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

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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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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