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 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 22, 2020 

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...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 17, 2019

The Small Town Swimming Hole

Do you remember your swimming days of the past? I grew up in a small town and the country. No access to a swimming pool. I never did become a good swimmer, but some of us in the North Country spent a few summer days at the “Post.” The “Post...

 
 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...

 

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