Looking Back

The days of factories

By Mary Ellen Shaw If you lived in the Rutland area back in “yesteryear,” you will remember the numerous jobs that were available in area factories. ”Yesteryear” from the point of view of my own early remembrances goes back to […]

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Looking Back

The neighborhood concept

By Mary Ellen Shaw If you have a garden area that is close to the street you get to meet a lot of people while you work. These people seem to fit into the category of “walkers”—dog walkers, fitness walkers […]

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Column, Looking Back

Proms of yesteryear

By Mary Ellen Shaw As often happens when a group of women get together, phones are taken from pocketbooks and pictures are shared. One of the most recent reasons for doing that was to show pictures of grandchildren who attended […]

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Column, Looking Back

Tweaking our passions

When you reach your retirement years, hopefully you will be able to do the things you love. Your hobbies and passions in life probably had to take a back seat to work and family responsibilities during the years you were […]

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