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Remembering Substitutions

Remembering Substitutions

There were so many ways that we followed the instructions: " Use it up, wear it out; make it do or do without." Those were the words we lived by during the Great Depression, and later they were used by President Roosevelt to have us practice during the war years.

Toothpaste was available but most people did not have the money to buy it. My mother mixed salt and soda to use as a toothpaste. It worked, removed stains and made a pleasant look to your smile, but it tasted horrible.

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‘Use the basement’ and other sayings

‘Use the basement’ and other sayings

In the old (1910) High School Building (it was located on the site of the present Minden High School Building) that also housed the elementary grades, the bathrooms were ...

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July 4 a time to honor, celebrate

July 4 a time to honor, celebrate

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on July 2, 2003.

Birthdays are special, and some are more special than others. Since I observed a special birthday — m...

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Memories of Andress Motors Company

Memories of Andress Motors Company

While talking to Thad Andress about the old days at Andress I thought of my first days there. They were not successful days, to put it mildly. This was November 25 1940, ...

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Remembering the ‘old stores’

Remembering the ‘old stores’

Recently a lady who did not grow up in Minden, remarked that she appreciated me talking of old businesses that are gone, and their location. And last week a man who is al...

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