Column, Looking Back

Wannabes

From the time we are kids, life seems to make us “wannabe” something that we will probably never be. We might “wannabe” the kid who gets picked first by his classmates to play on a team. Or we might “wannabe” […]

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Column, Looking Back

School time memories

The ads for “Back to School” items have been appearing in flyers for most of August. They bring back memories that are happy ones for me. Back in the 1950s every neighborhood in Rutland had a public school close by. […]

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Looking Back

Safe and secure

The world is very safety conscious these days and that is a good thing. When I look back into the 1950s, and before, I wonder why some of us are even here! Many of the houses on our street had […]

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Looking Back

Summers of yesteryear

For most of us no time passes faster than the summer months. Back when you were a student on school vacation it really zipped by. Summer vacation officially started when we left school, chanting, “No more pencils, no more books, […]

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Looking Back

Looking Back: Hair Styles

Did you ever look at an old picture of yourself and say, ”What was I thinking?” I have a feeling that females say that much more often than males. In fact, many males (my husband included) have worn their hair […]

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Looking Back

Sayings and fashion from yesteryear

Most likely we can all come up with expressions that are clearly associated with our parents. It’s also likely that these expressions will be heard by future generations. After all, “they”say that we turn into our parents at some point […]

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