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  • Case Dealership

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Do you remember when the Case dealership in Glasgow was on Hwy 2? As I remember, the building was about in line with the stop light where turning to cross the railroad tracks. This facility was marked by two large eagles outside the building. These were not flying eagles, rather two standing eagles. This was rather a fascinating draw in my childhood days. It might have been so as my Dad worked there at one time but I doubt it. Those eagles marked that site for many years and I have often wondered what happened to them. Might they still be in...

  • Glasgow Livestock Sales

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Feb 1, 2023

    Memories for you cattle and maybe pork producers that market at Glasgow Livestock Sales. Do you as producers, or more likely the outside staff of workers at the sales yard, remember when cattle were loaded directly into railroad stock cars for shipment? This may have been a year-round procedure but was definitely used in the fall of the year. I do not remember, nor was I ever involved in that process, but did cattle spend the night on board before departure time? Yes, I do remember the placing of hay bales in the cars, so I am sure they...

  • Rendering Plant

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Jan 25, 2023

    I listened to Brian Austin on “Under the Big Sky” and noted that he did forget to mention the rendering plant at the old Milk River Bridge site. This was in operation during the early days of my marriage. This building was used to render the lard from the fat from processed pork. These renderings were used for pet food as well as human consumption. We often purchased some renderings for dog food and stored them in our basement way. One evening while we were playing cards with relatives, my girls and their cousins entertained themselves by...

  • Does Anyone Remember This?

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Jan 4, 2023

    Do you remember when Monday was wash day and Tuesdays were for ironing? Before ironing you needed to sprinkle the clothing. Does anyone remember this handy sprinkling device and are they available anymore?...

  • Christmas Gift Giving

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Dec 28, 2022

    How many of you mothers received a bottle of Evening in Paris Cologne, in that lovely blue bottle, for a Christmas gift or a fancy lace handkerchief for Christmas? Many men receive hankies for gifts also. If hubby or Daddy was an outside person his hankie was usually blue or red but if you were an inside professional, the choice would have been a white hankie. I have seen the colored men’s hankies in stores today, but I don’t see the fancy boxed hankies. These must all be a thing of the past. I am sure that there is a list of present-day...

  • Rail Service

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Remembering rail services from the past. Remember some of the elementary classes in the Glasgow school used to get to take a train trip to Malta, which for many students would be their first train trip in their lives. I do not remember how they returned home, just maybe there was a passenger train that headed to Glasgow a little later in the day. Or how about those of you that got to make trips to Great Falls by train. My mom and sisters traveled the train to Kansas City several times so I do have many memories of dining cars, Conductors, and...

  • Holiday Cooking

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Nov 30, 2022

    Sweet potatoes have always been on the menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and what a shock to look for canned Sweet Potatoes, find a can on the shelf, only to find a can of CUT YAMS, read the ingredients, which are listed as SWEET POTATOES in light syrup. Is this false information or what? Technically they are not the same. Not really an issue as they are so similar, but I do find it interesting as to how things change over the years. I might mention if you might think you will buy a box of lemon pudding mix for your lemon pie check the...

  • Dress Codes

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Nov 23, 2022

    Remembering dress codes of the past. Remember when you as a female, could not wear pants to school. You may remember the indignity of having to wear long pants under your dress as you walked to school on days like some of our recent ones. And you never wore pants to church, weddings, funerals, or other social things. Many outings required hats and dress gloves. It has been easy for me to forget the head coverings and gloves, but somewhere along the line I must have been chastised many times about “proper attire” as I still have...

  • Toy Caps

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Nov 16, 2022

    I saw in item on Facebook the other day that featured a roll of “caps,” wondering if anyone remembered what they were. Of course, most of us would remember, as most of my generation had a cap gun at one time or another. Now to get a little personal, we have one today. It is a small little pistol looking gun. Of course, I had to order ammo for it. The rolls of caps are not what they use to be! The roll is a little narrower, and the percussion dots much closer together. This tells me that I may still be able to purchase these fun toys if I...

  • Traveling

    Gwen Cornwell|Nov 9, 2022

    When you are traveling some of our highways like from Glasgow to Opheim, Nashua, or Malta, do you ever think of the old road that took you to those places? If you are observant you can often distinguish the old road bed. You can still travel a good part of the old highway between Malta and Glasgow, but I am pretty sure that the old roads going to Glasgow from Nashua and Opheim are pretty much gone. I know I have mentioned it before, but you used to even get to stop for an occasional train crossing the track on the Opheim highway. Of course...

  • Rules

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    Do you remember when you took a bath once a week, and maybe in a tin wash tub? What about how often did you wash your hair? Or do you remember wearing curlers or pin curls to school? I must admit that I do not remember ever going to school with curlers or bobby pins in my hair, but I do remember starting eighth grade and having a new teacher that laid out her rules to us on the first day. One was NO curlers or pin curls worn to school! There were several rules we thought were tough, so you can imagine our surprise when we got to listen to the...

  • Packing Coffee

    Gwen Cornwell|Oct 26, 2022

    If you or your family has had the opportunity to pack a meal for a branding crew or other livestock gatherings, you may remember the days that coffee was not made and packed to the site in thermos bottles, rather the coffee was most often made over the branding fire or such. I remember my first exposure to made on site coffee when branding. I must admit it was rather strong but then that may have been the way that the crew at the time really liked it. One thing I will admit—it was fresh coffee....

  • Seeing Bales

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Oct 12, 2022

    This is not a remember, rather a shout out to my friends and neighbors. It is so heart warming for me to drive down some of our rural roads, or west on Highway #2 and see fields of round bales wrapped with Flag design net wrap. If you have not been fortunate enough to see any, you might want to take an evening drive before these bales are all picked up and moved. Thank you to my Rancher friends....

  • Fair Memories

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Aug 17, 2022

    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 how they handled their livestock projects when school was in session. The Fair must have been a very well supported by the community. Remember the Open Class livestock exhibits. I was told that one year there was a raffle held on a Tennessee Walker horse. The best part is that it apparently was won...

  • No Fireworks this Year

    Gwen Cornwell, Special to the Courier|Jul 14, 2021

    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 when these fireworks occurred. However, I do remember most fireworks of my young days in Glasgow were held at the Fair Grounds. I recall fireworks that maybe featured a hen followed by little chicks, as well as many other animals and of course always ended with the American flag. We still have...