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All about cooking!

By Mary Ellen Shaw When I was a young girl I remember my mother had a thick green hardcover cookbook.  It was her “go to” cookbook and the pages looked it. Various recipes had little remnants of ingredients that had […]

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The written word

The written word back in my youth did not appear on a digital device. It showed up on a piece of paper and was written with a pen or pencil. In the 1950s many young girls recorded their own personal […]

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A variety of house calls

Back in the 1950s and 1960s people came to our homes to provide services that are handled very differently today. I remember when the milkman came to our house to deliver milk in a glass bottle. His name was Mr. […]

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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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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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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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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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