Minden Press-Herald

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Aug 23rd

Life

You’ve come a long way, Baby

You’ve come a long way, Baby

Have you ever heard of a 10-year-old boy having a valid driver's license? Or a 20-year-old woman having a driver's license and had never driven a car, or even sat under the steering wheel of a car.? In fact she had the driver's license for almost three years before she started taking driving lessons.

Both are true and many more such stories. Back in the 30s and the 40s, wives did not often drive the family car, and many did not even know how to drive. And so in the early 40s the State of Louisiana passed a law that every driver must buy a driver's license and keep it upon their person when operating a motor vehicle. And therein is the story.

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Modesty in my day

Modesty in my day

I have written about changes in kitchen appliances and other changes in the last sixty-five to seventy years. Just as radical were the rules and the way ladies must condu...

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Chandler-Simoneaux engaged to marry

Chandler-Simoneaux  engaged to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chandler of Minden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Katelyn Jean Chandler to Hunter Joseph Simoneaux, son of Mr. Kevin and Kat...

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Stewart-Conaster engaged to marry

Stewart-Conaster engaged to marry

Maranda Blake Stewart of Shreveport and Jared Scott Conatser of Chidester, Ark. (originally of Minden) are proud and excited to announce their engagement and upcoming mar...

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A love letter to Minden

A love letter to Minden

There are four of us who live in our home – my son, me and our two 14-year-old cats. Two of these are paranoid about storms. That would be me and my "Sissy" cat. (The oth...

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