Looking Back

School days of yesteryear
Looking Back
September 24, 2015

School days of yesteryear

Every year at this time I have a twinge of envy for students who go back to school. Fortunately for my parents, I loved school from day one. In fact, I loved it so much that I would have been a “professional student” after college…

Remembering the fair
Looking Back
September 18, 2015

Remembering the fair

When I was a little girl back in the 1950s this was a very exciting time of year. It was fair time! The fairgrounds have been located at 175 South Main Street in Rutland since 1856. The Vermont State Fair acquired its name in 1972….

The fish and love connection
Looking Back
August 7, 2015

The fish and love connection

When I read about the recent engagement of Polly Lynn and Jason Mikula, co-publishers of The Mountain Times, it brought back memories of my own connection between “true love” and fish! In case you missed the article, Polly and Jason got engaged on the banks…

Rutland Band Concerts
Looking Back
July 22, 2015

Rutland Band Concerts

It’s not too often that an event I enjoyed as a child in the 50s can still be enjoyed today. But the Rutland City band concert in Main Street Park continues to delight those who attend. You will be pleasantly entertained on Sunday nights at…

Looking Back
July 10, 2015

When the past becomes the present

As I grow older I realize that things I thought were about as exciting as watching paint dry have now worked their way into my life.

It’s gardening season and I seem to have inherited both my father’s love of a vegetable garden and my…

Fun days at the North Main Street pool
Looking Back
June 26, 2015

Fun days at the North Main Street pool

In the summer of the 1950s and 1960s all of my friends could be found at the city pool on North Main Street. It was located on the west side of the street not far from Seward’s Restaurant.

North Main Street, a.k.a. Route 7 North,…

School is out…now what?
Looking Back
June 10, 2015

School is out…now what?

When I was a kid in the 50s there was a phrase I often heard chanted at this time of year, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks!”

I really liked school, so that chant didn’t come from my lips. However,…

Looking Back
May 27, 2015

Cars and Conveniences

The conveniences and safety factors in today’s cars were not in effect when I was growing up back in the 1950s.

A friend and I were reminiscing about car trips when we were kids. There were no seat belts and the cars I rode in…

Looking Back: Blossoms make memories
Looking Back
May 14, 2015

Looking Back: Blossoms make memories

Flowering trees are beginning to bud and perennial flowers are starting to poke their heads through the dirt. These brave souls endured a really frigid winter and will soon wow us with their tenacity.

Many of the annual blossoms in our yard have a…

Looking Back from New Jersey to Vermont
Looking Back
April 30, 2015

Looking Back from New Jersey to Vermont

Are you thinking that the ski season is ending and you don’t want to leave Vermont? Then don’t, if there is a way around it!

For some people life in Vermont compared to a big city just can’t be overlooked.