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 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...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Starting The Month Of March

Do we even talk about March coming in like a Lion or Lamb anymore? Looking at our weather Monday morning I was trying to decide just how we would define “Lion or Lamb.” The temperatures are certainly not frigid, however I see snow and wind from...

 

Ice Skating Of The Past

I am sure that I have remembered ice skating of the past before but---as many of you know several creeks in our area have run big, resulting in some massive skating ponds. I will admit that skating on these outdoor “rinks” does present...

 

Door-To-Door Sales

Just remembering employment opportunities of the past. Do you remember having a sales person representing Watkins or Stanley products coming to your door? Apparently they sold well-liked products as many of those products can still be found in...

 

Service Stations Of The Past

Can you name, or even remember, all of the service (gas) stations that existed just on 1st and 2nd Ave. So., in Glasgow? It takes very little effort for me to name, or at least remember locations of these stations. I am thinking of the stations just...

 

Taking In A Show

Do you remember the days when there were ushers at the Survant Theater? This was a position that deserved uniforms. Please feel free to correct me, but I vaguely remember the color of these uniforms as gold and burgundy. Did the Roxy and Orpheum...

 

Butchers and Meat Cutters Of The Past

I was flipping through a three-ring binder filled with newspaper clippings from the past, when the title of one of the clippings caught my eye, “Remember when???.” This was a clipping taken from the Glasgow Courier and covered memories of some...

 

Winter Transportation

Driving to town Sunday morning on our ice glazed roads made me think of days before four-wheel drive, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles, like the days of using horses and the methods used for that type of transportation. My mind went to...

 

Remember When It Was Important

Remember those wonderful days when answering the telephone was important? You could almost count on it being family, friend, acquaintance or a bona fide business call. I am sure that I will not be the only Senior Citizen that looks forward to...

 

Expressing and Giving Thanks

As I grow older and “Remember” things of the past, I have thought a lot about neighbors and friends of the past. People that have left me with fond memories. I am sure that I may have expressed a THANKS to those special people of my past, but...

 

Sugar Beets and Beet Dump

My mind was wandering to past years. You can’t be involved in agriculture without remembering the past and having faith in the future. Thinking of this year’s harvest issues brought to mind all of the sugar beets that used to be planted up and...

 

Coffee Conveniences

As I enjoy my morning coffee I remember days before any of our new automatic coffee conveniences. Do you remember when you made your coffee using the stove? Okay, I am remembering filling the old enamel coffee pot with water and adding the coffee gro...

 

Brick Streets

This is a topic that many of us have little knowledge of, however I am remembering days of brick streets. I do not know [if] I have seen brick streets in Montana, however I do have bricks that were made in Havre, so bricks were available. I did...

 

Recycling and Saving

Many of you will remember saving bread sacks. Oh, not only the sacks, but if the family didn’t eat the crusts, you dried them to use at a later date for dressing, or maybe bread pudding, just to mention a few. I remember many that washed and saved...

 

Remembering Your History

Do you remember your history? In reading an old history book I found this quote. Since history has a habit of repeating itself I decided to share. “In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an...

 

Dome On The Range

Do you remember the plans to have a “Dome on the Range”? This suggestion came about after the Glasgow Air Force base was abandoned. As some of you remember, this was a major blow to our area. Many suggestions and investors came up with varied...

 

Many Options When Grocery Shopping

Do you remember when shopping for groceries was much easier? I don’t remember that we were label conscious at all, unless we were shopping for salt or sugar-free diets. Present day shopping requires much more effort. Do I want to buy household vine...

 

Heading Back to School

School has started and that may trigger some old school day memories for some of you. Some of you will recall heading off to a country school, having the same teacher that you had for the last couple of years (and not because you were repeating...

 

Crossing Railroad Tracks

Do you remember driving to Opheim and crossing railroad tracks on that highway, or how about driving the current Billingsley Road and crossing railroad tracks? There may have been many more such rail crossings, but those are the ones I am familiar...

 

Old Roads and Our Roots

Do you drive the highways between Glasgow, Nashua, Malta or Opheim and remember them as they used to be? If you are looking at your surroundings you can often pick out remains of the old road beds. I remember driving on gravel for half of the trip...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 31, 2019

Remembering The Northeast Montana Fair

The NE MT Fair will be in full swing when this Courier edition comes out. The “behind the scenes” activity and work will be forgotten for another year. We all recognize the work that goes into preparing exhibits and getting them to the fair, but...

 

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