement but like so many...

 

Stock Corrals

Have you noticed that you very seldom see stock corrals along the side of railway depots as you are traveling along the highways? Remember the days when most all livestock was shipped via rail car for their journey to feedlots? Almost all small...

 

Easter

Remember when Easter meant new Easter bonnets and gloves and probably even a new outfit for spring? Of course, hats were always part of our Church attire, but that was before the casual church going attire. I am not sure that I remember when the...

 

Remember When

Do you remember recycling the core of toilet tissue paper? These card board tubes were used for several things, but I remember that they were often wrapped with decorative yarn or maybe painted and then used to store appliance cords are slip them...

 

Remember When

Do you remember saving bacon grease? I think every kitchen had a container in the fridg or maybe even on the stove that was used to save bacon grease. Of course bacon was a major breakfast staple and bacon always presented plenty of grease. This was...

 

Remember When

Do you remember eating rabbit? I remember eating rabbit for a meal as a child. I also remember my sister crying as we ate as these rabbits were raised and cared for by us. Mom could never convince us that we were eating chicken! I am sure that many...

 

Remember When For Jan. 5, 2021

Greetings and Happy New Year to all readers! I would say that my New Year’s resolution is to get my articles to The Courier weekly, but then I know that most resolutions are made to be broken so let me say I will just try and do better. Do you...

 

Remember When

Our meat processing plants work long and hard hours during the big game season keeping all of their customers happy. Thinking of meat processing brings the Old Austin’s Packing Plant to mind. For those of you that do not remember, this sat on the...

 

Remember When

As I sat in my car waiting for an extremely long train to clear the tracks the other day, memories of train crossings of the past that we know longer wait at because there is no longer train traffic or tracks for that matter. Do you remember the...

 

Remember When

I ran into a list of businesses located n Glasgow in 1941. I think of the businesses that were active during the days of the Glasgow Air Force Base, but Glasgow had a lot of local business facilities in the early 40’s also. Just to mention a few...

 

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...

 

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