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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 in the basement. Children learned to say that they had to use the basement instead of using the word "bathroom". That hung over to the time we used the new (1925) high school building. The bathrooms were not in the basement there but on the first floor. We still said "use the basement." My son asked me why we used the word "basement" instead of saying "bathroom" and then I remembered that the bathrooms were in the basement in the old 1910 building which was where the elementary grades were back in the thirties.

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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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Ice cream and West Brothers

Ice cream and West Brothers

When I was a little girl, the Webster Parish Library was located where the Children's Center is today.

I was allowed to check out five books at a time. I would go home, re...

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