People of Carleton Place, Ontario — Gail Sheen-MacDonald



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Gail Sheen-MacDonald

If any of you have visited, or driven by Wisteria, at 62 Bridge Street, you most certainly have seen or met Gail-Sheen-MacDonald. Whether she is inside the store, or out on the street having a cigarette, waving at the occasional passerby, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Not only does she have that enviable winning personality, she is ageless. According to an online quiz on her Facebook page she was a Queen in her past life, and they quote her age at approximately 25. She has also been labeled exotic, but she thinks Wisteria’s owner, Janice Martin, is much more intriguing, than she is exotic.

Even though Gail is always dressed in the latest styles, sporting the finest in accessories, she refuses to wear Winter boots. Apparently, that flawless appearance you see could be somewhat of a mirage. It has been said that she has constant Winter colds and is probably hiding a box of  family-sized Kleenex somewhere under those designer duds. She doesn’t care for 50 Shades of Grey, (what?) but enjoys the occasional ‘Ladies Night’ at the Thirsty Moose.

Gail Sheen-MacDonald, and her husband Ted, recently wrote a letter to the local Canadian Gazette about a Sunday they spent walking around Carleton Place. They mentioned in great detail the many great places we have in town. It was a good reminder for all of us, that we do take things in our town for granted all too often.

Like me she hates her pictures taken, but Gail you look spectacular. She is the best friend you always wanted to have.

Please check out Facebook Group–Carleton Place Social Scene


Tilting the Kilt, Vintage Whispers from Carleton Place by Linda Seccaspina is available at Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street, the Carleton Place Beckwith Museum in Carleton Place, Ontario and The Mississippi Valley Textile Mill in Almonte.  available on all Amazon sites (Canada, US, Europe) and Barnes and Noble

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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