My Baby, Just-a Wrote Me a Letter– The Carleton Place Post Office

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Excerpt— From the Carleton Place book Tilting the Kilt
A short fictional account of a young girl’s diary with actual events from The Carleton Place Canadian, Carleton Place Ontario: December 14th, 1950.
 
December 17,1950
The next day after school I walked down to the Carleton Place Post Office which was quickly resembling Santa’s Village. Parcels and bags of mail were piled high and the clerks wondered if they were ever going to get through them. As I purchased my stamp to mail my letter to Santa Mr. Menzies the postmaster smiled and asked about my father, as he glanced back at the long lines of children and adults that stood in front of the wickets. He told me he was not anticipating the arrival of the next train because there would be lots more mailbags to sort. As I left he patted me on the head and he told me to say hello to Santa on Monday.
The Post Office may have it’s ups and downs, but it actually achieves a mission. People complain about trivial things, like lost mail, line-ups, and the price of stamps. But, where do you find a place where the staff all know your name, listen to your rants about life, and agree with you. You can’t get psychoanalysis for free anywhere else.! These ladies from our small-town post office deserve a hug, a medal, and if they could- a BIG tip. Say thank-you next time you are in there! Janet and Jane deserve it!  After all, its cheaper than the price of a stamp:)
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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

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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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